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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Garfield, James Abram 1831-1881 (search)
e of the thirteen colonies conceded, but there was granted to the new republic a western territory bounded by the northern lakes, the Mississippi, and the French and Spanish possessions. How did these hills and valleys become a part of the United States? It is true that by virtue of royal charters several of the colonies set up claims extending to the South sea. The knowledge which the English possessed of the geography of this country at that time is illustrated by the fact that Capt. John Smith was commissioned to sail up the Chickahominy and find a passage to China! But the claims of the colonies were too vague to be of any consequence in determining the boundaries of the two governments. Virginia had indeed extended her settlements into the region south of the Ohio River, and during the Revolution had annexed that country to the Old Dominion, calling it the county of Kentucky. But previous to the Revolution the colonies had taken no such action in reference to the territo
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), George, Fort, (search)
he scene of important operations during the French and Indian War (q. v.) of 1755-59. The second was on Long Island. In the autumn of 1780, some Rhode Island Old relic at Fort George. Tory refugees took possession of the manor-house of Gen. John Smith, at Smith's Point, L. I., fortified it and the grounds around it, and named the works Fort George, which they designed as a depository of stores for the British in New York. They began cutting wood for the British army in the city. At the solicitation of General Smith, and the approval of Washington, Maj. Benjamin Tallmadge crossed the Sound from Fairfield, with eighty dismounted dragoons, and landed, on the evening of Nov. 21, at Woodville. There he remained until the next night, on account of a storm. At the mills, 2 miles from Fort George, he found a faithful guide, and at dawn he and his followers burst through the stockade, rushed across the parade, shouting Washington and glory! and so furiously assailed Ford George
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Gorges, Sir Ferdinando 1565-1647 (search)
coast (1605), and brought captive natives with him, Gorges took three of them into his own home, from whom, after instructing them in the English language, he gained much information about their country. Gorges now became chiefly instrumental in forming the Plymouth Company (q. v.), to settle western Virginia, and from that time he was a very active member, defending its rights before Parliament, and stimulating by his own zeal his desponding associates. In 1615, after the return of Capt. John Smith (q. v.), he set sail for New England, but a storm compelled the vessel to put back, while another vessel, under Capt. Thomas Dermer (q. v.), prosecuted the voyage. Gorges sent out a party (1616), which encamped on the River Saco through the winter; and in 1619-20 Captain Dermer repeated the voyage. The new charter obtained by the company created such a despotic monopoly that it was strongly opposed in and out of Parliament, and was finally dissolved in 1635. Gorges had, meanwhile, pr
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Grady, Henry Woodfen 1851-1892 (search)
volumes that go out annually freighted with the rich eloquence of your speakers the fact that the Cavalier, as well as the Puritan, was on the continent in its early days, and that he was up and able to be about. I have read your books carefully, and I find no mention of that fact, which seems to me an important one for preserving a sort of historical equilibrium, if for nothing else. Let me remind you that the Virginia Cavalier first challenged France on this continent; that Cavalier John Smith gave New England its very name, and was so pleased with the job that he has been handing his own name around ever since; and that, while Miles Standish was cutting off men's ears for courting a girl without her parents' consent, and forbade men to kiss their wives on Sunday, the Cavalier was courting everything in sight; and that the Almighty had vouchsafed great increase to the Cavalier colonies, the huts in the wilderness being as full as the nests in the woods. But having incorpora
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Guild, Reuben Aldridge 1822- (search)
Guild, Reuben Aldridge 1822- Author; born in West Dedham, Mass., May 4, 1822; graduated at Brown University in 1847, and served there as librarian for forty-six years. His publications include Life and journals of chaplain Smith; Life of Roger Williams; Early history of Brown University; Documentary history of Brown University, etc.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Hare, John Innes Clark 1817- (search)
