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stitution of the United States. So help me God! [Traduction.] Je, . . . . . . . . . ., jure solennellement autant qu'il sera en moi, de soutenir, de maintenir et de defendre la Constitution des Etats-Uris. Que Dieu me soit en aide! The general is sure that no foreign subject can object to this oath, as it is in the very words of the oath taken by every officer of the European Brigade, prescribed more than a year ago in Les reglements de la Legion Francaise, formee à la Nouvelle Orleans, le 26d'avril, 1861, as will be seen by the extract below, and claimed as an act of the strictest neutrality by the officers taking it, and, for more than a year, has passed by all the foreign consuls — so far as he is informed — without protest:-- Serment que doivent preter tous les officiers de la Legion Francaise. State of Louisiana, parish of Orleans. I,. . . . . . . . . . . ., do solemnly swear that I will, to the best of my ability, discharge the duties of . . . . . . . .
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Cartier, Jacques 1494-1555 (search)
in August these reached Stadacona. The people there eagerly pressed to the ships to welcome their monarch, whom Cartier had promised to bring back. They shook their heads incredulously when he told them Donnaconna was dead. To show his good faith, he showed them the pretty little Huron maiden whom he was to return to her friends at Hochelaga. But they grew more sullen every hour, and became positively hostile. After visiting Hochelaga, Cartier returned to Stadacona, and on an island (Orleans) just below, he caused a fort to be built for protection through the ensuing winter, where he waited patiently for the viceroy, but he came not. Towards the end of May the ice moved out of the St. Lawrence, and Cartier departed for France. He ran into the harbor of St. Johns, Newfoundland, where he found De la Roque on his way to the St. Lawrence. Cartier tried to induce him to turn back by giving him most discouraging accounts of the country, but he ordered the navigator to go back with
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Castine, Vincent, Baron De 1665- (search)
Castine, Vincent, Baron De 1665- Military officer; born in Orleans, France; a scion of a noble family. At the age of Remains of Fort Castine. seventeen years, he was colonel of the King's body-guard, and when the regiment to which he belonged was sent to Canada (1665) he went with it and remained after it was disbanded. In 1667 he established a trading-post and built a fort at or near the mouth of the Penobscot River, and married the daughter of a Penobscot chief. By him Christianity was first introduced among the natives of that region. He gained great influence over them. During his absence in 1688, his establishment was pillaged by the English, and he became their bitter foe. He taught the Indians around him the use of fire-arms, and he frequently co-operated with them in their attacks on the northeastern frontier. In 1696, with 200 Indians, he assisted Iberville in the capture of the fort at Pemaquid. In 1706-7 he assisted in the defence of Port Royal, and was wound
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Irving, Sir Henry 1838- (search)
Irving, Sir Henry 1838- Actor; born in Keinton, near Glastonbury, England, Feb. 6, 1838. His real name was John Henry Brodribb, but he preferred the name of Irving, and in 1887 was permitted by royal license to continue the use of it. He was educated in a private school in London, and began his dramatic career in 1856, when he took the minor part of Orleans in Richelieu. In 1866 he established his reputation as an actor of merit at the St. James Theatre, in London, as Doricourt in The Belle's stratagem. In 1870 he appeared as Digby Grant in the Two Roses, which was played for 300 nights; and in 1871, after playing the part of Mathias in The bells at the Lyceum Theatre, he came to be regarded as the greatest actor in England. He assumed the management of the Lyceum Theatre in 1878, and raised that house to an international reputation. In May, 1881, he opened a memorable engagement with Edwin Booth, producing Othello, in which the two actors alternated the parts of Othello and
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Jogues, Isaac 1607- (search)
Jogues, Isaac 1607- Missionary; born at Orleans, France, Jan. 10, 1607; became a Jesuit at Rouen in 1624; was ordained in 1636; and, at his own request, was immediately sent to Canada. He was a most earnest missionary among the Indians on both sides of the Lakes. Caught, tortured, and made a slave by the Mohawks, he remained with them until 1643, when he escaped to Albany, and was taken to Manhattan. Returning to Europe, he was shipwrecked on the English coast. He returned to Canada in 1646, where he concluded a treaty between the French and the Mohawks. Visiting Lake George, he named it St. Sacrament, and, descending the Hudson River to Albany, he went among the Mohawks as a missionary, who seized and put him to death as a sorcerer, at Caughnawaga, N. Y., Oct. 18, 1646.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Louisiana, (search)
