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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Gray, Robert 1755-1806 (search)
Gray, Robert 1755-1806 Explorer; born in Tiverton, R. I., in 1755; was captain of the Washington, which was sent in 1787 to the northwest coast to trade with the Indians by a number of Boston merchants. In 1790 he returned by way of the Pacific Ocean on board the Columbia, which vessel had accompanied the Washington, and was thus the first to sail around the world under the American flag. Later he made a second trip to the Northwest, and on May 11, 1791, discovered the mouth of the great river, which he named Columbia. He died in Charleston, S. C., in 1806.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Philip, King (search)
t his women and children to the Narragansets for protection, and proclaimed war. He struck the first blow at Swanzey, July 4, 1675 (N. S.), 35 miles southwest of Plymouth, when the people were just returning from public worship, on a fast-day. Many were slain or captured. The surrounding settlements were aroused. The men of Boston, horse and foot, under Major Savage, joined the Plymouth forces, and all pressed towards Mount Hope. Philip and his warriors had fled to a swamp at Pocasset (Tiverton). There he was besieged many days, but finally escaped and took refuge with the Nipmucks, an interior tribe in Massachusetts, who espoused his cause; and, with 1,500 warriors, Philip hastened towards the white settlements in the distant valley of the Connecticut. Meanwhile, the little colonial army had reached the Narraganset country and extorted a treaty of friendship from Canonchet, the chief sachem of that powerful tribe. The news of this discouraged Philip, and he saw that only in e
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), State of Rhode Island, (search)
ame a new constitution. In February, 1842, the convention agreed upon a constitution, which was submitted to the people in March and rejected. Another constitution was framed by another convention, which was ratified by the people almost unanimously, and went into effect in May, 1843. In 1861 a controversy between Rhode Island and Massachusetts about boundary, which began in colonial times, was settled by mutual concessions, the former ceding to the latter that portion of the township of Tiverton containing the village of Fall River in exchange for the town of Pawtucket and a part of Seekonk, afterwards known as East Providence. Rhode Island was among the earliest to respond to President Lincoln's first call for troops, and during the Civil War, the State, with a population of only 175,000, furnished to the National army 23.711 soldiers. Population in 1890, 345,506; 1900, 428,556. See United States, Rhode Island, in vol. IX. governors. Portsmouth. William CoddingtonMar
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Rhode Island, (search)
1778 French fleet of eleven sail-of-line ships, under Count d'estaing, appearing off Brenton's Reef, six British war-vessels attempt to leave the harbor. They are pursued, and are run ashore and set on fire by their crews......Aug. 5, 1778 While the French fleet, dispersed by storms, refits at Boston, the British attack the Americans on Butts Hill; the Americans lose 211 men, the British somewhat more......Aug. 29, 1778 Americans under General Sullivan retreat from Rhode Island to Tiverton, Aug. 30, 1778, and the British fleet with the army of Sir Henry Clinton arrives at Newport......Aug. 31, 1778 Maj. Silas Talbot, with the sloop Hawk, captures the Pigot, a British galley which blockaded the eastern passage......Oct. 28, 1778 General Assembly grants £ 500 for distressed inhabitants of Newport......January, 1779 British embark for New York......Oct. 11-25, 1779 French army lands at Newport......July 10, 1780 Public reception given to General Washington in New
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), West, Samuel 1730-1807 (search)
West, Samuel 1730-1807 Clergyman; born in Yarmouth, Mass., March 3, 1730; graduated at Harvard College in 1754; settled as a minister over a congregation in New Bedford in 1761; and preached the doctrine that later became known as Unitarianism. He became a chaplain in the American army directly after the battle at Bunker Hill; and interpreted to Washington a treasonable letter written by Dr. Benjamin Church to a British army officer. He was a delegate to the constitutional convention of Massachusetts, and also to the convention which adopted the national Constitution. His publications include A sermon on the anniversary of the Landing of the fathers at Plymouth, etc. He died in Tiverton, R. I., Sept. 24, 1807.
