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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Abolitionists. (search)
ety was organized, in Philadelphia, by an abolition convention of which Beriah Green was president and Lewis Tappan and John G. Whittier secretaries. From this time the question became of national importance. Able and earnest men, such as Weld, May, and Phillips, journeyed through the Northern States as the agents of the National Society, founding State branches and everywhere lecturing on abolition, and were often met by mob violence. In Connecticut, in 1833, Miss Prudence Crandall, of Canterbury, opened her school for negro girls. The Legislature, by act of May 24, 1833, forbade the establishment of such schools, and imprisoned Miss Crandall. Being set at liberty, she was ostracized by her neighbors and her school broken up. For a year George Thomson, who had done much to secure British emancipation in the West Indies, lectured throughout the North. He was mobbed in Boston, and escaped from the country in disguise, in November, 1835. On Nov. 7, 1837, Elijah P. Lovejoy (q. v.),
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Agreement of the people, (search)
for the election of their Representatives) be indifferently proportioned; and, to this end, that the Representatives of the whole nation shall consist of 400 persons. or not above; and in each county, and the places thereto subjoined, there shall be chosen, to make up the said Representatives at all times, the several numbers here mentioned, viz.: Representatives in England. Kent, with the Boroughs, Towns, and Parishes therein, except such as are hereunder particularly named, 10 ; Canterbury, with the Suburbs adjoining and Liberties thereof, 2; Rochester, with the Parishes of Chatham and Stroud, 1; The Cinque Ports in Kent and Sussex, viz., Dover, Romney, Hythe, Sandwich, Hastings, with the Towns of Rye and Winchelsea, 3. Sussex, with the Boroughs, Towns, and Parishes therein, except Chichester, 8 Chichester, with the Suburbs and Liberties thereof, 1. Southampton County, with the Boroughs, Towns, and Parishes therein, except such as are hereunder named, 8 ; Winchester, w
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Colonial commissions. (search)
Morton of Merry Mount had made serious charges against the people of Massachusetts before the privy council. That body summoned the council for New England before them to answer the charges. They denied having had anything to do with the matters complained of, and added new and serious charges of their own, declaring themselves unable to redress their grievances. They referred the whole matter to the privy council. A commission of twelve persons was appointed, with Laud, Archbishop of Canterbury, at its head, to whom full power was given to revise the laws, to regulate the Church, and to revoke charters. The members of the Massachusetts Company in England were called upon to give up their patent, and Governor Cradock wrote for it to be sent over. Morton wrote to one of the old planters that a governor-general had been appointed. Orders were also issued to the seaport towns of England to have all vessels intended for America stopped. The colonists were alarmed. The magistrates
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Episcopacy in America. (search)
y at bay, for they remembered how much they had suffered at the hands of the Church of England. On the accession of George III. and the administration of the Earl of Bute, among the reforms in the colonies contemplated and proposed by the ministry was the curtailment or destruction of the Puritan and Dissenting influence in the provinces, which seemed inimical to monarchy, and to make the ritual of the Anglican Church the state mode of worship. As early as 1748 Dr. Seeker, Archbishop of Canterbury, had proposed the establishment of episcopacy in America, and overtures were made to several eminent Puritan divines to accept the leadership, but they all declined it. A royalist churchman in Connecticut, in 1760, in a letter to Dr. Secker, and to the Earl of Halifax, then at the head of the board of trade and plantations, urged the necessity of providing two or three bishops for the colonies, the support of the Church, and a method for repressing the rampant republicanism of the people.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Gorges, Sir Ferdinando 1565-1647 (search)
ong the coast and 30 miles inland. He was appointed lieutenantgeneral of New England, with a council, of whom Francis West, who had been commissioned Admiral of New England, by the council of Plymouth, and the governor of New Plymouth for the time being, were to be members, having the power to restrain interlopers. West, as admiral, attempted to force tribute from the fishing-vessels on the coast, Gorges brought to New England with him a clergyman named Morrell, appointed by the Archbishop of Canterbury, to act as commissioner of ecclesiastical affairs; also a number of indentured servants. After being a year at Plymouth, Gorges attempted to plant a colony at Wissagus. He had encountered Weston, who came over to look after his colony, and took some proceedings against him as an interloper. Weston had been shipwrecked and robbed, but was kindly treated by the Pilgrims, who, nevertheless, regarded his misfortunes as judgments for his desertion of the company. See Weston's colony.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Government, instrument of. (search)
