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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Powhatan, -1618 (search)
and there Captain Smith and his companions, exploring the stream, found him. By his wisdom and prowess he had raised himself to the rank of sagamore, or civil ruler, over thirty Indian tribes, and was entitled Powhatan, having a significance like that of Pharaoh, the official title of a line of kings of Egypt. His subjects numbered about 8,000, and he is known in history simply as Powhatan. When he became emperor he resided chiefly at Weroworomoco (now Shelly), on the York River, in Gloucester county, Va. He treated the English people hospitably, but his younger brother, Opechancanough, King of Pamunkey, was always hostile to them. When Captain Smith was taken prisoner by him, he conducted the captain first to his own village, and then to the palace of Powhatan on the York. At the former place the Indians held incantations for three days to discover Smith's character, for they were in doubt whether he was the incarnation of the good or the evil spirit. Then they took him to Pow
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), New York, (search)
Continental Congress met in New York City—that is, from Jan. 11, 1785, to Oct. 21, 1788. Also the first and second sessions of the First Congress under the Constitution......March 4, 1789–Aug. 12, 1790 Phelps & Gorham sell to Robert Morris 1,204,000 acres in western New York for 8d. an acre......1 790 Boundary between New York and Vermont established......1790 Congress leaves New York City and meets in Philadelphia......December, 1790 Part of Vermont formed Cumberland and Gloucester counties in New York till ......1791 Paper mill erected at Troy, which makes from four to five reams of paper daily......1791 French privateer fitted out in New York is seized by militia by order of Governor Clinton......June 14, 1791 Frederick William Augustus, Baron Steuben, major-general in the Revolutionary army dies at Steubenville, Oneida county......Nov. 28, 1794 Union College incorporated at Schenectady......1795 George Clinton, after eighteen years service, declines re-
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Walker, Thomas 1715-1794 (search)
Walker, Thomas 1715-1794 Patriot; born in Gloucester county, Va., Jan. 25, 1715; educated at William and Mary College; studied medicine and practised in Fredericksburg, Va. In 1750 he travelled west and was probably the first white man to pass the present boundaries of Kentucky. He was commissary-general under Washington in General Braddock's army, and was present at the latter's defeat. In 1775 he was elected to the Virginia House of Burgesses, where he served on the second committee of safety; in 1777 was appointed with his son, Col. John Walker, to visit the Indians in Pittsburg, Pa., for the purpose of gaining their friendship for the Americans; and in 1778 was made president of the commission to settle the boundary between Virginia and North Carolina. Walker Mountains in southwestern Virginia were named after him. He died in Albemarle county, Va., Nov. 9, 1794. His son, John, legislator; born in Albemarle county, Va., Feb. 13, 1744, was an aide to Washington during the R