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The Cambridge of eighteen hundred and ninety-six: a picture of the city and its industries fifty years after its incorporation (ed. Arthur Gilman) 3 3 Browse Search
Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 17. 2 2 Browse Search
Cambridge sketches (ed. Estelle M. H. Merrill) 2 2 Browse Search
Cambridge History of American Literature: volume 3 (ed. Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939., Erskine, John, 1879-1951., Sherman, Stuart Pratt, 1881-1926., Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950.) 2 2 Browse Search
Cambridge History of American Literature: volume 2 (ed. Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939., Erskine, John, 1879-1951., Sherman, Stuart Pratt, 1881-1926., Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950.) 2 2 Browse Search
Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 8. 2 2 Browse Search
H. Wager Halleck , A. M. , Lieut. of Engineers, U. S. Army ., Elements of Military Art and Science; or, Course of Instruction in Strategy, Fortification, Tactis of Battles &c., Embracing the Duties of Staff, Infantry, Cavalry, Artillery and Engineers. Adapted to the Use of Volunteers and Militia. 2 2 Browse Search
Margaret Fuller, Memoirs of Margaret Fuller Ossoli (ed. W. H. Channing) 1 1 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 30. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 1 1 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: May 12, 1864., [Electronic resource] 1 1 Browse Search
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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Gerry, Elbridge 1744-1814 (search)
Gerry, Elbridge 1744-1814 Signer of the Declaration of Independence; born in Marblehead, Mass., July 17, 1744; graduated at Harvard in 1762; took part in the early strife before the Revolution, and in 1772 represented his native town in the State legislature. Gerry was the first to propose, in the Provincial Congress of Massachusetts, a law for fitting out armed vessels and establishing a court of admiralty. He took a seat in the Continental Congress early in 1776, signed the Declaration of Independence, and remained in that body, with few intermissions, until 1785. He was an efficient member of finance committees in the Congress, and was president of the treasury board in 1780. A delegate in the convention that framed the national Constitution, he was one of those who refused to sign the instrument. He was a member of Congress from 1789 to 1793, and in 1797 was sent as one of the special envoys on a mission to France. He was elected governor of Massachusetts by the Democra
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Glenn, James (search)
Glenn, James Colonial governor; was governor of South Carolina in 1744-55; made a treaty with the Cherokee Indians by which a large piece of territory was ceded to the British government. He was the author of A description of South Carolina.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Habeas corpus, (search)
ttal be just. This act (founded on the old common-law) is next in importance to magna charta. Parliament may suspend the habeas corpus act for a specified time in great emergency. Then the nation parts with a portion of liberty to secure its permanent welfare, and suspected persons may then be arrested without cause assigned.-Blackstone. Act suspended for a short time.1689, 1696, 1708 Suspended for Scots' Rebellion1715-16 Suspended for twelve months1722 Suspended for Scots' Rebellion1744-45 Suspended for American War1777-79 Again by Mr. Pitt, owing to French Revolution1794 Suspended in Ireland in the great rebellion1798 Suspended in EnglandAug. 28, 1799, and April 14, 1801 Again, on account of Irish insurrection1803 Again, on alleged secret meetingsFeb. 21, 1817 Bill to restore habeas corpus introduced Jan. 28, 1818 Suspended in Ireland (insurrection)July 24, 1848 Restored thereMarch 1, 1849 Suspended again Feb. 17, 1866; Feb. 26, and May 31, 1867; and Feb. 28, 186
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Hall, James 1744-1826 (search)
Hall, James 1744-1826 Military officer; born in Carlisle, Pa., Aug. 22, 1744; graduated at Princeton in 1774; became pastor of the Presbyterian church at Bethany, N. C., in 1778. He belonged to the church militant, and during the Revolutionary War was an ardent patriot. He raised a troop of cavalry, and was at once commander and chaplain. He is the author of a Report of a Missionary Tour through the Mississippi and the southwestern country. He died in Bethany, N. C., July 25, 1826. Military officer; born in Philadelphia, Pa., Aug. 19, 1793; enlisted as a private in 1812; commanded a detachment from his company at the battle of Chippewa in 1814 and at the siege of Fort Erie; received a commission in the army in 1815; and served in Decatur's expedition to Algiers on the United States brig Enterprise. He left the army in 1818; was admitted to the bar the same year; removed to Shawneetown, Ill., in 1820, and to Cincinnati in 1833. He edited at various times the Illinois g
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Hand, Edward 1744- (search)