by Town, 1; Devonshire, 11; Exeter, 2; Plymouth, 2; Clifton, Dartmouth, Hardness, 1; Totnes, 1; Barnstable, 1; Tiverton, 1; Honiton, 1; Dorsetshire, 6; Dorchester, 1; Weymouth and Melcomb-Regis, 1; Lyme-Regis, 1; Poole, 1; Durham, 2; City of Durham, 1; Essex, 13; Malden, 1; Colchester, 2; Gloucestershire, 5; Gloucester, 2; Tewkesbury, 1; Cirencester, 1; Herefordshire, 4; Hereford, 1; Leominster, 1; Hertfordshire, 5; St. Alban's, 1; Hertford, 1; Huntingdonshire, 3; Huntingdon, 1; Kent, 11; Canterbury, 2; Rochester, 1; Maidstone, 1 ; Dover, 1; Sandwich, 1; Queenborough, 1; Lancashire, 4; Preston, 1; Lancaster, 1; Liverpool, 1; Manchester, 1; Leicestershire, 4; Leicester, 2; Lincolnshire, 10; Lincoln, 2; Boston, 1; Grantham, 1; Stamford, 1; Great Grimsby, 1; Middlesex, 4; London, 6; Westminster, 2; Monmouthshire, 3; Norfolk, 10; Norwich, 2; Lynn-Regis, 2; Great Yarmouth, 2; Northamptonshire, 6; Peterborough, 1; Northampton, 1; Nottinghamshire, 4; Nottingham, 2; Northumberland, 3; Newcast
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Grand remonstrance, the. (search)
tion of it, and gave directions for an army of eight thousand foot and one thousand horse to be levied there, which were for the most part Papists. 76. The Parliament met upon the 13th of April, 1640. The Earl of Strafford and Archbishop of Canterbury, with their party, so prevailed with His Majesty, that the House of Commons was pressed to yield a supply for maintenance of the war with Scotland, before they had provided any relief for the great and pressing grievances of the people, which bthe evil counsellors and actors of these mischiefs have been so quelled. 122. By the justice done upon the Earl of Strafford, the flight of the Lord Finch and Secretary Windebanck. 123. The accusation and imprisonment of the Archbishop of Canterbury, of Judge Berkeley; and 124. The impeachment of divers other Bishops and Judges, that it is like not only to be an ease to the present times, but a preservation to the future. 125. The discontinuance of Parliaments is prevented by the Bil
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Great charter (search)
John came to the throne, he quarrelled with the pope over the appointment of an archbishop of Canterbury, which at last culminated in the whole country being placed under an interdict, the most terrid some had suffered in person, were also on the same side. Stephen Langton, the Archbishop of Canterbury, supported the barons and the people, and when it was seen that nothing but force would do, thhurch, and amendment of our kingdom; by advice of our venerable fathers, Stephen archbishop of Canterbury, primate of all England, and cardinal of the Holy Roman Church; Henry archbishop of Dublin, Wiurity of the peace, or the majority of them, together with the aforesaid Stephen archbishop of Canterbury, if he can be present, and others whom he may think fit to bring with him; and if he cannot be we have caused to be made to them letters patent testimonial of my lord Stephen archbishop of Canterbury, my lord Henry archbishop of Dublin, and the bishops aforesaid, as also of Master Pandulph, fo
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Magna Charta, (search)
Magna Charta, The Great Charter, whose fundamental parts were derived from Saxon charters, continued by Henry I. and his successors. On Nov. 20, 1214, the Archbishop of Canterbury and the barons met at St. Edmondsbury. On Jan. 6, 1215, they presented demands to King John, who deferred his answer. On May 19 they were censured by the pope. On May 24 they marched to London, and the King had to yield. The charter was settled by John at Runnymede, near Windsor, June 15, 1215, and often confirmed by Henry III. and his successors. The last grand charter was granted in 1224 by Edward I. The original manuscript charter is lost. The finest manuscript copy, which is at Lincoln, was reproduced by photographs in the National manuscripts, published by the British government, 1865. For the complete text see Great charter.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Parton, James 1822-1891 (search)
Parton, James 1822-1891 Author; born in Canterbury, England, Feb. 9, 1822; was brought to the United States when a child; received a common school education in New York City; removed to Newburyport, Mass., in 1875. His publications include Life of Horace Greeley; Life and times Of Aaron Burr; Life of Andrew Jackson; Life and times of Benjamin Franklin; Manual for the instruction of rings, Railroad and political, and how New York is governed; Famous Americans of recent times; The words of Washington; Life of Thomas Jefferson, third President of the United States, etc. He died in Newburyport, Mass., Oct. 17, 1891.
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