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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Columbus, Christopher 1435-1536 (search)
simple illustrations. He had already, by his success, silenced the clamor of the ignorant and superstitious priesthood about the unscriptural and irreligious character of his proposition, and finally, on May 30, 1498, Columbus sailed from San Lucar de Barrameda, with six ships, on his third voyage of discovery. He took a more southerly course, and discovered the continent of South America on Aug. 1, at the mouth of the river Orinoco, which he supposed to be one of the rivers flowing out of Eden. Having discovered several islands and the coast of Para, he finally went to Hispaniola to recruit his enfeebled health. The colony was in great disorder, and his efforts to restore order caused him to be made the victim of jealousy and malice. He was misrepresented at the Spanish Court, and Francisco de Bobadilla was sent from Spain to inquire into the matter. He was ambitious and unscrupulous, and he sent Columbus and his brother to Spain in chains, usurping the government of the island
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Eden, Charles, 1673-1722 (search)
Eden, Charles, 1673-1722 Colonial governor; born in England in 1673; appointed governor of North Carolina, July 13, 1713. During his administration he arrested the pirate Edward Teach, usually called Black-beard. He died in North Carolina, March 17, 1722.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), North Carolina, State of (search)
rnorFeb., 1681 Seth Sothelappointed governor1683 Philip Ludwellappointed governor1689 Alexander Lillingtonappointed deputy gov1693 Thomas Harveyappointed deputy gov1695 North Carolina. Henderson Walkerpresident of council1699 Robert Danielappointed deputy gov1704 Thomas Careyappointed deputy gov1705 William Gloverpresident of councilMay, 1709 Edward Hydepresident of councilAug., 1710 Edward Hydeappointed governorJan. 24, 1712 Thomas Pollockpresident of councilSept. 12, 1712 Charles Edenassumes office as govMay 28, 1714 Thomas Pollockpresident of councilMar. 30, 1722 William Reedpresident of councilSept. 7, 1722 George Burringtonassumes office as govJan. 15, 1724 Sir Richard Everardassumes office as govJuly 17, 1725 Royal governors. George Burringtonassumes officeFeb. 25, 1731 Nathaniel Ricepresident of councilApr. 17, 1734 Gabriel Johnstonassumes officeNov. 2, 1734 Nathaniel Ricepresident of council1752 Matthew Rowanpresident of councilFeb. 1, 1753 Arthur Do