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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Dakota, (search)
Dakota, Originally formed a part of Minnesota Territory. It was a portion of the great Louisiana purchase in 1803. The Nebraska Territory was formed in 1854, and comprised a part of what became Dakota. The latter Territory was organized by act of Congress, approved March 2, 1861, and included the present States of Montana and Washington. In 1863 a part of the Territory was included in Idaho, of which the northeastern part was organized as Montana in 1864, and the southern part was transferred to Dakota. In 1868 a large area was taken from Dakota to form Wyoming Territory. The first permanent settlements of Europeans in Dakota were made in 1859, in what were then Clay, Union, and Yankton counties. The first legislature convened March 17, 1862. Emigration was limited until 1866, when settlers began to flock in, and population rapidly increased. In 1889, two States were created out of the Territory of Dakota, and admitted to the Union as State of North Dakota (q. v.) and St
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Nevada, (search)
Nevada, Formed a part of the Mexican cession to the United States by the treaty of Guadalupe-Hidalgo. The Territory of Nevada was created by act of Congress, March 2, 1861, from a portion of Utah. By act of July 14, 1862, a further portion of Utah was added. A State constitution was framed by a convention, and Nevada was admitted into the Union Oct. 31, 1864. Nevada had few inhabitants until after 1859, in the summer of which year silver was found in the Washoe district, when settlers began to pour in Virginia City sprang up as if by magic, and in 1864 it was the second city west of the Rocky Mountains. Gold had been State seal of Nevada. discovered in 1849, by Mormons, but ten years later not more than 1,000 inhabitants were within the Territory. But, two years after the discovery of silver, the number of inhabitants had risen to 16,000. The number of tribal Indians in the State in 1874 was between 4,000 and 5,000. Population in 1880, 62,266; in 1890, 45,761; in 1900,
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), North Dakota, State of (search)
t $16,985,084. History. In 1780 a French trader settled at Pembina, now the county seat of Pembina county, which, in 1812, was occupied by a Scottish colony; but in 1823 the United States discovered that this place was a part of its territory and the national flag was raised over it. In 1858, when the State of Minnesota was organized, the Territory of Nebraska having been already separated, the remainder of Dakota was left without legal name or existence. By the act of Congress of March 2, 1861, the Territory of Dakota State seal of North Dakota. was organized, and in the following year its capital was located at Yankton. In 1883 the capital was removed to Bismarck, and in 1884 the act for the admission of Dakota into the Union was passed. In 1888 a convention met at Watertown and expressed a desire that the northern portion of the Territory be separated from the southern and formed into a State under the name of North Dakota. The Territory was accordingly divided and two
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Peace Congresses. (search)
tion a resolution deploring the secession of some of the States; expressing a hope that they would return; that the republican institutions guaranteed each State cannot and ought not to be maintained by force, and that therefore the convention deprecated any effort of the federal government to coerce, in any form, the said States to reunion or submission, as tending to an irreparable breach, and leading to incalculable ills. The proceedings of the convention were laid before the Senate, March 2, 1861. After a long debate on that and several other propositions, it was finally decided by a vote of 25 to 11 to postpone the Guthrie plan in favor of a proposition of amendment adopted by the House of Representatives, which provided that no amendment shall be made to the Constitution which will authorize or give to Congress the power to interfere within any State with the domestic institutions thereof. The Senate concurred, and the Crittenden compromise being called up, it was rejected.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Tariff. (search)
