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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Salem, Ma. (search)
al governor. In February, 1775, Gage heard that some cannon had been deposited at Salem by the patriots, and on Sunday, the 26th, he sent Colonel Leslie, with 140 regular troops, in a vessel from Castle William to seize them. They landed at Marblehead and marched to Salem, but, not finding the cannon there, moved on towards Danvers. Reaching a drawbridge over a stream between the two towns, they found a large number of people assembled there, and on the opposite side forty militia under Cols over in a gondola that lay near. Perceiving this, some of the militia instantly scuttled the vessel. The minister at Salem (Mr. Barnard), fearing instant hostilities, interfered, and succeeded in moderating the zeal of both parties. Leslie finally promised that if he might cross, he would go only a few rods beyond. The bridge was let down, the troops marched over and beyond a short distance, and then returned to their vessel at Marblehead without finding the cannon. See witchcraft, Salem.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Story, Joseph 1779-1845 (search)
Story, Joseph 1779-1845 Jurist; born in Marblehead, Mass., Sept. 18, 1779; graduated at Harvard College in 1798; and was admitted to the bar in 1801, beginning practice at Salem. After serving in the State legislature, he was elected to Congress in 1808. He was speaker of the Massachusetts Assembly in 1811, and from November of that year until his death was associate judge of the United States Supreme Joseph story. Court. From 1829 until his death he was also Dane Professor of Law in Harvard College. His published judicial works evince very extensive learning, clear exposition, and profound views of the legal science. His commentaries on the Constitution, entitled Conflict of laws, and his written judgments in his circuit make 27 volumes; his judgments in the Supreme Court of the United States make an important part of 34 volumes more. He died in Cambridge, Mass., Sept. 10, 1845.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Tucker, Samuel 1747-1833 (search)
Tucker, Samuel 1747-1833 Naval officer; born in Marblehead, Mass., Nov. 1, 1747; was a captain in the merchant service, sailing between Boston and London, before the Revolution. In March, 1777, he was commissioned a captain in the Continental navy, and, in command of the Boston, he took John Adams to France as American minister in February, 1778. During 1779 he took many prizes. In 1780 he helped in the defence of Charleston; was made prisoner; and was released in June, 1781, when he took command of the Thorne, and made many prizes, receiving, at the close of the war, the thanks of Congress. He settled in Bristol, Me., in 1792; and during the War of 1812 he captured, by a trick, a British vessel which had greatly annoyed the shipping in that vicinity. He was several times in the legislatures of Maine and Massachusetts. He died in Bremen, Me., March 10, 1833.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Massachusetts (search)
cord first settled......1635 Richard Dummer founds Newbury......1635 Roger Williams advocates the inviolable freedom of faith. He appears before the magistrates to defend it......April, 1635 Rev. John Avery drowned while on his way to Marblehead from Newbury......Aug. 14, 1635 Roger Williams is sentenced to depart out of the jurisdiction of the colony within six weeks, but owing to clamor of a stanch minority is permitted to remain until spring......October, 1635 John Winthrop, tnor of Massachusetts in the presence of the Senate and the House of Representatives of Massachusetts......May 26, 1897 Boston elevated railway bill passed......June 10, 1897 The 100th anniversary of the Statehouse.......Jan. 11, 1898 Marblehead and Malden celebrate their 250th anniversaries......May, 1898 Torrens system of land registration, approved June 23, goes into effect......July 1, 1898 The new Southern Union station, one of the largest railway stations in the world, comp
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), War of 1812, (search)
ve States. The navy was very weak, in comparison with that of the enemy, the acknowledged mistress of the seas. It consisted of only twenty vessels, exclusive of 170 gunboats,. and actually carrying an aggregate of little more than 500 guns. The following is a list of forts in existence when war was declared in 1812, and their location: Fort Sumner, Portland, Me.; Fort William and Mary, Portsmouth, N. H.; Fort Lily, Gloucester, Cape Ann; Fort Pickering, Salem, Mass.; Fort Seawall, Marblehead, Mass.; Fort Independence, Boston Harbor; Fort Wolcott, near Newport, R. I.; Fort Adams, Newport. Harbor; Fort Hamilton, near Newport; North Battery, a mile northwest of Fort Wolcott; Dumplings Fort, entrance to Narraganset Bay, R. I.; Tonomy Hill, a mile east of North Battery, R. I.; Fort Trumbull, New London, Conn.; Fort Jay, Governor's Island, New York Harbor; works on Ellis and Bedloe's islands, New York Harbor; Fort Mifflin, Delaware River, below Philadelphia; Fort McHenry, Baltimore; F
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