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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Treaties. (search)
of Treaty.Where Concluded.Date. German Empire: Convention of Consuls and trade-marksBerlinDec. 11, 1871 Treaty of Commercial reciprocityJune, 1900 Great Britain: Convention of ArmisticeVersaillesJan. 20, 1783 Treaty of PeaceParisSept. 3, 1783 Treaty of Amity, commerce, navigationLondonNov. 19, 1794 Convention of Regarding treaty of 1794LondonJan. 8, 1802 Treaty of Peace and amityGhentDec. 24, 1814 Convention of Regulating commerceLondonJuly 3, 1815 Convention of Naval force on Great Lakes, U. S.WashingtonApril, 1817 Convention of Fisheries, northern boundary, etc.LondonOct. 20, 1818 Treaty of IndemnificationSt. PetersburgJuly 12, 1822 Convention of AwardLondonNov. 13, 1826 Convention of BoundaryLondonSept. 29, 1827 Treaty of Boundary, slave-trade, extraditionWashingtonAug. 9, 1842 Treaty of Oregon boundary, etc.WashingtonJune 15, 1846 Convention of Nicaragua ship-canalWashingtonApril 17, 1850 Convention of Settlement of claimsLondonFeb. 8, 1853 Treaty of Fisheries
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), United States of America. (search)
ch shall be a permanent annual donation......Aug. 30, 1890 Single Tax Convention meets at New York City, Sept. 2, and adopts a platform......Sept. 3, 1890 Criminal jurisdiction of United States circuit and district courts extended to the Great Lakes and connecting waters by act......Sept. 4, 1890 Direct Trade Convention, with delegates from six cotton-producing States, organizes at Atlanta, Ga.......Sept. 10, 1890 Strike of trainmen on the New York Central Railroad declared off....., dies at Jamaica Plains, near Boston......Nov. 8, 1893 Extradition treaty with Norway ratified Nov. 8, and proclaimed......Nov. 9, 1893 The cruiser Columbia makes a record of 25 knots......Nov. 16, 1893 Supreme Court decides that the Great Lakes of this country and their connecting waters are included in the term high seas ......Nov. 20, 1893 Jeremiah M. Rusk, ex-Secretary of Agriculture, dies at his home in Viroqua, Wis., aged fifty-three......Nov. 21, 1893 Pauline Cushman (Fry
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), New Hampshire, (search)
nties. Population, 1890, 376,530; 1900, 411,588. Capital, Concord. New Hampshire formed a part of the grant to the colonies of Virginia and Plymouth, extending from lat. 34° to lat. 45° N.......April 10, 1606 Capt. John Smith, ranging the shore of New England, explores the harbor of Piscataqua......1614 Ferdinando Gorges and Capt. John Mason, members of the Plymouth council, obtain a joint grant of the province of Laconia, comprising all the land between the Merrimac River, the Great Lakes, and river of Canada......Aug. 10, 1622 Gorges and Mason establish a settlement at the mouth of the Piscataqua, calling the place Little Harbor, and another settlement, 8 miles farther up the river, Dover......1623 Mason, having agreed with Gorges to make the Piscataqua the divisional line, takes from the Plymouth council a patent of that portion lying between that river and the Merrimac, and calls it New Hampshire......Nov. 7, 1629 Company of Laconia dividing their interests, Ma
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Washington, treaty of (search)
may be conveyed in transit without payment of duties, from the United States, through said possessions to other places in the United States, or for export from ports in the said possessions. Art. 30. It is agreed that for the term of years mentioned in Art. 33 of this treaty, subjects of her Britannic Majesty may carry in British vessels, without payment of duties, goods, wares, or merchandise, from one port or place within the territory of the United States, upon the St. Lawrence, the Great Lakes, and the rivers connecting the same, to another port or place, within the territory of the United States as aforesaid: Provided that a portion of such transportation is made through the Dominion of Canada by land-carriage and in bond, under such rules and regulations as may be agreed upon between the government of her Britannic Majesty and the government of the United States. Citizens of the United States may for the like period carry in United States vessels, without payment of duty, go
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Western lands. (search)
ut, Virginia, and the Carolinas extended, under their charters, to the Pacific Ocean, or to the Mississippi River since that had been established (1763) as the western boundary of British possessions in America. Georgia also claimed jurisdiction to the Mississippi; so, also, did New York, under color of certain alleged acknowledgments of her jurisdiction made during colonial times by the Six Nations, the conquerors, it was pretended, of the whole Western country between and including the Great Lakes and the Cumberland Mountains below the Ohio River. These were claimant States. As all that vast territory was to be wrested from Great Britain by joint efforts, it was claimed that it ought to be joint property. The claimant States expected great revenues from these Western lands that would pay their debts, and they strenuously adhered to their rights: while the landless, or non-claimant, States, regarded with jealousy the prospect of the overflowing treasuries of their neighbors. The
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Wilde, George Francis Faxon 1845- (search)
45; graduated at the United States Naval Academy in 1864; was promoted commander in 1885 and captain in 1898. In the American-Spanish War he commanded the ram Katahdin in Cuban waters; afterwards was assigned to command the cruiser Boston; landed the first marines ever disembarked in China and forwarded them to Peking, where they guarded the American legation from November, 1898, till April, 1899; was ordered to the Philippines, where he captured the city of Iloilo, Feb. 11, 1899, and Vigan, Feb. 18, 1900; and commanded the battle-ship Oregon from May 29, 1899, till Jan. 16, 1901. He introduced gas buoys on the Great Lakes, the telephone to light vessels from shore, and the electric light vessel off Diamond Shoal, Cape Hatteras. While hastening the Oregon from Manila to Chinese waters during the Boxer troubles his vessel struck an uncharted ledge in the Gulf of Pechili, and was considerably injured; but he worked her off the rock and took her to a Japanese port 765 miles distant.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Wrecks. (search)
in Manila Bay, Philippine Islands, Spanish loss about 600 killed or wounded......May 1, 1898 Steamer Chilkat cast away off Eureka Harbor, Cal., ten lives lost......April 4, 1899 United States cruiser Yosemite wrecked off the island of Guam......Nov. 13, 1900 Pacific mail steamship City of Rio Janeiro wrecked off Fort Point, Cal.......Feb. 23, 1901 Steamer Walla Walla sunk in collision with an unknown French ship off Cape Mendocino; twenty-seven lives lost......Jan. 2, 1902 Great Lakes. Steamboat Washington takes fire on Lake Erie, near Silver Creek; forty to fifty lives lost......June 16, 1838 Steamboat Erie burned on Lake Erie about 33 miles from Buffalo; about 170 lives lost......Aug. 9, 1841 Steamer Phoenix burned on Lake Michigan, 15 miles off Sheboygan; about 240 lives lost, mostly emigrants from Holland......Nov. 21, 1847 Steamer Anthony Wayne, from Sandusky to Buffalo on Lake Erie, explodes her boiler and sinks; thirty-eight killed or missing......A
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