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Pomfret (Connecticut, United States) (search for this): entry united-states-of-america-connecticut
ction.] Connecticut Journal first published at New Haven......1767 Jonathan Trumbull elected governor......1769 [The only colonial governor who favored independence in 1776. He was elected governor annually until 1784. The name Brother Jonathan, humorously bestowed upon him by General Washington, has been applied to the United States.] Eliphalet Dyer, Roger Sherman, and Silas Deane elected at Norwich to the first Continental Congress......June 6, 1774 Israel Putnam, of Pomfret, Conn., hastens to Boston on hearing of the battle of Lexington; arrives......April 21, 1775 [Riding on one horse 100 miles in eighteen hours.] Col. Samuel H. Parsons and Benedict Arnold, at Hartford, plan the capture of Ticonderoga......April 27, 1775 Benedict Arnold marches from New Haven with his company and reaches Boston......April 29, 1775 Surrender of Ticonderoga to Col. Ethan Allen and Benedict Arnold......May 10, 1775 General Assembly authorize bills of credit to $500,00
Massachusetts (Massachusetts, United States) (search for this): entry united-states-of-america-connecticut
42° 3′ N. and long. 71° 55′ and 73° 50′ W. Massachusetts lies on the north, Rhode Island on the ea river......1631 [Governor Winthrop, of Massachusetts, does not favor the movement.] John Olde of......November, 1635 Colonists from Massachusetts, led by John Winthrop, son of Governor Wins and Indians on Block Island is sent from Massachusetts under John Endicott......Aug. 25–Sept. 14, Court at Newtown (Hartford) applies to Massachusetts for aid against the Pequods......Feb. 21, 2 Boundary-line between Connecticut and Massachusetts first run by Woodward and Saffrey......164....1653 Commissioners are for war, but Massachusetts refuses assistance......1653 They addre boundary with Massachusetts......1713 [Massachusetts grants to Connecticut 107,793 acres, the amount that Massachusetts had encroached upon Connecticut. The tract was sold by Connecticut in 17as it now is, 1826, leaving indentation to Massachusetts about 2 miles square, as compensation for [4 mo
Massachusetts Bay (Massachusetts, United States) (search for this): entry united-states-of-america-connecticut
piack (New Haven)......Oct. 25, 1639 [Theophilus Eaton chosen governor.] Milford and Guildford purchased of the Indians and settled......1639 [Laws founded upon and administered according to the Scriptures.] Settlement made at Saybrook by George Fenwick......1639 Fourteen capital laws of Connecticut enacted, founded on passages of Scripture......April 2, 1642 Boundary-line between Connecticut and Massachusetts first run by Woodward and Saffrey......1642 Colonies of Massachusetts Bay, Plymouth, Connecticut, and New Haven confederate under the name of the United Colonies of New England......May 19, 1643 Connecticut purchases of Col. George Fenwick the old Connecticut patent for £1,600, and assumes jurisdiction over the whole territory......1644 New London settled......1648 Governors and magistrates receive no salaries in Connecticut up to......1648 [Then the governor's salary was fixed at £ 30.] Governor Stuyvesant, of the New Netherlands, visits Hart
urrender of Ticonderoga to Col. Ethan Allen and Benedict Arnold......May 10, 1775 General Assembly authorize bills of credit to $500,000 to equip eight regiments......May 11, 1775 Ex-Governor Tryon, with 2,000 men, destroys Danbury......April 26, 1777 [Gen. David Wooster, of Connecticut, is mortally wounded.] General Tryon lands at New Haven with about 3,000 men and plunders it......July 5, 1778 Fairfield, Green's Farm, and Norwalk burned......1778 General Tryon, from Kingsbridge, N. Y., with 1,500 troops, destroys the salt-works at Horseneck, Conn. Here General Putnam is said to have ridden down a declivity in escaping......March 26, 1779 Benedict Arnold plunders and burns New London......Sept. 6, 1781 [Fort Griswold across the river is captured the same day, and out of a garrison of 150 men seventy-three are killed, including their commander, Colonel Ledyard, and thirty wounded, mostly after the surrender. Connecticut furnished during the Revolution 31,959 t
Ticonderoga (New York, United States) (search for this): entry united-states-of-america-connecticut
tnam, of Pomfret, Conn., hastens to Boston on hearing of the battle of Lexington; arrives......April 21, 1775 [Riding on one horse 100 miles in eighteen hours.] Col. Samuel H. Parsons and Benedict Arnold, at Hartford, plan the capture of Ticonderoga......April 27, 1775 Benedict Arnold marches from New Haven with his company and reaches Boston......April 29, 1775 Surrender of Ticonderoga to Col. Ethan Allen and Benedict Arnold......May 10, 1775 General Assembly authorize bills of Ticonderoga to Col. Ethan Allen and Benedict Arnold......May 10, 1775 General Assembly authorize bills of credit to $500,000 to equip eight regiments......May 11, 1775 Ex-Governor Tryon, with 2,000 men, destroys Danbury......April 26, 1777 [Gen. David Wooster, of Connecticut, is mortally wounded.] General Tryon lands at New Haven with about 3,000 men and plunders it......July 5, 1778 Fairfield, Green's Farm, and Norwalk burned......1778 General Tryon, from Kingsbridge, N. Y., with 1,500 troops, destroys the salt-works at Horseneck, Conn. Here General Putnam is said to have ridden do
