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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 7 1 Browse Search
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Elizabeth Cary Agassiz, Louis Agassiz: his life and correspondence, third edition 2 0 Browse Search
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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), De Monts, Sieur (Pierre De Gast) (search)
hen he finally left Port Royal (1612) in charge of his son, the Jesuit priests made the same claim on the fiery young Poutrincourt, who threatened them with corporal punishment, when they withdrew to Mount Desert Island and set up a cross in token of sovereignty. They were there in 1613, when Samuel Argall, a freebooter of the seas, went, under the sanction of the governor of Virginia, to drive the French from Acadia as intruders on the soil of a powerful English company. The Jesuits at Mount Desert, it is said, thirsting for vengeance, piloted Argall to Port Royal. He plundered and burned the town, drove the inhabitants to the woods, and broke up the settlement. Unable to contend with the English company, De Monts abandoned Acadia and proposed to plant a colony on the St. Lawrence River, under the direction of Champlain and Pont-Greve. But his monopoly was partially revoked in 1608. Under the auspices of a company of merchants at Dieppe and St. Malo, settlements were begun at Qu
Gosnold (1602) and Martin Pring (1603), though it is possible they were seen by Cabot (1498) and Verrazano (1524). The French, under De Monts, wintered near the site of Calais, on the St. Croix (1604-5), and took possession of the Sagadahock, or Kennebec, River. Captain Weymouth was there in 1605, and kidnapped some of the natives; and in 1607 the Plymouth Company sent emigrants to settle there, but they did Seal of the State of Maine. not remain long. A French mission established at Mount Desert was broken up by Samuel Argall (q. v.) in 1613, and the next year Captain Smith, landing first at Monhegan Island, explored the coast of Maine. The whole region of Maine, and far southward, westward and eastward, was included in the charter of the Plymouth Company, and in 1621 the company, having granted the country east of the St. Croix to Sir William Alexander (q. v.), established that river as the eastern boundary of Maine. Monhegan Island was first settled (1622) and next Saco (1623)
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Nichols, George Ward 1837-1885 (search)
Nichols, George Ward 1837-1885 Military officer; born in Mount Desert, Me., June 21, 1837; served through the Civil War, first on Gen. Fremont staff, and later on that of General Sherman. He published The story of Sherman's March to the sea; The sanctuary; Art education, etc. He died in Cincinnati, O., Sept. 15, 1885.
Feb. 17, 1781 General Wadsworth captured at Thomaston and imprisoned at Castine, Feb. 18; escapes......June 18, 1781 Land office is opened at the seat of government, and State lands in the district of Maine are sold to soldiers and emigrants at $1 per acre on the navigable waters; elsewhere given, provided settlers clear sixteen acres in four years......1784 First issue of the Falmouth gazette and weekly Advertiser, the earliest newspaper established in Maine......Jan. 1, 1785 Mount Desert, confiscated from Governor Bernard, is reconfirmed in part to his son John and to French claimants......1785 Convention to consider the separation of the district from Massachusetts meets at Falmouth......Oct. 5, 1785 Convention appointed at the October meeting assembles at Falmouth and draws up a statement of particulars......Jan. 4, 1786 Massachusetts lands, 1,107,396 acres, between Penobscot and St. Croix rivers, disposed of by lottery; a large portion purchased by William B
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Women and Men, chapter 14 (search)
ve put away their wares, if they still have any, in boxes; have secreted their gains, if they have made any, in their pockets; and have disappeared-whither? Their destination seems as inscrutable as that of the birds of summer, and we only know that, like the birds, they will return in spring. But there is one class of summer toilers by the sea whom we can trace and whose destination we know — the most laborious toilers of all. When the household lights go out, one by one, at Newport or Mount Desert; when the trunks are all packed, and John has seen to the departure of the last load of luggage; when the pretty cottage is locked up, and relapses into the hands of the native Hiram or the foreign-born Dennis, who dwells in the neighborhood, and is to keep an eye to it all winter-then we know that the change has come, and that the most laborious of the daughters of toil are transferred to another sphere of labor, not less arduous, but only different. These women of endless and exhausti
