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Somersworth (New Hampshire, United States) (search for this): entry united-states-of-america-new-hampshire
eal......1642 Quakers William Robinson and Marmaduke Stevenson executed for returning to the province after banishment......Oct. 27, 1659 William Leddra hanged for being a Quaker......March 14. 1660 Warrant issued at Dover, directing three Quakeresses to be whipped out of the province. Stripped and tied to a cart, they are publicly whipped at Dover and Hampton, but freed at Salisbury through the agency of Walter Barefoot......December, 1662 Indians in King Philip's War ravage Somersworth and Durham, and between Exeter and Hampton......September, 1675 Four hundred Indians captured by strategy at Dover. Seven or eight are put to death, 200 discharged, and the balance sold in foreign parts as slaves......Sept. 7, 1676 King's bench decided that Massachusetts had no jurisdiction over New Hampshire and Mason's heirs none within the territory they claimed. To establish Mason's title, the King makes New Hampshire a distinct province, with John Cutts, of Portsmouth, pres
Baltimore, Md. (Maryland, United States) (search for this): entry united-states-of-america-new-hampshire
acting governor......February, 1831 Nashua and Lowell Railroad incorporated......1836 Act passed providing for a scientific, geological, and mineralogical survey of the State......July 3, 1839 Office of State commissioner of common schools created......1846 Law authorizing towns to establish public libraries......1849 Office of school commissioner abolished; a board of education constituted of county school commissioners......June, 1850 Democratic National Convention at Baltimore, Md., nominates Gen. Franklin Pierce, of New Hampshire, for President......May 9, 1852 New Hampshire conference seminary and female college at Tilton, opened 1845, receives its charter......1852 Property qualification for State officers abolished......1852 Franklin Pierce inaugurated President......March 4, 1853 Gold discovered at Plainfield, in the Connecticut Valley......1854 State teachers' association incorporated......1854 First regiment of Federal troops leaves Concord
New Hampshire, One of the Eastern States of the American Union, lies between Maine on the east and Vermont and Quebec on the west, from which it is separated by the Connecticut River. Quebec bounds it on the north and Massachusetts on the south. The Atlantic, on the southeast corner, forms a coast-line of 18 miles, affording a good harbor at Portsmouth. Area, 9,305 square miles, in ten counties. Population, 1890, 376,530; 1900, 411,588. Capital, Concord. New Hampshire formed a part of Quebec bounds it on the north and Massachusetts on the south. The Atlantic, on the southeast corner, forms a coast-line of 18 miles, affording a good harbor at Portsmouth. Area, 9,305 square miles, in ten counties. Population, 1890, 376,530; 1900, 411,588. Capital, Concord. New Hampshire formed a part of the grant to the colonies of Virginia and Plymouth, extending from lat. 34° to lat. 45° N.......April 10, 1606 Capt. John Smith, ranging the shore of New England, explores the harbor of Piscataqua......1614 Ferdinando Gorges and Capt. John Mason, members of the Plymouth council, obtain a joint grant of the province of Laconia, comprising all the land between the Merrimac River, the Great Lakes, and river of Canada......Aug. 10, 1622 Gorges and Mason establish a settlement at the mouth o
Dover, N. H. (New Hampshire, United States) (search for this): entry united-states-of-america-new-hampshire
ther settlement, 8 miles farther up the river, Dover......1623 Mason, having agreed with Gorges .1639 Provisional government established at Dover......Oct. 22, 1640 Four governments in New uaker......March 14. 1660 Warrant issued at Dover, directing three Quakeresses to be whipped outd tied to a cart, they are publicly whipped at Dover and Hampton, but freed at Salisbury through th, and is succeeded by Maj. Richard Waldron, of Dover......April 5, 1681 Mason surrenders one-fifmagistrate......Jan. 9, 1685 Indians attack Dover; surprise Major Waldron in his own home, and mequiring each town to provide a school-master, Dover excepted, it then being too much impoverished own, assembling at Exeter, Concord, Hopkinton, Dover, Amherst, Charlestown, and Hanover. The legisour of the Northern States, visits Portsmouth, Dover, Concord, and Hanover......1817 State-houseg, 320......November, 1892 Insane asylum at Dover burned; forty-five lives lost......Feb. 9, 189[1 more...]
