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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Isabella, 1451- (search)
h year. At the age of eleven years she was betrothed to Carlos, brother of Ferdinand (whom she afterwards martried, then forty-six years old. His death prevented the union. Other candidates for her hand were proposed, but, being a Isabella of Castile. young woman of spirit, she rejected them. Her half-brother Henry, on the throne, contracted a marriage for her, for state purposes, with the profligate Don Pedro Giron, grand-master of the Order of Calatrava. I will plunge a dagger in Don Pedro's heart, said the maiden, before I will submit to the dishonor. The grandmaster died as suddenly as Carlos, while on his way to the nuptials, probably from the effects of poison. Henry now made an arrangement by which Isabella was recognized as heir to Castile and Leon, with the right to choose her own husband, subject to the King's approval. She chose Ferdinand, Prince of Aragon, who signed the marriage contract at Cervera, Jan. 7, 1469, guaranteeing to his betrothed all the essential
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Ribault, Jean 1520- (search)
Ribault, Jean 1520- Navigator; born in Dieppe, France, in 1520; first appeared in history as commander of Coligni's expedition to America in 1562. Returning for supplies, he was detained by civil war until the spring of 1565, when Coligni sent him with five ships to Florida, where he succeeded Laudonniere as commander-inchief. He had just arrived, when five Spanish vessels appeared, under Don Pedro Menendez de Aviles, whose name and object were demanded. I am Menendez, he said, and declared he was sent to destroy all Protestants he could find. Ribault had been advised of the expedition of Menendez before his departure from France. Just as he was departing from Dieppe he was handed a letter from Coligni, in which the admiral had written a postscript, saying, While closing this letter I have received certain advice that Don Pedro Menendez is about to depart from Spain to the coast of Florida. You will take care not to suffer him to encroach upon us, any more than he would tha
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Florida, (search)
ere, with three vessels sent from France by Coligni, settles at point now known as St. John's Bluff......June 22, 1564 Sir John Hawkins, with four vessels, anchored at Laudonniere's settlement, and, seeing the settlers in great need, offers to take them back to France. Laudonniere refuses, but buys a vessel of Hawkins, who sets sail......Aug. 15, 1565 Seven vessels under Ribault, from Dieppe, May 23, with 500 men and families of artisans, land at river St. John......Aug. 29, 1565 Don Pedro Menendez de Avilla arrives from Spain with an expedition at St. Augustine, Aug. 28, 1565. Re-embarking, they discover four large vessels of the French anchored at the mouth of the St. John. Being fired upon by the Spanish, the French put to sea, and Menendez returns to St. Augustine, lands, and takes possession of the country in the name of the King of Spain......Sept. 8, 1565 Menendez, with 500 men, attacks and massacres the settlers of Laudonniere at Fort Caroline, few of the French
Dock Town, the cove at Dock square, 1708 Oliver's, at the foot of State street, 1817 Dogs No family allowed more than one, 1697 A stringent law passed to regulate, 1784 All required to be licensed, 1824 License for females, $5; for males, $2, 1868 Dog Killers The police sent out to kill stray dogs, 1868 The City employ one man to kill, 1877 Dog Show Great exhibition at Music Hall, Sep., 1877 Door Nips began to be used by burglars, Dec., 1843 Don Pedro Brazilian Emperor, visited Boston, June 14, 1876 Downing, Major Jack on a visit at the House of Correction; a fraud, Oct. 30, 1837 Draft Military, of soldiers in Boston for the War commenced, Sep. 1, 1862 At Faneuil Hall, suspended, Sep. 13, 1862 At Faneuil Hall, postponed a second time, Sep. 30, 1862 Again commenced at Faneuil Hall, Oct. 15, 1862 At Faneuil Hall, again suspended, Nov. 5, 1862 Commenced in Boston, by districts, May 12, 1863 Caused a great r
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Sir Alexander Forester Cochrane, who, in 1814, took Washington City, the Capital of the United States, and burned the public buildings. In February, 1814, Lord Cochrane, the subject of this article, then a member of Parliament, was accused of having spread a false report of the death of Napoleon for the purpose of affecting the price of stocks, and was condemned to a year's imprisonment and a fine of £ 1,000. He was also excluded from Parliament and the order of the Bath. The fine was paid by his friends; his innocence was afterwards established. In 1818 Lord Cochrane took the command of the naval force of Chile, which he conducted with great credit, and afterwards that of Brazil. In 1823, the Emperor Don Pedro created him Marquis of Maranham. After the peace between Portugal and Brazil he returned to England. In 1826 he intended to enter the Greek service, and finally did enter it in 1827. He continued in that service until the following year, and then returned to England.
ay from Marseilles to Lisbon, was recently at New York, and while there her crew and commander attracted much attention by their bravery in extinguishing a fire on a neighboring vessel. From there she went to Europe. A letter says: On her arrival in Europe the Donna. Isabel was ordered to the Mediterranean, and anchored in the Bay of Naples most opportunely. When the King of the Two Sicilians was on the eve of losing his capital, the Donna Isabel took on board the sister of the Emperor Don Pedro and her children, and carried them to Marseilles. While in this latter port her crew had another opportunity of displaying their gallantry, which is not generally shown, and which, as calculated to increase the interest that the American people must naturally feel for the fate of the unhappy vessel, we take pleasure in recording. A steamer, in which Mr. Preston, our Minister to Spain, was passenger, ran upon the rocks in a gale or wind, and was in imminent danger of going to pieces
ollars. Political news is very quiet. The Emperor is quietly spending the hot months at Petropolis, among his Ministers and all the Diplomatic Corps; and the only excitement in commercial news is the increased demand for coffee from the United States, which has raised that article as high as 9,500 per arroba for some choice lots. On the 25th of this month there is to be a grand festival, it being the anniversary of swearing to the Constitution, and the grand equestrian statue of Don Pedro I. is then to be inaugurated. It is one of the finest and largest statues in the world, and has been erected at a cost of over half a million of dollars. There has not been one single case of yellow fever reported this year, and the city, though very hot, is most unusually healthy for this time of the year. Commercial news. Number of bags of coffee exported since February 8th to the United States86,250 Other ports82,100 Total168,350 Closing prices, average qualities,