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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Bladensburg duelling field. (search)
ncounter the member from New York was dangerously wounded, but subsequently recovered, and, being a great favorite with his constituents, was re-elected to Congress. Campbell was elected to the Senate in 1811, and in 1814 was appointed Secretary of the Treasury, a position which he resigned, however, after holding it about a year. Bladensburg from that time became a favorite resort for those whose wounded honor could find no balm save through the bloody code of the duello. In 1814 Ensign Edward Hopkins, of the army, whose parents resided at Bladensburg, was shot on this field within sight of his home. Feb. 6, 1819, a most painful and desperate encounter occurred there between Gen. Armistead T. Mason and Col. John M. McCarty, who were cousins, and both of Virginia. Mason was at the time a United States Senator. The two gentlemen had quarrelled at an election, and McCarty was the challenger. It was arranged that they should fight with muskets, each loaded with a single ball, at 4
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Connecticut (search)
s, and 3,246 men and sixty-three officers from disease. There were reported missing 389 men and twenty-one officers. Population in 1890, 746,258; in 1900, 908,355. Governors of the Connecticut colony Name.Date. John Haynes1639 to 1640 Edward Hopkins1640 to 1641 John Haynes1641 to 1642 George Wyllys1642 to 1643 John Haynes alternately from Edward Hopkins1643 to 1655 Thomas Welles1655 to 1656 John Webster1656 to 1657 John Winthrop1657 to 1658 Thomas Welles1658 to 1659 John WinthropEdward Hopkins1643 to 1655 Thomas Welles1655 to 1656 John Webster1656 to 1657 John Winthrop1657 to 1658 Thomas Welles1658 to 1659 John Winthrop1659 to 1665 Until this time no person could be elected to a second term immediately following the first. Governors of the New Haven colony Name.Date. Theophilus Eaton1639 to 1657 Francis Newman1658 to 1660 William Leete1661 to 1665 Governors of Connecticut Name.Date John Winthrop1665 to 1676 William Leete1676 to 1683 Robert Treat1683 to 1687 Edmund Andros1687 to 1689 Robert Treat1689 to 1698 Fitz John Winthrop1698 to 1707 Gurdon Saltonstall1707 to 1724 Joseph Talcott1724 t
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Haynes, John 1633-1654 (search)
Haynes, John 1633-1654 Statesman; born in Copford Hall, Essex, England; accompanied Rev. Edward Hooker to Boston in 1633 and in 1635 was chosen governor of Massachusetts. He was one of the best educated of the early settlers in New England, and possessed the qualities of an able statesman. He went to the valley of the Connecticut with Mr. Hooker in 1636; became one of the most prominent founders of the Connecticut colony; was chosen its first governor, in 1639; and served alternately with Edward Hopkins until 1654. Mr. Haynes was one of the five who drew up the written constitution of Connecticut, the first ever framed in America (see Connecticut). He was a man of large estate, spotless purity of character, a friend of civil and religious liberty, and was always performing acts of benevolence. He probably did more for the true interests of Connecticut than any other of the earlier settlers. He died in Hartford, March 1, 1654.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Hinman, Elisha 1734-1807 (search)
Hinman, Elisha 1734-1807 Naval officer; born in Stonington, Conn., March 9, 1734; went to sea at the age of fourteen years, and was a captain at nineteen, sailing to Europe and the Indies. He entered the navy of the Revolution, under Hopkins, in 1776, and was one of the first captains appointed by Congress. He was a very active officer. Captured when in command of the Alfred, thirty-two guns, he was taken to England, whence he escaped to France, and cruised successfully after his return, in 1779-80. President Adams offered him the command of the Constitution in 1798, but on account of his age he declined. From that time until 1802 he was engaged in the revenue service. He died in Stonington, Aug. 29, 1807.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Hopkins, Edward 1600- (search)
Hopkins, Edward 1600- Statesman; born in Shrewsbury, England, in 1600; was a successful merchant in London, and, being much attached to John Davenport (q. v.), came with him to America, in 1637, and accompanied him to the banks of the Quinnipiac and assisted in the preliminary work of founding the New Haven colony. He went toovernor in 1639, and ruled the Connecticut colony from 1640 to 1654, alternately, every other year, with John Haynes (q. v.). On the death of his elder brother, Mr. Hopkins returned to England, where he became warden of the fleet, commissioner of the admiralty, and member of Parliament. In 1643 Mr. Hopkins aided in forming the NewMr. Hopkins aided in forming the New England Confederacy, and he never lost his interest in the colonies. At his death, in London, March, 1657, he bequeathed much of his estate to New England institutions of learning—for the support of grammar schools in Hartford and New Haven, which are still kept up. He also left a donation of £ 500, which, by a decree in chancery
