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rs' home established at Tilton, 1889; dedicated......Dec. 3, 1890 Hiram A. Tuttle elected governor by legislature......Jan. 7, 1891 J. H. Gallinger elected United States Senator......Jan. 20, 1891 Legislature makes the first Monday in September (Labor Day) a legal holiday, directs removal of the New Hampshire College of Agriculture and the Mechanic Arts from Hanover to the farm of the late Benjamin Thompson, of Durham, and passes a secret or Australian ballot act at its session......Jan. 7–April 11, 1891 Ex-Gov. Samuel W. Hale dies at Brooklyn, aged sixty-eight......Oct. 16, 1891 Monument to Matthew Thornton, signer of the Declaration of Independence, erected by legislative authority, dedicated at Merrimac......May 27, 1892 Statue of John P. Hale, donated by his son-in-law, W. E. Chandler, unveiled in the State-house yard, Concord......Aug. 31, 1892 John Greenleaf Whittier, born 1807, dies at Hampton Falls......Sept. 7, 1892 Vote for governor: John B. Smith, Rep
pshire. The towns at last accept the situation and become part of New Hampshire......1782 A convention which meets at Concord, June 10, 1778, frames a constitution which is rejected by the people. A new convention meets at Exeter in 1781, and after two years a constitution is framed which goes into effect......June 2, 1784 John Langdon and Nicholas Gilman. delegates from New Hampshire, sign the Constitution of the United States......Sept. 17, 1787 Convention assembles at Exeter, Feb. 13, adjourns to Concord, and ratifies the Constitution of the United States by a vote of 57 to 47......June 21, 1788 President Washington, on a tour of observation, arrives at Portsmouth......Oct. 30, 1789 Portsmouth Journal established at Portsmouth......1789 An academy, the second in the State, opened at New Ipswich......1789 Publication of Concord Herald begun by George Hough......Jan. 5, 1790 Academies incorporated at Atkinson and Amherst......1791 Four post-routes appoi
ize the garrison at Fort William and Mary, and carry off 100 barrels of gunpowder, Dec. 11: next day they remove fifteen cannon, with small-arms and warlike stores......Dec. 12, 1774 Armed men dismantle a battery at Jerry's Point on Great Island, and bring eight pieces of cannon to Portsmouth......May 26, 1775 Convention of the people assembles at Exeter......June, 1775 New Hampshire troops in the battle of Bunker Hill......June 17, 1775 Governor Wentworth convenes the Assembly, June 12, and recommends the conciliatory proposition of Lord North, to which the House gives no heed. They expel three new royalist members, and the governor adjourns the Assembly to Sept. 28, and sails for Boston. From the Isles of Shoals he adjourns the Assembly until April, 1776, his last official act......September, 1775 A constitution for New Hampshire is framed by a Congress styling itself the House of Representatives, which assembles at Exeter, Dec. 21, 1775, and completes its labors...
w Hampshire troops, under Gen. John McNiel, take part in the battle of Chippewa, July 5, 1814, and at Niagara......July 25, 1814 Law passed giving to the State complete jurisdiction over Dartmouth College, the charter for which requires the trustees, professors, tutors, and officers to take the oath of allegiance to the British King......June 27, 1816 Trustees and overseers of Dartmouth College, summoned by the governor to meet at Hanover, Aug. 26, 1816, refuse to act under the law of June 27, or to report to the governor as requested......Aug. 28, 1816 President John Wheelock, of Dartmouth College, dies......April 4, 1817 President James Monroe, on his tour of the Northern States, visits Portsmouth, Dover, Concord, and Hanover......1817 State-house at Concord erected......1817 Gen. Benjamin Pierce appointed sheriff of Hillsborough county by Governor Plumer, liberates three aged men confined for debt in Amherst jail, by paying their debts......Nov. 20, 1818 Tolera
opened 1845, receives its charter......1852 Property qualification for State officers abolished......1852 Franklin Pierce inaugurated President......March 4, 1853 Gold discovered at Plainfield, in the Connecticut Valley......1854 State teachers' association incorporated......1854 First regiment of Federal troops leaves Concord for the seat of war......May 25, 1861 Franklin Pierce's remarkable speech at Concord on the war ......July 4, 1863 Soldiers' voting bill, passed Aug. 17, is returned Aug. 26 with a veto, but becomes a law because retained in the governor's hands more than five days......Aug. 17, 1864 Law authorizing a commissioner to edit early provincial records, and Rev. Dr. Bouton, of Concord, chosen......1866 Office of superintendent of public instruction created......1867 Revision and codification of the laws, ordered by the legislature of 1865, completed......1867 New Hampshire College of Agriculture and the Mechanic Arts, at Hanover, char
s its charter......1852 Property qualification for State officers abolished......1852 Franklin Pierce inaugurated President......March 4, 1853 Gold discovered at Plainfield, in the Connecticut Valley......1854 State teachers' association incorporated......1854 First regiment of Federal troops leaves Concord for the seat of war......May 25, 1861 Franklin Pierce's remarkable speech at Concord on the war ......July 4, 1863 Soldiers' voting bill, passed Aug. 17, is returned Aug. 26 with a veto, but becomes a law because retained in the governor's hands more than five days......Aug. 17, 1864 Law authorizing a commissioner to edit early provincial records, and Rev. Dr. Bouton, of Concord, chosen......1866 Office of superintendent of public instruction created......1867 Revision and codification of the laws, ordered by the legislature of 1865, completed......1867 New Hampshire College of Agriculture and the Mechanic Arts, at Hanover, chartered 1866, opened...
