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Provisional government established at Dover......Oct. 22, 1640 Four governments in New Hampshire subscribe to a union with Massachusetts, April 14, 1641, which goes into effect, giving New Hampshire's representatives a vote in town affairs without regard to religious qualifications......Oct. 9, 1641 Colonies of Connecticut, New Haven, New Plymouth, and Massachusetts (including New Hampshire) form a confederacy......1642 White Mountains explored by Captain Neal......1642 Quakers William Robinson and Marmaduke Stevenson executed for returning to the province after banishment......Oct. 27, 1659 William Leddra hanged for being a Quaker......March 14. 1660 Warrant issued at Dover, directing three Quakeresses to be whipped out of the province. Stripped and tied to a cart, they are publicly whipped at Dover and Hampton, but freed at Salisbury through the agency of Walter Barefoot......December, 1662 Indians in King Philip's War ravage Somersworth and Durham, and between
jail, by paying their debts......Nov. 20, 1818 Toleration law making all religious sects on equal grounds and dependent on voluntary contributions......1819 Control of Dartmouth College, after two years more of litigation, awarded by the Supreme Court of the United States to the trustees......1819 Law of June 29, 1821, imposing an annual tax of one-half of 1 per cent. on the capital stock of banks, for school purposes. The sum accrued is divided among the tow ns......1829 Gov. Matthew Harvey, appointed judge of the United States district court for New Hampshire, is succeeded by Joseph M. Harper, acting governor......February, 1831 Nashua and Lowell Railroad incorporated......1836 Act passed providing for a scientific, geological, and mineralogical survey of the State......July 3, 1839 Office of State commissioner of common schools created......1846 Law authorizing towns to establish public libraries......1849 Office of school commissioner abolished; a boar
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 Toleration law making all religious sects on equal grounds and dependent on voluntary contributions......1819 Control of Dartmouth College, after two years more of litigation, awarded by the Supreme Court of the United States to the trustees......1819 Law of June 29, 1821, imposing an annual tax of one-half of 1 per
to do so......1693 Sieur de Villieu, and 250 Indians, approach Durham undiscovered, and, waiting in ambush during the night, at sunrise attack the place, destroy five houses, and carry away 100 captives......July 17, 1694 Richard, Earl of Bellomont, is installed governor of New York, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire; council and courts reorganized of opponents of the Mason claim......July 31, 1699 Earl of Bellomont dies at New York, March 5, 1701, and Joseph Dudley is appointed governoBellomont dies at New York, March 5, 1701, and Joseph Dudley is appointed governor of Massachusetts and New Hampshire by Queen Anne......1701 An attack of Indians on Durham is repulsed by a few women in disguise firing upon the Indians, who suppose the place well garrisoned......April, 1706 Indian hostilities cease on the arrival of news of the treaty of Utrecht, and a treaty ratified with them......July 11, 1713 George Vaughan made lieutenant-governor and Samuel Shute commander-in chief of the province......Oct. 13, 1716 Vaughan superseded by John Wentworth, by
rs 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 Toleration law making all religious sects on equal grounds and dependent on voluntary contributions......1819 Control of Dartmouth College, after two years more of litigation, awarded by the Supreme Court of the United States to the trustees......1819 Law of June 29, 1821, imposing an annual tax of one-half of 1 per cent. on the capital stock of banks, for school purposes. The
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, Republican, 43,676; Luther F. McKinney, Democrat, 41,501; Edgar L. Carr, Prohibition, 1,563; scattering, 320......November, 1892 Insane asylum at Dover burned; forty-five lives lost......Feb. 9, 1893 Monument to Maj.-Gen. John Sullivan, erected by legislative authority, dedicated at Durham......Sept. 27, 1
the arrival of news of the treaty of Utrecht, and a treaty ratified with them......July 11, 1713 George Vaughan made lieutenant-governor and Samuel Shute commander-in chief of the province......Oct. 13, 1716 Vaughan superseded by John Wentworth, by commission signed by Joseph Addison, English Secretary of State......Dec. 7, 1717 Sixteen Scottish families settle at Londonderry, and the first Presbyterian church in New England is organized by Rev. James McGregorie......1719 Capt. John Lovewell makes his first excursion against the Indians in New Hampshire......December, 1724 A grant of land made by New Hampshire to the survivors of the Lovewell defeat at Fryeburg, Me., overlaps a similar grant by Massachusetts in Bow county, which leads to a boundary litigation between New Hampshire and Massachusetts, which lasts forty years. Grants made......May 18-20, 1727 Duration of Assembly limited to three years unless sooner dissolved by the governor......Nov. 21, 1727 Dav
: Charles A. Busiel, Republican. 46,491; Henry O. Kent, Democrat, 33,959; Daniel C. Knowles, Prohibition, 1,750; scattering, 856......November, 1894 State library and Supreme Court building erected at a cost of $300,000, dedicated at Concord......Jan. 8, 1895 Vote for governor: George A. Ramsdell, Republican, 48,387; Henry O. Kent, Democrat, 28,333; John C. Berry, Prohibition, 1,057; scattering, 1,015......November, 1896 Vote for governor: Frank W. Rollins, Republican, 44,730; Charles F. Stone, Democrat, 35,653; Augustus G. Stevens, Prohibition, 1,333; scattering, 749......November, 1898 Ex-Gov. Frederick Smith dies......April 22, 1899 Old Home Week first celebrated in fifty cities and towns......August, 1899 Seventy towns celebrate Old Home Week......August, 1900 Joint presentation of bronze tablets to battle-ships Kearsarge and Alabama by people of New Hampshire, Governor Johnston and staff, of Alabama, attending, at Portsmouth......September, 1900 Vote for
g the crown in 1732 to decide the boundary question, obtains a royal order appointing commissioners, from the councillors of the neighboring provinces, to decide the question; board meets at Hampton......August, 1737 Commissioners fix upon the present eastern boundary of New Hampshire. For the southern boundary an appeal is made to George III., who decides upon the present line, giving New Hampshire a territory 50 miles long by 14 broad in excess of her claim......March 5, 1740 Bennington Wentworth appointed governor and commander-in-chief of New Hampshire......1741 George Whitefield preaches in New Hampshire......1744 Indian depredations in the New Hampshire settlements; attacks on Keene, Number Four (Charlestown), Rochester, capture of Fort Massachusetts at Hoosuck......April–Aug. 20, 1746 Three companies of rangers under Robert Rogers and the two brothers John and William Stark, formed from the New Hampshire troops by the express desire of Lord Loudon......1756 Fi
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 appointed through the interior of the State......1791 New Hampshire Medical Society incorporated......1791 Bank established at Port
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