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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Hare, John Innes Clark 1817- (search)
Hare, John Innes Clark 1817- Jurist; born in Philadelphia. Pa., Oct. 17, 1817; graduated at the University of Pennsylvania in 1834; admitted to the bar in 1841; became an associate judge of the district court of Philadelphia; and was presiding judge of the court of common pleas in 1875-95. He published American leading cases in law (with Horace B. Wallis), etc.; and was editor of Smith's leading cases in law; White and Tudor's leading cases in equity; Hare on contracts; and the New England Exchequer reports.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Jamestown. (search)
he burning of Jamestown. Map of Jamestown settlement. (from Capt. John Smith's Historie of Virginia.) trees to shadow us from the sun; our . The church— the homely thing, like a barn —was burned while Captain Smith was a prisoner among the Indians, and he found the settlers bui Jamestown in the spring of 1610. Of the 490 persons left there by Smith the previous autumn, only sixty remained alive. They had refused to follow the admonitions of Smith to provide food for the winter, but relied upon the neighboring Indians to supply them. When Smith departeSmith departed, the Indians showed hostility and withheld corn and game. They matured a plan for the destruction of the settlers at Jamestown, when Pocahe seems to have been another destructive fire there afterwards, for Smith, speaking of the arrival of Governor Argall, in 1617, says: In Jameal of the young women at Jamestown. for a church. In the same year Smith's General Historie recalls a statement by John Rolfe: About the las
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Massachusetts, (search)
were probably visited by Northmen at the beginning of the eleventh century (Northmen), and possibly Sebastian Cabot saw them (1498), and also Verrazano (1524). The shores were explored by Bartholomew Gosnold (1602), Samuel Champlain (1604), and John Smith (1614); but the first permanent European settlement was made on the shores of Cape Cod Bay by some English Non-conformists, who, calling themselves Pilgrims, had fled from England to Holland, sojourned there a few years, formed a church at Leydom they became associated, and superadded the power of government. It was similar to the Virginia charter (see colony of Virginia), and erected the patentees and their associates into a corporation by the Map of New England coast made by Captain John Smith. name of the Governor and Company of Massachusetts Bay, in New England. The affairs of the company and the colony were to be managed by a governor, deputy-gov- Cutting the cross out of the English flag. ernor, and eighteen assistants, o
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Colony of New Hampshire, (search)
Colony of New Hampshire, Was for many years a dependent of Massachusetts. Its short line of sea-coast was probably first discovered by Martin Pring in 1603. It was visited by Capt. John Smith in 1614. The enterprising Sir Ferdinando Gorges, who had been engaged in colonizing projects many years as one of the most active members of the Plymouth Company, projected a settlement farther eastward than any yet established, and for that purpose he became associated with John Mason, a merchant (afterwards a naval commander, and secretary of the Plymouth Council of New England), and others. Mason was a man of action, and well acquainted with all matters pertaining to settlements. He and Gorges obtained a grant of land (Aug. 10, 1622) extending from the Merrimac to the Kennebec, and inland to the St. Lawrence They named the territory the Province of Laconia; and to forestall the French settlements in the east, and secure the country to the Protestants, Gorges secured a grant from Sir
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), New York, State of (search)
States Senators. Name. No. of Congress.Term. Philip Schuyler1st1789 to 1791 Rufus King1st to 4th1789 to 1796 Aaron Burr2d to 5th1791 to 1797 John Lawrence4th to 6th1796 to 1800 Philip Schuyler5th 1797 to 1798to John Sloss Hobart5th1790 William North5th1798 James Watson5th to 6th 1799 to 1800 Gouverneur Morris6th to 7th1800to 1803 John Armstrong6th to 8th1801to 1804 He Witt Clinton7th to 8th1802 to 1803 Theodore Bailey8th1803to 1804 Samuel L. Mitchell8th to 11th 1804 to 1809 John Smith8th to 13th1803 to 1813 Obadiah German11th to 14th1809to 1815 Rufus King13th to 19th1813 to 1825 Nathan Sanford14thto 17th1815 to 1821 Martin Van Buren18th to 20th1823 to 1828 Nathan Sanford19th to 22d1826 to 1831 Charles E. Dudley20th to 23d 1828to 1833 William I. Marcy22d1831to 1832 Silas Wright, Jr.22d to 28th 1832 to 1844 Nathaniel P. Tallmadge23d to 28th1833 1844 Henry A. Foster28th1844 John A. Dix28th to 31st1845 to 1849 Daniel S. Dickinson28th to 32d1845to 1851 William H
