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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Coronado, Francisco Vasquez de 1510-1542 (search)
longer without foode, wee should all perish for hunger, especially the Indians, for among vs all we had not two bushels of core: wherefore it behooued mee to pricke forward without delay. The Indians here and their made fires, and were answered againe afarre off as orderly as wee for our liues could haue done, to giue their fellowes vnderstanding, how wee marched and where we arriued. As soone as I came within sight of this citie of Granada, I sent Don Garcias Lopez Campemaster, frier Daniel, and frier Luys, and Fernando Vermizzo somewhat before with certaine horsemen, to seeke the Indians and to aduertise them that our comming was not to hurt them, but to defend them in the name of the Emperour our Lord, according as his maiestie had giuen vs in charge: which message was deliuered to the inhabitants of that countrey by an interpreter. But they like arrogant people made small account thereof; because we seemed very few in their eyes, and that they might destroy vs without any d
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Daniel, William, 1826- (search)
Daniel, William, 1826- Prohibitionist; born in Somerset county, Md., Jan. 24, 1826; graduated at Dickinson College in 1848; admitted to the bar in 1851; elected to the Maryland legislature in 1853, and to the State Senate in 1857; was an ardent supporter of temperance measures, and in 1884 joined the National Prohibition party, which nominated him for Vice-President of the United States with William St. John for President. The Prohibition ticket received about 150,000 votes.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Foote, Samuel Augustus 1780-1846 (search)
solution in the Senate which was the occasion of the great debate between Robert Young Hayne, of South Carolina, and Daniel Webster, of Massachusetts. The resolution, which seemed a simple affair to elicit such a notable debate, was as follows: Resolved, that the committee on public lands be instructed to inquire and report the quantity of the public lands remaining unsold within each State and Territory, and whether it be expedient to limit, for a certain period, the sales of the public lands to such lands only as have heretofore been offered for sale, and are now subject to entry at the minimum price. And, also, whether the office of surveyor-general, and some of the land offices, may not be abolished without detriment to the public interest; or whether it be expedient to adopt measures to hasten the sales, and extend more rapidly the surveys of the public lands. For the debate in full see Hayne, Robert young, and Webster, Daniel. Senator Foote died in Cheshire, Dec. 15, 1846.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Jesuit missions. (search)
tive than the votaries of commerce and trade, the Jesuits became the pioneers of discovery and settlement in North America. Their paramount object was the conversion of the heathen and an extension of the Church; their secondary, yet powerful, object was to promote the power and dominion of France in America. Within three years after the restoration of Canada to the French there were fifteen Jesuit priests in the province (1636). The first most noted of these missionaries were Brebeuf and Daniel, who were bold, aggressive, and self-sacrificing to the last degree. Then came the more gentle Lallemande, who, with others, traversed the dark wilderness with a party of Hurons who lived far to the westward, on the borders of one of the Great Lakes. They suffered incredible hardships and privations—eating the coarsest food, sleeping on the bare earth, and assisting their red companions in dragging their canoes at rough portages. On a bay of Lake Huron they erected the first house of the
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Maryland, State of. (search)
e1793 to 1794 John H. Stone1795 to 1797 John Henry1798 Benjamin Ogle1799 to 1801 John F. Mercer1802 to 1803 Robert Bowie1804 to 1805 Robert Wright1806 to 1808 Edward Lloyd1809 to 1810 Robert Bowie1811 to 1812 Levin Winder1813 to 1814 Charles Ridgely1815 to 1817 Charles W. Goldsborough1818 to 1819 Samuel Sprigg1820 to 1822 Samuel Stevens, Jr1823 to 1825 Joseph Kent1826 to 1828 Daniel Martin1829 Governors under the Constitution—Continued. Name.Term. Thomas K. Carroll1830 Daniel martin1831 George Howard1831 to 1832 James Thomas1833 to 1835 Thomas W. Veazey1836 to 1838 William Grayson1839 to 1841 Francis Thomas1842 to 1844 Thomas G. Pratt1845 to 1847 Philip F. Thomas1848 to 1850 Enoch L. Lowe1851 to 1855 Thomas W. Ligon1856 to 1857 Thomas H. Hicks1858 to 1861 Augustus W. Bradford1862 to 1864 Thomas Swann1865 to 1867 Oden Bowie1868 to 1871 W. P. Whyte1872 to 1874 James B. Groome1875 John lee Carroll1876 to 1879 William T. Hamilton1880 to 1883 Robert
