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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Beatty, John, 1749-1826 (search)
Beatty, John, 1749-1826 Physician; born in Bucks county. Pa., Dec. 19, 1749 was graduated at Princeton in 1769; studied medicine with Dr. Rush; took up arms, and became a colonel in the Pennsylvania line. He was made prisoner at Fort Washington, and suffered much. In 1778 he succeeded Elias Boudinot as commissary-general of prisoners. but resigned in 1780. He was a delegate in the Congress of the Confederation, 1783-85, and of the national Congress. 1793-95. He was secretary of state for New Jersey for ten years--1795--1805. He died at Trenton, N. J., April 30, 1826.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Boudinot, Elias, 1740-1821 (search)
Boudinot, Elias, 1740-1821 Philanthropist; born in Philadelphia, Pa., May 2, 1740; began the practice of law in New Jersey and was an early advocate of freedom for the American colonies. Congress appointed him commissary-general of prisoners imember of that body. He became its president in 1782, and as such he signed the ratification of the treaty of peace. Mr. Boudinot resumed the practice of law in 1789. In 1796 Washington appointed him superintendent of the mint, which position he h. On becoming trustee of the College of Princeton in 1805, he endowed it with a valuable cabinet of natural history. Mr. Boudinot took great interest in foreign missions, and became a member of the board of commissioners in 1812; and in 1816 he wasof the American Bible: Society (q. v.), to both of which and to benevolent institutions he made munificent donations. Dr. Boudinot was the author of The age of revelation; Second advent of the Messiah; and Star in the West, or an attempt to discove
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Congress, Continental (search)
h time was fixed by the articles of Confederation (q. v.). The presidents of the Continental Congress were: Name.Where From.When Elected. Peyton RandolphVirginiaSept. 5, 1774. Henry MiddletonSouth CarolinaOct. 2, 1774. Peyton RandolphVirginiaMay 10, 1775. John HancockMassachusettsMay 24, 1775. Henry LaurensSouth CarolinaNov. 1, 1777. John JayNew YorkDec. 10, 1778. Samuel HuntingtonConnecticutSept. 28, 1779. Thomas McKeanDelawareJuly 10, 1781. John HansonMarylandNov. 5, 1781. Elias BoudinotNew JerseyNov. 4, 1782. Thomas MifflinPennsylvaniaNov. 3, 1783. Richard Henry LeeVirginiaNov. 30, 1784. Nathan GorhamMassachusettsJune 6, 1786. Arthur St. ClairPennsylvaniaFeb. 2, 1787. Cyrus GriffinVirginiaJan. 22, 1788. The colonists had been compelled to take up arms in self-defence. To justify this act, Congress agreed to a manifesto (July 6, 1775), in which they set forth the causes and necessity of their taking up arms. After a temperate but spirited preamble, presenting a
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Huguenots. (search)
Augustine. In 1598 Henry IV., of France, issued an edict at Nantes (see Edict of Nantes) that secured full toleration, civil and religious, for the Huguenots, and there was comparative rest for the Protestants until the death of Cardinal Mazarin, in 1661. Then the Huguenots began to be perse- Indians decorating Ribault's pillar (from an old print). cuted, and in 1685 Louis XIV. revoked the Edict. The fires of intolerance were kindled, and burned so furiously that at least 500,000 Protestants took refuge in foreign lands. In 1705 there was not a single organized congregation of Huguenots in all France. Many came to America—some to South Carolina, some to New York, and a few to Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Virginia. They formed excellent social elements wherever they settled, and many leading patriots in the Revolutionary War were descended from them. Three of the presidents of the Continental Congress—Henry Laurens, John Jay, and Elias Boudinot—were of Huguenot pare
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), John the painter. (search)
very road, with orders to pursue any person they should find riding very fast. John, meanwhile, was trudging on foot towards London. Men came up to him and asked him if he had seen any person riding post-haste. Why do you inquire? asked John. He was properly answered, when John told the pursuers they were mistaken, for he— John the painter —was the incendiary, and gave them his reasons for the act. They took him back to Portsmouth, where he was recognized by the old woman and the tinman. He candidly told them that he should certainly have killed the King had not Mr. Deane dissuaded him, and that he was revenged, and was ready to die. He was tried, condemned, and hung. A false and unfair account of his trial was published, and no mention was made of Mr. Deane's having saved the life of the King. The Gentleman's magazine for 1777 contains the English account of the affair, with a portrait. The above is compiled from manuscript notes made from the lips of Deane by Elias Boudinot
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Speaker of Congress, the (search)
