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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Montague, William Lewis 1831- (search)
Montague, William Lewis 1831- Linguist; born in Belchertown, Mass., April 6, 1831; graduated at Amherst College in 1855; instructor in Latin and Greek in Williston Seminary; Professor of Modern Languages in Amherst College in 1864-94; and in 1896 removed to Paris, where he has since resided. His publication include Spanish and Italian Grammars; Introduction to Italian Literature, etc. He also edited Biographical records of the alumni and non-graduate members of Amherst College, 1821–;71, et
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Morgan, William 1775- (search)
Morgan, William 1775- Freemason; born in Culpeper county, Va., in 1775; died by violence, Sept. 19, 1826. Was in the battle of New Orleans; and was a brewer in Toronto, Canada, in 1821. He was a resident, in 1826, of Batavia, N. Y., where he was seized, carried to Fort Niagara, and, as many persons have since believed, was drowned in Lake Ontario, because it was reported that he was about to publish an exposure of the secrets of Freemasonry. This affair created intense excitement and a new political party. See Anti-Masonic party.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Murat, Napoleon Achille 1801-1847 (search)
Murat, Napoleon Achille 1801-1847 Author; born in Paris, France, Jan. 21, 1801; came to the United States in 1821; travelled here extensively; then settled near Tallahassee, Fla., and was naturalized in 1826. He married a grandniece of Lafayette. He was the author of Letters of a citizen of the United States to his friends in Europe; Moral and political essays on the United States of America; and Exposition of the principles of Republican government as it has been perfected in America (which passed through more than fifty editions). He died in Wasceissa, Fla., April 15, 1847.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), New Jersey, (search)
5th 1791 to 1798 Frederick Frelinghuysen. 3d to 4th 1793 to 1796 Richard Stockton 4th to 6th 1796 to 1799 Franklin Davenport 5th to 6th 1798 to 1799 James Schureman 6th1799 to 1801 Aaron Ogden 6th to 8th 1801 to 1803 Jonathan Dayton 6thto 9th 1799 to 1805 John Condit 8th to 15th 1803 to 1817 Aaron Kitchel9th to 11th 1805 to 1809 John Lambert11th to 14th 1809 to 1815 James J. Wilson 14th to 16th 1815 to 1821 Mahlon Dickerson 15th to 23d 1817 to 1833 Samuel L. Southard 16th to 18th 1821 to 1823 Joseph Mcllvaine18th to 19th 1823 to 1826 Ephraim Bateman 19th to 20th 1826 to 1829 Theodore Frelinghuysen. 21st to 23d 1829 to 1833 Samuel L. Southard 23d to 27th 1833 to 1842 Garrett D. Wall 24th to 27th 1835 to 1842 William L. Dayton 27th to 32d 1842 to 1851 Jacob W. Miller 27th to 33d 1841 to 1853 Robert F. Stockton 32d 1851 to 1853 John R. Thomson 33d to 37th 1853 to 1862 William Wright 33d to 36th 1853 to 1859 John C. Ten Eyck36th 1859 Richard S. Field 37th 1862 Joh
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), New York, State of (search)
ower to pass upon the validity and constitutionality of legislative acts. In October following, a British marauding force went up the Hudson and burned Kingston. The records were removed first to the interior of Ulster county, and thence to Poughkeepsie, where the legislators reassembled early in 1778. That city was the State capital until 1784, when it was removed to the city of New York. In 1797 Albany was made the permanent State capital. The State constitution was revised in 1801, 1821, 1846, and 1894. During the War of 1812-15 the frontiers of New York were almost continually scenes of hostilities. New York was the Seal of the State of New York. pioneer in establishing canal navigation, In 1796 the Western Inland Lock Navigation Company was incorporated, and improved the bateau-navigation of the Mohawk River, connecting its waters with Oneida Lake by a canal, so that boats laden with merchandise could pass from the ocean to that lake, and then by its outlet and Oswego
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Nicholson, James William Augustus 1821-1887 (search)