tem of private bonded warehouses, which is confirmed by act of Congress......March 28, 1854 Free-trade policy declared in the platform of the Democratic party at Cincinnati......June 6, 1856 Tariff act passed lowering the average duty to about 20 per cent.......March 3, 1857 Republican Convention at Chicago adopts a protective-tariff platform......May 17, 1860 Tariff bill, raising the tariff of 1857 about one-third, introduced in the House by Mr. Morrill, passed and approved, March 2, 1861; goes into effect......April 1, 1861 Amended tariff act raising duties passed......Aug. 5, 1861 Act passed increasing tariff on tea, coffee, and sugar......Dec. 24, 1861 Act passed raising tariff duties temporarily ......July 14, 1862 Act passed to prevent and punish frauds upon the revenue, etc., which provides that all invoices of goods be made in triplicate, one to be given the person producing them, a second filed in the office of the consular officer nearest the place of
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), United States of America. (search)
sses the House......May 10, 1860 [It was protective, the duties being high and specific; it passed the Senate after the Southern members withdrew; approved March 2, 1861.] Japanese embassy, numbering seventy-two, of all grades, arrive at Hampton Roads, and reaches Washington......May 14, 1860 National Republican Conventiof 1860-61, proposed to restore the compromise of 1820, and strengthen the fugitive slave law of 1850. They were rejected after a continued debate by 19 to 20, March 2, 1861.] State of South Carolina unanimously passes the ordinance of secession......Dec. 20, 1860 Robert W. Barnwell, James H. Adams, and James L. Orr, appointe in Colorado......Feb. 28, 1861 Gen. D. E. Twiggs dismissed from the army......March 1, 1861 Territorial government established in Dakota and Nevada......March 2, 1861 [No restrictions as to slavery in the acts establishing these governments.] Gen. Winfield Scott, in a letter to Mr. Seward, submits four plans of deali
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Nevada, (search)
and a half days from St. Joseph, Mo. The news by it is telegraphed to San Francisco and published there in nine days from New York......April 12, 1860 First Catholic church in Nevada erected at Genoa by Father Gallagher......1860 War between the settlers and the Pah-Utes Indians opens by an attack on Williams Station, May 7. Battle at Pyramid Lake fought May 12, and at Fort Storey, June 3, after which the Indians disperse......1860 Territory of Nevada organized by Congress......March 2, 1861 Jesse L. Bennett, a Methodist preacher in Carson Valley during 1859, delivers the first sermon ever preached in Virginia City, then the capital......1861 Governor Nye proclaims the Territory organized......July 11, 1861 Carson City declared the permanent seat of government by act of the legislature......Nov. 25, 1861 Butler Ives, commissioner on the part of Nevada, and John F. Kidder, of California, meet in Lake Valley to establish the boundary-line between California and Nev
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), North Dakota, (search)
1832 Steamboat Assiniboine, built by the American Fur Company, returning to St. Louis from the Yellowstone, is burned with her cargo of furs, at the mouth of the Heart River......1836 By the organization of Nebraska Territory, May 30, 1854, and the State of Minnesota, May 11, 1858, the rest of the present Dakota is left without legal name or existence......May 11, 1858 Territory of Dakota, comprising the present States of North Dakota and South Dakota, organized by act of......March 2, 1861 Capital located at Yankton......1862 Sioux Indians make two unsuccessful assaults on Fort Abercrombie......September, 1862 First ground in Dakota broken for the Northern Pacific Railroad at Grand Forks......Jan. 2, 1872 Settlement begun at Bismarck......1872 Military reconnoitring expedition to the Black Hills under General Custer, accompanied by a scientific exploring party, leaves Fort Abraham Lincoln......July 2, 1874 Senate bill to form Territory of Pembina from the
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), South Dakota, State of (search)
851 Gen. W. S. Harney, with 1,200 men, marches from the Platte River to Fort Pierre, where they encamp for the winter......1855 First settlement established at Sioux Falls by the Western Town-lot Company, of Dubuque, Ia......1857 By organizing Nebraska Territory, May 30, 1854, and Minnesota State, May 11, 1858, the remainder of Dakota is left without legal name or existence......1858 Territory of Dakota organized with an area of 150,932 square miles, by act of Congress......March 2, 1861 Seat of government for Dakota Territory located at Yankton......1862 Sioux Falls destroyed by the Sioux Indians, and settlers flee to Yankton......1862 Fort Dakota built on reservation at Sioux Falls......1865 Line of the Chicago, Milwaukee, and St. Paul Railroad built from Sioux City, Ia., to Yankton, completed......1873 Military and scientific exploring expedition, under Gen. G. A. Custer, arrives at the Black Hills, July, 1874, from Fort Abraham Lincoln. Specimens of g