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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Andrews, Charles McLean, 1863- (search)
Andrews, Charles McLean, 1863- Historian; born at Wethersfield, Conn., Feb. 22, 1863; was graduated at Trinity College, Hartford, in 1884; and was called to the Chair of History in Bryn Mawr College in 1889. His publications include The River towns of Connecticut; The old English Manor; The Historical development of modern Europe; and articles in reviews and historical periodicals.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Deane, Silas, 1737-1789 (search)
Deane, Silas, 1737-1789 Diplomatist; born in Groton, Conn., Dec. 24, 1737; graduated at Yale College in 1758; became a merchant in Wethersfield, Conn.; and was a delegate to the first Continental Silas Deane. Congress. He was very active in Congress, in 1775, in fitting out a naval force for the colonies, and in the spring of 1776 was sent to France as a secret political and financial agent, with authority to operate in Holland and elsewhere. He was to ascertain the feeling of the French government towards the revolted colonies and Great Britain, and to obtain military supplies. Mr. Deane went in the character of a Bermuda merchant; and, the better to cover his designs, he did not take any considerable sum of money or bills of exchange with him for his support. The secret committee was to send them after him by way of London, to arrive in Paris nearly as soon as himself, lest a capture should betray his secret. On his arrival in Paris he sought an interview with the Count
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Hartford, (search)
English emigrants from Cambridge, Mass., reached the vicinity of the present city in 1635, and in the following year a considerable number of members of the church at Cambridge (then Newtown) settled here under the leadership of the Revs. Thomas Hooker and Samuel Stone. The new settlement was first named Newtown, which was changed to its present name in honor of Stone's birthplace in England in 1637. On Jan. 14, 1639, at a gathering of the people of the towns of Hartford, Windsor, and Wethersfield, in Hartford, the first written American constitution was adopted, from which fact Hartford has been called the birthplace of American democracy. The city was the capital of Connecticut till 1701, when Hartford and New Haven were each constituted capital cities, the executive officers sitting in each city alternately. In The Capitol, Hartford. 1873 it again became the sole capital. In 1900 the city had an assessed property valuation of about $70,000,000 and a population of 79,850.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Sassacus, (search)
Sassacus, Indian chief; born near Groton, Conn., about 1560; chief of the Pequod Indians, feared greatly by the settlers of the New England coast. In 1637 his tribe murdered several women at Wethersfield, and took two girls captive. On June 5, 1637, the colonists attacked the Pequod settlement on the Mystic River and won a victory. Sassacus, however, escaped to the Mohawks, by whom he was murdered the same month.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Treat, Robert 1622-1710 (search)
Treat, Robert 1622-1710 Governor; born in England in 1622; came to America with Sir Richard Saltonstall, and was one of the first settlers of Wethersfield, Conn. He was chosen judge, then a magistrate (from 1661 to 1665), and major of the provincial troops in 1670. In King Philip's War he was active in the relief of menaced settlements in the Connecticut Valley, especially of Springfield and Hadley. He aided in the destruction of the Narraganset fort in December, 1676; the same year was lieutenant-governor; and was governor in 1686-1701. He died in Milford, Conn., July 12, 1710.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Connecticut, (search)
Court at Newtown (Hartford) applies to Massachusetts for aid against the Pequods......Feb. 21, 1637 [The name Newtown is changed to Hartford, Watertown to Wethersfield, and Dorchester to Windsor by this court. Hartford was so named in horor of the Rev. Mr. Stone, who was born at Hartford, England.] Wethersfield attacked bWethersfield attacked by the Pequods, several killed......April, 1637 The court at Hartford, bent on offensive war against the Pequods, call for eightyeight men—forty-two from Hartford, thirty from Windsor, sixteen from Wethersfield......May 1, 1637 These are joined by Uncas, sachem of the Mohegans, with seventy warriors, at Say-Brook fort......MaWethersfield......May 1, 1637 These are joined by Uncas, sachem of the Mohegans, with seventy warriors, at Say-Brook fort......May 15, 1637 Capt. John Mason, of Windsor, commanding the expedition, sails from Fort Say-Brook for Narraganset Bay, to surprise the Pequod fort......May 19, 1637 At Narraganset Bay about 200 Narraganset warriors join him. He approaches the Pequod fort on the evening of May 25, and next morning, at early light, he attacks and
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Washingtoniana. -1857 (search)
lusion was that the season was too far advanced for the allies to perform anything of importance, and, after making some general arrangements for the next campaign, Washington returned to West Point, on the Hudson. It was during this absence from camp that the treason of Arnold was revealed. Washington met Rochambeau a second time at Hartford. It was on May 21, 1781. Their meeting was celebrated by discharges of cannon. After partaking of refreshments, the generals and suites rode to Wethersfield, a few miles below Hartford, escorted by a few private gentlemen, and, at the house of Joseph Webb, where Washington was lodged, a conference was held. An agreement was then made for the French army to march to the Hudson River as speedily as possible. The earliest celebration of Washington's birthday found on record occurred in The Webb House. Richmond, Va., Feb. 11 (O. S.), 1782. The Virginia gazette, or the American Advertiser, made the following record four days after the even
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Welles, Thomas 1598- (search)
Welles, Thomas 1598- Colonial governor; born in England in 1598; came to the United States before 1636, and settled in Hartford, Conn., where he was magistrate from 1637 till his death in Wethersfield, Conn., Jan. 14, 1660. He was treasurer of the colony in 1639-51; secretary of state in 1640-48; commissioner of the United Colonies in 1649 and 1654; moderator of the General Court during the absence of Gov. Edward Hopkins in 1654; deputy-governor in the same year; governor in 1655 and 1658; and deputygovernor again in 1659.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Windsor, (search)
Windsor, A town in Hartford county, Conn., on the Connecticut and Farmington rivers, containing several villages, and principally engaged in agriculture and the manufacture of paper, spool silk, cotton warps, and machinery. The town was settled under the leadership of Roger Ludlow, a distinguished jurist and the reputed author of the constitution adopted by the towns of Windsor, Hartford, and Wethersfield, the union of which constituted the commonwealth of Connecticut, in 1639 (see Connecticut). The settlement dates from 1637, the place receiving its name in February of that year. The first Congregational church here was erected in 1644. Windsor contains the home of Chief-Justice Oliver Ellsworth, of the United States Supreme Court, and many valuable colonial relics, and was the burialplace of Capt. John Mason, who conquered the Pequod Indians, Chief-Justice Ellsworth, the Rev. Ephraim Hewit, Gov. Roger Wolcott, and other colonial and Revolutionary celebrities.