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th, president......Sept. 8, 1679 Royal commission declaring New Hampshire a royal province reaches Portsmouth......Jan. 1, 1680 President Cutts dies, and is succeeded by Maj. Richard Waldron, of Dover......April 5, 1681 Mason surrenders one-fifth of his quit rents from the province to Charles II., and thus secures the appointment of Edward Cranfield as lieutenant-governor, with extraordinary powers and devoted to his interests......Jan. 25, 1682 Cranfield suspends Waldron and Richard Martyn, both popular leaders, from the council......May 15, 1682 Edward Gove, voicing the popular feeling against Governor Cranfield, with a tumultuous body from Exeter and Hampton, declares for liberty and reform. Finding the people not yet ready for revolt, he surrenders, is convicted of high treason, and imprisoned in the Tower of London......1683 People, called upon by the governor to take leases from Mason, refuse to acknowledge his claim......Feb. 14, 1683 Assembly refuse money
Antinomian controversy, and a few friends settle Exeter, and form a government with elections by the people......1638 Hampton, considered as belonging to the colony of Massachusetts, founded......1638 Burdet succeeded by Capt. John Underhill..hree 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 Exeter and Hampton......September, 1675 Four hundred Indians captured by strategy at Dover. Seven or eight are put to death, 200 discharged, and the balance sold in foreign parts as slaves......Sept. 7, 167 15, 1682 Edward Gove, voicing the popular feeling against Governor Cranfield, with a tumultuous body from Exeter and Hampton, declares for liberty and reform. Finding the people not yet ready for revolt, he surrenders, is convicted of high trea
William Stark, formed from the New Hampshire troops by the express desire of Lord Loudon......1756 First newspaper in New Hampshire and the oldest in New England, 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 Hano
ovewell 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 David Dunbar appointed lieutenant-governor......June 24, 1731 New Hampshire petitioning 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 territor
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 Toleration law making all religious sects on equal grounds and dependent on voluntary c
Indians attack Dover; surprise Major Waldron in his own home, and massacre him and many other settlers, taking twenty-nine captives, whom they sell as slaves to the French in Canada......Jan. 27, 1689 People of New Hampshire effect a governmental union with Massachusetts......March 12, 1690 New Hampshire is purchased from the Mason heirs by Samuel Allen, of London, who prevents its insertion in the charter of William and Mary, and becomes its governor, appointing his son-in-law, John Usher, as lieutenant-governor......March 1, 1692 Law passed requiring each town to provide a school-master, Dover excepted, it then being too much impoverished by Indian raids 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 Hampshi
Monument to Maj.-Gen. John Sullivan, erected by legislative authority, dedicated at Durham......Sept. 27, 1894 Vote for governor: 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
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, 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 autho
n the west, from which it is separated by the Connecticut River. Quebec bounds it on the north and Massachusetts on the south. The Atlantic, on the southeast corner, forms a coast-line of 18 miles, affording a good harbor at Portsmouth. Area, 9,305 square miles, in ten counties. Population, 1890, 376,530; 1900, 411,588. Capital, Concord. New Hampshire formed a part of the grant to the colonies of Virginia and Plymouth, extending from lat. 34° to lat. 45° N.......April 10, 1606 Capt. John Smith, ranging the shore of New England, explores the harbor of Piscataqua......1614 Ferdinando Gorges and Capt. John Mason, members of the Plymouth council, obtain a joint grant of the province of Laconia, comprising all the land between the Merrimac River, the Great Lakes, and river of Canada......Aug. 10, 1622 Gorges and Mason establish a settlement at the mouth of the Piscataqua, calling the place Little Harbor, and another settlement, 8 miles farther up the river, Dover......1623
e 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. Amsden, Democrat, 44,093; Edgar L. Carr, Prohibition, 1,567; the choice devolves upon the legislature......November, 1888 State constitutional convention meets at Concord, Jan. 2, 1889; among the seven amendments submitted to the people one favoring prohibition is lost......March 12, 1889 Legislature elects Goodell governor by 168 to 114......June 5, 1889 Statue of Gen. John Stark, for which the legislature appropriated $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 establis
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