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cted ninth President of the United States, after a most animated and vigorous canvass, receiving 234 electoral votes to 60 cast for his predecessor and rival, Martin Van Buren. Gen. Harrison was the son of Benjamin Harrison, a signer of the Declaration of Independence, and was, like his father, a native of Virginia; but he migrated, while still young, to a point just below the site of Cincinnati, and thereafter resided in some Free Territory or State, mainly in Ohio. While Governor of Indiana Territory, he had favored the temporary allowance of Slavery therein; and in 1819, being then an applicant for office at the hands of President Monroe, he had opposed the Missouri Restriction. Gen. Harrison was, therefore, on the whole, quite as acceptable, personally, to the Slave Power as Mr. Van Buren; and he received the votes of Delaware, Maryland, North Carolina, Kentucky, Tennessee, Mississippi, and Louisiana. He failed, however, to win the favor of Mr. Calhoun, and so had no considerab
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Kansas, (search)
pedition entered Kansas at the Kaw Indian village, then situated near the present site of Atchison, moved in a southwesterly direction across Kansas for about 230 miles to the nearest village of the Paducas, made a satisfactory treaty, and returned to Fort Orleans......Oct. 5, 1724 Included in the Louisiana Territory purchase of France......1803 Congress divides Louisiana into two unequal parts, the one north of lat. 33° N., called the district of Louisiana, under the governor of Indiana Territory......March 26, 1804 Lewis and Clark leave St. Louis for the Pacific, under government authority, and find remains of an old French fort near the present site of Atchison......May, 1804 District of Louisiana made the Territory of Louisiana......March 3, 1805 Zebulon M. Pike, at the village of the Pawnee republic, causes the Spanish flag to be lowered and the flag of the United States to be raised (State legislature in 1901 marks the site with a granite shaft)......Sept. 29, 180
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Wisconsin, (search)
ohn Long, an English trader, visits Green Bay and Prairie du Chien......June, 1780 Bazil Girard, Augustin Angi, and Pierre Antaya settle Prairie du Chien......1781 Laurent Barth engages in the carrying trade at the portage from the Fox to the Wisconsin rivers......1793 Trading posts established at Kewaunee, Sheboygan, Manitowoc, and Milwaukee, by Jacques Vieau......1795 Western posts surrendered by England to the United States......June 1, 1796 Wisconsin included in the Territory of Indiana, created by act approved......May 7, 1800 Judge Charles Reaume appointed justice of the peace at Green Bay by Gov. William Henry Harrison, of Indiana.......1803 By treaty of St. Louis the united Sacs and Foxes cede to the United States land, a portion of which lies in southern Wisconsin......Nov. 3, 1804 Wisconsin included in the Territory of Illinois, created by act approved......Feb. 3, 1809 Thomas Nuttall and John Bradbury, naturalists, explore Wisconsin......1809