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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Adams, John Quincy, 1767- (search)
liberties had failed them. From the omnipotence of Parliament the colonists appealed to the rights of man and the omnipotence of the god of battles. Union! Union! was the instinctive and simultaneous cry throughout the land. Their Congress, assembled at Philadelphia, once — twice — had petitioned the King, had demonstrated to Parliament, had addressed the people of Britain for the rights of Englishmen — in vain. Fleets and armies, the blood of Lexington, and the fires of Charlestown and Falmouth, had been the answer to petition, remonstrance, and address. Independence was declared. The colonies were transformed into States. Their inhabitants were proclaimed to be one people, renouncing all allegiance to the British crown, all co-patriotism with the British nation, all claims to chartered rights as Englishmen. Thenceforth their charter was the Declaration of Independence. Their rights, the natural rights of mankind. Their government, such as should be instituted by themselve<
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Falmouth, treaties at. (search)
Falmouth, treaties at. The Penobscot and Norridgewock Indians sent delegates to a conference in Boston, June 23, 1749, and there proposed to treat for peace and friendship with the people of New England. A treaty was soon afterwards made at FaFalmouth, N. H., between them and the St. Francis Indians, by which peace was established. At a conference held at St. George's, in York county, Me., Sept. 20, 1753, the treaty at Falmouth was ratified by more than thirty of the Penobscot chiefs; but Falmouth was ratified by more than thirty of the Penobscot chiefs; but the next year, when hostilities between France and England began anew, these Eastern Indians showed signs of enmity to the English. With 500 men, the governor of Massachusetts, accompanied by Colonel Mascarene, a commissioner from Nova Scotia, Major commissioner from Nova Scotia, Major-General Winslow, commander of the forces, and other persons of rank, embarked at Boston to hold another conference with these Indians at Falmouth. There, at the last of June, 1754, former treaties were ratified.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Gosnold, Bartholomew 1602- (search)
Navigator; born in England; date unknown; became a stanch friend of Sir Walter Raleigh. Because of Raleigh's failure, he did not lose faith. The long routes of the vessels by way of the West Indies seemed to him unnecessary, and he advocated the feasibility of a more direct course across the Atlantic. He was offered the command of an expedition by the Earl of Southampton, to make a small settlement in the more northerly part of America; and on April 26, 1602, Gosnold sailed from Falmouth, England, in a small vessel, with twenty colonists and eight mariners. He took the proposed shorter route, and touched the continent near Nahant, Mass., it is supposed, eighteen days after his departure from England. Finding no good harbor there, he sailed southward, discovered and named Cape Cod, and landed there. This was the first time the shorter (present) route from England to New York and Boston had been traversed; and it was the first time an Englishman set foot on New England soil.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Reprisal, the (search)
Reprisal, the The ship that carried Franklin to France, having replenished in the port of Nantes, cruised off the French coast and captured several prizes from the English. The American privateers were permitted to enter French ports in cases of extreme emergency, and there to receive supplies only sufficient for a voyage to their own ports; but the Reprisal continued to cruise off the French coast after leaving port, and captured the English royal packet between Falmouth and Lisbon. With this and five other prizes, she entered the harbor of L'Orient, the captain saying he intended to send them to America. Stormont, the English ambassador to Paris, hurried to Vergennes to demand that the captain, with his crews, cargoes, and ships, should be given up. You have come too late, said the minister; orders have already been sent that the American ship and her prizes must immediately put to sea. the Reprisal continued to cruise in European waters until captured in the summer of 1777.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Revolutionary War, (search)