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), New Haven colony. (search)
New Haven colony. After the destruction of the Pequods in the summer of 1637, and peace was restored to the legion of the Connecticut, there was a strong desire among the inhabitants of Massachusetts to emigrate thither. Rev John Davenport, Theophilus Eaton, Edward Hopkins, and others of less note, had arrived at Boston. They heard from those who had pursued the Pequods of the beautiful country stretching along Long Island Sound, and in the autumn (1637) Mr Eaton and a small party visited the region. They arrived at a beautiful bay, and on the banks of a small stream that entered it they built a log hut, where some of the party wintered. The place had been called by Block, the Dutch discoverer of it, Roodenberg— Red Hills — in allusion to the red cliffs a little inland In the spring of 1638, Mr. Davenport and some of his friends sailed for the spot where Eaton had built his hut. They named the beautiful spot New Haven Under a wide-spreading oak Mr. Davenport preached on the e
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Connecticut, (search)
along Long Island Sound. With Sassacus, their sachem, the Pequods take shelter in a swamp near Fairfield, and after another severe fight surrender, but their sachem and a few followers escape......July 13, 1637 [These fled to the Mohawks, who treacherously murdered them. The prisoners were sold into slavery or incorporated with other tribes. There remained not a sannup nor a squaw, not a warrior nor a child. ] the Hector lands at Boston Rev. John Davenport, Theophilus Eaton, and Edward Hopkins......July 26, 1637 Mr. Eaton and others explore the lands and harbors of Connecticut on the seacoast, and select Quinipiack (now New Haven) for a settlement in the autumn of......1637 Rev. John Davenport, Mr. Eaton, and others sail from Boston and arrive at Quinipiack about the middle of......April, 1638 Gloomy prospects of the colonists. Great earthquake......June 1, 1638 Colonists purchase land in and about New Haven of the Indians......Nov. 24, 1638 All free planters c
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Welles, Thomas 1598- (search)
Welles, Thomas 1598- Colonial governor; born in England in 1598; came to the United States before 1636, and settled in Hartford, Conn., where he was magistrate from 1637 till his death in Wethersfield, Conn., Jan. 14, 1660. He was treasurer of the colony in 1639-51; secretary of state in 1640-48; commissioner of the United Colonies in 1649 and 1654; moderator of the General Court during the absence of Gov. Edward Hopkins in 1654; deputy-governor in the same year; governor in 1655 and 1658; and deputygovernor again in 1659.
William Schouler, A history of Massachusetts in the Civil War: Volume 2, Chapter 2: Barnstable County. (search)
y bounties and encourage recruiting. The amount of money raised for the payment of aid to soldiers' families, and afterwards refunded by the State, was as follows: In 1861, $6.00; in 1862, $383.46; in 1863, $877.96; in 1864, $802.80; in 1865, $258.58. Total amount in four years, $2,328.81. Wellfleet Incorporated June 16, 1763. Population in 1860, 2,322; in 1865, 2,298. Valuation in 1860, $617,596; in 1865, $700,165. The selectmen from February, 1861, to February, 1864, were Edward Hopkins, Robert G. Paine, Jeremiah Hawes. In 1864, Mr. Hawes retired from office; and Jonathan Chipman was elected in his place, who with the others remained in office until February, 1865. The town-clerk and town-treasurer during all the years of the war was Noah Swett. 1861. Several members of the Third Regiment Massachusetts Militia, which left the State April 17th and arrived at Fortress Monroe, Va., on the 20th, belonged to Wellfleet. On The—of May, a meeting was held, at which a vi
he third on the northeasterly corner of Fayette Street and Broadway. In this school since 1854, has been given the instruction contemplated in the will of Governor Edward Hopkins, who died in England in 1657, namely, to give some encouragement in those Foreign Plantations, for the breeding up of hopeful youth in a way of learning, ver, be remembered that it ought to be really more than a High School under our statutes. In 1839, the Legislature authorized the trustees of the charity of Edward Hopkins, who was the second governor of the Connecticut colony, to establish in the town of Cambridge a classical school, the main object of which shall be to prepareeason. This salary remained stationary until 1777, when it was advanced to sixty pounds; but as an offset the master was required to relinquish all claim to the Hopkins money. During the Revolution, all values became unsettled and fluctuating. The schoolmaster was partially protected, however, by an agreement that the town shou
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