Amherst, N. H. (New Hampshire, United States) (search for this): entry united-states-of-america-new-hampshire
New Hampshire Missionary Society, the earliest charitable society of a religious character in the State, incorporated......1801 Farmer's cabinet published at Amherst......Nov. 11, 1802 First cotton factory in State erected at New Ipswich......1803 Piscataqua Evangelical magazine published at Portsmouth......1805 Law p...1807 New Hampshire Iron Factory Company, incorporated at Franconia in 1805, erects and puts in operation a blast-furnace......1811 Horace Greeley born at Amherst......Feb. 3, 1811 New Hampshire troops, under Gen. John McNiel, take part in the battle of Chippewa, July 5, 1814, and at Niagara......July 25, 1814 Law passe at Concord erected......1817 Gen. Benjamin Pierce appointed sheriff of Hillsborough county by Governor Plumer, liberates three aged men confined for debt in Amherst jail, by paying their debts......Nov. 20, 1818 Toleration law making all religious sects on equal grounds and dependent on voluntary contributions......1819
Connecticut River (United States) (search for this): entry united-states-of-america-new-hampshire
New Hampshire, One of the Eastern States of the American Union, lies between Maine on the east and Vermont and Quebec on the west, from which it is separated by the Connecticut River. Quebec bounds it on the north and Massachusetts on the south. The Atlantic, on the southeast corner, forms a coast-line of 18 miles, affording a good harbor at Portsmouth. Area, 9,305 square miles, in ten counties. Population, 1890, 376,530; 1900, 411,588. Capital, Concord. New Hampshire formed a part of the grant to the colonies of Virginia and Plymouth, extending from lat. 34° to lat. 45° N.......April 10, 1606 Capt. John Smith, ranging the shore of New England, explores the harbor of Piscataqua......1614 Ferdinando Gorges and Capt. John Mason, members of the Plymouth council, obtain a joint grant of the province of Laconia, comprising all the land between the Merrimac River, the Great Lakes, and river of Canada......Aug. 10, 1622 Gorges and Mason establish a settlement at the mouth
by a convention of eighty-five deputies, which meets at Exeter......July 14, 1774 By the request of a committee of the people, a cargo of tea consigned to a Mr. Parry, of Portsmouth, is reshipped to Halifax, Jan. 25, 1774. A second cargo consigned to Parry arriving, the people attack his house, and quiet is only restored by sending of the vessel to Halifax......Sept. 8, 1774 Town committee of Portsmouth, hearing of the order by King in council prohibiting exportation of gunpowder to America, seize the garrison at Fort William and Mary, and carry off 100 barrels of gunpowder, Dec. 11: next day they remove fifteen cannon, with small-arms and warlike stores......Dec. 12, 1774 Armed men dismantle a battery at Jerry's Point on Great Island, and bring eight pieces of cannon to Portsmouth......May 26, 1775 Convention of the people assembles at Exeter......June, 1775 New Hampshire troops in the battle of Bunker Hill......June 17, 1775 Governor Wentworth convenes the Assemb
Niagara County (New York, United States) (search for this): entry united-states-of-america-new-hampshire
ure adjourned from town to town, assembling at Exeter, Concord, Hopkinton, Dover, Amherst, Charlestown, and Hanover. The legislature of 1807 adjourns from Hopkinton to Concord for regular sessions......1807 New Hampshire Iron Factory Company, incorporated at Franconia in 1805, erects and puts in operation a blast-furnace......1811 Horace Greeley born at Amherst......Feb. 3, 1811 New Hampshire troops, under Gen. John McNiel, take part in the battle of Chippewa, July 5, 1814, and at Niagara......July 25, 1814 Law passed giving to the State complete jurisdiction over Dartmouth College, the charter for which requires the trustees, professors, tutors, and officers to take the oath of allegiance to the British King......June 27, 1816 Trustees and overseers of Dartmouth College, summoned by the governor to meet at Hanover, Aug. 26, 1816, refuse to act under the law of June 27, or to report to the governor as requested......Aug. 28, 1816 President John Wheelock, of Dartmout
ituted of county school commissioners......June, 1850 Democratic National Convention at Baltimore, Md., nominates Gen. Franklin Pierce, of New Hampshire, for President......May 9, 1852 New Hampshire conference seminary and female college at Tilton, opened 1845, receives its charter......1852 Property qualification for State officers abolished......1852 Franklin Pierce inaugurated President......March 4, 1853 Gold discovered at Plainfield, in the Connecticut Valley......1854 Stae-house yard, Concord......Oct. 23, 1890 Vote for governor: Hiram A. Tuttle, Republican, 42,479; Charles H. Amsden, Democrat, 42,386; Josiah M. Fletcher, Prohibition, 1,363; no choice......November, 1890 State soldiers' home established at Tilton, 1889; dedicated......Dec. 3, 1890 Hiram A. Tuttle elected governor by legislature......Jan. 7, 1891 J. H. Gallinger elected United States Senator......Jan. 20, 1891 Legislature makes the first Monday in September (Labor Day) a legal hol
governor at the election, March 9, 1875, Person C. Cheney is chosen by the legislature......June 9, 1875 Thirteen amendments to the constitution, proposed by a convention at Concord, Dec. 6 to 16, 1876, are adopted except two, one of which was to strike out the word Protestant in the Bill of Rights......1877 Prohibitionists in State convention at Nashua adopt a constitution for the State temperance union......June 7-8, 1882 Bronze statue of Daniel Webster, 8 feet in height, cast at Munich, and gift of Benjamin P. Cheney, is erected in the State-house park, Concord, and dedicated......June 17, 1886 For governor: David H. Goodell, Republican, 44,809 votes; Charles H. Amsden, Democrat, 44,093; Edgar L. Carr, Prohibition, 1,567; the choice devolves upon the legislature......November, 1888 State constitutional convention meets at Concord, Jan. 2, 1889; among the seven amendments submitted to the people one favoring prohibition is lost......March 12, 1889 Legislature elect
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