Browsing named entities in Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing). You can also browse the collection for Tunisia (Tunisia) or search for Tunisia (Tunisia) in all documents.

Your search returned 13 results in 8 document sections:

Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Barlow, Joel, 1754- (search)
. To this he added, in 1791, a Letter to the National convention, and the Conspiracy of Kings. As deputy of the London Constitutional Society, he presented an address to the French National Convention, and took up his abode in Paris, where he became a French citizen. Barlow was given employment in Savoy, where he wrote his mock-heroic poem, Hasty pudding. He was United States consul at Algiers in 1795-97, where he negotiated treaties with the ruler of that state, and also with the Bey of Tunis. He took sides with the French Directory in their controversy with the American envoys. (See Directory, the French.) Having made a large fortune by speculations in France, Mr. Barlow returned to the United States in 1805, and built himself an elegant mansion in the vicinity of Washington, and called his seat there Kalorama. In 1807 he published the Columbiad, an epic poem. It was illustrated with engravings, some of them from designs by Robert Fulton. and published in a quarto volume in
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Centennial Exhibition, (search)
ir industries. There was a generous response, and thirty-three nations, besides the United States, were represented—namely, Argentine Republic, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chili, China, Denmark, Egypt, France, Germany, Great Britain and Ireland, India and British colonies, Hawaiian Islands, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Liberia. Luxemburg Grand Duchy, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Orange Free State, Peru, Portugal, Russia, Santo Domingo, Spain and Spanish colonies, Siam, Sweden, Switzerland, Tunis, Turkey, and Venezuela. A Woman's executive committee was formed, composed of Philadelphians, who raised money sufficient among the women of the Union for the erection of a building for the exhibition exclusively of women's work—sculpture, painting, engraving, lithography, literature, telegraphy, needlework of all kinds, etc.— at a cost of $30,000. The building was called the Women's pavilion. In it were exhibited beautiful needlework from England and etchings from the hand of Queen Victor<
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Eaton, William, -1811 (search)
ton, William, -1811 Military officer; born, in Woodstock, Conn., Feb. 23, 1764; graduated at Dartmouth College in 1790; entered the Continental army at the ageof sixteen; and was discharged in 1783. In 1797 he was appointed American consul at Tunis, and arrived there in 1799. He acted with so much boldness and tact that he secured for his country the freedom of its commerce from attacks by Tunisian cruisers. He returned to the United States in 1803; was appointed naval agent of the Unit Soon afterwards Eaton returned to the United States, and passed the remainder of his life at Brimfield. For his services to American commerce the State of Massachusetts gave him 10,000 acres of land. The King of Denmark gave him a gold box in acknowledgment of his services to commerce in general and for the release of Danish captives at Tunis. Burr tried to enlist General Eaton in his conspiracy, and the latter testified against him on his trial. He died in Brimfield, Mass., June 1, 1811.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Payne, John Howard 1792-1852 (search)
t, and an actor of renown. At the age of fifteen and sixteen he published twenty-five numbers of a periodical called The pastime, and in 1809, at the age of seventeen, he made a successful entrance upon the theatrical profession at the Park Theatre, New York, as Young Norval. In 1810 he played Hamlet and other leading parts with great success, and, at the age of twenty and twenty-one, he played with equal success at Drury Lane, London. While there he produced many dramas, chiefly adaptations from the French. In one of these occurs the song Home, sweet home, by which he is chiefly known. Payne John Howard Payne. became a correspondent of Coleridge and Lamb; and, in 1818, when he was twenty-six years of age, his tragedy of Brutus was successfully brought out at Drury Lane. He returned to the United States in 1832. He was appointed consul at Tunis, and died in office there, April 10, 1852. His remains were brought to Washington late in March, 1883, and interred at Georgetown.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Treaties. (search)
