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Cambridge History of American Literature: volume 3 (ed. Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939., Erskine, John, 1879-1951., Sherman, Stuart Pratt, 1881-1926., Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950.) 4 0 Browse Search
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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Dartmouth College, (search)
residency until his death, in 1779 (see Wheelock, Eleazar), and was succeeded by his son, John, who was sent to Europe to procure funds for the support of the college. He obtained considerable sums, and philosophical implements. In 1816 a religious controversy led to a conflict with the legislature, and the latter created a new corporation, called Dartmouth University, in which the property of the old corporation was vested. A lawsuit ensued, carried on for the college by Daniel Webster, which resulted (1819), finally, in the establishment of the inviolability of chartered rights and the restoration of the old charter. Wheelock was raised to the presidency in 1817, by the new board, but died a few months afterwards. He was succeeded by William Allen. At the close of 1900 the college reported sixty-one professors and instructors, 741 students, 85,000 volumes in the library, 9,000 graduates, and $2,300,000 in productive funds. Rev. William J. Tucker, D. D., Ll.D., was president.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Essex, the, (search)
Dec. 12) with her prizes from Nooaheevah Island (which he had named Madison), and on Feb. 3, 1814, entered the harbor of Valparaiso. One of the captured vessels, which he had armed and named Essex Junior, cruised off the harbor as a scout, to give warning of the approach of any man-of-war. Very soon two English men-of-war were reported in the offing. They sailed into the harbor, and proved to be the Phoebe, thirty-six guns, Captain Hillyar, and her consort, the Cherub, twenty-two guns, Captain Tucker. The former mounted thirty long 18-pounders, sixteen 32-pounder carronades, and one howitzer; also six 3-pounders in her tops. Her crew consisted of 320 men Essex fighting Phoebe and Cherub. and boys. the Cherub mounted eighteen 32-pounder carronades below, with eight 24-pounder carronades and two long nines above, making a total of twenty-eight guns. Her crew numbered 180. the Essex at that time could muster only 225, and the Essex Junior only sixty. the Essex had forty 32-pou