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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), French refugees in America. (search)
French refugees in America. The colony of Huguenots planted in America by Coligni disappeared, but the revocation of the Edict of Nantes (q. v.) in 1685 caused another and larger emigration to America. The refugees in England had been kindly assisted there, and after the accession of William and Mary Parliament voted $75,000 to be distributed among persons of quality and all such as, through age or infirmity, were unable to support themselves. The King sent a large body of them to Virginia, and lands were allotted them on the James River; others purchased lands of the proprietaries of Carolina, and settled on the Santee River; while others—merchants and artisans—settled in Charleston. These Huguenots were a valuable acquisition to the colonies. In the South they planted vineyards and made wine. A large number of them settled in the province of New York, chiefly in Westchester and Ulster counties, and in the city of New Y
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Lynch, Thomas 1749- (search)
Lynch, Thomas 1749- Signer of the Declaration of Independence; born in Prince George parish, S. C., Aug. 5, 1749; was of Austrian descent. His father, also Thomas, a wealthy patriot, was a member of the Continental Congress from 1774 till his death, in 1776, The son was educated in England, and returned home in 1772, when he settled upon a plantation on the Santee River and married. He was elected to fill the seat of his sick father in Congress near the close of 1775, when he voted for and signed the Declaration of Independence. His own ill-health compelled him to leave Congress in the fall of 1776. Near the close of 1779 he embarked for St. Eustatius, with the intention of proceeding to Europe, but the vessel and all on board were never heard of afterwards.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Motte, Rebecca (search)
Motte, Rebecca Heroine; daughter of Mr. Brewton, an Englishman; married Jacob Motte, a South Carolina planter, in 1758, and was the mother of six children. Left a widow of fortune at about the beginning of the Revolutionary War, she resided in a fine mansion near the Santee River, from which she was driven by British, who fortified the Fort Motte. building and named it Fort Motte. Marion and Lee approached with a considerable force, but having no artillery, could not dislodge the garrison. What was to be done had to be done quickly, for other posts required their attention. Only by setting the house on fire could the British be driven out. To this method Mrs. Motte gave her cheerful assent. She brought an Indian bow and arrows. To the latter lighted combustibles were affixed, and an expert fired the arrows into Rebecca Motte. the roof of the dwelling. It was soon in a blaze, when the garrison were compelled to sally out and surrender. The patriotic owner then regale
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Raleigh, Sir Walter 1552- (search)
Gilbert, and they again proposed to sail for America. Accident kept Raleigh at home, but Gilbert sailed from Plymouth with five ships in 1583, and landing in Newfoundland he took possession of the island in the name of the Queen. Off the coast of Maine the squadron was dispersed, and the vessel in which Gilbert sailed was lost in a storm with all on board. Afterwards Raleigh obtained for himself a patent as lord proprietor of the country extending from Delaware Bay to the mouth of the Santee River, to plant a colony there; and in 1584 he sent two ships thither under the respective commands of Philip Amidas and Arthur Barlow (see Amidas, Philip). They entered Ocracoke Inlet, off the coast of North Carolina, in July; explored Pamlico and Albemarle sounds; discovered Roanoke Island, and, waving over its soil the banner of England, took possession of it in the name of the Queen. On their return to England in the autumn they gave glowing accounts of the country they had discovered, and
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Watson, Fort, capture of (search)
Watson, Fort, capture of Upon an ancient tumulus, almost 50 feet high, on the borders of Scott's Lake (an expansion of the Santee River), a few miles below the junction of the Congaree and Wateree, the British built Fort Watson, named in compliment to Colonel Watson, who projected it. In April, 1781, it was garrisoned by eighty regulars and forty loyalists, under the command of Lieutenant McKay, when Marion and Lee appeared before it and demanded its surrender. Colonel Watson was on his way from Georgetown with a large force to assist McKay, and the latter promptly defied Marion and Lee. The latter had no cannon, and the stockade was too high to be seriously affected by small-arms. Lieutenant Maham, of Marion's brigade, planned and built a tower of logs sufficiently high to overlook the stockade, with a parapet at the top for the defence of sharp-shooters placed therein. This work was accomplished during a dark night, and at dawn the garrison was awakened by a shower of bullets