Harpers' Popular Cyclopaedia of United States History; From the Aboriginal Period to 1876

Harpers' Popular Cyclopaedia of United States History; From the Aboriginal Period to 1876 : Containing Brief Sketches of Important Events and Conspicuous Actors 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. 1882 edition. Excerpt: ...Concord of the expedition sent thither by Gage (April 18, 1775), and to tell Adams and Hancock of their danger. (See Adams and Hancock.) He was made a prisoner while on his way from Lexington towards Concord, but was soon released. He served in the military corps for the defence of his state, and after the war he cast church-bells and cannuns; and he founded the copper-works at Canton, .Iass., now carried on by the Revere Copper Company. ' Revocation of British "Orders" and French "Decrees" sought. In March, 1810, iuforlnutinu reached the President that the French Minister for Foreign Affairs, in a letter to Minister Armstrong, had said that ifEnglaud would revoke her blockade against France, the latter would revoke her Berlin Decree (which see). Minister Piukney, in London, approached the British minister on the subject, and, to aid in the peaceful negotiations, Congress repealed the non-intercourse and non-importation laws on May 1, 1810. For these they substituted a-law excluding both British and French armed vessels from the waters of the United States. The law provided that, in case either Great Britain or France should revoke or so modify their acts before the 3d of March, 1811, as not to violate the neutral commerce of the United States, and if the other nation should not, within three months thereafter, in like manner revoke or modify its edicts, the provisions of the non-intercourse and non-importation acts should, at the expiration of the three months, he revived against the nation so neglecting or refusing to comply. The French minister thereupon, on the 5th of August following, oflicially declared that the Berlin and Milan decrees had been revoked, and would be inoperative after Nov. 1, it being understood...show more

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  • Paperback | 720 pages
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236891430
  • 9781236891433