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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Nicaragua. (search)
landed on the Nicaraguan coast, Nov. 25, and was seized by Commodore Paulding, United States navy, Dec. 3, with 230 of his followers, and taken to New York as prisoner. James Buchanan was then President of the United States. He privately commended Paulding's act, but for prudential reasons, he said, he publicly condemned the commodore in a special message to Congress, Jan. 7, 1858, for thus violating the sovereignty of a foreign country! Buchanan set Walker and his followers free, and they traversed the slave-labor States, preaching a new crusade against Central America, and collecting funds for a new invasion. Walker sailed from Mobile on a third expedition, but was arrested off the mouth of the Mississippi River, but only for having left port without a clearance. He was tried at New Orleans by the United States Court and acquitted, when he hastened to Central America, and after making much mischief there, was captured and shot at Truxillo, Sept. 12, 1860. Nicaragua Canal
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), United States of America. (search)
w York in eleven days, two hours......June 28, 1860 Kansas elects a convention to draft a second constitution; it meets......July 5, 1860 [Under this, the Wyandotte constitution, prohibiting slavery, Kansas was afterwards admitted.] Lady Elgin, a steamer on Lake Michigan, sunk by collision with the schooner Augusta......morning of Sept. 8, 1860 [Out of 385 persons on board, 287 were lost.] William Walker, Nicaraguan filibuster, captured and shot at Truxillo, Nicaragua......Sept. 12, 1860 Prince of Wales arrives at Detroit, Mich., from Canada......Sept. 21, 1860 After visiting Chicago, St. Louis, Cincinnati, Washington, Baltimore, Philadelphia, New York, and Boston, he embarks for England from Portland, Me.......Oct. 20, 1860 Nineteenth Presidential election held......Nov. 6, 1860 Second session assembles......Dec. 3, 1860 President's message contends that the South has no legal right to secede, and the government no power to prevent secession......Dec. 4,
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Walker, William 1824- (search)
Walker, William 1824- Filibuster; born in Nashville, Tenn., May 8, 1824; was an editor in New Orleans for a while; went to California in 1850; and in 1853 organized an expedition to invade a Mexican territory. Making war on the government of Honduras, he was captured, condemned by a court-martial, and shot at Truxillo, Honduras, Sept. 12, 1860. See Nicaragua.
ly mounted and prepared to stand a siege. The garrison are abundantly supplied with ammunition, provisions, fuel, water and all other important stores. With the assistance of the Navy this fort can be defended against any force that may assail it. It is regarded as the key of the Gulf. A New fugitive slave law In the Senate, on Monday, Mr. Douglas asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill amendatory of and supplemental to the acts of the 12th of February, 1793, and the 12th of September, 1860, in respect to the rendition of fugitives from justice and service Section 1 provides that the demand by a Governor of a State or Territory for the surrender of a fugitive from justice shall be made upon a Judge of any Federal Court in the State or Territory where the fugitive has taken refuge, instead of being made on the Governor, as by the act of 1793, which was rendered nugatory by the decision of the Supreme Court of the United States in the case of Prigg vs. Pennsylvania.
eat deal of trouble. The three men, however, whom Copan had possession of, I could not get either by persuasion or by threats. At night I proceeded to the anchorage, where the ship had been taken, and remained there two days. I saw no natives, but I found the ship's jibboom on the beach, together with pieces of burnt timber, staves, &c. The bark Superior, R. D. Woods, master, (Woods owner) of New Bedford, sailed from that port on the 24th June, 1857, made Treary Island on the 12th of September, 1860, and came to anchor there on the same day. On the 13th, 14th and 15th of that month the crew were employed in wooding and watering, and, from the men's statement, were visited by a great number of natives, armed. On Sunday, the 16th, nine of the crew went ashore. The carpenter and two men went to the settlement and were murdered in one of the native huts. The natives then proceeded, in canoes and overland, to the ship, and those who came by land fell in with the remaining six clos