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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), New Jersey, (search)
New Jersey, Was one of the thirteen original colonies. Its territory was claimed to be a part of New Netherland. A few Dutch traders from New Amsterdam seem to have settled at Bergen about 1620, and in 1623 a company led by Capt. Jacobus May built Fort Nassau, at the mouth of the Timmer Kill, near Gloucester. There four young married couples, with a few others, began a settlement the same year. In 1634, Sir Edward Plowden obtained a grant of land on the New Jersey side of the Delaware from the English monarch, and called it New Albion, and four years later some Swedes and Fins bought land from the Indians in the vicinity and began some settlements. These and the Dutch drove off the English, and in 1665 Stuyvesant dispossessed the Swedes. After the grant of New Netherland (1664) to the Duke of York by his brother, Charles II., the former sent Col. Richard Nicolls with a land and naval force to take possession of the domain. Nicolls was made the first English governor of the
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), United States of America. (search)
Gold reserve in the United States treasury falls below $89,600,000......June 8, 1893 Floor of Ford's Theatre, Washington, D. C., used by the pension record division of the War Office, falls while nearly 400 government clerks are at work in the building; twenty-one killed, sixty-eight injured......June 9, 1893 Battle-ship Massachusetts launched at Messrs. Cramp & Sons' ship-yards in Philadelphia......June 10, 1893 Viking ship, representing Lief Ericson's Cockstab Find, which left Bergen, Norway, April 30, for the World's Fair at Chicago, reaches New York......June 17, 1893 United States Senator Leland Stanford, ex-governor of California, born 1824, dies at Palo Alto, Cal.......June 20, 1893 Governor Altgeld, of Illinois, pardons Fielden, Schwab, and Neebe, anarchists engaged in the Haymarket riot......June 26, 1893 President Cleveland calls an extra session of Congress to meet Aug. 7......June 30, 1893 Frequent failures among national, State, and private banks..
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), New Jersey, (search)
Delaware River to Trenton Falls......Sept. 1, 1634 Number of English families settle on Salem Creek, at a place called by the Indians Asamohaking......1640 Dutch acquire by deed a large tract of land in the eastern part of New Jersey called Bergen......Jan. 30, 1658 Royal charter executed by Charles II., in favor of the Duke of York, of the whole region between the Connecticut and Delaware rivers......March 20, 1664 Present State of New Jersey granted by the Duke of York to Lord Johnand Holland......Feb. 9, 1674 Edward Byllinge, becoming financially embarrassed, assigns his contract to William Penn and others......Feb. 10, 1674 Philip Carteret returns and resumes authority in New Jersey, meeting the General Assembly at Bergen......Nov. 6, 1674 Fenwick, sailing from London in the ship Griffith, arrives with a small company of Quakers and settles at Salem......June, 1675 Concessions and agreements of the proprietors of the Fenwick and Byllinge purchase in New Je
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Van Reypen, William Knickerbocker 1840- (search)
Van Reypen, William Knickerbocker 1840- Naval officer; born in Bergen, N. J., Nov. 14, 1840; graduated at the Medical Department of the University of New York in 1862; served at the Naval Hospital, New York, in 1862, and on the frigate St. Lawrence of the East Gulf blockading squadron, in 1863-64; appointed medical director in March, 1865; surgeon-general United States navy, and chief of the bureau of medicine and surgery with the rank of rearadmiral, Oct. 22, 1897. During the American-Spanish War he designed and equipped the ambulance ship Solace, the first ever employed in naval warfare.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Washingtoniana. -1857 (search)
, New York, 1776; the Miller House, near White Plains, Westchester co., N. Y., 1776; Schuyler House, Pompton, N. J., 1777; the Ring House, at Chad's Ford, on the Brandywine, and the Elmar House, Whitemarsh, 1777; the Potts House, Valley Forge, 1777-78; Freeman's Tavern, Morristown, N. J., 1777-78; the Brinkerhoff House, Fishkill, N. Y., 1778; at Fredericksburg (in Putnam county, N. Y.) 1779; Ford Mansion, Morristown, 1779-80; New Windsor-on-the-Hudson, 1779, 1780, and 1781; Hopper House, Bergen county, N. J., 1780; Birdsall House, Peekskill, N. Y., 1780; De Windt House, at Tappan, 1780; Moore's house, Yorktown, Va., 1781; Hasbrouch House, Newburg, 1782, 1783; Farm-house at Rocky Hill, N. J., near Princeton, 1783; and Fraunce's Tavern, corner of Broad and Pearl streets, New York City, where he parted with his officers, 1783. During his whole military career Washington never received the slightest personal injury. In the desperate battle on the Monongahela, where Braddock was mort