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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Bayard, Nicholas, 1644-1707 (search)
Bayard, Nicholas, 1644-1707 Colonial executive; born in Alphen, Holland, in 1644. His mother was a sister of Governor Stuyvesant, the last Dutch governor of New Netherland, whom she accompanied to America in 1647, with her three sons and a daughter. The old Bayard mansion in New York City, on the Bowery, was converted into a pleasure garden in 1798. The Astor Library is built on a part of the estate. Under the second English regime, in 1685, Bayard was mayor of New York, and a member of Governor Dongan's council. In 1698 Col. Bayard went to England to clear himself of the imputation of complicity in the piracy of Captain Kidd, having been accused by the Leisler faction of both piracy and a scheme to introduce slavery. He was tried before Chief-Justice Atwood and sentenced to death. The proceedings, however, were annulled by an order-in-council, and he was reinstated in his property and honors. He died in New York City, in 1707.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Bellomont, Richard Coote, Earl of, (search)
his arrival in New York, he naturally connected himself with the Leisler party, whom Governor Fletcher had strongly opposed. Bellomont came with power to inquire into the conduct of Governor Fletcher, and he was so well satisfied of his malfeasance in office that he sent him to England under arrest. The remains of Leisler and Milborne were taken up, and after lying in state several days were reburied in the Dutch Church. Bellomont chose for his council a majority of Leislerians ; and that party soon obtained a majority in the Assembly also. One of their first acts was to vote an indemnity to the heirs of Leisler. Bellomont used every means to gain the good — will of the people in both provinces, and succeeded. The earl was a shareholder in the privateer ship commanded by Captain Kidd; and when that seaman was accused of piracy Bellomont procured his arrest in Boston, and sent him to England for trial. Bellomont died in New York, March 5, 1701, and the earldom expired in 1800.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Brown, John, 1744- (search)
mployed as the dear sister spirits have been for some years past. The address should be appropriate, and particularly adapted to the peculiar circumstances we anticipate, and should look to the actual change of service from that of Satan to the service of God. It should be, in short, a most earnest and powerful appeal to men's sense of right and to their feelings of humanity. Soldiers are men, and no man can certainly calculate the value and importance of getting a single nail into old Captain Kidd's chest. It should be provided beforehand, and be ready in advance to distribute by all persons, male and female, who may be disposed to favor the right. I also want a similar short address. appropriate to the peculiar circumstances, intended for all persons, old and young, male and female, slave-holding and non-slave-holding, to be sent out broadcast over the entire nation. So by every male and female prisoner on being set at liberty, and to be read by them during confinement. I
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Gardiner, lion 1599-1829 (search)
ecticut River. He built the fort which he called Saybrook after Lord Saye and Sele and Lord Brooke. In 1639 he purchased Gardiner's Island, at the extremity of Long Island, then known by the Indian name of Manchonat, and at first called Isle of Wight by Gardiner. He secured a patent for the island, which made it a plantation entirely distinct and separate from any of the colonies. It contains about 3,300 acres, and has descended by law of entail through eight lords of the manor, the last being David Johnson, who died in 1829. From him the property was passed through the hands of his two brothers and two sons. This is believed to be the only property in the United States which has descended by entail to its present holders (see entail of estates). The manor house built in 1775 is still in existence. The island was resorted to by Captain Kidd, who buried treasures there which were afterwards secured by Governor Bellomont, of New York. Gardiner died in Easthampton, N. Y., in 1663.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Kidd, William 1650- (search)
Kidd, William 1650- Navigator; born in Scotland, presumably in Greenock, about 1650; entered tion of Livingston, who was then in England, Captain Kidd was appointed her commander and admitted ase of a year or more rumors reached England that Kidd had turned pirate. At length the clamor becameglish colonial governors to cause the arrest of Kidd wherever he might be found. In the spring of 1s governor of Massachusetts, to inquire how he (Kidd) would be received by his partner in the enterprise. During Emott's absence Kidd had buried some of his treasure, which he brought with the sloop,ial was grossly unfair; and it is believed that Kidd was made a scape-goat to bear away the sins of high places. Earl Bellomont sent to Haiti for Kidd's ship, but it had been stripped by the men in re buried on Gardiner's Island; also that which Kidd had with him on the sloop, amounting in the aggregate to about $70,000. Ever since Kidd's death there have been numerous attempts to discover place[1 more...]
