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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Brock, Sir Isaac, 1769- (search)
as declared by the United States, he took prompt measures for the defence of the province. He heard of Hill's invasion from Detroit Monument where General Brock fell. on July 20, 1812. He knew the weakness of Fort Malden, below Detroit, and felt anxious. The legislature was about to assemble at York (Toronto), and he could not personally conduct affairs in the west. Divided duties perplexed him. Leaving the military which he had gathered along the Niagara frontier in charge of Lieutenant-Colonel Myers, he hastened to York, and, with much parade, opened the session of the legislature. His address was warmly received, but he found that either disloyalty or timidity prevailed in the legislature. Some were decidedly in favor of the americans, and most of them were lukewarm. Perceiving this, Brock prorogued the Assembly so soon as they had passed the necessary supply bills. But a change soon came. News of the seizure of Mackinaw and reverses to the Americans on the Detroit front
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), United States of America. (search)
mation, March 30, meets......April 1, 1867 Special session of the Senate adjourns sine die......April 19, 1867 Expedition against the Indians in western Kansas, led by Generals Hancock and Custer......April 30, 1867 Jefferson Davis taken to Richmond on habeas corpus and admitted to bail in $100,000; sureties, Horace Greeley and Augustus Schell, of New York; Aristides Welsh and David K. Jackman, of Philadelphia; W. H. McFarland, Richard B. Haxall, Isaac Davenport, Abraham Warwick, G. A. Myers, W. W. Crump, James Lyons, J. A. Meredith, W. H. Lyons, John M. Botts, Thomas W. Boswell, and James Thomas, Jr., of Virginia......May 13, 1867 Congress reassembles......July 3, 1867 Supplementary reconstruction bill, reported July 8, vetoed and passed over the veto......July 19, 1867 Congress adjourns to Nov. 21, after a session of eighteen days......July 20, 1867 Catharine Maria Sedgwick, authoress, born in 1789, dies near Roxbury, Mass.......July 31, 1867 John H. Surratt,
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), White League. (search)
hich states, That they pledge themselves under (no?) circumstances after the coming election to employ, rent land to, or in any other manner give aid, comfort, or credit, to any man, white or black, who votes against the nominees of the white man's party. Safety for individuals who express their opinion in the isolated portion of this State has existed only when that opinion was in favor of the principles and party supported by the Ku-klux and White League organizations. Only yesterday Judge Myers, the parish judge of the parish of Natchitoches, called on me upon his arrival in this city, and stated that in order to reach here alive, he was obliged to leave his home by stealth, and after nightfall, and make his way to Little Rock, Ark., and come to this city by way of Memphis, Tenn. He further states that while his father was lying at the point of death in the same village, he was unable to visit him for fear of assassination; and yet he is a native of the parish, and proscribed fo