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Minnesota, (search)
Minnesota, The first Europeans who trod its soil were two Huguenots, Sieur Groselliers and Sieur Radisson, who, in search of a northwest passage to China, passed through this region in 1659. Returning to Montreal in 1660 with sixty canoes laden with skins, they excited others to go in search of peltries, and this was the beginning of the French furtrade which afterwards interfered with the Hudson Bay Company. To secure this trade, which the English were grasping, Daniel Greysolon du Luth, a native of Lyons, left Quebec in September, 1678, with twenty men, and entered Minnesota. The next year Father Hennepin and two others, who were a part of La Salle's expedition, penetrated the country far above the falls of St. Anthony. The territory was formally taken possession of in the name of the French monarch, by Perrot and his associates, in 1689. They built a fort on the west shore of Lake Pepin; and Le Seur built another fort, in 1695, on an island in the Mississippi, just below t
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Presidential elections. (search)
B. WalkerIll.Amer2,636D. KirkpatrickN. Y.Amer 1880. James A. Garfield*O.Rep4,449,0537,018214Chester A. Arthur*N. Y.Rep214 W. S. HancockPa.Dem4,442,035155William H. EnglishInd.Dem155 James B. WeaverIowaGre'nb307,306B. J. ChambersTexGre'nb Neal DowMe.Pro10,305H. A. ThompsonO.Pro John W. PhelpsVt.Amer707S. C. PomeroyKanAmer 1884. Grover Cleveland*O.Dem4,911,01762,683219T. A. Hendricks*Ind.Dem219 James G. BlaineMe.Rep4,848,334182John A. LoganIll.Rep182 John P. St. JohnKanPro151,809William DanielMdPro Benjamin F. ButlerMass.Peop133,825A. M. WestMissPeop P. D. WiggintonCalAmer 1888. Grover ClevelandN. Y.Dem5,538,23398,017168Allen G. ThurmanO.Dem168 Benjamin Harrison*Ind.Rep5,440,216233Levi P. Morton*N. Y.Rep233 Clinton B. FiskN. J.Pro249,907John A. BrooksMo.Pro Alson J. StreeterIll.U. L.148,105C. E. CunninghamArkU'd L. R. H. CowdryIll.U'd L.2,808W. H. T. WakefieldKan.U'd L. James L. CurtisN. Y.Amer1,591James B. GreerTennAmer 1892. Grover Cleveland*N. Y.Dem5,556,918380,8
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Rebellion, Bacon's (search)
Rebellion, Bacon's See Bacon, Nathaniel; Dorr, Thomas Wilson; Mormons; Shays, Daniel; Whiskey insurrection.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), United States of America. (search)
blished......July 18, 1884 General Logan's letter of acceptance published......July 22, 1884 National Prohibition Convention holds its meeting in Pittsburg, Pa., July 23; ex-Gov. John P. St. John, of Kansas, nominated for President, and William Daniel, of Maryland, for Vice-President......July 24, 1884 National Labor party at Chicago adopts the Democratic nominees for President and Vice-President......July 30, 1884 Lieutenant Greely and his men reach Portsmouth, N. H., Aug. 2, and arAnti-monopoly party......Aug. 16, 1884 Butler's letter of acceptance published......Aug. 19, 1884 Cleveland's letter of acceptance published......Aug. 19, 1884 Hendricks's letter of acceptance published......Aug. 20, 1884 St. John and Daniel announce their acceptance of the prohibition nomination at a temperance camp-meeting at Cuba, N. Y.......Aug. 25, 1884 International electrical exhibition opens at Philadelphia......Sept. 2, 1884 Charles J. Folger, ex-Secretary of the Treas
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Florida, (search)
lina make incursions into Florida......about 1681 Three galleys of Spaniards from St. Augustine break up the colony of Scots on Port Royal Island, S. C.......1686 Don Laureano de Torres, governor of east Florida......1693 Andres de Arriola appointed first governor of a Spanish colony at Pensacola, with a fort, Charles, and other public buildings......1696 Don Joseph Cuniga, governor of St. Augustine......1701 St. Augustine besieged by a land expedition from Carolina under Colonel Daniel and a naval force under Governor Moore; two Spanish vessels appearing off the harbor, Governor Moore raises the siege......1702 Carolina troops under Colonel Moore move against the Indians in north Florida and fight the Spaniards under Don Juan Mexia, at Fort San Luis, near Tallahassee......Jan. 15, 1703 Combined attack of French and Spaniards unsuccessfully made upon Charleston, S. C.......August, 1706 Don Gregorio de Salinas, governor of Pensacola, succeeded by Don Juan Pedro
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