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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), New York, (search)
r a nine weeks voyage......Aug. 8, 1678 Jacob Leisler, with other New-Yorkers, on the way to Engured by a Turkish corsair; they are ransomed, Leisler for 2,000 Spanish dollars......1678 Frenched governor of Canada......May 21, 1689 Jacob Leisler seizes Fort James......June 3, 1689 LeiLeisler assumes command of New York......June 12, 1689 William and Mary proclaimed in New York.....es New York for England......June 24, 1689 Leisler summons a convention......June, 1689 Iroqued governor of New York......Sept. 2, 1689 Leisler assumes the title of lieutenantgovernor......90 Colonial Congress called at New York by Leisler......April 2, 1690 Expedition against Canada fails......1690 Leisler refuses to give up the fort at New York to Richard Ingoldsby, GovernoGovernor Sloughter signs the death-warrant of Leisler and Milborne......May 14, 1691 Leisler andnty-eight......Nov. 22, 1698 Remains of Jacob Leisler and Milborne honorably buried in the Dutch[5 more...]
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Witchcraft, New York (search)
Witchcraft, New York In 1665 Ralph Hill and his wife Mary were arrested for witchcraft and sorcery; they were tried by a jury, which included Jacob Leisler, afterwards governor, and acquitted, the jury finding nothing considerable against them. The event created but little excitement. In 1670, however, the case of Katherine Harrison led to complications between the judiciary and the people. She was a widow, who on being banished from Weathersfield, Conn., as a witch, settled in Westchester. As soon as her antecedents became known, a formal complaint was lodged against her, and she was taken before the court of assizes for examination. There nothing could be proven against her, and she was, accordingly, released from restraint. Her neighbors, however, were not satisfied with the decision of the court, and took such means of showing their resentment that she was compelled to seek a home elsewhere. This was probably the earliest case in the colonies of what is now known as
d, May 9. in spite of the Finis of Andros, new chapters were begun in the records of freedom. Suffolk county, on Long Island, rejoined Connecticut. New York also shared the impulse, but with less unanimity. The Dutch plot was matured by Jacob Leisler, a man of energy, but passionate and ill-educated, and not possessed of that happy natural sagacity which elicits a rule of action from its own instincts. But the common people among the Dutch, led by Leisler and his son-in-law Milborne, inLeisler and his son-in-law Milborne, insisted on proclaiming the Chap XVII.} stadtholder king of England. In New Jersey there was no insurrection. The inhabitants were unwilling to invoke the interference of the proprietaries. There is no reason to doubt, that, in the several towns, officers were chosen, as before, by the inhabitants themselves, to regulate all local affairs; while the provincial government, as established by James II., fell with Andros. We have already seen 1689 that Maryland had also perfected a revolution
panies of militia, from the first, sided with Leisler openly, and nearly five hundred men in arms sommittee of safety reassembled; and Aug. 16. Leisler, an insolent alien, assisted, say the principIngoldsby, who bore a commission as captain. Leisler offered him quarters in the city: Jan. 30 Pot them. The outrage was severely reproved by Leisler, who, amidst proclamations and counter- Marcd Chap. XIX.} Sloughter, giving no notice to Leisler, commanded Ingoldsby to arrest Leisler, and tLeisler, and the persons called his council. The prisoners, eight in number, were promptly ar- 1691. raigned justice in New York, giving the opinion that Leisler had had no legal authority whatever. Certain us, who are departing to our God,—these were Leisler's words to his oppressed friends,—but weep foe of parliament to inquire into the trials of Leisler and Milborne, was indifferent to the little othe selfishness. The memory of the wrongs of Leisler was revived; and the assembly, by an appropri[19 more...]<
L. Lallemand, Father, III. 122-140. Law, John, III. 349. His credit system, 350. His bank, 354. Downfall, 357. Leisler, Jacob, II. 450; III. 51-54. His execution, 55. Reversal of attainder, 59. Lenni-Lenape, III, 383. In New Jersey, III. 239. Leon, Ponce de, discovers Florida, I. 33. Locke, John, his character, III. 144. Contrasted with Penn, I. 379. Logan, James, III. 44, 345. Louis XIV. persecutes the Huguenots, I. 175. His policy, 424. Treachery, 426. Absolute, III. 115. Defends legitimacy, 175. Recognizes William, 192. His cabinet, 208. His old age, 225. Death, 323. Louisburg founded, III. 235. Siege of, 460. Louisiana claimed by France, III. 168. First colony sails, 169. Colonized by D'Iberville, 200. Extent of, 343. Under Crozart, 347. The Mississippi company, 351. Effect of Law's fall, 358. Its war with the Natchez, 360. The crown resumes the government, 364. War with the Chickasas, 366. Condition in 1740, 368. Lovew
Struggle of the people for power, 304 Under Stuyvesant, 106 Dispute with Baltimore's agent, 308 With New, England, 310. Conquered by England, 313. Recovered by the Dutch, 322. Reconquered by the English, 325. See New York. New Orleans founded, III. 351. New Sweden, De Vries's colony, II. 281. Swedes and Finns in, 286. Conquest by the Dutch, 296. Subject to the city of Amsterdam, 298. New York. (See New Netherlands.) Andros in, III. 405. Free trade, 415. Charter of liberties, 416. Dread of Popery, III. 50. Protestants under Leisler, 51. Ingoldsby arrives, 53. Fletcher's administration, 56. Under Bellamont, 59. Under Cornbury, 60. Under Hunter, 64. Builds a fort at Oswego, 339. Contests with Cosby, 393. Niagara, Fort, II. 424; III. 342 Nicholson, Francis, III. 25 Norridgewock village, III. 333. Burned, 336. Norton, John, II. 74. Nova Scotia discovered, I. 17. Patent of, 332. Conquest and vicissitudes of, 445; II. 70; III. 186, 218, 234, 457.
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