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Hon. J. L. M. Curry , LL.D., William Robertson Garrett , A. M. , Ph.D., Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 1.1, Legal Justification of the South in secession, The South as a factor in the territorial expansion of the United States (ed. Clement Anselm Evans), The South as a factor in the territorial expansion of the United States. (search)
or restrictions whatever. This report was the nearest approach to recognition which the claims of the land companies ever received in Congress, but it was a victory of short duration, and destined to an ignominious end, as shown by the following extract from the Fourth volume of Journals of Congress: April 18, 1782.—* * * The order of the day for taking into consideration the report of the committee on the cessions of New York, Virginia and Connecticut, and the petitions of the Indiana, Vandalia, Illinois and Wabash companies, being called for by the delegates for Virginia, and the first paragraph being read, a motion was made by Mr. Lee, seconded by Mr. Bland [both Virginia delegates], That previous to any determination in Congress, relative to the cessions of the western lands, the name of each member present be called over by the secretary; that on such call, each member do declare upon his honor, whether he is or is not personally interested, directly or indirectly, in the clai
James Russell Soley, Professor U. S. Navy, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 7.1, The blockade and the cruisers (ed. Clement Anselm Evans), Appendix A. (search)
Appendix A. Vessels of the United States Navy, March 4, 1861. In commission. No. of vessels.Class.Name.Station. 2Sailing-frigatesCongressCoast of Brazil. SabineHome Squadron (Pensacola). 11Sailing-sloopsCumberlandHome Squadron (returning from Vera Cruz). ConstellationCoast of Africa. MacedonianHome Squadron (Vera Cruz). PortsmouthCoast of Africa. St. Mary'sPacific. SaratogaCoast of Africa. John AdamsEast Indies. VandaliaEast Indies. St. LouisHome Squadron (Pensacola). CyanePacific. Levant.Pacific. 3Store-ships(sails)ReliefCoast of Africa. ReleaseNew York. SupplyNew York. 1Screw frigateNiagaraReturning from Japan. 5Screw-sloops (1st class).San JacintoCoast of Africa. LancasterPacific. BrooklynHome Squadron (Pensacola). Hartford East Indies. RichmondMediterranean. 3Side wheel steamers.SusquehaunaMediterranean. PowhatanHome Squadron (returning from Vera Cruz). SaranacPacific. 8Screw-sloops (2d class)MohicanCoast of Africa. NarragansettPacific. Iroq
Daniel Ammen, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 7.2, The Atlantic Coast (ed. Clement Anselm Evans), Chapter 2: the Port Royal expedition. (search)
to destination—to be opened only in the event of separation—this motley force, numbering fifty vessels, steamed out of Hampton Roads on the morning of the 29th of October. There was considerable delay in forming a double echelon line outside of Cape Henry, and then the fleet proceeded slowly toward Cape Hatteras. The day previous to this force leaving, the flag-officer had despatched twenty-five coal-laden schooners relieved in part of their cargoes, under convoy of the sail sloop of war Vandalia, with orders to rendezvous off Tybee Bar in the event of parting company. This with the view of concealing the destination of the fleet. At 1 A. M. of the 31st the breeze was fresh from the eastward, and the sea rough. Owing to the set of the current and by getting too far to leeward, two of the transports struck lightly on Hatteras shoals, when, with a view to their safety, they all steamed out to the eastward, causing some confusion. After passing Hatteras the course was shaped alon
asCommander Percival Drayton1 XI-in. pivot, 4 32-pounders. PawneeLieut.--Com'g R. H. Wyman8 IX.-in. pivot, 2 12-pounder rifles. UnadillaLt.-Com'g Napoleon Collins1 XI in. pivot, 1 20-pdr. rifle, 2 24-pdr. howitzers. OttawaLt-Com'g T. H. Stevens1 XI-in. pivot, 1 20-pounder rifle, 2 24-pounder howitzers. PembinaLt.-Com'g J. P. Bankhead1 XI-in. pivot, 1 20-pounder rifle, 2 24-pounder howitzers. SenecaLt.-Com'g Daniel Ammen1 XI-in. pivot, 1 20-pounder rifle, 2 24-pounder howitzers. Vandalia (sailing sloop)Commander F. L. Haggerty4 Viii-in., 16 32-pounders. The vessels above the line were built for war purposes, those below it were purchased. Isaac SmithLt.-Com'g J. W. A. Nicholson1 30-pdr. rifle, afterward 8 Xiii-in. BienvilleCommander Chas. Steedman8 32-pounders. AugustaCommander B. G. Parrott8 32-pounders. PenguinLieut.-Com'g T. A. Budd4 32-pounders. CurlewLt.-Com'g P. G. Watmough6 32-pounders, 1 30-pounder rifle. R. B. ForbesLt.-Com'g H. S. Newcomb2 32-pounders.
