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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Connecticut, (search)
ecticut sells to the Connecticut Land Company, of 320 citizens, 3,200,000 acres, the remainder of the tract between Lake Erie and lat. 41° N..1795 [The price, $1,200,000, was made a State school fund.] Connecticut through Governor Trumbull, executes surrender to the United States of jurisdiction over the Western Reserve, Ohio......May 30, 1800 Connecticut opposed to war of......1812 New London blockaded by Sir Thomas Hardy with British ships for twenty months......June, 1813 Stonington bombarded by Sir Thomas Hardy's fleet......Aug. 9-12, 1814 Delegates from the several New England legislatures meet in convention at Hartford to consider the grievances caused by the war, and to devise measures for its termination......Dec. 15, 1814 Connecticut adopts a State constitution in place of the royal charter, by a vote of 13,918 to 12,361......Oct. 5, 1818 Washington College (Episcopal) chartered at Hartford......1823 [Name changed to Trinity, 1845.] Wesleyan Unive
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Rhode Island, (search)
r, of yellow fever, on the United States schooner Nonesuch in the harbor of Port Spain, island of Trinidad; buried with military honors at Newport......Dec. 4, 1826 Act establishing public schools throughout the State......January, 1828 Race riot in Providence begins between sailors and negroes, military aid is called in and the riot act read......Sept. 21-24, 1831 City of Providence incorporated......Nov. 22, 1832 Company incorporated to construct a railroad from Providence to Stonington in 1832, and railroad building commenced......1835 Fort Adams in Newport Harbor, begun in 1824, is completed......1839 Convention of delegates elected by friends of extension of suffrage, without regard to the law regulating the right of voting, at Providence, Oct. 4, 1841, forms a people's constitution, and declares it adopted by a vote of the people......Dec. 27-29, 1841 Thomas W. Dorr elected governor under the people's constitution......April 18, 1842 Dorr government attem
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), War of 1812, (search)
ly 5, 1814 Battle of Lundy's Lane, or Bridgewater, Upper Canada......July 25, 1814 Congress appropriates $320,000 for one or more floating batteries, designed by Robert Fulton; one finished......July, 1814 [This was the first steam vessel of war built.] Expedition from Detroit against Fort Mackinaw fails......Aug. 4, 1814 British troops land at Pensacola, Fla.......Aug. 4, 1814 British troops, 5,000 strong, under General Drummond, invest Fort Erie......Aug. 4, 1814 Stonington, Conn., bombarded by the British fleet under Commodore Hardy......Aug. 9-12, 1814 British fleet, with 6,000 veterans from Wellington's army under General Ross, appears in Chesapeake Bay......Aug. 14, 1814 Midnight assault by the British on Fort Erie repulsed......Aug. 15, 1814 Battle of Bladensburg, the Capitol at Washington burned......Aug. 24, 1814 Nantucket Island stipulates with the British fleet to remain neutral......Aug. 31, 1814 Sloop-of-war Wasp sinks the British sloop
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Wrecks. (search)
kaway, L. I.; seventy lives lost......Nov. 20, 1836 Ship Mexico, from Liverpool, wrecked on Hempstead Beach, L. I.; 108 lives lost......Jan. 3, 1837 Steamboat Home, on passage from New York to Charleston, S. C., wrecked in a gale near Ocracoke; about 100 lives lost......Oct. 9, 1837 Steamboat Pulaski, from Savannah to Baltimore, bursts a boiler off coast of North Carolina; of nearly 200 passengers and crew only sixty are saved......June 14, 1838 Steamboat Lexington, New York to Stonington, burned off Eden's Neck, L. I.; 140 lives lost......Jan. 13, 1840 Brig Florence, Rotterdam to New York, wrecked off southeast coast of Newfoundland; fifty lives lost......Aug. 9, 1840 Steamer President, New York to Liverpool, sailed March 11, with 136 persons on board; not heard from after storm of......March 13, 1841 William Browne, of Philadelphia, wrecked by striking ice on her passage from England to America; about seventy lives lost; sixteen passengers who had been received i
Francis Jackson Garrison, William Lloyd Garrison, 1805-1879; the story of his life told by his children: volume 2, Chapter 6: the schism.—1840. (search)
December 6, 1839, declining to come to the aid of the New York Executive Committee in its financial strait. The Society endorsed this refusal, and further declined to accept the Massachusetts apportionment made at the futile meeting of January 15, 1840, towards covering the Ante, p. 321. Committee's liabilities. If the resolutions on the death of Lundy and the Ante, p. 323. awful destruction of Dr. Charles Follen By fire in the steamboat Lexington, on the passage from New York to Stonington, on the night of Jan. 13-14, 1840 (Lib. 10.15, 18, 20; see also, 10: 59, 63, 67, 97, and p. 357 of Hudson's History of Lexington ). gave a peculiar solemnity to the occasion, those which welcomed back the penitent author of the following letter (it was Mr. Garrison himself who reported them) inspired a cheerful thanksgiving. Its recipient had read it with a Lib. 10.15. thrill of sacred joy: Rev. Charles Fitch to W. L. Garrison. Newark, Jan. 9, 1840. Lib. 10.15. Dear Sir: Her