, commerce, navigationU. S. Steamer MohicanOct. 2, 1886 Tripoli: Treaty of Peace and friendshipTripoliNov. 4, 1796 Treaty of Peace and amityTripoliJune 4, 1805 Tunis: Treaty of Peace and friendshipTunisMay 26, 1799 Two Sicilies: Convention of Regarding depredation of MuratNaplesOct. 14, 1832 Treaty of Commerce and navigatioTunisMay 26, 1799 Two Sicilies: Convention of Regarding depredation of MuratNaplesOct. 14, 1832 Treaty of Commerce and navigationNaplesDec. 1, 1845 Convention of Rights of neutrals at seaNaplesJan. 13, 1855 Convention of Peace, friendship, commerce, etc.NaplesOct. 1, 1855 Foreign Power and Object of Treaty.Where Concluded.Date. United Mexican States: Treaty of LimitsMexicoJan. 12, 1828 Treaty of Amity, commerce, navigationMexicoApril 5, 1831 Venez, Brazil, Dominican Republic, France, Great Britain, Guatemala, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Salvador, Servia, Spain, Sweden, Swiss Confederation, and Tunis; conventions for the protection of industrial property; signed at ParisMar. 20, 1883 Convention with Belgium, Brazil, Italy, Portugal, Servia, Spain, and Switzerl
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Tripoli, War with (search)
t to relieve Preble, who, with a large squadron, overawed the Moors and kept up the blockade. Meanwhile a movement under Capt. William Eaton, American consul at Tunis, soon brought the war to a close. He joined Hamet Caramelli, the rightful Bey of Tunis, in an effort to recover his rights. Hamet had taken refuge with the VicerTunis, in an effort to recover his rights. Hamet had taken refuge with the Viceroy of Egypt. There Eaton joined him with a few troops composed of men of all nations, and, marching westward across Northern Africa 1,000 miles, with transportation consisting of 190 camels, on April 27, 1805, captured the Tripolitan seaport town of Derne. They fought their way successfully towards the capital, their followers cofound that Tobias Lear, the American consul-general, had made a treaty of peace (June 4, 1805) with the terrified ruler of Tripoli. So ended the war. The ruler of Tunis was yet insolent, but his pride was suddenly humbled by the appearance of a squadron of thirteen vessels under Commodore Rodgers, who succeeded Barron, and he sent
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), United States of America. (search)
icultural Hall, Philadelphia; nearly 1,600 delegates; Alexander Sullivan, of Chicago, president......April 26, 1883 New civil service rules published by the President......May 8, 1883 New York and Brooklyn Bridge opened......May 24, 1883 National exposition of railway appliances opened in Chicago......May 24, 1883 Panic on the New York and Brooklyn Bridge; twelve killed, twenty-nine injured......May 30, 1883 Remains of John Howard Payne, author of Home, sweet home, who died at Tunis, April 1, 1852, are brought, by aid of W. W. Corcoran, of Washington, and interred in Oak Hill cemetery, Washington......June 9, 1883 Verdict of not guilty in the star-route case......June 14, 1883 Celebration of the 333d anniversary of Santa Fe, N. M.......July 2, 1883 Charles H. Stratton (Tom Thumb), born 1838, dies at Middleboro, Mass.......July 15, 1883 General strike of telegraph operators; 1,200 quit work......July 19, 1883 Brig.-Gen. E. O. C. Ord, born 1818, dies at Hav
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), District of Columbia. (search)
erd appointed governor......Sept. 13, 1873 Congress abolishes the territorial government, substituting a temporary board of three commissioners appointed by the President......June 20, 1874 Permanent government of District constituted by Congress, in a board of three commissioners with no local legislative body......June 11, 1878 President Garfield assassinated in the Baltimore and Potomac Railroad station at Washington......July 2, 1881 Remains of John Howard Payne, who died in Tunis, Africa, in 1852, interred in Oak Hill Cemetery, Washington......June 9, 1883 Capstone of the Washington Monument placed (monument 555 feet high)......Dec. 6, 1884 American College of the Roman Catholic Church opened at Washington......Nov. 13, 1889 The Ford Opera-house collapsed during business hours; twenty-one clerks killed and many wounded......June 9, 1893 President Cleveland opens the Pan-American medical congress in Washington......Sept. 5, 1893 Coxey's army invades Was