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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Harrison, William Henry 1773-1812 (search)
pden-Sidney College. He began preparations for the profession of medicine, but soon abandoned it for a military life. In 1791 Washington commissioned him an ensign. Made a lieutenant in 1792, he afterwards became an efficient aide to General Wayne, and with him went through the campaign in Ohio, in 1794. After the treaty of Greenville (1794), he was placed in command of Fort Washington, on the site of Cincinnati, and was promoted to captain. While on duty at North Bend, he was married to Anna, daughter of Judge Symmes, an extensive land-owner there. In 1797 he was appointed secretary of the Northwest Territory, and left the army. In 1799 he became a delegate to Congress, and was made the first governor of Indian Territory in 1801. That office he held until 1813, and, as superintendent of Indian affairs, performed efficient service. In the course of his administration, he made thirteen important treaties with different tribes. Harrison, at the head of troops, gained a victory
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Suffrage, woman. (search)
enden, Mrs. Arthur M. Dodge, Mrs. George White Field, Mrs. Richard Watson Gilder, Mrs. Gilbert E. Jones, Mrs. Elihu Root, Mrs. George Waddington, Mrs. Rossiter Johnson, and Mrs. George Phillips. Mrs. Phillips is secretary, 789 Park Avenue, New York. There are also societies in Massachusetts, Illinois, Oregon, Iowa, and Washington, and others are being organized. These work to oppose the extension of suffrage in their own States, but last winter combined in sending seven women to appear before congressional committees to protest against a petition for women suffrage. The National American Woman's Suffrage Association, Mrs. C. Chapman Catt, president; honorary presidents, Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony; vice-president-at-large, Rev. Anna. H. Shaw, Philadelphia, Pa.; corresponding secretary, Rachel Foster Avery, Philadelphia. Pa.; recording secretary, Alice Stone Blackwell, Boston, Mass.; treasurer, Harriet Taylor Upton, Warren, O.; office, 150 Nassau Street, New York.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Symmes, John Cleves 1780-1814 (search)
Symmes, John Cleves 1780-1814 Jurist; born on Long Island, N. Y., July 21, 1742; married a daughter of Gov. William Livingston, of New Jersey. In 1785-86 he was a member of the Continental Congress; was judge of the Supreme Court of New Jersey, and chief-justice. Making a purchase of a vast tract of land between the Great and Little Miami rivers, Ohio, he settled there towards the close of the eighteenth century. He died in Cincinnati, Feb. 26, 1814. His daughter Anna was the wife of President William Henry Harrison. His nephew, John Cleves, born in New Symmes's monument. Jersey in 1780, was a soldier in the War of 1812, but is known as the author of the theory that the earth is hollow; habitable within, open at the poles for the admission of light, and containing within it half a dozen concentric hollow spheres, also open at their poles. He petitioned Congress to fit out an expedition to test his theory. It was first promulgated in 1818. He died in Hamilton, O., May 28,