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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Buffalo, (search)
Buffalo, City, port of entry and county seat of Erie county, N. Y.; at the eastern extremity of Lake Erie and the western extremity of the Erie Canal; has extensive lake commerce with all western points, large live-stock and grain trade, and important manufactures; population in 1890, 255,664; in 1900, 352,387. General Riall, with his regulars and Indians, recrossed from Lewiston (see Niagara, Fort), when his forces had returned from the desolation of the New York frontier. Full license had been given to his Indians, and the desolation was made perfect almost to Black Rock. Riall marched up from Queenston (Dec. 28) to Chippewa, Lieutenant-General Drummond in immediate command. By this time all western New York had been alarmed. McClure had appealed to the people to hasten to the frontier. Gen. Amos Hall called out the militia and invited volunteers. Hall took chief command of troops now gathered at Black Rock and Buffalo, 2,000 strong. From Drummond's camp, opposite Blac
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Cleveland, Grover 1837- (search)
Cleveland, Grover 1837- Twenty-second and twenty-fourth President of the United States, from 1885 to 1889, and from 1893 to 1897; Democrat; born in Caldwell, Essex co., N. J., March 18, 1837. After some experience as a clerk and some labor on the compilation of the American herd book, he became a bank clerk in Buffalo, and was admitted to the bar in 1859. From 1863 to 1865 he was assistant district-attorney, and in 1870 he was elected sheriff of Erie county and served three years. Elected mayor of Buffalo in 1881, he attracted during the first few months of his term more than local notice, and was the Democratic candidate for governor of New York in 1882. One of the successful nominees in this tidal-wave Democratic year, Mr. Cleveland received the phenomenal majority of 192,000, and entered office in January, 1883. His administration of affairs at Albany secured the presentation of his name to the democratic National Convention in 1884. He was nominated; and elected, after a
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), New York, (search)
p Detroit the first American vessel on Lake Erie......1796 Massachusetts deeds to Robert Morris, of Philadelphia, nearly 3,300,000 acres of land in western New York......May 11, 1796 He extinguishes the Indian title, sells several tracts from the east side along the Genesee River, and mortgages the residue to Wilhelm Willink and others, of Amsterdam, Holland, called the Holland Land Company......1796 [By this purchase the Holland Land Company acquired the present counties of Niagara, Erie, Chautauqua, Cattaraugus, Wyoming, except some small reservations, and most of the counties of Allegany, Genesee, and Orleans.] State road from Whitestown to Geneva built......1796 Forts Oswegatchie (now Ogdensburg), Oswego, and Niagara evacuated by the British......1796 John Fitch moves a small boat on Collect pond, in New York City, by a small steam-engine and a worm-screw projecting from the stern of the boat......1796 Albany becomes permanent capital of the State......1797