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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), New York, State of (search)
art. Silas Wright. JrDemocrat 1844 Millard FillmoreWhig. Alvan Stewart. John YoungWhig 1846 Silas Wright, JrDemocrat. Ogden Edwards. Henry Bradley. Hamilton FishWhig1848 John A. Dix Democrat. Reuben H. Walworth. William Goodell. Washington HuntWhig 1850Horatio SeymourDemocrat Horatio SeymourDemocrat. 1852 Washington HuntWhig. Minthorne Tompkins. Myron H. ClarkWhig 1854Horatio SeymourDemocrat. Daniel Ullman. Green C. Bronson. John A. KingRepublican 1856 Amasa J. ParkerDeWashington HuntWhig. Minthorne Tompkins. Myron H. ClarkWhig 1854Horatio SeymourDemocrat. Daniel Ullman. Green C. Bronson. John A. KingRepublican 1856 Amasa J. ParkerDemocrat. Erastus Brooks. Edwin D. MorganRepublican1858Amasa J. ParkerDemocrat. Lorenzo Burrows. Gerrit Smith. 1860William Kelly. James T. Brady. Horatio SeymourDemocrat 1862 James S. WadsworthRepublican Reuben E. FentonRepublican 1864 Horatio SeymourDemocrat. 1866John T. HoffmanDemocrat John T. HoffmanDemocrat. 1868John A. GriswoldRepublican 1870 Stewart L. WoodfordRepublican John A. DixRepublican 1872 Francis KernanDemocrat. Samuel J. TildenDemocrat 1874 John A. DixRepublican
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Plymouth Company. (search)
ty of the winter, during which their houses were almost covered with snow, their losses by disease, and the death of their governor, Henry Popham, the colonists forsook their new abode and returned to England. For a few years the operations of the company were confined to fishing voyages and a little traffic with the natives. Their prospects brightened by the first successful voyage of Captain Smith, but were again darkened by subsequent misfortunes. The company had indignantly dismissed Hunt from their service on hearing of his conduct, and when they found Squanto had escaped from Spain and made his way to England, they sought him out, loaded him with presents, and sent him to New England with Captain Dermer to pacify the natives. But they were still too indignant to listen, and they attacked and dangerously wounded Dermer and several of his party. The company now abandoned all thoughts of establishing colonies in New England at that time, and looked forward to receiving large
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Plymouth, New (search)
used to let the passengers have a variety by sharing their own coarse food with them. At times that winter the huts at New Plymouth were half buried in snow-drifts. The Pilgrims trembled in fear of the surrounding Indians, but felt comforted by the voice of one of them as he went through the new village, crying, Welcome, Englishmen! Welcome, Englishmen! It was Samoset, who had learned a few English words from English sailors at Mohegan. He afterwards brought to New Plymouth Squanto, whom Hunt kidnapped. Squanto had returned, and through him an acquaintance and friendship were formed with Massasoit. The town lay on a slope; and when, six years after the arrival of the Mayflower, it was visited by Dutch commissioners, the houses were built of hewn timber, and the whole village was surrounded by a palisade of timbers driven into the ground and pointed at the top, a mile in circuit, and at the end of the streets were three gates made of strong beams. In the centre of the village wa
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), New York, (search)
of John D. Fox, Hydersville, and afterwards in Rochester......1848 Continuous railroad, Boston to New York, opened......Jan. 1, 1849 Population of the State, 3,097,394......1850 University of Rochester, at Rochester, chartered......May 8, 1850 Arctic expedition in search of Sir John Franklin sails from New York under Lieutenant De Haven and Dr. Elisha Kent Kane......May 24, 1850 Collins line of steamships begin between New York and Liverpool—an American line......1850 Washington Hunt elected governor. 1850 Erie Railroad completed; Piermont on the Hudson to Lake Erie......April 28-29, 1851 Hudson River Railroad opened......1851 James Fenimore Cooper, born in 1789, dies at Cooperstown, N. Y.......Sept. 14, 1851 Whig party disappears from State and national politics after......1852 Horatio Seymour, governor......Jan. 1, 1853 Second Arctic expedition in search of Sir John Franklin sails from New York under Dr. Kane. Funds mostly furnished by Henry Gr