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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Civil War in the United States. (search)
leave Southampton (England) Harbor; the United States gunboat Tuscarora, starting in pursuit, stopped by the British frigate Shannon.—5. Jesse D. Right, of Indiana, expelled from the United States Senate. British schooner Mars captured off Florida.—8. General Hunter declared martial law throughout Kansas.—9-13. The House Treasury-note Bill, with legal-tender clause, passed the United States Senate. Chesapeake and Albemarle Canal destroyed by Union forces.—17. Confederates defeated at Sugar Creek, Ark. First regular Congress of the Confederates assembled at Richmond.—10. Confederate government ordered all Union prisoners to be released.—20. Fully 4,000 Confederates, sent to reinforce Fort Donelson, captured on the Cumberland River.— 21. First execution of a slave-trader under the laws of the United States took place at New York, in the case of N. P. Gordon.-22. Martial law proclaimed over western Tennessee.—24. Fayetteville, Ark., captured by the Union troops, but bur
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), De Smet, Peter John, 1801-1872 (search)
De Smet, Peter John, 1801-1872 Missionary; born in Termonde, Belgium, Dec. 31, 1801 studied in the Episcopal seminary of Mechlin. With five other students he sailed from Amsterdam in 1821 for the United States, and entered the Jesuit school at Whitemarsh, Md. In 1828 he went to St. Louis and aided in founding the University of St. Louis, where he later became a professor. In 1838 lie founded a mission among the Pottawattomie Indians on Sugar Creek. In July, 1840, he went to the Peter Valley in the Rocky Mountains, where he met about 1,600 Flathead Indians, whom he found easy to convert, as they had retained much of the influence of the teaching given them two centuries before by the French missionaries. By the help of an interpreter he translated the Commandments, the Lord's Prayer, and the Creed into their language, and these within two weeks time the Flatheads learned. During his journey back to St. Louis he was several times surrounded by the Blackfeet Indians, who, when