12,000, unveiled in the State-house yard, Concord......Oct. 23, 1890 Vote for governor: Hiram A. Tuttle, Republican, 42,479; Charles H. Amsden, Democrat, 42,386; Josiah M. Fletcher, Prohibition, 1,363; no choice......November, 1890 State soldiers' home established at Tilton, 1889; dedicated......Dec. 3, 1890 Hiram A. Tuttle elected governor by legislature......Jan. 7, 1891 J. H. Gallinger elected United States Senator......Jan. 20, 1891 Legislature makes the first Monday in September (Labor Day) a legal holiday, directs removal of the New Hampshire College of Agriculture and the Mechanic Arts from Hanover to the farm of the late Benjamin Thompson, of Durham, and passes a secret or Australian ballot act at its session......Jan. 7–April 11, 1891 Ex-Gov. Samuel W. Hale dies at Brooklyn, aged sixty-eight......Oct. 16, 1891 Monument to Matthew Thornton, signer of the Declaration of Independence, erected by legislative authority, dedicated at Merrimac......May 27, 1892
ngland, New Hampshire Gazette, published at Portsmouth......August, 1756 On application of New York, the King in council declares the western bank of the Connecticut River the boundary between New Hampshire and New York......July 20, 1764 Concord, settled in 1727, called Rumford in 1733, takes the name of Concord......1765 George Meserve appointed stamp distributer for New Hampshire, resigns his office before landing at Boston, Sept. 9, 1765, compelled to make a formal resignation, Sept. 18. It being suspected that he still intended to distribute the stamped paper, he is compelled to give up his commission, and is sent back to England......Jan. 9, 1766 John Wentworth, appointed governor in place of his uncle, removed by the British ministry on charge of neglect of duty......Aug. 11, 1767 Dartmouth College at Hanover chartered......Dec. 30, 1769 Nathaniel Folsom and John Sullivan appointed delegates to Congress at Philadelphia by a convention of eighty-five deputies,
Armed men dismantle a battery at Jerry's Point on Great Island, and bring eight pieces of cannon to Portsmouth......May 26, 1775 Convention of the people assembles at Exeter......June, 1775 New Hampshire troops in the battle of Bunker Hill......June 17, 1775 Governor Wentworth convenes the Assembly, June 12, and recommends the conciliatory proposition of Lord North, to which the House gives no heed. They expel three new royalist members, and the governor adjourns the Assembly to Sept. 28, and sails for Boston. From the Isles of Shoals he adjourns the Assembly until April, 1776, his last official act......September, 1775 A constitution for New Hampshire is framed by a Congress styling itself the House of Representatives, which assembles at Exeter, Dec. 21, 1775, and completes its labors......Jan. 5, 1776 Under the new form of government. Meshech Weare is appointed president of the council and of an executive committee chosen to sit during the recess of the council, a
...June, 1871 Orphans' home and school of industry on the ancestral Webster farm, near Franklin, opened......1871 Compulsory attendance school law goes into effect......1871 Weston re-elected by the legislature, no choice by the people; legislature meets......June 3, 1874 There being no choice for governor at the election, March 9, 1875, Person C. Cheney is chosen by the legislature......June 9, 1875 Thirteen amendments to the constitution, proposed by a convention at Concord, Dec. 6 to 16, 1876, are adopted except two, one of which was to strike out the word Protestant in the Bill of Rights......1877 Prohibitionists in State convention at Nashua adopt a constitution for the State temperance union......June 7-8, 1882 Bronze statue of Daniel Webster, 8 feet in height, cast at Munich, and gift of Benjamin P. Cheney, is erected in the State-house park, Concord, and dedicated......June 17, 1886 For governor: David H. Goodell, Republican, 44,809 votes; Charles H. Ams
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