ng his late voyage. Among them were a dozen studies of just such capotes as I had seen,--some in profile, completely screening the wearer, others disclosing women's faces, old or young. He seemed to wish to put them away, however, when I came in. Really, the plot seemed to thicken; and it was a little provoking to understand it no better, when all the materials seemed close to one's hands. A day or two later, I was summoned to Boston. Returning thence by the stage-coach, we drove from Tiverton, the whole length of the island, under one of those wild and wonderful skies which give, better than anything in nature, the effect of a field of battle. The heavens were filled with ten thousand separate masses of cloud, varying in shade from palest gray to iron-black, borne rapidly to and fro by upper and lower currents of opposing wind. They seemed to be charging, retreating, breaking, recombining, with puffs of what seemed smoke, and a few wan sunbeams sometimes striking through for
Laura E. Richards, Maud Howe, Florence Howe Hall, Julia Ward Howe, 1819-1910, in two volumes, with portraits and other illustrations: volume 1, Chapter 3: Newport 1879-1882; aet. 60-63 (search)
9 was a happy one. After the feverish months of travel and pleasure, her delight in the soft Newport climate was deeper than ever. She always felt the change from the air of the mainland to that of the island, and never crossed the bridge from Tiverton to Bristol Ferry without an exclamation of pleasure. She used to say that the soft, cool air of Newport smoothed out the tired, tangled nerves like a silver comb ! July 29. To my Club, where, better than any ovation, an affectionate greetingted the ballad, keeping her voice as she could while the heroes waged desperate combat, but breaking down entirely when Horatius plunged headlong in the tide, and swam with magnificent action across — the greensward! September 18. Preached in Tiverton to-day. Text: The fashion of this world passeth away. Subject: Fashion, an intense but transient power; in contradistinction, the eternal things of God. September 25. Spent much of this day in composing a poem in commemoration of President
55, 67, 247, 254. Terry, Margaret,, see Chanler. Tewfik Pasha, II, 36. Thackeray, W. M., II, 306. Thaxter, Celia, II, 199. Thayer, Adele, II, 312. Thayer, W. R., II, 346. Theseum, I, 275. Thorndike, Mrs., II, 247. Thucydides, II, 47, 98. Thynne, Lady, Beatrice, II, 254. Thynne, Lady, Katherine, II, 254. Ticknor, Anna, II, 345. Ticknor & Fields, I, 137, 143. Tilden, Mr., I, 345. Tilden, Mrs., II, 157. Times, London, I, 372. Tiryns, II, 5. Tiverton, II, 47, 69. Todd, Prof., II, 297. Todd, Mabel Loomis, II, 270, 297, 315. Tonawanda, II, 122. Torlonia, Princess, I, 95. Tormer, —, I, 95. Tosti, Sig., II, 357. Touraine, II, 353. Town and Country Club, I, 347; II, 47, 49-52, 55, 77. Toynbee, Arnold, II, 323. Toynbee Hall, II, 166. Transcendentalism, I, 72. Trench, Mr., II, 247. Trench, Chevenix, II, 247. Trenton, II, 156. Trevelyan, Lady, I, 267. Tribune, Chicago, II, 8, 9, 18, 176. Tribun
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Harvard Memorial Biographies, 1861. (search)
ded. Pardon Almy. Second Lieutenant 18th Mass. Vols. (Infantry), August 20, 1861; killed at Bull Run, Va., August 30, 1862. the following is extracted from the autobiography of Pardon Almy, given in the Class-Book:— I was born in Little Compton, Rhode Island, at nine o'clock, P. M., on Monday, July 4, 1836. I am the son of Mary and Pardon, son of Sanford, son of John, son of Job, son of Job, son of William, who came from England and settled in the southern part of Tiverton, Rhode Island. There, and in the northern part of the adjoining town of Little Compton, the line of his descendants from whom I come have ever since resided, and have all been farmers. The old homestead is still in the Almy family. My mother's maiden name was Mary Cook. . . . . The first sixteen years of my life were spent on a farm. I began to go to school when five years old, attending only the summer term for the first two years, then for three years both the summer and winter terms; then
Hogan, by unknown, in Sudbury street, Nov. 9, 1822 Billy Williams, by Trask and Green, in State Prison, Jan. 2, 1822 Sarah Dix, by Darby and Gilgar, on Negro Hill, Dec. 3, 1824 Mr. Lambert, by seven boys, in Hanover street, June 20, 1825 Watchman Houghton, by John Holland, in State street, Dec. 12, 1825 Joseph White, by Knapp and others, at Salem, Apr. 16, 1830 John Rich, by Elmer Campbell, in Ann street, Sep. 24, 1832 Sarah M. Connell, by Ephraim K. Avery (susp.), Tiverton, R. I., Dec. 31, 1832 -Lowell, by-Riley, in Clinton street, Mar. 20, 1836 Ellen Jewett, by Richard P. Robinson, in New York City, Apr. 14, 1836 Charles N. Lincoln, by Abner Rogers, in State Prison, June 16, 1843 James Germain, by Charles Greenleaf, in Sudbury street, June 1, 1844 James Norton, by Peter York, in Richmond street, July 2, 1844 Murder Jonas L. Parker, by unknown, in Manchester, N. H., Apr. 1, 1845 Maria Bickford, by Albert J. Tyrrell (charged), in Mt. Ve
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