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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Blount, William, 1744-1800 (search)
ess was discontinued in the House. His popularity in Tennessee was increased by these proceedings, and he became, by the voice of the people, a State Senator and president of that body. He died in Knoxville, Tenn., March 21, 1800. Blue, Victor, naval officer; horn in Marion, S. C.. Dec. 6, 1865; entered the United States Naval Academy, Sept. 6, 1883; was an assistant engineer in 1889-92; then promoted to ensign; served on the Alliance and Thetis; and was assigned to duty at the Naval Academy, Sept. 28, 1896. When the war with Spain broke out he was promoted to lieutenant, and ordered to the gunboat Suwanee. On June 11, 1898, he was landed at Acerraderos, Cuba, made his way to the top of a hill overlooking Santiago Harbor, and definitely located Admiral Cervera's Spanish fleet in the harbor. This journey was one of 72 miles in extent, and was wholly within the enemy's lines. For this successful achievement he was commended by Rear-Admiral Sampson and the Secretary of the Navy.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Hawaii, Hawaiian Islands, (search)
duplicate at the city of Washington, this sixteenth day of June, one thousand eight hundred and ninety-seven. John Sherman, Francis March Hatch, Lorrin A. Thurston, William A. Kinney. The President sent the treaty to the Senate on the following day, with a recommendation for its ratification; but that body adjourned without taking action on it. Failing to secure annexation by direct treaty the advocates in the United States of the measure resorted to a different procedure. On June 11, 1898, the House committee on foreign affairs reported the following joint resolution: Whereas, the government of the republic of Hawaii having in due form signified its consent, in the manner provided by the Constitution, to cede absolutely and without reserve to the United States of America all rights of sovereignty of whatsoever kind in and over the Hawaiian Islands and their dependencies, and also to cede and transfer to the United States the absolute fee and ownership of all public,