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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 7 1 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Women and Men 2 0 Browse Search
Elizabeth Cary Agassiz, Louis Agassiz: his life and correspondence, third edition 2 0 Browse Search
George Bancroft, History of the Colonization of the United States, Vol. 1, 17th edition. 2 0 Browse Search
George Bancroft, History of the United States from the Discovery of the American Continent, Vol. 3, 15th edition. 2 0 Browse Search
Rev. James K. Ewer , Company 3, Third Mass. Cav., Roster of the Third Massachusetts Cavalry Regiment in the war for the Union 1 1 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