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Cambridge History of American Literature: volume 2 (ed. Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939., Erskine, John, 1879-1951., Sherman, Stuart Pratt, 1881-1926., Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950.) 28 0 Browse Search
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 10 0 Browse Search
Cambridge History of American Literature: volume 3 (ed. Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939., Erskine, John, 1879-1951., Sherman, Stuart Pratt, 1881-1926., Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950.) 6 0 Browse Search
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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Democracy in New Netherland. (search)
Dec. 10, 1653. Of the eight districts represented, four were Dutch and four English. Of the nineteen delegates, ten were of Dutch and nine were of English nativity. This was the first really representative assembly in the great State of New York chosen by the people. The names of the delegates were as follows: From New Amsterdam, Van Hattem, Kregier, and Van de Grist; from Breucklen (Brooklyn), Lubbertsen, Van der Beeck, and Beeckman; from Flushing, Hicks and Flake; from Newtown, Coe and Hazard; from Heemstede (Hempstead), Washburn and Somers; from Amersfoort (Flatlands), Wolfertsen, Strycker, and Swartwout; from Midwont (Flatbush), Elbertsen and Spicer; and from Gravesend, Baxter and Hubbard. Baxter was at that time the English secretary of the colony, and he led the English delegates. The object of this convention was to form and adopt a remonstrance against the tyrannous rule of the governor. It was drawn by Baxter, signed by all the delegates present, and sent to the govern
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), George (William Frederick) 1737-1820 (search)
tempt. Washington occupied New York with Continental troops in the summer of 1776. There he received the Declaration of Independence (July 9), and it was read to the army. The same evening a large concourse of soldiers and civilians assembled at the Bowling Green, pulled down the statue, broke it in pieces, and sent a portion to the house of Oliver Wolcott, on the western edge of Connecticut, where it was run into bullets by his family. In a letter to General Gates upon this event, Ebenezer Hazard wrote: His [the King's] troops will probably have melted majesty fired at them. The venerable Zachariah Greene (q. v.) who was present at the pulling down of the statue, said the artist had made an omission of stirrups for the saddle of the horse, and it was a common remark of the soldiers, The King ought to ride a hardtrotting horse without stirrups. Portions of that statue are now in possession of the New York Historical Society. Usual appearance of George II. about 1776. (from
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Hazard, Ebenezer 1744-1817 (search)
Hazard, Ebenezer 1744-1817 Author; born in Philadelphia, Pa., Jan. 15, 1744; son of Samuel Hazard; was the first postmastergeneral under the Confederation (1782-89), and left the place when the new government was organized under the national Constitution. He graduated at Princeton in 1762. Mr. Hazard published Historical collections, in 2 volumes, in 1792-94; also, Remarks on a report concerning Western Indians. He died in Philadelphia, June 13, 1817.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Hazard, Samuel 1784-1870 (search)
Hazard, Samuel 1784-1870 Archaeologist; born in Philadelphia, May 26, 1784; son of Ebenezer Hazard. In early life he engaged in commerce, and made several voyages to the East Indies before he began a literary career. He was the author of Register of Pennsylvania (1828-36), in 16 volumes; United States commercial and statistical register (1839-42), in 6 volumes; Annals of Pennsylvania, from the discovery of the Delaware in 1609 to the year 1682, in 1 volume; and Pennsylvania archives (1682-1790), in 12 volumes of about 800 pages each. These works are invaluable to historians. He died in Philadelphia, May 22, 1870.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Postal service, federal (search)
Postal service, federal Soon after the commencement of the first session of the first national Congress, Ebenezer Hazard, Postmaster-General, suggested (July 17, 1789) the importance of a reorganization of the Post-office Department. A bill for the temporary establishment of the general post-office was passed soon afterwards. The subject was brought up in Congress from time to time, until the present system in its general features was adopted in 1792. When Franklin resigned the office of Postmaster-General in 1776, the whole number of post-offices in the United States was 75; the whole number on Jan. 1, 1901, was 76,594, classified as follows: First-class, 208; second-class, 941; third-class, 3,280; fourth-class, 72,165; and Presidential, 4,429. Among these were 30,205 money-order offices and 2,085 money-order stations. The entire receipts of the Post-office Department during the administration of Dr. Franklin—about fifteen months—were $27,985, and the expenditures $32,142;