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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Frankland, state of. (search)
y; and the Assembly passed an act of oblivion as to all who should submit. But the provisional constitution of Frankland, based upon that of North Carolina, was adopted (November, 1785) as a permanent one, and the new State entered upon an independent career. Very soon rivalries and jealousies appeared. Parties arose and divided the people, and at length a third party, favoring adherence to North Carolina, led by Colonel Tipton, showed much and increasing strength. The new State sent William Cocke as a delegate to the Congress, but he was not received, while the North Carolina party sent a delegate to the legislature of that State. Party spirit ran high. Frankland had two sets of officers, and civil war was threatened. Collisions became frequent. The inhabitants of southwestern Virginia sympathized with the revolutionists, and were inclined to secede from their own State. Finally an armed collision between men under Tipton and Sevier took place. The latter were defeated, and
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Hillabee towns, the (search)
Hillabee towns, the In 1813 there was an existing jealousy between the west Tennessee troops, under Generals Jackson and Coffee, and the east Tennessee troops, under Generals Cooke and White, both intent upon punishing the Creeks. After the battle of Talladega (q. v.), the Hillabee Creeks were disposed to peace, and offered to make terms with Jackson. He cordially responded, and preparations were made for the transaction. Meanwhile Generals Cocke and White, ignorant of this measure, came down upon the Hillabees, and spread destruction in their path. Ockfuskee and Genalga, two deserted villages—one of thirty and the other of ninety houses— were laid in ashes; and on the morning of Nov. 18, the troops appeared before the principal town. The inhabitants were unsuspicious of danger, and made no resistance; yet General White, for the purpose of inspiring terror in the minds of the Creek nation, fell furiously upon the non-resistants, and murdered no less than sixty warriors. Th
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), State of Tennessee, (search)
S. MarksAssumes officeJan., 1879 Alvin HawkinsAssumes officeJan., 1881 William B. BateAssumes officeJan., 1883 Robert L. TaylorAssumes officeJan., 1887 John P. BuchananAssumes officeJan., 1891 Peter TurneyAssumes officeJan., 1893 H. Clay EvansAssumes officeJan., 1895 Robert L. TaylorAssumes officeJan., 1897 Benton McMillinAssumes officeJan., 1899 Benton McMillinAssumes officeJan., 1901 United States Senators. Name.No. of CongressTerm. William Blount4th to 5th1796 to 1797 William Cocke4th to 9th1796 to 1805 Joseph Anderson5th1797 to 1798 Andrew Jackson5th1797 to 1798 Daniel Smith5th1798 Joseph Anderson6th to 14th1799 to 1815 Daniel Smith9th to 11th1805 to 1809 Jenkin Whiteside11th to 12th1809 to 1811 George W. Campbell12th to 13th1811 to 1814 Jesse Wharton13th to 14th1814 to 1815 John Williams14th to 18th1815 to 1823 George W. Campbell14th to 15th1815 to 1818 United States Senators—--continued. Name.No. of Congress.Term. John Henry Eaton15th to 21st18
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Florida, (search)
ellus L. Stearns succeeds Governor Hart, who died......March 18, 1874 Florida Fruit Growers' Association opens a few days' session at Jacksonville......Jan. 20, 1875 At a special election, amendments to the constitution are ratified by the people......May 4, 1875 After the November Presidential election three sets of certificates of electoral votes were sent to Washington: (1) that of Republican electors, signed by Governor Stearns; (2) that of Democratic electors, signed by Attorney-General Cocke; (3) that of Democratic electors made under act of the legislature and signed by Governor Drew......December, 1876-January, 1877 Act authorizing State adjutant-general to lease convicts......March 3, 1877 Convention of colored men at Tallahassee addresses the colored people of the State on education and acquiring homesteads and fostering habits of industry and sobriety......July 4, 1877 Governor Drew procures conveyance to the State of nearly 1,800,000 acres of government la