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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Baxter, James Phinney, 1831- (search)
Baxter, James Phinney, 1831- Author; born in Gorham, Me., March 23, 1831; has been mayor of Portland, Me., several times; and is the author of British invasion from the North; Sir Ferdinando Gorges and his province of Maine, etc.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Democracy in New Netherland. (search)
pstead), Washburn and Somers; from Amersfoort (Flatlands), Wolfertsen, Strycker, and Swartwout; from Midwont (Flatbush), Elbertsen and Spicer; and from Gravesend, Baxter and Hubbard. Baxter was at that time the English secretary of the colony, and he led the English delegates. The object of this convention was to form and adoptBaxter was at that time the English secretary of the colony, and he led the English delegates. The object of this convention was to form and adopt a remonstrance against the tyrannous rule of the governor. It was drawn by Baxter, signed by all the delegates present, and sent to the governor, with a demand that he should give a categorical answer. In it the grievances of the people were stated under six heads. Stuyvesant met this severe document with his usual pluck. He Baxter, signed by all the delegates present, and sent to the governor, with a demand that he should give a categorical answer. In it the grievances of the people were stated under six heads. Stuyvesant met this severe document with his usual pluck. He denied the right of some of the delegates to seats in the convention. He denounced the whole thing as the wicked work of Englishmen, and doubted whether George Baxter knew what he was about. He wanted to know whether there was no one among the Dutch in New Netherland sagacious and expert enough to draw up a remonstrance to the D