Harper's Popular Cyclopaedia of United States History Volume 2

Harper's Popular Cyclopaedia of United States History Volume 2

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1899 edition. Excerpt: ...States. Soon after the treaty of peace in 1783 the pope's nnncio at Paris made overtures to Franklin on the subject of appointing a bishop, or vicar-apostolic, for the Roman Catholic Church in the United States. Franklin laid the matter before Congress, and that body replied that the subject, being purely spiritual, did not fall under their control. As there was no ruling hierarchy in the United States, this answer was construed as a. tacit consent, and soon afterwards the pope appointed John Carroll, of Maryland, his vicar-apostolic. Carroll was soon afterwards consecrated bishop of Baltimore, and, finally, archbishop. (See Carroll, John.) Romans, BERNARD, engineer, was born in Holland, and died about 1764. He was employed as an engineer in America by the British government, some time before the Re'olution. VVhile in govermnent employ as a botanist, in New York, and engaged in the publication of a. Natural History of Florida, the Cornmittee of Safety of that city offered him the position of military engineer. He accepted the service, and was afterwards employed by Congress to fortify the Highlands east of West Point. At or near the close of the war he was captured at sea, on his way to Charleston, taken to England, and in 1784 embarked for America. It is supposed he was murdered on the passage. He published:1. Map of the Scat of Civil War in America, 1775; also Annals of the Troubles in the Netlicrlandn, from the Accession of Charles V., which was dedicated to Governor Trumbull. Romney, Sxnunsn AT. One of the most. important of the earlier military operations of the late Civil War, in its moral effect, was performed under the direction of Colonel (afterwards Major-general) Lew. Wallace, with his regiment of Zouaves, the Eleventh Indiana, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 776 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 39mm | 1,361g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236926064
  • 9781236926067