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Massachusetts (search)
New charter received......1692 First appearance of the witchcraft delusion at Salem, at the house of the Rev. Samuel Parris......March, 1692 Sir William Phipps arrives at Boston as first governor of the new province......May 14, 1692 Post-office established in Boston......1693 Indians attack Haverhill (see Dustin, Hannah)......March 15, 1697 Governor Bradstreet dies at Salem, aged ninety-five......March 27, 1697 Peace of Ryswick proclaimed at Boston......Dec. 10, 1697 Captain Kidd seized in Boston as a pirate and sent to England......1699 Earl of Bellomont supersedes William Stoughton as governor of Massachusetts, and arrives at Boston......May 26, 1699 Boston contains 1,000 houses and 7,000 people......1700 Joseph Dudley appointed governor......1702 French and Indians attack and burn Deerfield (see Williams, Eleazar)......Feb. 28, 1704 Boston News-letter, the first newspaper in the British colonies, was published in Boston......April 24, 1704 [T
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), New York, (search)
ontenac rebuilt by the French......1694 Frontenac prepares a great expedition against the Iroquois; but only destroys three villages and some corn......1696 William Kidd, with the Adventure, of thirty guns, sails from New York with a crew of 155 men, commissioned as a privateer against the French, and pirates in the Indian Ocean......Sept. 6, 1696 [This was something of a private enterprise. Some noblemen of the English ministry invested £ 6,000 in the undertaking. Kidd and Robert Livingston of New York were to have one-fifth of the proceeds.] Richard Coote, Earl of Bellomont, appointed to succeed Governor Fletcher in 1695; commissioned, 1697, Remains of Jacob Leisler and Milborne honorably buried in the Dutch church, Garden Street......1699 Governor Bellomont dies at New York......March 5, 1701 Kidd is denounced as a pirate, and, returning to New York, and thence to Boston, is there arrested and ultimately sent to England, where he is tried, convicted, and han
Tate, Joseph Goodney and Samuel Goodney. Captain Titsworth's company: Killed —Richard Fort. Wounded—Alexander Hagler and James Hart. Gratiot's regiment. Killed—Montcalm Simms. Wounded—Elias B. Moore (now secretary of state), commissary, and Major Ward. Company A, Captain Hart: Killed, 3—M. L. Laughton, W. H. Wilson and Parker. Wounded, 12—Thomas H. Simms (now revenue collector), Wm. H. Worham, Homer Cross, Wiley Stenson, S. C. Allen, A. L. Warner, G. D. Britt, W. T. Phillips, William Kidd, James T. Reynolds, Daniel Hawks and Ed. Alexander; total, 15. Company B, Captain Bell: Killed, 4—Capt. S. K. Bell, Sergt. William Brown, Martin Hawkins and Thomas Neal. Wounded, 7—M. Henry, J. Neal, Wm. Williams, Nick Wax, T. Robinson, Jeff Pollard and H. Smith; total, 11. Company C, Captain Brown: Killed, 3—Capt. H. T. Brown, James Adkins and D. B. Carr. Wounded, 9— John A. Clark, Sergt. J. Neill, H. H. Mareau, George K. Clark, John H. Dishaso, Corp. J. L. Whitfiel
s but a calculation of chances. In the Chap. XIX.} attempt to suppress piracy, the prospect of infinite booty to be recovered from pirates, or to be won from the enemies of England, had gained from the king and the admiralty a commission for William Kidd, and had deluded Bellamont into a partnership in a private expedition. Failing in his hopes of opulence, Documents in Journals of Commons, Dec. 4, 1699, and March 28, 1701. Kidd found his way as a pirate to the gallows. In the house of commKidd found his way as a pirate to the gallows. In the house of commons, the transaction provoked inquiry, and hardly escaped censure. On questions of finance, the popularity of Bellamont prevented collisions by an honest promise,—I will pocket none of the public money myself, nor shall there be any embezzlement by others;—and the necessity of the promise is the strongest commentary upon the character of his predecessors. The confiding house of representatives voted a revenue for six years, and placed it, as before, at the disposition of the governor. His d
K. Kaskaskia, III. 195. Keith, George, III. 36. An abortionist, III. 408. Kidd, William, III. 60. Kieft, II. 287.
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