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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Congress, Continental (search)
and reassembled at Baltimore, cast aside its hitherto temporizing policy. Up to this time the Congress had left on their journal the suggestion that a reunion with Great Britain might be the consequence of a delay in France to declare immediately and explicitly in their favor. Now they voted to assure foreign courts that the Congress and people of America are determined to maintain their independence at all events. It was resolved to offer treaties of commerce to Prussia, Austria, and Tuscany, and to ask for the intervention of those powers to prevent Russian or German troops from serving against the United States. They also drew up a sketch for an offensive alliance with France and Spain against Great Britain. These measures delighted the more radical members in Congress and, with the victory at Trenton which immediately followed, inspirited the people. The extent and intensity of the struggle of the Continental Congress during the fifteen years of its existence to maintai
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Everett, Edward, 1794-1865 (search)
l with the real demons of Italian history. So ferocious had the factions become that the great poet-exile himself, the glory of his native city and of his native language, was, by a decree of the municipality, condemned to be burned alive if found in the city of Florence. But these deadly feuds and hatreds yielded to political influences, as the hostile cities were grouped into states under stable governments; the lingering traditions of the ancient animosities gradually died away, and now Tuscan and Lombard, Sardinian and Neapolitan, as if to shame the degenerate sons of America, are joining in one cry for a united Italy. In France, not to go back to the civil wars of the League in the sixteenth century and of the Fronde in the seventeenth; not to speak of the dreadful scenes throughout the kingdom which followed the revocation of the edict of Nantes; we have, in the great revolution which commenced at the close of the last century, seen the blood-hounds of civil strife let loose
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Izard, Ralph (search)
Izard, Ralph Statesman; born near Charleston, S. C., in 1742; was educated at Cambridge, England, and in 1767 married a daughter of Peter De Lancey, of New York. They spent some time in Europe, and Mr. Izard was appointed by Congress commissioner to the Court of the Grand Duke of Tuscany, and resided in Paris, where he took sides with Arthur Lee against Silas Deane and Franklin (see Deane, Silas). He returned home in 1780; procured for General Greene the command of the Southern army, and pledged his large estates for the purchase of ships-of-war in Europe. He was in Congress in 1781-83, and in the United States Senate in 1789-95. Two years afterwards he was prostrated by paralysis. His intellect was spared, and he lived in comparative comfort about eight years, without pain, when a second shock ended his life, May 30, 1804.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Livingston, Edward 1764- (search)
se this as the theatre of their exploits. On this point we have a most persuasive example. In Tuscany, as we have seen, neither murder nor any other crime was punished with death for more than twenextremely rare, but the authority of the venerable Franklin for these conclusive facts: that in Tuscany, where murder was not punished with death, only five had been committed in twenty years, while able, he adds to this account, that the manners, principles, and religion of the inhabitants of Tuscany and of Rome are exactly the same. The abolition of death alone, as a punishment for murder, pr moral character of the two nations. From this it would appear, rather that the murderers of Tuscany were invited by the severe punishments in the neighboring territories of Rome, than those of Rome were attracted into Tuscany by their abolition. We have nothing to apprehend, then, from this measure; and if any ill effects should follow the experiment, it is but too easy to return to the sys
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Martinelli, Sebastian 1848- (search)
Martinelli, Sebastian 1848- Clergyman; born in Lucca, Tuscany, Aug. 20, 1848; was educated at the Seminary of Lucca, and at the College of St. Augustine, Rome; entered the Augustinian Order in 1863; was ordained to the Roman Catholic priesthood, March 4, 1871; elected priorgeneral of his order in 1889; and in 1896 was appointed papal delegate to the United States, to succeed Cardinal Satolli, and was consecrated a special archbishop. On April 15, 1901, he was raised to the cardinalate.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Mazzei, Philip 1730-1816 (search)
Mazzei, Philip 1730-1816 Patriot; born in Tuscany in 1730; was a practising physician at Smyrna for a while, and was engaged in mercantile business in London in 1755-73. He came to America in December, 1773, with a few of his countrymen, for the purpose of introducing into Virginia the cultivation of the grape, olive, and other fruits of Italy. He formed a company for the purpose. Jefferson was a member of it, and Mazzei bought an estate adjoining that of Monticello to try the experiment. He persevered three years, but the war and other causes made him relinquish his undertaking. Being an intelligent and educated man, he was employed by the State of Virginia to go to Europe to solicit a loan from the Tuscan government. He left his wife in Virginia, when he finally returned to Europe, in 1783, where she soon afterwards died. He revisited the United States in 1785, and in 1788 wrote a work on the History of politics in the United States, in 4 volumes. In 1792 Mazzei was ma
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Morse, Samuel Finley Breese 1791-1879 (search)
ross of Ss. Maurice and Lazarus, and from the King of Portugal he received the cross of the Order of the Tower and the Sword. A banquet was given him in London (1856) by British telegraph companies, and in Paris (1858) by the American colony, representing nearly every State in the Union. In the latter part of that year, after a telegraphic cable had been laid under the Atlantic Ocean (see Atlantic Telegraph), representatives of France, Russia, Sweden,. Belgium, Holland, Austria, Sardinia, Tuscany, the Papal States, and Turkey met in Paris, at the suggestion of the Emperor of the French, and voted to him about $80,000 in gold as a personal reward for his labors. In 1868 (Dec. 29) the citizens of New York gave him a public dinner, and in 1871 a bronze statue of him was erected in Central Park, N. Y., by the voluntary contributions of telegraph employes. William Cullen Bryant unveiled the statue in June, 1871, and that evening, at a public reception of the inventor at the Academy of
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Revolutionary War, (search)
vania Nov., 1776 Eight thousand British troops land and take possession of Rhode IslandNov. 28, 1776 Washington with his forces crosses the Delaware into PennsylvaniaDec. 8, 1776 Sir Peter Parker takes possession of Rhode Island, and blockades the American fleet at ProvidenceDec. 8, 1776 Maj.-Gen. Charles Lee captured by British at Baskingridge, N. J.Dec. 12 1776 Battle of Trenton, N. J. Dec. 26, 1776 Congress resolves to send commissioners to the courts of Vienna, Spain, Prussia, and Tuscany Dec. 30, 1776 Battle of Princeton Jan. 3, 1777 Washington's army encamps for the winter at Morristown Jan., 1777 Americans under General Maxwell capture Elizabethtown, N. J. Jan. 23, 1777 Letters of marque and reprisal granted by England against American shipsFeb. 6, 1777 Five vessels belonging to a British supply fleet are sunk near Amboy, N. J. Feb. 26, 1777 Vermont declares itself an independent State, Jan., 1777, and presents a petition to Congress for admission into the confedera