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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Georgia, (search)
To each of the survivors the Secretary of War gave a bronze medal in token of approval. See United States, Georgia, vol. IX. Governors of Georgia—colonial. Name.Date.Remarks John Reynolds1754 Henry Ellis1757 James Wright1760 Archibald Bullock, acting1776Appointed by the Georgia Assembly. Button Gwinnett, acting1777 John A. Trueitlen1777Under the new State constitution John Houstoun1778 Georgia in the hands of the British, with Sir James Wright as royal governor1779 1781 John Martin1782Chosen by Assembly Lyman Hall1783 John Houstoun1784 Samuel Elbert1785 Edward Telfair1786 George Matthews1787 George Handley1788 Under the federal Constitution NameRemarks George Walton1789-90 Edward Telfair1790-93 George Matthews1793-96 Jared Irwin1796-98 James Jackson1798-1801 David Emanuel1801 Josiah Tattnall1801-2 John Milledge1802-6 Jared Irwin1806-9 David B. Mitchell1809-13 Peter Early1813-15 David B. Mitchell1815-17 William Rabun1817-19 Matthew Talbot, act
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Harnett, Cornelius 1723-1781 (search)
Statesman; presumably born in North Carolina, although some authorities say in England, April 20, 1723; became owner of a large estate near Wilmington, being a man of considerable wealth. He was influential in his State, and was among the first to Harnett's House. denounce the Stamp Act and kindred measures. He was a leading man in all public assemblages as the Revolutionary War approached; was president of the provincial congress in 1775; and on the abdication of the royal governor (Martin) became acting governor of the State. He was excepted in an offer of pardon to the inhabitants of North Carolina by Sir Henry Clinton, in which exception was ineluded Robert Howe. He was the chief constructor of the constitution of North Carolina, framed in 1776, under which Harnett became one of the council: and in 1778 he was elected to Congress. While the British held possession of the country adjacent to Cape Fear River in 1781, Harnett was made prisoner, and died in confinement, Apr
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Kansas, (search)
hn W. Leedy1897 to 1899 William E. Stanley1899 to — United States Senators. Name.No. of Congress.Term. James H. Lane37th to 39th1861 to 1866 Samuel C. Pomeroy37th to 43d1861 to 1873 Edmund G. Ross39th to 41st1866 to 1871 Alexander Caldwell42d1871 to 1873 Robert Crozier43d1873 to 1874 James M. Harvey43d to 44th1874 to 1877 John J. Ingalls43d to 51st1873 to 1891 Preston B. Plumb45th to 52d1877 to 1891 William A. Peffer52d to 55th1891 to 1897 Bishop W. Perkins52d1892 to 1893 John Martin53d1893 Lucien Baker54th to —1895 to — William A. Harris55th to —1897 to — The Kansas-Nebraska act. It was thought that the compromise measures of 1850 (see omnibus bill) had quieted the agitation of the slavery question forever. A member from Georgia introduced the following resolution in Congress in 1852: That the series of acts passed during the first session of the Thirty-first Congress, known as compromises, are regarded as a final adjustment and a permanent settlement of
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Georgia, (search)
ens, and Lee......May 24, 1781 Colonel Brown, who with British forces stands a protracted siege of Augusta by Americans, capitulates......June 5, 1781 Assembly convenes at Augusta and elects Nathan Brownson governor......Aug. 16, 1781 John Martin elected governor at Augusta......Jan. 1, 1782 Legislature consults with General Wayne at Sister's Ferry on the Savannah, and by proclamation invites desertion from British army and return of citizens to Georgia......Jan. 12, 1782 GovernoGovernor Martin, in destitution, is supplied by legislature by sale of forfeited negroes and supplies......May 4, 1782 British forces, advancing 7 miles from Savannah to escort Creek Indian allies into camp, are routed by Wayne......May 21, 1782 Orders received by Sir James Wright at Savannah for evacuation of the province......June 14, 1782 Seat of provincial government removed to Ebenezer, headquarters of General Wayne, where Assembly meets......July 1, 1782 Savannah evacuated by Britis
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Maryland, (search)
United States......July 4, 1828 Ground broken by Charles Carroll and corner-stone set for the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, chartered 1827......July 4, 1828 Phoenix Company erect their shot-tower, 234 feet high, in Baltimore. Completed without scaffolding......Nov. 25, 1828 First public school in Baltimore under law of 1827 opened......Sept. 21, 1829 Mount St. Mary's College at Emmittsburg, established in 1809, is this year incorporated as a college......1830 On death of Governor Martin, George Howard, first named of the executive council, succeeds to the office......July 10, 1831 National anti-masonic convention assembles at Baltimore and nominates William Wirt for President of the United States......Sept. 26, 1831 Roger Brooke Taney, of Maryland, appointed Attorney-General of the United States......Dec. 27, 1831 Taney appointed Secretary of the Treasury......Sept. 24, 1833 Hospital for the insane at Spring Grove, Baltimore county, opened......1834 Tane
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), North Carolina, (search)
go of tea which had been shipped to William Hill; committee appointed......Nov. 23, 1774 Governor Martin by proclamation denounces the Provincial Congress as tending to introduce disorder and anarchy ......March 1, 1775 Governor Martin dissolves the Assembly after a session of four days, ending the royal rule in the State......April 8, 1775 Delegates from Mecklenburg county meet at Char..June 19, 1775 Fort Johnston burned by militia under Colonel Ashe......July 18, 1775 Governor Martin issues a proclamation from the British ship-of-war Cruiser, denouncing the Mecklenburg declhnston county......Oct. 18, 1775 Donald McDonald, a Scottish Highlander, commissioned by Governor Martin, raises a force of about 1,500 loyalists, who, under Col. Donald McLeod, attack the Contine ravage and plunder it, May 12, and after burning some mills in the vicinity embark, having Governor Martin on board, and sail for Charleston......May 29, 1776 Declaration of Independence of the U
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Van Buren, John 1810-1866 (search)
Van Buren, John 1810-1866 Lawyer; born in Hudson, N. Y., Feb. 18, 1810; son of President Martin Van Buren; graduated at Yale College in 1828; admitted to the bar in Albany, N. Y., in 1830; attorneygeneral of New York State in 1845-46; and for the remainder of his life practised law. He was known as Prince John, from his imposing figure and manners. He died at sea, Oct. 13, 1866. Van Buren, Martin