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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Michigan, (search)
ouncil granted to the electors of the Territory......Jan. 29, 1827 Pontiac and Detroit Railroad chartered......July 31, 1830 Governor Cass resigns; appointed United States Secretary of War......Aug. 1, 1831 George B. Porter appointed governor......Sept. 17, 1831 Troops raised in Michigan at the call of the United States government to engage in the Black Hawk War......May 22, 1832 Congress adds to Michigan the territory between the Mississippi River and the Missouri and White Earth rivers, thus including the whole of the present Minnesota, Iowa, and parts of North and South Dakota......June 28, 1834 Governor Porter dies; Stevens T. Mason acting governor......July 6, 1834 Question of southern boundary being agitated, Ohio commissioners, running a line about 12 miles southwest of Adrian, are captured by Michigan troops after several shots......April 26, 1835 Michigan having attained a population of over 60,000, a constitutional convention convenes at Detroit....
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Minnesota, (search)
of St. Peter, elected delegate to Congress from Wisconsin Territory not included in the State......Oct. 30, 1848 Extract from the diary of Harriet E. Bishop, first school-teacher in St. Paul: J. R. Clewett came into Mr. Irwine's house and said, My! how this town is growing! I counted the smoke of eighteen chimneys this morning ......winter of 1848 Congress establishes the territorial government of Minnesota; bounded on south by Iowa and Missouri River, west by the Missouri and White Earth rivers, north by the British possessions, and east by Wisconsin, with St. Paul as capital......March 3, 1849 Alexander Ramsey, of Harrisburg, Pa., appointed governor of Minnesota Territory, organizes the government at St. Paul......June 1, 1849 First legislature, consisting of nine councillors and eighteen representatives, meets at the Central House in St. Paul......Sept. 3, 1849 Act passed to send the Washington Monument Association a slab of red pipestone from the Minnesota quarry.