ceded to France, and in 1803 it was bought from the latter by the United States for $15,000,000, and the American flag was first raised in New Orleans on Dec. 20, 1803. In 1804 the territory was divided into two governments—namely, Territory of Orleans and District of Louisiana. The former entered the Union as the State of Louisiana April 8, 1812, and the name of the latter was changed, June 4, 1812, to Missouri. At the close of 1814 Louisiana was invaded by British troops, but they were spir earnest attention. President Jefferson, alive to the interests, independence, and power of his country, wrote an able letter to Livingston, suggesting that France might be willing to cede a portion of Louisiana, especially the island of New Orleans, to the United States, and thus remove all cause for irritation between the two governments. Negotiations with this end in view were speedily made by Mr. Livingston, assisted by Mr. Monroe. Their instructions asked for the cession of the isl
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Orleans, Louis Philippe, Count of Paris -1894 (search)
Orleans, Louis Philippe, Count of Paris -1894 Born in Paris, Aug. 24, 1838; served on General McClellan's staff (1861-62); wrote a History of the Civil War in America, which has been translated into English and published in the United States (4 volumes). He died in London, England, Sept. 8, 1894.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Orleans, Territory of (search)
Orleans, Territory of Louisiana, by act of Congress, was divided into two territories, the southern one being called Orleans Territory. The line between them was drawn along the thirty-third parallel of north latitude. This territory then possessed a population of 50,000 souls, of whom more than half were negro slaves. Refugee planters from Santo Domingo had introduced the sugar-cane into that region, and the cultivation of cotton was beginning to be successful. So large were the products of these industries that the planters enjoyed immense incomes. The white inhabitants were principally French Creoles, descendants of the original French colonists.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Rochambeau, Jean Baptiste Donatien de Vimeur, Count de 1725-1807 (search)
Rochambeau, Jean Baptiste Donatien de Vimeur, Count de 1725-1807 Military officer; born in Vendome, France, July 1, 1725; entered the army at the age of sixteen years, and in 1745 became aid to Louis Philippe, Duke of Orleans. He afterwards commanded a regiment, and was wounded at the battle of Lafeldt. He was distinguished in several battles, especially at Minden. When it was resolved by the French monarch to send a military force to America, Rochambeau was created a lieutenant-general and Count De Rochambeau. placed in command of it. He arrived at Newport, R. I., in July, 1780, and joined the American army under Washington, on the Hudson, a few miles above New York. He led his army to the Virginia peninsula, and assisted in the capture of Cornwallis at Yorktown, Oct. 19, 1781, when he was presented with one of the captured cannon. In 1783 he received the decoration of Saint Esprit, and in 1791 was made a marshal of France. Early in 1792 he was placed in command of the
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Louisiana, (search)
e United States, leaving left bank of Lakes Borgne and Pontchartrain to the Spanish......Dec. 20, 1803 Congress divides Louisiana into a southern territory of Orleans and a northern district of Louisiana......March 26, 1804 Territorial government in Orleans begins: William C. C. Claiborne governor......Oct. 1, 1804 VesselOrleans begins: William C. C. Claiborne governor......Oct. 1, 1804 Vessel bringing nearly 200 French prisoners of the British government, who had captured the ship, Governor Claiborne refuses to allow it to ascend the river; the French desert the ship, which is seized by the United States marshal at request of British claimants......Nov. 3, 1804 New Orleans chartered as a city..1804 Territorial gover are killed. The heads of sixteen who were captured and executed were set on poles along the river as a warning......January, 1811 Act to enable the people of Orleans to form a State government signed by President Madison......Feb. 20, 1811 Exclusive grant by legislature to Livingston and Fulton to build steamboats for eight
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