Hare, John Innes Clark 1817- Jurist; born in Philadelphia. Pa., Oct. 17, 1817; graduated at the University of Pennsylvania in 1834; admitted to the bar in 1841; became an associate judge of the district court of Philadelphia; and was presiding judge of the court of common pleas in 1875-95. He published American leading cases in law (with Horace B. Wallis), etc.; and was editor of Smith's leading cases in law; White and Tudor's leading cases in equity; Hare on contracts; and the New England Exchequer reports.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Jamestown. (search)
he burning of Jamestown. Map of Jamestown settlement. (from Capt. John Smith's Historie of Virginia.) trees to shadow us from the sun; our . The church— the homely thing, like a barn —was burned while Captain Smith was a prisoner among the Indians, and he found the settlers bui Jamestown in the spring of 1610. Of the 490 persons left there by Smith the previous autumn, only sixty remained alive. They had refused to follow the admonitions of Smith to provide food for the winter, but relied upon the neighboring Indians to supply them. When Smith departeSmith departed, the Indians showed hostility and withheld corn and game. They matured a plan for the destruction of the settlers at Jamestown, when Pocahe seems to have been another destructive fire there afterwards, for Smith, speaking of the arrival of Governor Argall, in 1617, says: In Jameal of the young women at Jamestown. for a church. In the same year Smith's General Historie recalls a statement by John Rolfe: About the las
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Massachusetts, (search)
were probably visited by Northmen at the beginning of the eleventh century (Northmen), and possibly Sebastian Cabot saw them (1498), and also Verrazano (1524). The shores were explored by Bartholomew Gosnold (1602), Samuel Champlain (1604), and John Smith (1614); but the first permanent European settlement was made on the shores of Cape Cod Bay by some English Non-conformists, who, calling themselves Pilgrims, had fled from England to Holland, sojourned there a few years, formed a church at Leydom they became associated, and superadded the power of government. It was similar to the Virginia charter (see colony of Virginia), and erected the patentees and their associates into a corporation by the Map of New England coast made by Captain John Smith. name of the Governor and Company of Massachusetts Bay, in New England. The affairs of the company and the colony were to be managed by a governor, deputy-gov- Cutting the cross out of the English flag. ernor, and eighteen assistants, o
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Colony of New Hampshire, (search)
Colony of New Hampshire, Was for many years a dependent of Massachusetts. Its short line of sea-coast was probably first discovered by Martin Pring in 1603. It was visited by Capt. John Smith in 1614. The enterprising Sir Ferdinando Gorges, who had been engaged in colonizing projects many years as one of the most active members of the Plymouth Company, projected a settlement farther eastward than any yet established, and for that purpose he became associated with John Mason, a merchant (afterwards a naval commander, and secretary of the Plymouth Council of New England), and others. Mason was a man of action, and well acquainted with all matters pertaining to settlements. He and Gorges obtained a grant of land (Aug. 10, 1622) extending from the Merrimac to the Kennebec, and inland to the St. Lawrence They named the territory the Province of Laconia; and to forestall the French settlements in the east, and secure the country to the Protestants, Gorges secured a grant from Sir
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), New York, State of (search)
States Senators. Name. No. of Congress.Term. Philip Schuyler1st1789 to 1791 Rufus King1st to 4th1789 to 1796 Aaron Burr2d to 5th1791 to 1797 John Lawrence4th to 6th1796 to 1800 Philip Schuyler5th 1797 to 1798to John Sloss Hobart5th1790 William North5th1798 James Watson5th to 6th 1799 to 1800 Gouverneur Morris6th to 7th1800to 1803 John Armstrong6th to 8th1801to 1804 He Witt Clinton7th to 8th1802 to 1803 Theodore Bailey8th1803to 1804 Samuel L. Mitchell8th to 11th 1804 to 1809 John Smith8th to 13th1803 to 1813 Obadiah German11th to 14th1809to 1815 Rufus King13th to 19th1813 to 1825 Nathan Sanford14thto 17th1815 to 1821 Martin Van Buren18th to 20th1823 to 1828 Nathan Sanford19th to 22d1826 to 1831 Charles E. Dudley20th to 23d 1828to 1833 William I. Marcy22d1831to 1832 Silas Wright, Jr.22d to 28th 1832 to 1844 Nathaniel P. Tallmadge23d to 28th1833 1844 Henry A. Foster28th1844 John A. Dix28th to 31st1845 to 1849 Daniel S. Dickinson28th to 32d1845to 1851 William H
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