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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Argus, capture of the. (search)
The American brig Argus, Capt. W. H. Allen, bore to France William H. Crawford, United States minister to that government. She afterwards cruised in British waters, and by the celerity of her movements and destructive energy she spread consternation throughout commercial England. She carried 32-pound carronades and two bowguns; and her commander, who had served under Decatur, was one of the most gallant men of the navy. He roamed the chops of the Channel successfully; and, sailing around Land's End, in the space of thirty days he captured no less than twenty valuable British merchantmen, with cargoes valued at $2,000,000. Too far away from friendly ports into which he might send his prizes, he burned all the vessels. Every non-combatant captive he allowed to remove his private property, and for this generosity he was thanked by them. The British government, alarmed by the exploits of the Argus, sent out several cruisers after her. Just before the dawn of Aug. 14, 1813, the Brit
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Public domain. (search)
Public domain. The following is a tabular statement showing land surface area and the number of acres of public lands surveyed in the following States and Territories up to June 30, 1900; also the total area of the public domain regaining unsurveyed within the same. States and Territories.Area, Land Surface.Number of Acres of Public Land Surveyed up to June 30, 1900.Total Area of Public and Indian Remaining Lands Unsurveyed, including the area of private Land Claims. Acres. Square Miles. Alabama 32,657,920 51,02832,657,920 Arkansas 33,543,68052,412 33,543,680 California 99,969,920 156,203 There were 1,360,620.03 acres embraced in forest reserves in California, the exterior lines of which were surveyed under direction of the government, which are not counted in this column.76,667,355 23,302,565 Colorado 66,348,160103,669 61,681,9774,666,183 Florida 35,072,64054,801 30,832,730 4,239,910 Illinois 35,842,56056,004 35,842,560 Indiana 22,950,400 35,860 22,950,400 Iowa 3
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Wheeler, William Almon 1819-1887 (search)
from the parish of De Soto, J. S. Scales, Charles Schuler; from the parish of Jackson, E. Kidd; from the parish of Rapides, James Jeffries, R. C. Luckett, G. W. Stafford; from the parish of Terrebone, Edward McCollum, W. H. Keyes; from the parish of Winn, George A. Kelley. And that the following named persons are not entitled to seats which they claim from the following named parishes respectively, but that the persons now holding seats from said parishes are entitled to retain the seats now held by them: From the parish of Avovelles, J. O. Quinn; from the parish of Iberie, W. F. Schwing; from the parish of Caddo, A. D. Land, T. R. Vaughan, J. J. Horan. We are of opinion that no person is entitled to a seat from the parish of Grant. In regard to most of the cases, the undersigned are unanimous; as to the others the decision is that of a majority. George F. Hoar, W. A. Wheeler, W. P. Frye, Charles Foster, Clarkson N. Potter, William Walter Phelps, Samuel S. Marshall.