upplies Sept., 1775 Col. Benedict Arnold, with a force of about 1,100 men, marches against Quebec via Kennebec River Sept., 1775 English ship seized off Tybee Island, Ga., by the Liberty people, with 250 barrels of powder Sept. 17, 1775 British capture Col. Ethan Allen and thirty-eight men near MontrealSept. 25, 1775 Bristol, R. I., bombarded Oct. 7, 1775 Gen. William Howe supersedes General Gage as commander of the British army in America, who embarks for England Oct. 10, 1775 Falmouth, Me., burned by BritishOct. 18, 1775 St. John, Canada, surrenders to Americans under Montgomery Nov. 2, 1775 Congress orders a battalion to protect Georgia Nov. 4, 1775 British fleet repulsed at Hampton, Va., Oct. 25, 1775, and Lord Dunmore declares open war Nov. 7, 1775 Night attack of the British vessels Tamar and Cherokee on the schooner Defence, in Hog Island Channel, S. C.Nov. 12, 1775 Americans under Montgomery capture Montreal Nov. 13, 1775 Benjamin Harrison, Benjamin Franklin, T
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Steam navigation. (search)
e Phoenix, then lately launched at Hoboken, around to the Delaware River; and in July, 1819, the steamship Savannah crossed the Atlantic Ocean from New York to Liverpool in twenty-six days. Six years later the steamship Enterprise went from Falmouth, England, to the East Indies, the first voyage of the kind ever made. For this achievement her commander (Captain Johnson) received $50,000. These were extraordinary voyages at that time. The beginning of the regular navigation of the ocean betwnah, Ga.May 24, 1819 First sea-going steam-vessel of iron, the Aaron Manby, is constructed at the Horsley Iron Works, England1821 First steam voyage to India made by the Enterprise, Captain Johnson, from London to Calcutta in 113 days, leaving FalmouthAug. 16, 1825 Fulton the First accidentally blown up at New YorkJune 4, 1829 Steamboat Royal William crosses the ocean from Quebec1831 John Randolph, first iron vessel in American waters, built by John Laird, of Birkenhead, and shipped in piec
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), United States of America. (search)
laration of independence signed......May 20, 1775 John Hancock, of Massachusetts, chosen president of Congress......May 24, 1775 [Randolph having resigned on account of ill-health.] Congress adopts an Address to the inhabitants of Canada ......May 29, 1775 Congress adopts a second petition to the King......July 8, 1775 Congress organizes a systematic superintendence of Indian affairs......July 12, 1775 Benjamin Franklin, first postmastergeneral, establishes posts from Falmouth, Me., to Savannah, Ga.......July 26, 1775 Congress adopts an Address to the people of Ireland ......July 28, 1775 Resolved by Congress, That Michael Hillegas and George Clymer, Esqs., be joint treasurers of the United Colonies ......July 29, 1775 Peyton Randolph died at Philadelphia......Oct. 22, 1775 Thomas Paine publishes Common sense......Jan. 8, 1776 General Thomas died of small-pox at Chambly......June 2, 1776 Committee appointed by Congress to draw up a Declaration of
Penobscot and Port Royal, 1654, and the whole Acadian province is confirmed to the English, who hold it for thirteen years......1655 Towns of Scarborough and Falmouth erected (see 1786)......1658 Quakers hold their first meeting in Maine, at Newichawannock, or Piscataqua......December, 1662 Ferdinando Gorges, grandson o Sieur Artel, and fifty-four settlers captured and the settlement burned......March 18, 1690 Five hundred French and Indians under Castin attack Fort Loyal at Falmouth; the people abandon the village and retire to the garrison, May 16, which capitulates on the 20th, when the French, after burning the town, retire to Quebec withtilities in Maine brought to an end by the treaty of Aix-la-Chapelle, signed......Oct. 7, 1748 A treaty based on Drummer's treaty of 1725 made with Indians at Falmouth by commission from Massachusetts......Oct. 16, 1749 Indians attack Fort Richmond, on the Kennebec, but, hearing that the garrison had been reinforced, they re
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Massachusetts (search)
t, and a lesser one at the northeast, that increases the breadth to about 110 miles. Area, 8,315 square miles, in fourteen counties. Population, 1890, 2,238,943; 1900, 2,805,346. Capital, Boston. Capt. Bartholomew Gosnold, sailing from Falmouth, England, after a passage of forty-nine days, discovers land in lat. 43° 30′ N......May 14, 1602 He discovers a mighty headland, which, from the quantity of codfish caught in the vicinity, is called Cape Cod; the voyagers land; this is the first and for her outlay in the expedition against Louisburg; this came over in solid coin......September, 1749 Sir William Pepperell, Thomas Hutchinson, James Otis, and two others, as commissioners, meet delegates from the Eastern Indian tribes at Falmouth (now Portland. Me.), and renew the treaty made a quarter of a century before......Oct. 16, 1749 Small-pox again visits Boston......1752 [Of 2,100 persons inoculated with it, only thirty-one died: of the 5,550 taken without inoculation, 51