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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Miantonomoh, 1632- (search)
Miantonomoh, 1632- King of the Narraganset Indians; born in Rhode Island: nephew of Canonicus and Ninegret (qq. v.). As early as 1632 he visited Boston with his wife and stayed two nights. He went to church with the English. Governor Winthrop took Miantonomoh and his attendants to his home and made much of them. In 1637 he assisted the English in the war with the Pequod Indians (q. v.). At the beginning of 1638 he succeeded his uncle, Canonicus, as sachem or king of the Narragansets; and in March he granted lands on the island of Rhode Island to William Coddington and others to make a settlement. Entering into an agreement with Uncas, sachem of the Mohegans, not to make war upon each other without first appealing to the English, he fell under the suspicions of the latter, and was cited to appear before the governor and council at Boston in 1642. Nothing being found against him, he was dismissed with honor. It was the policy of the English to foment a rivalry between the M
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Stuyvesant, Peter 1602-1682 (search)
and revolutionary movements occurred on Long Island, his troubles tried him most severely; but his fortitude and obstinacy never forsook him. When Col. Richard Nicolls appeared Sounding machine on a cable steamer. with four ships-of-war and 450 soldiers operated by in front of New Amsterdam (August, tion. 1664) and demanded the surrender of the province (Aug. 31), he found his alienated people willing to submit to English rule. Yet he stoutly refused the demand. Nicolls sent Governor Winthrop, of Connecticut, with a letter to Stuyvesant, repeating his demand. He laid it before the council, who said, Read it to the people. Stuyvesant would not. The council and magistrates insisted that he should, when the enraged governor, who had fairly earned the title of Peter the headstrong, unable to control his passion, tore the letter in pieces. Stuyvesant held out for a week, but on Sept. 8 he yielded, and the formal surrender took place. The governor went to Holland to report to
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Taylor, John 1808- (search)
Taylor, John 1808- Mormon; born in Winthrop, England, Nov. 1, 1808; went to Toronto, Canada, in 1832; was there converted to Mormonism by the preaching of Parley D. Pratt in 1836; was made an apostle in 1838 and settled in Missouri. For twenty years he preached this faith in Great Britain and France and published French and German translations of the Book of Mormon in Europe. In 1852 he returned to the United States, and in April of the next year was present at the laying of the corner-stone of the Temple in Salt Lake City. He was with Joseph Smith when the latter was killed, and was himself shot four times. When Utah applied for admission to the Union he represented that Territory in Congress. In 1877, on the death of Brigham Young, he was elected president of the Church, and in 1880 became head and prophet of the part of the Church which adhered to the doctrine of polygamy. He was indicted for that offence in March, 1885, and in order to avoid arrest he exiled himself. He
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Ticonderoga, operations at (search)
e principal feature of which was the conquest of all Canada, and so ending the puissance of France in America. Abercrombie, who had been unsuccessful, was superseded by Gen. Sir Jeffrey Amherst in the command of the British forces in America in the spring of 1759. The new commander found 20,000 provincial troops at his disposal. A competent land and naval force was sent from England to co-operate with the Americans. The plan of operations against Canada was similar to that of Phipps and Winthrop in 1690. A powerful land and naval force, under Gen. James Wolfe, were to ascend the St. Lawrence and attack Quebec. Another force, under Amherst, was to drive the French from Lake Champlain, seize Montreal, and join Wolfe at Quebec; and a third expedition, under General Prideaux, was to capture Fort Ticonderoga and the Lake, from Mount defiance. Niagara, and then hasten down Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence to Montreal. Amherst appeared before Ticonderoga (July 22, 1759) with about
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Connecticut, (search)
New England which lies west from the Narraganset River, 120 miles on the coast, and thence in latitude and breadth aforesaid to the Pacific Ocean......March 19, 1631 [The council of Plymouth the previous year had granted the whole tract to the Earl of Warwick, and the grant had been confirmed to him by a patent from King Charles I.] Wahquimacut, a sachem from the Connecticut River, visits Plymouth and Boston, asking colonial governors to send settlers to that river......1631 [Governor Winthrop, of Massachusetts, does not favor the movement.] John Oldham, from Dorchester, Mass., and three others visit the Connecticut......September, 1633 William Holmes, of Plymouth, prepares the frame of a house with a board covering, places it on a vessel, and sails for the Connecticut River; passes a small Dutch fort, The House of good hope, at Hartford, and, landing on the west bank, erects the first English house in Connecticut (now Windsor) October, 1633 Dutch at New Netherlan
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Rhode Island, (search)
0, 345,506; 1900, 428,556. Capitals, Providence and Newport. Roger Williams, banished from Plymouth colony, with five companies settles at a spot which he calls Providence......June, 1636 Aquedneck Island settled by eighteen proprietors at Portsmouth, now New Town, first called Pocasset......1637 Canonicus and his nephew Miantinomo, sachems of the Narragansets, deed to Roger Williams all lands between the Pawtucket and Pawtuxet rivers......March 24, 1638 Roger Williams and Governor Winthrop make a joint purchase of Prudence Island......Nov. 10, 1638 First general training or militia muster in Rhode Island held at Portsmouth......Nov. 12, 1638 Aquedneck purchased from the Indians by William Coddington and his friends ......Nov. 22, 1639 First Baptist Church in America founded in Providence......1639 John Clarke and several proprietors of Aquedneck remove to the southern part of the island and found Newport......1639 First Baptist Church in Newport founded...
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), William's War, King (search)
ne, Port Royal was again plundered by English privateers from the West Indies. Then the colonies of New England and New York joined in efforts to conquer Canada. A land and naval expedition was arranged, the former commanded by a son of Governor Winthrop, of Connecticut, to go from New York by way of Lake Champlain to attack Montreal; and the latter, fitted out by Massachusetts alone, and commanded by Sir William Phipps, to attack Quebec. Phipps's armament consisted of thirty-four vessels and 2,000 men. The expenses of the land expedition were borne jointly by Connecticut and New York. Both were unsuccessful. Some of Winthrop's troops, with Iroquois warriors under Colonel Schuyler, pushed towards the St. Lawrence and were repulsed (August, 1690) by Frontenac. The remainder did not go farther than the head of Lake Champlain. Phipps reached Quebec at about the middle of October, landed some of his troops near, but, finding the city too strongly fortified to warrant a siege, h