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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Carleton, Sir Guy, Lord Dorchester 1724- (search)
Carleton, Sir Guy, Lord Dorchester 1724- civil and military officer; born in Stra- Guy Carleton. bane, Ireland, Sept. 3, 1724; entered the Guards at an early age, and became a lieutenant-colonel in 1748. He was aide to the Duke of Cumberland in the German campaign of 1757; was with Amherst in the siege of Louisburg in 1758; with Wolfe at Quebec (1759) as quartermaster-general; and was a brigadier-general at the siege of Belle Isle, where he was wounded. He was also quartermaster-general in the expedition against Havana in 1762, and in 1767 he was made lieutenant-governor of Quebec. The next year he was appointed governor. In 1772 he was promoted to major-general, and in 1774 was made governor-general of the Province of Quebec. In an expedition against the forts on Lake Champlain in 1775 he narrowly escaped capture; and at the close of the year he successfully resisted a siege of Quebec by Montgomery. The next spring and summer he drove the Americans out of Canada, and tot
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Cartier, Jacques 1494-1555 (search)
propriate ceremonies in the cathedral at St. Malo, he sailed from that port with two ships, having each a crew of 120 men, and, after a prosperous voyage of twenty days, they arrived at Newfoundland. Sailing northward, he entered the Strait of Belle Isle, and, touching the coast of Labrador, he formally took possession of the country in the name of his king, and erected a cross, upon which he hung the arms of France. Turning southward, he followed the west coast of Newfoundland to Cape Race. uccess of this voyage, the King placed Cartier in command of three ships, which left St. Malo at the middle of May, 1535, bearing some of the young nobility of France. Separated by storms, they met at the appointed rendezvous, in the Strait of Belle Isle, in July, and sailed up the St. Lawrence to the mouth of a river (now St. Charles) at the site of Quebec, which they reached on Sept. 14. His squadron consisted of the Great Hermine, 120 tons; Little Hermine, 60 tons; and L'Emerillon, a small
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Fisheries, the. (search)
ty of peace, these fisheries ought to be considered as a perpetual joint property. Indeed, New England had planned, and furnished the forces for, the first reduction of Cape Breton, and had rendered conspicuous assistance in the acquisition of Nova Scotia and Canada by the English. The Congress, on March 23, 1779, in committee of the whole, agreed that the right to fish on the coasts of Nova Scotia, the banks of Newfoundland, in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, and the straits of Labrador and Belle Isle, should in no case be given up. In the final treaty of peace (1783) the fishery question was satisfactorily settled. In the summer of 1845 some ill-feeling was engendered between the United States and Great Britain concerning the fisheries on the coasts of British America in the East. American fishermen were charged with a violation of the treaty of 1818 with Great Britain, which stipulated that they should not cast their lines or nets in the bays of the British provinces, except at th
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Wrecks. (search)
ed......night of April 27-28, 1859 Steamship Indian, from Liverpool to Portland, strikes on Seal Ledge, about 65 miles east of Halifax, and breaks in two amidships; twenty-four lives lost......Nov. 21, 1859 American emigrant vessel Luna wrecked on rocks off Barfleur; about 100 lives lost......Feb. 19, 1860 New mail steamer Hungarian wrecked near Cape Sable, N. S.; all on board (205) lost......night of Feb. 19-20, 1860 Steamer Canadian strikes on ice-field in Strait of Belle Isle, Newfoundland, and founders in half an hour; thirty-five lives lost......June 4, 1861 British mail steamer Anglo-Saxon wrecked in a dense fog on reef off Cape Race, Newfoundland; about 237 out of 446 lives lost......April 27, 1863 Steamer Constitution wrecked on Cape Lookout shoals; forty lives lost......Dec. 25, 1865 Steamer Evening Star, from New York to New Orleans, founders at sea; about 250 lives lost......Oct. 3, 1866 Steamship City of Boston, Inman line, 177 persons on board, n
ress, in committee of the whole, on the nine- March 19. teenth of March, agreed substantially to the report on boundaries, yet with an option to adopt westward from Lake Ontario the parallel of the forty-fifth degree of latitude. The right to the fisheries was long under discussion, which ended with the vote that the common right of the United States to fish on the 22. coasts, bays, and banks of Nova Scotia, the banks of Newfoundland and gulf of St. Lawrence, the straits of Labrador and Belle Isle, should in no case be given up. Secret Journals of Congress, II. 145. On the twenty-fourth, ten states against Penn- 24. sylvania alone, New Hampshire and Connecticut being divided, refused to insert the right to navigate the Mississippi. Secret Journals of Congress, II. 148. On that subject the instructions were properly silent; for it was a question with Spain alone; Great Britain, according to the American view, was to possess no territory on the Mississippi, Chap. IX.} 1779. f
Flag of truce. --The flag of truce boat which arrived at City Point on Wednesday afternoon brought up 312 paroled men, 12 officers, 3 political prisoners, and 3 ladies, and to-morrow morning a like number of Yankees will be started from this city for City Point. They were brought over from Belle Isle last evening. We append the following list of officers brought up from City Point, the most of whom have been in the hands of the Yankees over twelve months: Col. W Von Schureling, Gen French's Staff, Capt David Wagster, 12th Tenn; Capt J. C. Jamison, Burbsidge's regiment; Capt W. C. Bird, 1st Fla; 1st Lieut F. Turner. Co I, 4th Tenn; 1st Lieut J. D. Tolley, Co. I, 8th Tenn, 1st Lieut J. C. Duvall, Burns's artillery; 1st Lieut W. P. Newman, Co. II. 2d Tenn cavalry; 2d Lieut D. C. Bane, Co. B. 50th Tenn, 2d Lieut E. E. Knight, of North Carolina; 2d Lieut T. C. Murrell, Gen Cheatham's Staff; 2d Lieut B Garnett, Campbell's battery.
rs of war at Richmond is exciting a general lamentation at the North. The stories told by returned prisoners are startling. One who arrived at Annapolis from Belle Isle said the ration there was a piece of dry bread and a piece of meat about "as big as the head of a pin." This alarming intelligence was immediately telegraphed t$2,000 in Virginia money. To Libby prison, 526 bbls flour, 13 bbls. mess beet, 12 bbls. mess pork, 1 bbl, corn meal, and I sack of sail, and the same amount to Belle Isle. The "loyal citizens" of Baltimore have contributed $272. The Federal authorities at Baltimore have received satisfactory letters that the articles sent are fa corn bread, weighing less than a half pound. This they were expected to subsist on for twenty-four hours. The officer in change confessed that the prisoners on Belle Isle were starving, and that he had not, and could not, procure food for them. For twenty-four hours not the slightest articles in the way of food had been given to
Recapture of Yankee prisoners. --In addition to the two Yankees killed and three wounded on Thursday night in attempting to escape from Belle Isle, two others succeeded in getting away by swimming the river to the south side, when they made their way to Mrs. H. W. Fisher's, in Chesterfield county, seven miles from this city. Seeking refuge in the sheep-house, they were there discovered by a servant named Jesse, who was guarding the place, and arrested by him and taken to Mrs. Fisher's house. The next day they were returned to prison. Jesse at the time he made the arrest was armed with a loaded gun, and threatened to shoot his prisoners if they made any resistance. Both of them are Pennsylvanians.
Sent to Salisbury. --Several hundred Yankee prisoners were sent to Salisbury yesterday morning. Within the past week, the large lot, amounting to thousands, who have been confined on Belle Isle and other prison camps here, have been sent off, and now everything in the way of accommodations is again prepared for the reception of the many thousand Yankees which it is expected will be captured within the next few days.