Hand, Edward 1744- Military officer; born in Clyduff, King's co., Ireland, Dec. 31, 1744; came to America in the 8th Royal Irish Regiment, in 1774, as surgeon's mate; resigned his post on his arrival, and settled in Pennsylvania for the practice of the medical profession. He joined a regiment as lieutenant-colonel at the outbreak of the Revolution, and served in the siege of Boston. Made colonel in 1776, he led his regiment in the battle on Long Island, and also at Trenton. In April, 1777, he was appointed brigadier-general; and in October, 1778, succeeded Stark in command at Albany. In Sullivan's campaign against the Indians, in 1779, he was an active participant. Near the close of 1780, Hand succeeded Scammnel as adjutant-general. He was a member of Congress in 1784-85, and assisted in the formation of the constitution of Pennsylvania in 1790. He (lied in Rockford, Lancaster co., Pa., Sept. 3. 1802.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Hazard, Ebenezer 1744-1817 (search)
Hazard, Ebenezer 1744-1817 Author; born in Philadelphia, Pa., Jan. 15, 1744; son of Samuel Hazard; was the first postmastergeneral under the Confederation (1782-89), and left the place when the new government was organized under the national Constitution. He graduated at Princeton in 1762. Mr. Hazard published Historical collections, in 2 volumes, in 1792-94; also, Remarks on a report concerning Western Indians. He died in Philadelphia, June 13, 1817.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Henry, John 1812-1829 (search)
Henry, John 1812-1829 Naval officer; born Sept. 28, 1731; joined the British navy about 1744; was promoted captain for bravery at Mud Island, in the Delaware. He was with the British fleet which in May, 1778, destroyed the frigates Washington, Effingham, and others, besides twenty-three brigs and nine merchantmen; was promoted admiral in 1804. He died in Kent, England, Aug. 6, 1829. Adventurer; born in Ireland; became a naturalized citizen of the United States. He produced a temporary excitement in 1812 by disclosures concerning a plot for the destruction of the Union. According to his story, he purchased an estate in Vermont, near the Canada frontier, and there studied law for five years, and amused himself by writing articles against republican institutions, which he detested. These essays at length attracted the attention of the governor of Canada (Sir J. H. Craig), who invited him to Montreal, from which he sent him on a mission to Boston early in 1809. That was
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Iroquois Confederacy, the (search)
, and claimed and exercised sovereignty over the Ohio country down to the close of the eighteenth century. Then the Five Nations made successful wars on their eastern and western neighbors, and in 1655 they penetrated to the land of the Catawbas and Cherokees. They conquered the Miamis and Ottawas in 1657, and in 1701 made incursions as far as the Roanoke and Cape Fear rivers, to the land of their kindred, the Tuscaroras. So determined were they to subdue the Southern tribes that when, in 1744, they ceded a part of their lands to Virginia, they reserved a perpetual privilege of a war-path through the territory. A French invasion in 1693, and again in 1696, was disastrous to the league, which lost one-half of its warriors. Then they swept victoriously southward early in the eighteenth century, and took in their kindred, the Tuscaroras, in North Carolina, when the Confederacy became known as the Six Nations. In 1713 the French gave up all claim to the Iroquois, and after that th
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Johnson, William Samuel 1727-1819 (search)
Johnson, William Samuel 1727-1819 Jurist; born in Stratford, Conn., Oct. 7, 1727; graduated at Yale College in 1744; became a lawyer; and was distinguished for his eloquence. He was a delegate to the Stamp act Congress (q. v.), and for five years (from 1766 to 1771) was agent for Connecticut in England. He corresponded with the eminent Dr. Johnson several years. He was a judge of the Supreme Court of Connecticut and a commissioner for adjusting the controversy between the proprietors of Pennsylvania and the Susquehanna Company. Judge Johnson was in Congress (1784 to 1787), and was also a member of the convention that framed the national Constitution, in which he was the first to propose the organization of the Senate as a distinct branch of the national legislature. He was United States Senator from 1789 to 1791, and, with his colleague, Oliver Ellsworth, drew up the bill for establishing the judiciary system of the United States. He was president of Columbia College from 1
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Lancaster, treaty of (search)
Lancaster, treaty of At Lancaster, Pa., a treaty was made in 1744 between the commissioners of Maryland and Virginia and the deputies of the Iroquois Confederacy, which, since their union with the Tuscaroras of North Carolina, had been called the Six Nations. That treaty provided for the cession of all lands that were and should be claimed by the Indians within the province of Virginia, for the consideration of about $2,000. Their claimed lands in Maryland were, in like manner, confirmed to Lord Baltimore, with definite limits. Thus did Great Britain at once acquire and confirm its claims to the basin of the Ohio, and, at the same time, secure protection to its northern frontier.
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