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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Anne, Queen, (search)
bout 7,000 men, departed for the St. Lawrence. Meanwhile. Nicholson had proceeded to Albany, where a force of about 4,000) men were gathered, a portion of them Iroquois Indians. These forces commenced their march towards Canada Aug. 28. Walker, like Braddock nearly fifty years later. haughtily refused to listen to experienced subordinates, and lost eight ships and about 1,000 men on the rocks at the mouth of the St. Lawrence on the night of Sept. 2. Disheartened by this calamity, Walker returned to England with the remainder of the fleet. and the colonial troops went back to Boston. On hearing of this failure, the land force marching to attack Montreal retraced their steps. Hostilities were now suspended, and peace was, concluded by the treaty of Utrecht, April 11, 1713. The eastern Indians sued for peace. and at Portsmouth the governors of Massachusetts and New Hampshire made a covenant of peace July 24) with the chiefs of the hostile tribes. A peace of thirty years ensued.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Colonial settlements. (search)
rously proposed to furnish them with supplies, a ship, a pinnace, and small boats, with sufficient seamen to stay and make a further discovery of the country; or sufficient provisions to carry them to England, or to give them a passage home in his fleet. The first proposal was accepted; but a storm having shattered his vessels, the discouraged colonists concluded to take passage for home with Drake, which they did. The whole colony sailed from Virginia June 18, 1586, and arrived at Portsmouth, England, July 28. Madame de Guercheville, a pious lady in France, zealous for the conversion of the American Indians, persuaded De Monts to surrender his patent, and then obtained a charter for all the lands of New France. She sent out missionaries in 1613. They sailed from Honfleur March 12, and arrived in Acadia (q. v.), where the arms of Madame Guercheville were set up in token of possession. Her agent proceeded to Port Royal (now Annapolis), where he found only five persons, two of who
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Government, instrument of. (search)
mouth, 2; Northamptonshire, 6; Peterborough, 1; Northampton, 1; Nottinghamshire, 4; Nottingham, 2; Northumberland, 3; Newcastle-upon-Tyne, 1; Berwick, 1; Oxfordshire, 5; Oxford City, 1; Oxford University, 1; Woodstock, 1; Rutlandshire, 2; Shropshire, 4; Shrewsbury, 2; Bridgnorth, 1; Ludlow, 1; Staffordshire, 3; Lichfield, 1; Stafford, 1; Newcastle-under-Lyne, 1; Somersetshire, 11; Bristol, 2; Taunton, 2; Bath, 1; Wells, 1; Bridgewater, 1; Southamptonshire, 8; Winchester, 1; Southampton, 1; Portsmouth, 1; Isle of Wight, 2: Andover, 1; Suffolk, 10; Ipswich, 2; Bury St. Edmunds, 2; Dunwich, 1; Sudbury, 1; Surrey, 6; Southwark, 2; Guildford, 1; Reigate, 1; Sussex, 9; Chichester, 1; Lewes, 1; East Grinstead, 1; Arundel, 1; Rye, 1; Westmoreland, 2; Warwickshire, 4; Coventry, 2; Warwick, 1; Wiltshire, 10; New Sarum, 2; Marlborough, 1; Devizes, 1; Worcestershire, 5; Worcester, 2. Yorkshire.—West Riding, 6; East Riding, 4; North Riding, 4; City of York, 2; Kingston-upon-Hull, 1; Beverley, 1;
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Hull, Isaac 1775-1845 (search)
Hull; when nineteen years old he commanded a merchant ship which sailed to London; entered the navy as lieutenant in 1798, and rose to captain in 1806. He was in the Constitution, and distinguished himself in the West Indies and in the Mediterranean. He sailed in the Constitution in July, 1812, and had a remarkable chase by a British squadron (see U. S. S. Constitution). In August he encountered the Guerriere, and made her a captive. For this exploit Congress voted him a gold medal. Afterwards he was a naval commissioner, and commodore of the navy-yards at Boston, Portsmouth, and Washington. He served in the American navy, afloat and ashore, thirty-seven years, and died in Philadelphia, Feb. 13, 1845. His remains rest in Laurel Hill Cemetery, and over them is a beautiful altar-tomb of Italian marble—a copy of the tomb of Scipio Barbatus at Rome. It is chastely ornamented, and surmounted by an American eagle, in the attitude of defending the national flag, upon which it stand