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Newport, Christopher 1565- (search)
Newport, Christopher 1565- Navigator; born in England about 1565; commanded the first successful expedition for the settlement of Virginia, landing, April 30, 1607, at a place which he named Point Comfort because of his escape from a severe storm. On May 13 he arrived at Jamestown. He had been engaged in an expedition against the Spaniards in the West Indies not long before. He made several voyages to Virginia with emigrants and supplies. Before he returned to England for the last time he joined with Ratcliffe in an attempt to depose Captain Smith from the presidency of the colony. He was defeated, and acknowledged his error. Newport's manuscript work, called Discoveries in America, was published in 1860, by Edward Everett Hale, in Archaeologia Americana.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Newport news, (search)
Newport news, A strategic point on the James River, not far from Hampton Roads. It was originally a compound word, derived, it is believed, from the names of Captain Newport (who commanded the first vessel that conveyed English emigrants to Virginia) and Sir William Newce, who, at the time George Sandys was appointed treasurer of the colony, received the appointment of marshal of Virginia. Captain Smith wrote his name Nuse. Newport News is now an important railroad terminus, ship-building point, and commercial port. Population in 1890, 4,449; in 1900, 19,635.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), State of Ohio, (search)
. Rutherford B. Hayes18681872Republican. Edward F. Noyes18721874Republican. William Allen18741876Democrat. Rutherford B. Hayes18761878Republican Richard M. Bishop18781880Democrat. Charles Foster18801884Republican George Hoadley18841886Democrat. Joseph B. Foraker18861890Republican. James E. Campbell18901892Democrat. William McKinley, Jr18921896Republican. Asa S. Bushnell18961900Republican. George K. Nash1900——Republican. United States Senators. Name.No. of Congress.Term. John Smith8th to 10th1803 to 1808 Thomas Worthington8th to 10th1803 to 1807 Return Jonathan Meigs.10th to 11th1809 to 1810 Edward Tiffin 10th to 11th1807 to 1809 Stanley Griswold 11th1809 Alexander Campbell11th to 13th1810 to 1813 Thomas Worthington11th to 13th1811 to 1814 Joseph Kerr13th to 14th1814 to 1815 Jeremiah Morrow13th to 16th1813 to 1819 Benjamin Ruggles 14th to 23d1815 to 1833 William A. Trimble16th to17th1819 to 1821 Ethan Allen Brown17th to 19th1822 to 1825 William Henry Harr
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Opechancanough, -1644 (search)
Opechancanough, -1644 Brother of Powhatan, was King of Pamunkey when the English first landed in Virginia. He was born about 1552, and died in 1644. He first became known to the English as the captor of John Smith in the forest. Opechancanough would have killed him immediately, but for Smith's presence of mind. He drew from his pocket a compass, and explained to the savage as well as he could its wonderful nature; told him of the form of the earth and the stars—how the sun chased the niSmith's presence of mind. He drew from his pocket a compass, and explained to the savage as well as he could its wonderful nature; told him of the form of the earth and the stars—how the sun chased the night around the earth continually. Opechancanough regarded him as a superior being, and women and children stared at him as he passed from village to village to the Indian's capital, until he was placed in the custody of Powhatan. Opechancanough attended the marriage of his niece, Pocahontas, at Jamestown. After the death of his brother (1619) he was lord of the empire, and immediately formed plans for driving the English out of his country. Gov. Sir Francis Wyatt brought the constitution
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Percy, George -1632 (search)
Percy, George -1632 Born in Syon House, England, Sept. 4, 1586; succeeded Capt. John Smith as governor of Virginia in 1610. He was the author of A history of the plantations of the Southern Colonie of Virginia, which is a history of the voyage and all their explorations during the first year of the existence of the colony. He died in England in March, 1632.
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