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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Agreement of the people, (search)
such parts, as each part may elect two, and no part above three representers. For the setting forth of which divisions, and the ascertaining of other circumstances hereafter expressed, so as to make the elections less subject to confusion or mistake, in order to the next Representative, Thomas Lord Grey of Groby, Sir John Danvers, Sir Henry Holcroft, knights; Moses Wall, gentleman; Samuel Mover, John Langley, Win. Hawkins, Abraham Babington, Daniel Taylor, Mark Hilsley, Rd. Price, and Col. John White, citizens of London, or any five or more of them, are intrusted to nominate and appoint, under their hands and seals, three or more fit persons in each county, and in each city and borough, to which one representer or more is assigned, to be as Commissioners for the ends aforesaid, in the respective counties, cities and boroughs; and, by like writing under their hands and seals, shall certify into the Parliament Records, before the 11th of February next, the names of the Commissioners s
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Cape Ann (search)
city of Gloucester, Mass., noted for more than 250 years for its extensive fishery interests. It was chosen as a place of settlement for a fishing colony by Rev. John White (a long time rector of Trinity Church, Dorchester, England) and several other influential persons. Through the exertions of Mr. White, a joint-stock associatMr. White, a joint-stock association was formed, called the Dorchester adventurers, with a capital of about $14,000. Cape Anne was purchased, and fourteen persons, with live-stock, were sent out in 1623, who built a house and made preparations for curing fish. Affairs were not prosperous there. Roger Conant was chosen governor in 1625, but the Adventurers becameConant was chosen governor in 1625, but the Adventurers became discouraged and concluded on dissolving the colony. Through the encouragement of Mr. White, some of the colonists remained, but, not liking their seat, they went to Naumkeag, now Salem, where a permanent colony was settled. Population in 1890, 24,651; in 1900, 26,121.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Carey, Matthew 1760-1839 (search)
adelphia, Nov. 15, 1784. There he started the Pennsylvania Herald, the first newspaper in the country that gave accurate reports of legislative proceedings. He was always aggressive with his pen. He fought a duel with Colonel Oswald, editor of a rival newspaper. He married in 1791, and began business as a bookseller. He was active in works of benevolence during the prevalence of yellow fever in Philadelphia, and wrote and published a history of that epidemic. He was an associate of Bishop White and others in the formation of the first American Sunday-school society. While the War of 1812-15 was kindling he wrote much on political subjects, and in 1814 his Olive branch appeared, in which he attempted to harmonize the contending parties in the United States. It passed through ten editions. In 1819 appeared his vindication of his countrymen, entitled Vindicae Hiberniae. In 1820 he published his New olive branch, which was followed by a series of tracts extending to more than 2,
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Colonial settlements. (search)
ational Constitution) of bringing her supreme authority to bear not alone upon the colonies as political corporations, but, what was much more effectual, upon the colonists as individuals. At the beginning of the French and Indian War (1754), the period when the American people set up for themselves in political and social life, there was no exact enumeration of the inhabitants; but from a careful examination of official records, Mr. Bancroft estimated the number as follows: Colonies.White.Colored. Massachusetts 207,0003 000 New Hampshire50,000 Connecticut 133,0003,500 Rhode Island 35,0004,500 New York85,00011,000 New Jersey73,0005,000 Pennsylvania and Delaware195,00011,000 Maryland104,00044,000 Virginia168,000116,000 North Carolina70,00020,000 South Carolina40,00040,000 Georgia5,0002,000 —————— Total1,165,000 260,000 At this period the extent of the territorial possessions of England and France in America was well defined on maps published by Evans and M
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Dare, Virginia, 1587- (search)
Dare, Virginia, 1587- The first child of English parents born in the New World. In 1587 John White went to Roanoke Island as governor of an agricultural colony sent out by Sir Walter Raleigh. Hlaw, William Dare, and his young wife. It was intended to plant the colony on the mainland, but White went no farther than Roanoke. There he found the melancholy remains, in the form of whitened skwith his mother and relatives on Croatan Island, invited the colonists to settle on his domain. White persuaded him to receive the rites of Christian baptism, and bestowed upon him the title of baroblic. It became necessary for the ships to return to England for supplies, and, to hasten them, White went with them, leaving behind eighty-nine men, seventeen women, and two children. Among the w birth to a daughter, in August, 1587, to whom they gave the name of Virginia. On his way home, White touched at Ireland, where he left some potatoes which he took from Virginia— the first of that k
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Lost colony, the (search)
