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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Eaton, William, -1811 (search)
Eaton, William, -1811 Military officer; born, in Woodstock, Conn., Feb. 23, 1764; graduated at Dartmouth College in 1790; entered the Continental army at the ageof sixteen; and was discharged in 1783. In 1797 he was appointed American consul at Tunis, and arrived there in 1799. He acted with so much boldness and tact that hee Mediterranean in 1804. He assisted Hamet Caramelli, the rightful ruler of Tripoli, in an attempt to recover his throne, usurped by his brother. Soon afterwards Eaton returned to the United States, and passed the remainder of his life at Brimfield. For his services to American commerce the State of Massachusetts gave him 10,000setts gave him 10,000 acres of land. The King of Denmark gave him a gold box in acknowledgment of his services to commerce in general and for the release of Danish captives at Tunis. Burr tried to enlist General Eaton in his conspiracy, and the latter testified against him on his trial. He died in Brimfield, Mass., June 1, 1811.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Felton, Cornelius Conway 1807- (search)
Felton, Cornelius Conway 1807- Educator; born in West Newbury, Mass., Nov. 6, 1807; graduated at Harvard in 1827; appointed Latin tutor there in 1829, and Professor of Greek Literature in 1839; and was president of Harvard from 1860 till his death in Chester, Pa., Feb. 26, 1862. He is the author of Life of William Eaton in Sparks's American biographies, and many books on general literature.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Prentiss, Charles 1774-1820 (search)
Prentiss, Charles 1774-1820 Author; born in Reading, Mass., Oct. 8, 1774; graduated at Harvard College in 1795; and entered journalism. His publications include Life of Robert treat Paine; Life of Gen. William Eaton; History of the United States; Trial of Calvin and Hopkins, etc. He died in Brimfield, Mass., Oct. 20, 1820.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Schley, Winfield Scott 1839- (search)
ion awaiting his ship, fired a lee gun and struck her flag, at 1.15 P. M., and ran ashore at a point some 50 miles west of Santiago Harbor. Your flag-ship was coming up rapidly at the time, as were also the Texas and the Vixen. A little later, after your arrival, the Cristobal Colon, which had struck to the Brooklyn and the Oregon, was turned over to you as one of the trophies of this great victory of the squadron under your command. Sixth. During my official visit a little later Commander Eaton, of the Resolute, appeared and reported to you the presence of a Spanish battle-ship near Altares. Your orders to me were to take the Oregon and go eastward to meet her, and this was done by the Brooklyn, with the result that the vessel reported as an enemy was discovered to be the Austrian cruiser Infanta Maria Theresa, seeking the commander-inchief. Seventh. I would mention for your consideration that the Brooklyn occupied the most westward blockading position, with the Vixen, an
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Tripoli, War with (search)
ipoli. Com. Samuel Barron was sent to relieve Preble, who, with a large squadron, overawed the Moors and kept up the blockade. Meanwhile a movement under Capt. William Eaton, American consul at Tunis, soon brought the war to a close. He joined Hamet Caramelli, the rightful Bey of Tunis, in an effort to recover his rights. Hamet had taken refuge with the Viceroy of Egypt. There Eaton joined him with a few troops composed of men of all nations, and, marching westward across Northern Africa 1,000 miles, with transportation consisting of 190 camels, on April 27, 1805, captured the Tripolitan seaport town of Derne. They fought their way successfully towards the capital, their followers continually increasing, when, to the mortification of Eaton and the extinguishment of the hopes of Caramelli, they found that Tobias Lear, the American consul-general, had made a treaty of peace (June 4, 1805) with the terrified ruler of Tripoli. So ended the war. The ruler of Tunis was yet insolent,