ffum, 323; points out G. for kidnapping, 323, 324, falsely accuses him, 388. Davis, Edward Morris [b. Philadelphia, July 21, 1811], Letters to G., 2.21; from C. C. Burleigh, 2.124. Davis, Jefferson [b. 1808], 2.59. Davis, John [1787-1854], silent before Preston, 2.247: possible candidate for V. P., 314. Davis, Thomas, at annual meeting Am. A. S. S., 2.340, 348; calls Chardon St. Convention, 422. Dawes, William, 2.377. Dawson, W. C., 1.248. Denison, Charles W., Rev. [b. Stonington, Conn., Nov. 5, 1812; d. Washington, Nov. 13, 1881], edits World in Philadelphia, 1.415; delegate Nat. A. S. Convention, 398, committeeman, 406; denounced at South, 2.198; addresses colored people, 210; at N. Y. anniversary, 348, secedes, 349; opposes Borden's reflection, 437. Dickens, Charles [1812-1870], 2.383. Dickey, —, Rev. (of Penn.), 2.249, 250. Dickson, John [1808-1852], 1.482, 483. Dimmick, Luther F., Rev., 1.208; admits G. to his church, 209. Dimmock, John L., 2.11,
put in his appearance at that critical moment. All boys in blue who came from east of the Hudson, remember the New England Rooms in New York City; and opposite the Astor House, Col. Frank Howe's rooms in three stories of a house, we believe, were devoted to the reception and entertainment of soldiers of the Eastern States who were passing through the metropolis. A comfortable resting place we found it for a day and two nights, previous to our departure by the inside line for Boston via Stonington. On our arrival at the Hub, those who lived in its vicinity repaired to their homes, and the other comrades whose abodes were at a distance remained in town, all having received orders to be at the old armory of the Boston Light Artillery in Cooper Street, at one o'clock, P. M. We were received on the common by Battery A, M. V. M., and escorted to the armory in Cooper Street, a reception by the city there being accorded us. Mayor Lincoln presided, welcomed the company to the hospi
1861, is as follows: The Light Artillery Company commanded by Capt. O. F. Nims, after some delay as to their departure, left this city this morning, shortly after one o'clock, on the Providence Railroad, for New York and Washington, via Stonington. They were paid off yesterday afternoon for their time of service up to departure. For two days the scene at the camp at Quincy was lively indeed, the men being actively engaged in packing and preparing for departure. They left the old quartly. It was filled with bullets and between the bullets sulphur was poured in to keep them in place. The horses were strong Vermont horses worth $150.00 to $200.00 each. Boston Journal, February 22, 1903. So the journey began, by rail to Stonington, then by boat to New York, then to Jersey City and over the old Camden and Amboy road to Philadelphia, arriving there Monday morning, August 11, 1861. A quotation from the Philadelphia Evening Bulletin says: Captain Nims' celebrated Li
Francis Jackson Garrison, William Lloyd Garrison, 1805-1879; the story of his life told by his children: volume 3, Chapter 2: the Irish address.—1842. (search)
all cavil, that the Society marked out its own course, and came to its own conclusions, without any aid from me. I hear that the meetings are proceeding in a very quiet manner, and that none of the sons of Belial have rallied either to molest or make afraid. The great question of a repeal of the Union has been boldly and earnestly discussed; but I do not know how the debate terminated. To-morrow morning, all our Eastern delegates will return—about 250 of whom went on in the Mohegan, via Stonington–and then all the particulars will be made known. I have not at any time supposed that a majority of old organizationists are prepared openly to go for repeal; for the question is one of recent agitation, and should be carefully examined before a verdict is made up, either pro or con. Yet I have no doubt whatever, that, in the progress of the discussion, all who mean to be consistent, uncompromising abolitionists will ere long be found on the side of repeal. As for the disclaimer of our
681, was many years Town Clerk, Representative more than twenty years, and d., leaving a widow but no children, 22 Mar. 1718, a. 53; George, removed early to Stonington, Conn., was highly distinguished as a military leader in Philip's War, and d. about. 1693; he was twice married, (1) to Bridgett Tompson, 1640, and (2) to Ann Bora39; Martha, b. 27 Dec. 1663; William, b. 2 Feb. 1665, grad. H. C. 1683, minister at Hatfield, d. 1741; John, b. 31 Oct. 1667; Eleazar, b. 22 Oct. 1669, rem. to Stonington, and d. 1725; Hannah, b. 8 Oct. 1671; Thomas, b. 23 Dec. 1673; by second w. (Judith Cooper), Peter, b. 31 Aug. 1680, d. 1732; Elizabeth; Mary; Sarah, b. 2 Oct. field, d. 1775; he d. when on a visit at Hatfield Aug. 1754, a. 63. 2. John, perhaps s. of Isaac (1), though Jackson says that Isaac's son John removed to Stonington, Conn., res. at Menot., and by w. Mary had Jason, b. 1 Nov. 1694, living in 1748; John, b. 22 May 1697; Nathaniel, b. 31 Oct. 1699, pub. Anna Davies 30 July 1738, d
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