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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Florida, (search)
he Southern Department, in 1778, was ordered from Charleston to Savannah to protect the Georgians and attack St. Augustine. A considerable body of troops led by Howe, and accompanied by General Houstoun, of Georgia, penetrated as far as the St. Mary's River, where sickness, loss of draught-horses, and disputes about command checked the expedition and caused it to be abandoned. The refugees in Florida retaliated by an invasion in their turn. In the summer of that year two bodies of armed menfor pretext for seizing it was soon found. The Florida insurgents planted the standard of revolt, March, 1812, on the bluff opposite the town of St. Mary, on the border line. Some United States gunboats under Commodore Campbell were in the St. Mary's River, and Mathews had some United States troops at his command near. The insurgents, 220 in number, sent a flag of truce, March 17, to Fernandina, demanding the surrender of the town and island. About the same time the American gunboats appeare
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Georgia, (search)
f land south of the Altamaha by South Carolina......March 30, 1763 First newspaper in Georgia, the Georgia Gazette, issued at Savannah by James Johnson......April 17, 1763 By royal proclamation, southern boundary of Georgia is made the St. Mary's River, including lands between this and the Altamaha claimed by South Carolina......Oct. 7, 1763 Congress of Creeks, Cherokees, Catawbas, Chickasaws, and Chocktaws, meet governors of Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia at Augua, and conclude treaty and cede additional land to Georgia......Nov. 5, 1763 New commission granted Governor Wright for the new Mississippi territory of Georgia......Jan. 20, 1764 Four additional parishes laid off between Altamaha and St. Mary's rivers......1765 Sixteen members of Assembly at Savannah consider a circular from Massachusetts Assembly, proposing a General Congress at New York on the Stamp Act......Sept. 2, 1765 Letter sent General Congress in New York announces hearty
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Mississippi, (search)
iege of a week......April 30, 1781 Don Carlos de Grandpre, appointed civil and military commander of the district of Natchez, July 29, 1781, takes measures to punish insurgents who had not fled after the capture of Pensacola, and imprisons seven, charged with promoting a general rebellion against government in the district of Natchez......1781 Definitive treaty of peace establishes the southern boundary of the United States at the 31st parallel N. lat., from the Mississippi to the St. Mary's River; but in ceding Florida to Spain no boundary on the north is mentioned, hence Spain claims north to the mouth of the Yazoo River; signed......Sept. 3, 1782 County of Bourbon established by Georgia of all lands east of the Mississippi between lat. 31° and the mouth of the Yazoo, to which Indian titles had been extinguished......Feb. 7, 1785 Act erecting Bourbon county repealed......Feb. 1, 1788 Four companies chartered by the Georgia legislature with control of more than 3,000,0
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Montana, (search)
.1809 Gen. William H. Ashley, of St. Louis, builds a trading-post on the Yellowstone......1822 American Fur Company builds Fort Union on the Missouri, 3 miles above the mouth of the Yellowstone......1829 Steamboat Assiniboine, built by the American Fur Company, ascends the Missouri to Fort Union in 1833; winters near the mouth of Popular Creek......1835 Father Peter John de Smet visits the Flathead Indians in Gallatin Valley......1840 De Smet establishes a mission on the St. Mary's River in the Bitter Root Valley......September, 1842 De Smet establishes St. Ignatius mission in the Flathead Lake Valley......1845 American Fur Company builds Fort Benton......1846 Steamboat El Paso reaches the mouth of Milk River......1850 Francis Finlay, alias Benetsee, a half-breed Scotch-and-Indian trader, settled in what is now Deer Lodge county on Gold Creek, discovers gold......1852 Gov. Isaac I. Stevens explores a route for a Pacific Railroad from St. Paul across Monta
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Cheerful Yesterdays, chapter 10 (search)
the gleam of the camp-fires on the dusky faces made the whole scene look more like an encampment of Bedouin Arabs than like anything on the Atlantic shores. Before I had joined the regiment, detachments of recruits had been sent down the coast of South Carolina and Georgia to destroy saltworks and bring away lumber; and after it had grown to fuller size, there occurred several expeditions into the interior, under my command, with or without naval escort. We went by ourselves up the St. Mary's River, where the men were for the first time actively under fire, and acquitted themselves well. The river itself was regarded by naval officers as the most dangerous in that region, from its great rapidity, its sudden turns, and the opportunity of attack given by the projecting bluffs. To this day I have never understood why our return was not cut off by the enemy's felling trees, which could have been done easily at several points. We were on a double-ender, --a steamer built for a ferr
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 17. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Development of the free soil idea in the United States. (search)
ttracted attention, and was the first encroachment upon the terms of the Missouri compromise by any direct measure. This section of the State furnished the most aggressive emigration into the western territory in later years. In the year 1819 negotiations were opened with Spain for the purchase of Florida, and the treaty was ratified by both governments in July, 1821, and that sovereignty was formally transferred to the United States. The north boundary line of Florida followed the St. Mary's river from its mouth to its source, thence west to the Chattahoochee, thence along that stream to the 31st parallel, thence west to the Mississippi river, including the present State of Florida, parts of Alabama and Mississippi, and some parts of the present Louisiana. It also included all that territory west of the Rockies and north of the 42d parallel to the British possessions, and from the Rocky mountains to the Pacific, including Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and part of Wyoming, thereby e