33 United States, Second Artillery of, 165 United States Navy, position of ships at opening of war, 6; compared with that of Confederacy, 9; demonstration in Wassaw Sound, 46 et seq.; force in St. Andrew's Inlet, 48 et seq.; disaster to, in Charleston Harbor, 75 et seq., 100 et seq. Upshur, Lieutenant, 43 Urann, Master, 63 V. Valley City, the, 177, 181, 183 et seq., 189, 191, 213 et seq. Van Alstine, C. J., 81 Van Brunt. Captain G. I., 165 Vance, the, 228 Vandalia, the, U. S. sloop, 15, 26 Vanderbilt, the, 228 Vera Cruz, Union vessels at, 6 et seq. Vermont, the, U. S. vessel, 71 Vidette, the, 179 Virginia, the, 82 Vixen, the, U. S. steamer, 18 et seq., 36 et seq., 39 et seq., 72 W. Wabash, the, U. S. frigate, 7, 13, 15, et seq., 21, 23, 27, 32 43, 46, 50, 52, 55, 59, 62, 72, 122, 148, 165 et seq., 228 Wagner, Fort, see Fort Wagner Walker, Fort, see Fort Walker Wallace, Ensign, 72 Wamsutta, the, 64 Wando,
s hospitalities while at his house.—I wrote to Sherman as I told you I would do, speaking of your services to me, and of the President's promise that you should not be disturbed. Your statement is correct that I was not on the field when Warren carried the Weldon road nor at his Ream's Station battle. I have given up my visit to Spain for this winter. On Saturday of this week we start for Nice, stopping over Sunday at Lyons, and over Tuesday at Marseilles. From Nice we will take the Vandalia—naval vessel—and sail along the Mediterranean. Just our stopping places will be determined after we go aboard. All my family are well and join in best regards to you, and wishes for your health and prosperity. Whether Jesse goes with us will depend upon a letter he hopes to receive from Cornell University. I rather think however his mother will insist upon his going. Yours Truly, U. S. Grant. Letter no. Twenty-eight. This letter also is made up almost exclusively of replie<
art in a project by which they were to acquire vast estates in the most fertile valley of the world. Reasons for establishing a British Colony at the Illinois, 1766; Sir William Johnson to Secretary Conway, 10 July, 1766; Lords of Trade to the King, 3 Sept. 1766, before the above named papers were received; Letters of William Franklin and Benjamin Franklin, 1766; Franklin's Writings, IV. 233, &c. This plan for a colony in Illinois should not be confounded with the transactions respecting Vandalia, or as it has been called, Walpole's Grant, which was a tract south of the Ohio. Their proposal embraced the whole Western territory bounded by the Mississippi, the Ohio, a line along the Wabash and Maumee to Lake Erie, and thence across Michigan, Green Bay, and the Fox River, to the mouth of Chap. XXVII.} 1766. Oct. the Wisconsin. From the Reasons, &c., section 8. The tract was thought to contain sixty-three millions of acres, the like of which could nowhere be found. Benjamin Frankl
uncil of Pennsylvania. Jurisdiction was opposed to jurisdiction; arrests were followed by counter arrests; the country on the Monongahela, then the great avenue to the West, became a scene of con- Chap. XV.} 1774. fusion. The territory north and west of the Ohio, belonged by act of parliament to the province of Quebec; yet Dunmore professed to conduct the government and grant the lands on the Scioto, the Wabash and the Illinois. South of the Ohio river Franklin's inchoate province of Vandalia stretched from the Alleghanies to Kentucky river; the treaty at Fort Stanwix bounded Virginia by the Tennessee; the treaty at Lochaber carried its limit only to the mouth of the Great Kanawha. The king's instructions confined settlements to the east of the mountains. There was no one, therefore, having authority to give an undisputed title to any land west of the Alleghanies, or to restrain the restlessness of the American emigrants. With the love of wandering that formed a part of their
A live Yankee. --Edmund About, in his new book, the "King of the Mountain," gives the following account of John Harris, an American adventurer in Greece: "The first time I saw this strange fellow I comprehended America. John was born at Vandalia, Illinois. He inhaled at his birth that air of the New World so vivacious, so sparkling, and so brisk, that it goes to the head like champagne wine, and one gets intoxicated in breathing it. I know not whether the Harris family are rich or poor; whether they sent their son to college, or left him to get his own education,--It is certain that at twenty-seven years he depends only on himself, is astonished at nothing, thinks nothing impossible, never flinches, believes all things, hopes all things, tries all things, triumphs in all things, and rises up again if he falls, never stops, never loses courage, and goes right ahead whistling his tune. He has been a farmer, a schoolmaster, a lawyer, a journalist, a gold hunter, a manufactur
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