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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Harrison, Fort, Ind. (search)
Harrison, Fort, Ind. A defensive post on the Wabash River, near Terre Haute, Ind. At the very hour when the Pigeon Roost massacre occurred (see Wayne, Fort), two young haymakers were killed and scalped near Fort Harrison. The Prophet (see Elkswatawa) at Tippecanoe was still busy stirring up the Indians against the white people. The garrison of Fort Harrison was commanded by Capt. Zachary Taylor (afterwards President of the United States), who was just recovering from a severe illness. He had been warned by friendly Indians to be on his guard. His garrison was weak, for of the fifty men who composed it not more than a dozen were exempt from the prevailing fever. Only two non-commissioned officers and six privates could mount guard at the same time. In the presence of impending danger some of the convalescents went upon duty freely. At midnight on Sept. 4, 1812, the Indians stealthily approached the fort and set fire to one of the block-houses, which contained the stores of
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Internal improvements. (search)
ut public roads leading to the Ohio River. Other grants were made from time to time for improvements in the Northwest until 1824, when (May 26) Congress authorized the State of Indiana to construct a canal, giving the right of way, with 90 feet of land on each side thereof. Nothing was done under the act; but in 1827 (March 2) two acts were passed, giving to Indiana and Illinois, respectively, certain lands in aid of the construction of canals, the first to connect the navigation of the Wabash River with the waters of Lake Erie, and the second to connect the waters of the Illinois River with those of Lake Michigan. A quantity of land equal to onehalf of five sections in width, on each side of the canals, was granted, reserving to the United States each alternate section. It was not an absolute grant of land in fee, for, under certain restrictions, the States had a right to sell the awards, and from the proceeds they were to repay the government. On the same day (March, 1827) ther
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Ordinance of 1787. (search)
e United States, and those of any other States that may be admitted into the confederacy, without any tax, impost, or duty therefore. Art. 5. There shall be formed in the said territory not less than three nor more than five States; and the boundaries of the States, as soon as Virginia shall alter her act of cession, and consent to the same, shall become fixed and established as follows, to wit: The Western State in the said territory shall be bounded by the Mississippi, the Ohio, and Wabash rivers; a direct line drawn from the Wabash and Post St. Vincent's, due north, to the territorial line between the United States and Canada; and, by the said territorial line, to the Lake of the Woods and Mississippi. The middle State shall be bounded by the said direct line, the Wabash from Post Vincent's, to the Ohio; by the Ohio, by a direct line, drawn due north from the mouth of the Great Miami, to the said territorial line, and by the said territorial line. The Eastern State shall be bo
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Stansbury, Howard 1806-1863 (search)
Stansbury, Howard 1806-1863 Surveyor; born in New York City, Feb. 8, 1806; became a civil engineer. In 1828 he was appointed to survey lines for the proposed canals from Lakes Erie and Michigan to the Wabash River. He was made first lieutenant, Topographical Engineers, in 1838, and captain in 1840; explored the Great Salt Lake region in 1849-51, and gained a high reputation by his report on that section. He was promoted major in 1861. He was the author of An expedition to the Valley of the Great Salt Lake of Utah. He died in Madison, Wis., April 17, 1863. Stanton, Edwin McMasters
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Indiana, (search)
rallel......March, 1805 Michigan Territory created out of a part of Indiana......1805 First General Assembly of Indiana Territory meets at Vincennes......July 29, 1805 Delaware, Pottawattomie, Miami, Eel River, and Wea Indians cede to the United States land in eastern Indiana by treaty at Grouseland, near Vincennes......Aug. 21, 1805 Laws of Indiana published at Vincennes by Messrs. Stout & Smoot......1807 Illinois Territory set off from Indiana, comprising all west of the Wabash River and a line drawn north from Post Vincennes......Feb. 3, 1809 Property qualifications of 50 acres, or a town lot valued at $100, required of electors in Territory by act of Congress......Feb. 26, 1809 Great political contest over slavery won by friends of free labor......1809 By treaty at Fort Wayne, Sept. 30, 1809, the Delaware, Pottawattomie, Miami, and Eel River tribes cede to the United States about 2,900,000 acres south of the Wabash; treaty confirmed by the Weas, who meet Go
. Turnpike Stock. 12Dec. 6, 1830Internal Improvements, light-houses and Beacons.Pocketed. 13Dec. 6, 1830Internal Improvements. Canal StockPocketed. 14July 10, 1832Extension of Charter of United States Bank. 15Dec. 6, 1832Interest of State ClaimsPocketed. 16Dec. 6, 1832River and HarborPocketed. 17Dec. 4, 1833Proceeds of Land SalesPocketed. Bills vetoed by the Presidents—Continued. President.No.Date. Subject of Bill. Remarks. Jackson, 12 18Dec. 1, 1834Internal Improvements, Wabash RiverPocketed. 19March 3, 1835Compromise Claims against the Two Sicilies. 20June 9, 1836Regulations for Congressional Sessions. 21March 3, 1837Funds Receivable from United States RevenuePocketed. Tyler 9 22Aug. 16, 1841Incorporating Fiscal Bank. 23Sept. 9, 1841Incorporating Fiscal Corporation. 24June 29, 1842First Whig Tariff. 25Aug. 9, 1842Second Whig Tariff. 26Dec. 14, 1842Proceeds of Public Land SalesPocketed. 27Dec. 14, 1842Testimony in Contested ElectionsPocketed. 28Dec. 18, 184
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Vincennes (search)
Vincennes A city and county seat of Knox county, Ind., on the Wabash River, 58 miles south of Terre Haute. A French mission was established here in 1702, and soon afterwards a fort. With the surrender of Canada, Vincennes passed into the possession of the British, and on Feb. 26, 1779, it was captured from them by General Clark. On the organization of the Territory of Indiana in 1800 the town became the seat of government, and remained so till 1814, when a change was made to Corydon. On Sept. 6, 1814, it was incorporated as a borough, and on Feb. 13, 1856, was chartered as a city. See Clark, George Rogers.