Long River (Alaska, United States) (search for this): entry united-states-of-america-connecticut
Connecticut, United States (Indian Quonecktacut—i. e., Long River, or River of Pines), one of the six New England and of the thirteen original States, lies between lat. 41° and 42° 3′ N. and long. 71° 55′ and 73° 50′ W. Massachusetts lies on the north, Rhode Island on the east, Long Island Sound on the south, and New York on the west. The southwest corner projects along the sound, south of the State of New York, for about 13 miles. Area, 4,990 square miles, in eight counties; population, 1890, 746,258; 1900, 908,420. Capital, Hartford. Adrian Block, a Dutch navigator, first explores the Connecticut River as far as Hartford......1614 Robert, Earl of Warwick, president of the council of Plymouth, grants to Lord Say and Seal and eleven others, among them John Hampden and John Pym, all that part of 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 c
w London......Sept. 6, 1781 [Fort Griswold across the river is captured the same day, and out of a garrison of 150 men seventy-three are killed, including their commander, Colonel Ledyard, and thirty wounded, mostly after the surrender. Connecticut furnished during the Revolution 31,959 troops, only Massachusetts furnishing more.] Samuel Seabury, D. D., seeks in England consecration as bishop of Connecticut; being refused, he is consecrated by three bishops of the Episcopal Church in Scotland......Nov. 14, 1784 Connecticut frees her slaves......1784 Connecticut makes a qualified cession to the United States of all territory south of lat. 41° N. and west of a line 120 miles west of Pennsylvania......Sept. 14, 1786 [The space left to Connecticut in Ohio is known as the Western Reserve, and is claimed as a compensation for the territory relinquished in Pennsylvania.] Constitution of the United States ratified by Connecticut; vote 128 to 40......Jan. 9, 1788 Wooden
, 1839 John W. Niles appointed postmastergeneral in Van Buren's cabinet......May 25, 1840 Amendment to article VIII. of the State constitution abolishing freehold qualification for electors, etc., ratified......October, 1845 State Teachers' Association organized......April 7, 1846 Sheffield Scientific School of Yale University opened......1847 Act passed for registering births, marriages, and deaths......1848 Isaac Toucey appointed attorney-general......June 21, 1848 Samuel Colt begins the manufacture of revolvers at Hartford......1852 Samuel D. Hubbard appointed postmaster-general......Aug. 31, 1852 Legislature establishes the Supreme Court of Errors and the Superior Court, and abolishes the county courts......May, 1855 Amendment to State constitution ratified, making ability to read the constitution a qualification for electors......October, 1855 Act abolishing school societies and putting the support of schools upon towns, who are to elect a board
electors, etc., ratified......October, 1845 State Teachers' Association organized......April 7, 1846 Sheffield Scientific School of Yale University opened......1847 Act passed for registering births, marriages, and deaths......1848 Isaac Toucey appointed attorney-general......June 21, 1848 Samuel Colt begins the manufacture of revolvers at Hartford......1852 Samuel D. Hubbard appointed postmaster-general......Aug. 31, 1852 Legislature establishes the Supreme Court of Errors at Hartford blown down......Aug. 21, 1856 State constitution amended by vote of 7,290 to 6,062, so that judges of the Supreme Court of Errors and Superior Court shall sit eight years, but may be removed by impeachment......October, 1856 Isaac Toucey appointed Secretary of the Navy......March 6, 1857 Governor Buckingham issues a proclamation ordering the purchase of equipments for an army of 5,000 men, and urging militia companies to fill their ranks......Jan. 17, 1861 Gideon Welles
chosen governor.] General election held at Quinipiack (New Haven)......Oct. 25, 1639 [Theophilus Eaton chosen governor.] Milford and Guildford purchased of the Indians and settled......1639 [Laws founded upon and administered according to the Scriptures.] Settlement made at Saybrook by George Fenwick......1639 Fourteen capital laws of Connecticut enacted, founded on passages of Scripture......April 2, 1642 Boundary-line between Connecticut and Massachusetts first run by Woodward and Saffrey......1642 Colonies of Massachusetts Bay, Plymouth, Connecticut, and New Haven confederate under the name of the United Colonies of New England......May 19, 1643 Connecticut purchases of Col. George Fenwick the old Connecticut patent for £1,600, and assumes jurisdiction over the whole territory......1644 New London settled......1648 Governors and magistrates receive no salaries in Connecticut up to......1648 [Then the governor's salary was fixed at £ 30.] Govern
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