se, however, kept its legislative powers in the hands of its members. Business was often done on the motion of a member. The speaker appointed only the minor committees, while the important committees were elected by ballot, a fact that is generally unknown. Committeeships were limited both in power and in tenure of office, service being, as a rule, for a few days only, and never beyond one session. The first rules for the House of Representatives, April 7, 1789, were reported by Elias Boudinot on behalf of his fellowcommitteemen, Nicholas Gilman, Benjamin Goodhue, Thomas Hartley, Richard Bland Lee, James Madison, Roger Sherman, William Smith, Thomas T. Tucker, and Jeremiah Wadsworth. Among the most important of them were those setting forth the speaker's relation to the committees, as follows: The speaker shall appoint committees unless it be determined by the House that the committee shall consist of more than three members, in which case the appointment shall be by ba
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), United States of America. (search)
1 John Hanson, of Maryland, chosen president of Continental Congress......Nov. 5, 1781 Lafayette sails for France from Boston in the Alliance......Dec. 22, 1781 Congress adopts a great seal for the United States......June 20, 1782 Elias Boudinot, of New Jersey, chosen president of the Continental Congress......Nov. 4, 1782 Constitution for the Society of the Cincinnati formed at the army quarters on the Hudson River......May 13, 1783 Washington writes on the situation to each o governors......June 8, 1783 Seventh Continental Congress adjourns; session, 1,816 days......June 21, 1783 [The longest session ever held in the United States.] Eighth Continental Congress meets at Princeton......June 30, 1783 [Elias Boudinot, president.] Thomas Mifflin, of Pennsylvania, chosen president of the Continental Congress......Nov. 3, 1783 Eighth Continental Congress adjourns; 127 days session......Nov. 4, 1783 Ninth Continental Congress meets at Annapolis, M
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), New Jersey, (search)
ohn Witherspoon and Nathaniel Scudder, the delegates from New Jersey, sign the Articles of Confederation......Nov. 26, 1778 British at Paulus Hook surprised by Maj. Henry Lee......Aug. 19, 1779 New Jersey Journal established by Shepherd Kollock at Chatham......1779 American army winters at Morristown......December, 1779 Five thousand troops under General Clinton drive back the Americans under General Greene at Springfield, burn the town, and then retreat......June 23, 1780 Elias Boudinot, of New Jersey, chosen president of the Continental Congress......Nov. 4, 1782 Continental Congress meets at Princeton......June 30, 1783 New Brunswick incorporated......1784 Continental Congress meets at Trenton......Nov. 1, 1784 William Livingston, David Brearley, William Patterson, and Jonathan Dayton, delegates from New Jersey, sign the Constitution of the United States......Sept. 17, 1787 Constitution of the United States adopted unanimously without amendments by the
William Hepworth Dixon, White Conquest: Volume 1, Chapter 26: Cherokee feuds. (search)
t a nominal head. Strong Buck had been sent by Elias Boudinot, a kindly French planter, to a good school, wheounds, Ross and his friends were all for fighting, Boudinot and his friends were all for parleying with the Wh, holding common property under a reigning chief. Boudinot proposed a change. He wished to live like White mlows to murder. Thirty of the Ross party stole to Boudinot's ranch, and finding him absent in a field, sent ftheir knives. A party followed Ridge, an uncle of Boudinot, into Arkansas, and shot him from his horse; whilety rode to the ranch of another Ridge, a cousin of Boudinot, dragged him out of bed, and in the presence of hiolonel Adair, a son of the murdered chief, and Colonel Boudinot, a son of Strong Buck. Dressed in English attire, Colonel Boudinot might pass for a southern White. This young Mestizo speaks with force and writes withrontier, is an incident in. this tribal feud. Colonel Boudinot is in Washington, but Colonel Adair is living
William Hepworth Dixon, White Conquest: Volume 1, Chapter 30: Oklahoma. (search)
Chapter 30: Oklahoma. Oklahoma is the name proposed by Creek and Cherokee radicals for the Indian countries, when the tribes shall have become a people, and the hunting grounds a State. Enthusiasts, like Adair and Boudinot, dream of such a time. These Indians cannot heal their tribal wounds, nor get their sixteen thousand Cherokees to live in peace; yet they indulge the hope of reconciling Creek and Seminole, Choctaw and Chickasaw, under a common rule and a single flag. Still more, their hearts go out into a day when tribes still wild and pagan-Cheyennes, Apaches, Kiowas, and other Bad Faces — will have ceased to lift cattle and steal squaws, will have buried the hatchet and scalping-knife, and will have learned to read penny fiction and to drink whisky like White men. That day is yet a long way off. A new policy has just been adopted by President Grant towards the Red men, with a view to their more speedy settlement and conversion. This policy is founded on Francisc
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