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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Proces verbal, (search)
rded as the Ohio proper, and the Monongahela only as a tributary. this 29th day of July, near the river Ohio, otherwise Belle Riviere, as a monument of the renewal of the possession we have taken of the said river Ohio, and of all those which empty into it, and of all the lands on both sides as far as the sources of said rivers, as enjoyed or ought to have been enjoyed by the kings of France preceding, and as they have there maintained themselves by arms and by treaties, especially those of Utrecht and Aix-la-Chapelle. This inscription revealed the designs of the French. The plate was sent to the royal governor of New York, and by him to the British government. He sent copies of the inscription to other colonial governors, and Colonel Johnson told the Five Nations that it implied an attempt to deprive them of their lands, and that the French ought to be immediately expelled from the Ohio and Niagara. One of the plates buried by Celoron near the mouth of the Muskingum River was fou
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Treaty of Aix-la-chapelle, (search)
Treaty of Aix-la-chapelle, A treaty between Great Britain, France, Holland, Germany, Spain, and Greece; signed by the representatives of these respective powers on Oct. 18 (N. S.), 1748. By it the treaties of Westphalia (1648), of Nimeguen (1678-79), of Ryswick (1697), of Utrecht (1713), of Baden (1714), of the Triple Alliance (1717), of the Quadruple Alliance (1718), and of Vienna (1738), were renewed and confirmed. It was fondly hoped this treaty would insure a permanent peace for Europe. It was, however, only a truce between France and England, contending for dominion in America. The English regarded as encroachments the erection by the French of about twenty forts, besides block-houses and tradingposts, within claimed English domain. So while Acadia (q. v.) furnished one field for hostilities between the two nations, the country along the lakes and in the Ohio and Mississippi valleys furnished another.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Treaty of Utrecht, (search)
Treaty of Utrecht, A treaty signed April 11, 1713, which secured the Protestant succession to the throne of England, the separation of the French and Spanish crowns, the destruction of Dunkirk, the enlargement of the British colonies in America, and a full satisfaction from France of the claims of the allies, England, Holland, and Germany. This treaty terminated Queen Anne's War, and secured peace for thirty years.
destroyed all the settlements in the vicinity of Port Royal, and taken 106 prisoners and a large amount of plunder with the loss of only six men......1704 Francis Nicholson, late lieutenant-governor of Virginia, arrives at Boston, July 15, with his fleet. He sails Sept. 18, reaches Port Royal Sept. 24, lands his forces, and opens three batteries Oct. 1, and Subercase, the governor, capitulates the next day, and Nicholson names the place Annapolis Royal......Oct. 2, 17 10 By treaty of Utrecht, all Nova Scotia, Annapolis Royal, and all other things in these parts belonging to France are ceded to Great Britain......March 30, 1713 Berwick incorporated out of the northern settlements of Kittery......June 9, 1713 Fort George erected on the west side of the Androscoggin, opposite the lower falls......1715 Parker's Island and Arrowsick made a town or municipal corporation by the name of Georgetown......June 13, 1716 Name of Saco changed to Biddeford......Nov. 18, 1718 Fi
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), New Hampshire, (search)
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 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 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 again
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), New York, (search)
nd a fine train of artillery, against Quebec and Montreal......July 30, 1711 Fleet loses eight transports and more than 1,000 men on the rocks at the mouth of the St. Lawrence, and sails for England; the army disbands......1711 Tuscaroras leave North Carolina and join their brethren in New York, thus forming the Six Nations......1712 Pretended discovery of a negro insurrection in New York; nineteen negroes hanged......1712 Schoharie Flats settled by Germans......1713 Peace of Utrecht between England and France......April 11, 1713 Court of chancery established. Lewis Morris appointed chief-justice of the province......1715 Governor Hunter resigns; Peter Schuyler acting governor......July 19, 1719 William Burnet, governor, arrives at New York......Sept. 17, 1720 English establish a trading-post at Oswego......1722 William Bradford issues the New York Gazette, the first newspaper in the province......October, 1725 Fort Niagara built by the French......172
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Walloons, (search)
Walloons, A people which inhabited the southern Belgic provinces and adjoining parts of France, and numbered, at the time of their dispersion by persecution (1580), over 2,000,000. They were of a mixed Gallic and Teutonic blood, and most of them spoke the old French dialect. When the northern provinces of the Netherlands formed their political union at Utrecht (1579), the southern provinces, whose people were chiefly Roman Catholics, declined to join the confederation. Many of the inhabitants were Protestants, and against these the Spanish government at once began the most relentless persecution. Thousands of them fled to Holland, where strangers of every race and creed were welcomed and protected; and from these the Dutch gained a knowledge of many branches of manufacture. They were skilful and industrious. Having heard of the fertility of the Western Continent, some of them wished to emigrate thither, and a proposition was made to the Virginia Company to have them favor
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Woodhull, Nathaniel 1722-1776 (search)
stic, Suffolk co., Long Island, N. Y., Dec. 30, 1722; served in the French and Indian War, and was colonel of a New York regiment under Amherst. In 1769 he was in the New York Assembly, and was one of the few in that body who resisted the obnoxious measures of the British Parliament. In 1776 he was president of the New York Provincial Congress. On the landing of the British on Long Island, he put himself at the head of the militia, with whom he fought in the battle of Long Island. A few days afterwards he was surprised by a party of British light-horsemen, near Jamaica, and, after surrendering his The House in which Woodhull died. sword, he was cruelly cut with the weapons of his captors, of which wounds he died at an ancient stone-house at New Utrecht, Long Island, Sept. 10, 1776. A narrative of his capture and death was published by Henry Onderdonk, Jr., in 1848. His own Journal of the Montreal expedition in 1760 was published in the Historical magazine in September, 1861.
er of forms of drawbridges. a is a swinging span made up of panels of trusses. b is a span on the Bollman principle across the Mississippi at Quincy, Illinois. c is a pivot-bridge of the New York Central Railway on the Linville principle. d is a swinging bridge on the Linville principle; it is one span of several across the Missouri River. e is a bridge on the bowstring principle across the Harlem River, New York. Plate XLI. is a view of the Swing Bridge of the Amsterdam, Utrecht, and Cologne Railway, over the Yssel near Westervoort, in Holland. It shows the swinging span, gatekeeper's house, land spans for carrying off water at spring floods, ice-breakers in the stream and on the lowlands. In the distance are the dunes of the coast. Piv′ot-broach. (Watchmaking.) A fine broach or tool for opening the pivot-holes of watches. Piv′ot-drill. (Watchmaking.) A bow-drill used in making the pivot-holes in plates of watches. Piv′ot-file. (Wa
n enlarged view of the circular bed. A swing-bridge on a large scale was constructed on the Great Western Railway of Ireland, to cross the entrance to Lough Atalia. It has two spans of 60 feet each, and is balanced on a central pier of 34 feet diameter. See Humber, On iron bridges. Fig. 6122 is the iron swing-bridge over the entrance-lock to the West India Docks, London. Swing-bridge, London dock entrance. Plate XLI., page 1721, is a view of a swing-bridge on the Amsterdam, Utrecht, and Cologne Railway where it crosses the Yssel, near Westervoort, Holland. Fig. 6123 is a view of the swing section of the Mississippi bridge at Keokuk, Iowa. Swin′gel. The swinging piece of a flail. The swipel. Swing′ing-boom. (Nautical.) The span which distends the foot of a lower studding-sail. Swing′ing-saw. A saw swinging in an arc from an axis overhead. A weight assists in the effective stroke. (Fig. 6124; see also Fig. 6127.) Swing-jack. A jack fo
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