Lost colony, the John White, whom Sir Walter Raleigh sent to Virginia with some colonists, to be their governor, had with him his daughter, Mrs. Eleanore Dare, mother of Virginia. White went back to England for supplies, and was detained a longWhite went back to England for supplies, and was detained a long time. When he returned to Roanoke Island, the colony he had left there had disappeared. With nineteen men, in two boats, he went in search of them. The colonists had agreed with White, when he left for England, to write or carve on the trees or White, when he left for England, to write or carve on the trees or posts of the doors the name of the place to which they had emigrated, if they should leave, for they were then preparing to go to a place 50 miles into the interior. It was also agreed, in case they should be in distress, that they would carve a cross over the letters. As White and his friends ascended the bank at the site of the settlement, they found carved upon the trunk of a tree, in fair Roman letters, Croatan, but, to their great comfort they saw no sign of distress. The houses had be
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Raleigh, Sir Walter 1552- (search)
s and supplies to the colony, but the settlement was abandoned. The settlers had gone home in one of Drake's ships (Drake, Sir Francis). In 1587 Raleigh sent out a colony of farmers and mechanics to settle on the shores of Chesapeake Bay, with John White as governor. He gave them a charter and a municipal government to found the City of Raleigh. White landed on Roanoke Island and went back to England for reinforcements and supplies. Two of Raleigh's supply ships were captured by French cruisWhite landed on Roanoke Island and went back to England for reinforcements and supplies. Two of Raleigh's supply ships were captured by French cruisers. His funds were exhausted, having spent $200,000 in his colonization schemes, and the colonists were left to perish or become incorporated with the Indian tribes. Raleigh was a lieutenant-general in command of the forces in Cornwall in 1588, and behaved gallantly in fighting the Spanish Armada. The next year he formed under his patents a company of Merchants and adventurers to carry on his colonization schemes in America, but it was a failure. With Drake he went to restore Dom Antoni
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Revolutionary War, (search)
the Mississippi River Sept. 17, 1779 Naval engagement off Flamborough Head, England; the Bon Homme Richard (American), Paul Jones commander, captures the British gun-ship Serapis Sept. 23, 1779 John Jay appointed minister to Spain, and John Adams to negotiate a peace with Great Britain Sept. 27, 1779 Siege of Savannah, Ga., by Americans and French, fails; Pulaski killedSept. 23-Oct. 9, 1779 A company of British regulars and four armed vessels in the Ogeechee River, Ga., surrenders to Colonel WhiteOct. 1, 1779 British evacuate Rhode Island Oct. 11-25, 1779 M. Gerard succeeded by the Chevalier de la Luzerne as minister from France to the United StatesNov. 17, 1779 American army winters at Morristown Dec., 1779 General Clinton sails from New York against Charleston Dec. 26, 1779 Washington reprimands General Arnold, by order of Congress, for misconduct charged by the council of Philadelphia Jan., 1780 Gen. Charles Lee dismissed from the army Jan. 10, 1780 Congress sends Ge
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Seabury, Samuel 1729- (search)
er Sears, seized him and took him to Connecticut, where he was imprisoned for a time. His authorship was not proven, and he was released, and while the British held possession of New York he spent most of his time in that city. Going to England after the Revolution, he obtained consecration as bishop by the Scotch prelates at Aberdeen, Nov. 14, 1784, and afterwards fulfilled the episcopal office in New London until his death in New London, Conn., Feb. 25, 1796. Bishop Seabury assisted Bishop White in the revision of the Book of common prayer, and in framing the constitution of the Church, which was adopted in 1789. He was buried in a church-yard at New London, and over his grave was placed a plain monument of marble, upon the recumbent slab of which, after the Bishop Seabury's monument. usual obituary record, are the following laudatory words: Ingenious without pride, learned without pedantry, good without severity, he was duly qualified to discharge the duties of the Christian
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Speaker of Congress, the (search)
asssachusetts17501821 12, 131811-14Henry ClayKentucky 17771852 131814-15Langdon ChevesSouth Carolina17761857 14-161815-20Henry ClayKentucky17771852 161820-21John W. TaylorNew York17841854 171821-23Philip P. BarbourVirginia17831841 181823-25Henry ClayKentucky17771852 191825-27John W. TaylorNew York17841854 20-231827-34Andrew StevensonVirginia17841857 231834-35John BellTennessee 17971869 24, 251835-39James K. PolkTennessee17951849 261839-41R. M. T. HunterVirginia18091887 271841-43John WhiteKentucky18051845 281843-45John W. JonesVirginia18051848 291845-47John W. DavisIndiana17991850 301847-49Robert C. WinthropMassachusetts18091894 311849-51Howell CobbGeorgia18151868 32, 331851-55Linn BoydKentucky18001859 341855-57Nathaniel P. BanksMassachusetts18161894 351857-59James L. OrrSouth Carolina18221873 361859-61William PenningtonNew Jersey 17961862 371861-63Galusha A. GrowPennsylvania1823 38-401863-69Schuyler ColfaxIndiana18231885 41-431869-75James G. BlaineMaine18301893
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