Nicholson, James William Augustus 1821-1887 Naval officer; born in Dedham, Mass., March 10, 1821; entered the navy as midshipman in 1838; was acting master during the war with Mexico; and promoted rear-admiral in 1881. In the Civil War, during the engagement with the Confederate ram Tennessee, his vessel, the Manhattan, fired the only shots which pierced the former's armor plate. In August, 1864, he bombarded Fort Morgan and compelled it to surrender. In July, 1882, when the British fleet bombarded Alexandria, Egypt, he was present as commander of the European Station. After the action he sent 100 marines ashore to protect the consulate of the United States. His conduct throughout the bombardment received high commendation in Europe as well as the United States. He died in New York City, Oct. 28, 1887.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Oneida Indians, (search)
e, of the then Six Nations in the great council, opposed an alliance with the English. They remained faithful to the English-American colonists to the end. In this attitude they were largely held by the influence of Samuel Kirkland, a Protestant missionary, and Gen. Philip Schuyler. Because of this attitude they were subjected to great losses by the ravages of Tories and their neighbors, for which the United States compensated them by a treaty in 1794. They had previously ceded their lands to the State of New York, reserving a tract, now in Oneida county, where some of them still remain. They had been joined by the Stockbridge and Brotherton Indians. Some of them emigrated to Canada, and settled on the Thames; and in 1821 a large band purchased a tract on Green Bay, Wis. They have all advanced in civilization and the mechanic arts, as well as in agriculture, and have schools and churches. In 1899 there were 270 Oneidas at the New York agency, and 1,945 at the Green Bay agency.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Parker, Foxhall Alexander 1821-1879 (search)
Parker, Foxhall Alexander 1821-1879 Naval officer; born in New York City, Aug. 5, 1821; graduated at the Naval Academy in 1843; served through the Civil War with distinction; was promoted commodore in 1872. His publications include Fleet tactics under steam; Squadron tactics under steam; The naval howitzer afloat; The naval howitzer ashore; The battle of Mobile Bay and the capture of forts Powell, Gaines, and Morgan, under the command of David G. Farragut and Gordon Granger, etc. He also contributed naval biographies to Johnson's universal Cyclopaedia. He died in Annapolis, Md. June 10, 1879.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Parry, Sir William Edward 1790-1855 (search)
y, Sir William Edward 1790-1855 Arctic navigator; born in Bath, England, Dec. 19, 1790; entered the royal navy at thirteen. Being engaged in blockading the New England coast in 1813, he ascended the Connecticut River about 20 miles, and destroyed twenty-seven privateers and other vessels. In 1818 he joined Sir John Ross's expedition to the Polar seas, and the next year he commanded a second expedition, penetrating to lat. 70° 44′ 20″ N. and long. 110° W., which entitled him to receive the reward of $20,000 offered by Parliament for reaching thus far west within the Arctic Circle. He was promoted to commander on his return, in 1820, and was knighted in 1829. He made another expedition in 1821-23; and in another, in 1826, he reached the lat. of 82° 45′ in boats and sledges, the nearest point to the north pole which had then been reached. Parry was made rear-admiral of the white in 1852, and in 1853 lieutenantgovernor of Greenwich Hospital. He died in Ems, Germany, July
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Peck, John James 1821- (search)
Peck, John James 1821- Military officer; born in Manlius, N. Y., Jan. 4, 1821; graduated at West Point in 1843, entering the 2d Artillery. He served in the war against Mexico, and resigned in 1853, settling in Syracuse as a banker. In August, 1861, he was made brigadier-general of volunteers, and, July 4, 1862, major-general. He performed excellent service during the whole Civil War, especially in defence of Suffolk. He was mustered out in August, 1865, after which he was president of a life-insurance company in Syracuse, N. Y., where he died, April 21, 1878. See Suffolk, siege of.
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