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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Kansas, (search)
as elected by the Democratic party. At the beginning of his administration the Dred Scott case greatly intensified the strife between the pro-slavery and anti-slavery men, especially in Kansas. Mr. Buchanan favored the views of the pro-slavery men, and his strong support gave them, in Kansas, renewed courage. Then the opposing parties were working with energy for the admission of Kansas as a State, with opposing ends in view. The pro-slavery party, in convention at Lecompton early in September, 1857, framed a constitution in which was a clause providing that the rights of property in slaves now in the Territory shall in no manner be interfered with, and forbade any amendments of the instrument until 1864. It was submitted to the votes of the people on Dec. 21, but by the terms of the election law passed by the illegal legislature no one might vote against that constitution. The vote was taken, For the constitution with slavery, or For the constitution without slavery ; so in ei
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Mountain Meadow massacre. (search)
Mountain Meadow massacre. Early in September, 1857, a party of immigrants known as the Arkansas Company arrived in Utah from the East, on their way to California. One of the Mormons, named Laney, then living in Utah, had given some food to two of the immigrants, and this came to the ears of certain leading saints. It appears that Laney had some time previously been a Mormon missionary, and had labored in the interest of his sect in Tennessee, where he was assailed by a mob. He was rescued by two men, father and son, named Aden, and found his way back to Utah. The two men to whom he had given food out of gratitude were the Adens. For this act Laney was murdered by an angel of death at the instigation of a Mormon bishop. While the immigrant company were on their way West, the Mormon leaders, among whom were Bishop Dame (who instigated, as Lee claimed, the murder of Laney), George A. Smith (then first counsellor of the Church and Brigham Young's right-hand man), and another M
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), State of Washington, (search)
o and parts of Montana and Wyoming. The San Juan Islands, formerly claimed by Great Britain, were decided, in 1872, by the arbitration of the Emperor of Germany, State seal of Washington. to belong to the United States. Washington was admitted as a State in 1889. Olympia is the capital. The population in 1890 was 349,390; in 1900, 518,103. See United States, Washington, vol. IX. Territorial governors. I. I. Stevensassumes officeNov. 28, 1853 Fayette McMullenassumes officeSeptember, 1857 C. H. Mason, actingassumes officeJuly, 1858 Richard D. Gholsonassumes office1859 Henry M. McGill, actingassumes officeMay, 1860 W. H. Wallaceassumes office1861 L. J. S. Turney, actingassumes office1861 William Pickeringassumes officeJune, 1862 Marshall F. Mooreassumes office1867 Alvan Flandersassumes office1869 Edward S. Salomonassumes office1870 Elisha Pyre Ferryassumes office1872 William A. Newellassumes office1880 Watson C. Squireassumes office1884 Eugene Sempleassumes o