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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Alsop, Richard, 1761-1815 (search)
Alsop, Richard, 1761-1815 A witty poet and essayist; born in Middletown, Conn., Jan. 23, 1761. He is best known in literature as the principal author of a series of burlesque pieces, begun in 1791 and ended in 1805, entitled, in collective form, The echo. They were thus published in 1807. Dwight, Hopkins, and Trumbull were associated with Alsop in the production of The echo, which, from a work provocative of mirth, became a bitter political satirist of the Democratic party. He wrote a Monody on the death of Washington, in heroic verse, which was published in 1800. Alsop ranked among the Hartford wits at the close of the eighteenth century. He died in Flatbush, L. L., Aug. 20, 1815.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Brooklyn, (search)
over from New York to assist in strengthening the old fortifications there, in expectation of an attack by the British. In the Civil War the citizens of Brooklyn contributed largely to the support of the Union cause in every way. The fair held here for the benefit of the United States Sanitary Commission yielded the sum of $402,943. Brooklyn was incorporated a village in April, 1816, and became a chartered city in 1834. Williamsburg and (Greenpoint were annexed to it in 1855; the towns of Flatbush, New Utrecht, and Gravesend, in 1894; and the town of Flatlands became a ward of the city in 1896. The bridge across the East River, connecting New York and Brooklyn, was designed by John A. Roebling (q. v.). It was begun in 1870 and finished in 1883. The steel cables by which it is suspended were made at Wilmington, Del.. and are supported on stone piers, 272 feet above high tide. The total length of the bridge is 5,989 feet. and the carriage-way is 135 feet above the water. The cos
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Democracy in New Netherland. (search)
ne were of English nativity. This was the first really representative assembly in the great State of New York chosen by the people. The names of the delegates were as follows: From New Amsterdam, Van Hattem, Kregier, and Van de Grist; from Breucklen (Brooklyn), Lubbertsen, Van der Beeck, and Beeckman; from Flushing, Hicks and Flake; from Newtown, Coe and Hazard; from Heemstede (Hempstead), Washburn and Somers; from Amersfoort (Flatlands), Wolfertsen, Strycker, and Swartwout; from Midwont (Flatbush), Elbertsen and Spicer; and from Gravesend, Baxter and Hubbard. Baxter was at that time the English secretary of the colony, and he led the English delegates. The object of this convention was to form and adopt a remonstrance against the tyrannous rule of the governor. It was drawn by Baxter, signed by all the delegates present, and sent to the governor, with a demand that he should give a categorical answer. In it the grievances of the people were stated under six heads. Stuyvesant m
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Graydon, Alexander 1752-1818 (search)
Graydon, Alexander 1752-1818 Author; born in Bristol, Pa., April 10, 1752; studied law; entered the Continental army in 1775; was captured in the engagement on Harlem Heights and imprisoned in New York, and later in Flatbush; was paroled and in 1778 exchanged. He was the author of Memoirs of a life, chiefly passed in Pennsylvania, within the last sixty years, with occasional remarks upon the general occurrences, character, and spirit of that eventful period. He died in Philadelphia, Pa., May 2, 1818.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Schoonmaker, Martinus 1737-1824 (search)
Schoonmaker, Martinus 1737-1824 Clergyman; born in Rochester, N. Y., in 1737; licensed to preach in 1765; held several pastorates till 1784, when he took charge of the six congregations in Kings county; was among the last ministers who preached in Dutch. During the Revolutionary War he was an active and influential Whig. He died in Flatbush, N. Y., in 1824.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), New York, (search)
Thomas Chambers, a farmer, with othersfrom near the present city of Troy, coming to Esopus, now Kingston, are the first settlers of Ulster county......1652 Flatbush settled......1652 States-General recalls Stuyvesant......April 27, 1652 His recall revoked......May 16, 1652 First public debt of New Amsterdam about 6,Dec. 8, 1653 Convention organized. New Amsterdam had three representatives; Breuckelen, three; Flushing, two; Newtown, two; Hempstead, two; Flatlands, three; Flatbush, two; Gravesend, two; four Dutch and four English towns sent ten Dutch and nine English delegates......Dec. 10, 1653 Governor dissolves the convention......Dec. 14, 1653 Pirates and robbers infest East River and plunder shores......1654 First church formed at Flatbush; Johannes Theodorus Polhemus dominie......1654 News of projected attack by the English received by Governor Stuyvesant......May 29, 1654 New Amsterdam put in a state of defence......June, 1654 Treaty of pea
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Vanderveer, Abraham 1781-1839 (search)
Vanderveer, Abraham 1781-1839 Legislator; born in Flatbush, New York, Jan. 27, 1781; appointed postmaster of Flatbush, 1814; clerk of the Kings county courts, 1816; elected member of Congress for the district including Kings, Richmond, and Rockland counties in 1836. He died in Brooklyn, July 21, 1839. Vanderveer, Abraham 1781-1839 Legislator; born in Flatbush, New York, Jan. 27, 1781; appointed postmaster of Flatbush, 1814; clerk of the Kings county courts, 1816; elected member of Congress for the district including Kings, Richmond, and Rockland counties in 1836. He died in Brooklyn, July 21, 1839.
The Daily Dispatch: December 28, 1860., [Electronic resource], American Battles during the Revolution. (search)
American Battles during the Revolution. British Loss.Amer. Loss. Lexington27384 Bunker Hill1,054453 Flatbush400200 White Plains400400 Trenton1,0600 Princeton400100 Hubbardstown180800 Bennington800100 Brandywine5001,200 Stillwater600350 Germantown6001,200 Saratoga5,752--surrendered. Red Hook50032 Monmouth400130 Rhode Island200211 Briar Creek18400 Stony Point600100 Camden375600 King's Mountain95096 Cowpens80072 Guilford Court-House532400 Hobkirk's Hill400400 Eutaw Springs1,000550 Yorktown7,072--surrendered. Total24,8517,897