Rev. James K. Ewer , Company 3, Third Mass. Cav., Roster of the Third Massachusetts Cavalry Regiment in the war for the Union, Read's Company. (search)
, Corp; 25, in; farmer. Nov. 5, 1861. Wounded Sept. 19, 1864. M. O. Nov. 26, 1864. Charles Corcoran, Corp., en. New Orleans, La., May 9, 1862. Disch. disa. from wound, March 19, 1864. William D. Coose, Corp., Essex, 23, m; salesman. Oct. 14, 1861. M. O: Nov. 26, 1864. Joshua W. Dowst, Corp., Salem, 26. s; painter. Dec, 2, 1861. Disch. disa. June 30, 1863. William S. Doty, Corp., Wareham, 18, s; farmer. Oct. 7, 1861. M. O. Nov. 26, 1864. Arthur P. Galley, Corp., Mount Desert, Me., 22, s; sailor. Nov. 12 1861. M. O. Nov. 26, 1864. Nicholas Heishoff, Corp., en. New Orleans, May 9, 1862. Deserted July 20, 1864, New Orleans, La. John W. Langley, Corp., en. Boston, 19, s; coachman. Sept. 20, 1861. Disch. disa. June 15, 1862. Alonzo. W. Persons, Corp. Woburn, 28, m; merhant, Dec. 18, 1861. Disch. and appointed Capt. Co. G, 1st La. Inf. Aug. 2, 1862. M. O. July 12, 1865. Lorenz Pezold, Corp. en. New Orleans, La. 26; carpenter. May 9, 1862. M. O.
Elizabeth Cary Agassiz, Louis Agassiz: his life and correspondence, third edition, Chapter 20: 1863-1864: Aet. 56-57. (search)
udy the so—called horse — backs. The journey proved to be one of the most interesting he had made in this country with reference to local glacial phenomena. Compass in hand, he followed the extraordinary ridges of morainic material lying between Bangor and Katahdin, to the Ebeene Mountains, at the foot of which are the Katahdin Iron Works. Returning to Bangor, he pursued, with the same minute investigation, the glacial tracks and erratic material from that place to the seacoast and to Mount Desert. The details of this journey and its results are given in one of the papers contained in the second volume of his Geological Sketches. In conclusion, he says; I suppose these facts must be far less expressive to the general observer than to one who has seen this whole set of phenomena in active operation. To me they have been for many years so familiar in the Alpine valleys, and their aspect in those regions is so identical with the facts above described, that paradoxical as the statem
our commission as members of the same body. Soe shall wee keepe the unitie of the spirit in the bond of peace. The Lord will be our God, and delight to dwell among us, as his owne people; wee shall see much more of his wisdome, power, goodness, and truthe, than formerly wee have been acquainted with; Hee shall make us a prayse and glory, that men shall say of succeeding plantations, the Lord make it likely that of New England. After sixty one days at sea the Arbella came in sight of Mount Desert; on the tenth of June the White Hills were descried afar off; near the Isle of Shoals and Cape Ann, the sea was enlivened by the shallops of fishermen; and on the twelfth, as the ship came to anchor outside of Salem harbor, it was visited by William Pierce, of the Lyon, whose frequent voy- Chap. IX.} 1630. ages had given him experience as a pilot on the coast. Winthrop and his companions came full of hope; they found the colony in an unexpected condition of distress. Above eighty had
, holding possession of Nova Scotia and the Mass Hist. Coll. x. 115 adjacent isles, and probably never much exceeding three thousand in number, were known to our fathers only as the active allies of the French. They often invaded, but never inhabited, New England. The Etchemins, or Canoemen, dwelt not only on the St. John's River, the Ouygondy of the natives, Champlain i. 74. but on the St. Croix, which Champlain always called from their name, and extended as far west, at least, as Mount Desert. Next to these came the Abenakis, of whom one Chap XXII.} tribe has left its name to the Penobscot, and another to the Androscoggin; while a third, under the auspices Champlain. Relation, &c. of Jesuits, had its chapel and its fixed abode in the fertile fields of Norridgewock. The clans that disappeared from their ancient hunting-grounds did not always become extinct; they often migrated to the north and west. Of the Sokokis, who Relation 1646 appear to have dwelt near Saco, an