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), John the painter. (search)
thanked Deane for persuading him not to lay violent hands on the Lord's Anointed, and said he was determined to seek revenge by burning the naval stores at Portsmouth, England. Deane said that would tend to weaken the enemy in carrying on the war, and was legitimate business. He was astonished at the wisdom of the man's plans. . I am an old man, was the reply, and it matters little whether I die now or five years hence. He borrowed a guinea from Deane, and crossed the channel. At Portsmouth he took lodgings at the house of a very poor woman on the outskirts of the town. While he was absent, she had the curiosity to examine a bundle which he had brered, when John told the pursuers they were mistaken, for he— John the painter —was the incendiary, and gave them his reasons for the act. They took him back to Portsmouth, where he was recognized by the old woman and the tinman. He candidly told them that he should certainly have killed the King had not Mr. Deane dissuaded him,
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Luce, Stephen Bleecker 1827- (search)
855, he was commissioned lieutenant, and when the Civil War broke Stephen Bleecker luck. out in 1861 he was ordered to the Wabash, in which he participated in the attack on the forts at Hatteras Inlet. In the Wabash (then the flag-ship of Commodore Dupont) Lieutenant Luce engaged in the conflict at Port Royal. Subsequently he was employed in the blockade service in the Pontiac. In 1863, in command of the Naval Academy practice-ship Macedonian, he visited the ports of Plymouth and Portsmouth, England, and became deeply interested in the training system for boys for the royal navy as practised there. On his return he made a special report and recommendations upon the subject, which was followed by the adoption of a similar system for the United States navy. In 1884-86 he was president of the United States Naval War College; in 1886 was appointed commandant of the North Atlantic squadron; and on March 25, 1889, was retired as a rear-admiral. His publications include Seamanship a
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Navy of the United States (search)
m New York to Congress in 1837. That body, the same year, authorized the enlistment of boys for the navy, and it was not long afterwards when the frigate Hudson had 300 boys on board as apprentices. Several nautical schools were opened on other vessels, but within five years the plan The School-ship Sabine. seems to have been abandoned. In 1863 the United States practice-vessel at the Naval Academy went on a summer cruise across the Atlantic, and visited the ports of Plymouth and Portsmouth, England. Her officers there visited the British training-ships. Impressed with the importance of the system, the commander of the practice-ship, Capt. S. B. Luce (q. v.), on his return, called the attention of the Navy Department to the subject, and recommended a similar system of training for the United States navy. The law of 1837 was revived, and the United States frigate Sabine was selected as a school-ship, and in due time the sloops-of-war Saratoga and Portsmouth were added as pra
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Colony of New Hampshire, (search)
at Little Harbor, on the Piscataqua, just below the site of Portsmouth. Other fishermen settled on the site of Dover (1623), and there were soon several fishing-stations, but no permanent settlement until 1629, when Mason built a house near the mouth of the Piscataqua, and called the place Portsmouth. He and Gorges had agreed to divide their domain at the Piscataqua, and Mason, obtaining a patent for his portion of the territory, named it New Hampshire. He had been governor of Portsmouth, in Hampshire, England, and these names were given in commemoration of the fact. In the same year (1629), Rev. Mr. Wheelwright, brother of the notable Anne Hutchinson, purchased from the Indians the Wilderness, the Merrimac, and the Piscataqua, and founded Exeter. Mason died in 1633, and his domain passed into the hands of his retainers in payment for past services. The scattered settlements in New Hampshire finally coalesced with the Massachusetts Colony (1641), and the former colony remained