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son returns to, 611; burning of, 788; excitementat, 818, 819; preparations to detend, 819, loyalty of, 883; excitement in, detense of, troops fill, 888; Vol. IV., accommodation in early days of, 518-19; families of congressmen at, 519-20; accommodation now, amusements, congressmen, the senate, the press, 520-7; name given, 608; Hildreth contrasts Philadelphia and, 609; Oliver Wolcott, John Cotton Smith, Mrs. Adams, Gouvenerur Morris on, 610-12; the slave in. fluence in, 612-13; in 1880 and 1888, 613; government of, mental character of, 614;
the White House the centre of, 616. Washington, Fort, Vol. 1., Putnam's line from to
close Hudson river, 94; obstructions ineffective, 109; congress urges Washington to
hold, 111; surrender of, 114-15; Lee on, 121. Washington, George, Vol. 1., ancestry, 3-7;
birth, 8; education, 9;influence of Lawrence on, 10; death of father, enters family of halfbrother, 11; wishes to enter British navy, 12; friendship with Lord Fairfax, survey of estate, 13-14 ; official surveyor, 15; French claims and the Ohio company, 16, 19; appointed an adjutant-general, death of Law. rence, executor of estate of Lawrence's daughter, re-appointed adjutant-general, assigned to northern district of the colony, 20; Indians indignant at French advances, 21: takes place of Captain Trent who abandon. ed mission to French headquarters, proceeds to Logtown, conters with chiefs, 22; In dians promise to accompany, but delay, decide on alliance with the English, 23; set out with Indians, learns of movements of the French, reaches Venango, received by Jon. caire, commandant, Van Braain, and dine with French officers, the Frenchmen drink freely and disclose plans, 2+; fears influence of Joncaire over the Half King persuades Indians to return the speech belts, Joncaire evades acceptance of
the belts, Joncaire detains at Venango. La Force and soldiers plead excuse for the journey and accompany to
the fort, presents papers to St. Pierre, 25; St. Pierre treats with courtesy, French officers two days in council, sealed letter given to in answer to message of Governor Dinwiddie, French efforts to inveigle Indians, party detained. reaches Venango, obliged to leave the chiefs with Joncaire, the Half King assures of loyalty, 26; Gist and go through woods on foot. treachery of Indian guide, 27; Gist and cross the Allegheny, detained at Turtle creek, reaches Williamsburg and delivers reply of St. Pierre to l'inwiddie, publication of journal of and the reply to Dinwiddie cause excitement in England and colonies, 28-9; a marked man, measures against the French, commission to raise force and assume command, prefers to act under orders, second in command, 30; marches for new fort, insufficiency of equipment, arrives at trading-post of the Ohio company, report of capture of Trent and force, Trent found at the trading-post, arrival of his men from the fort, 31; Trent's men give account of surprise by the French, determines to push forward and fortify at Redstone Creek, solicits aid from Governors of Virginia, Maryland and Pennsylvania, builds bridge over the Youghioghen y, writes to Dinwiddie of movements of the enemy, hears of approach of French from Fort Duquesne, retires to Great Meadows, intrenches, 32; surprises enemy, Jumonville, the French commander, killed, Drouillon and La Force taken prisoners and sent to Virginia, writes to Dinwiddie requesting that they be treated as prisoners of war, news of the death of Colonel Fry and the appointment of Colonel Junes, 33; arrival of Fry's men, question of precedence between royal and colonial officers, leaves “ Fort Necessity," marches for Duquesne, news of advance of French, retreat
to "Fort Necessity," 34; attack by the French, surrender of "Fort Necessity," slanders regarding death of Jumon ville, 35; return to Mt. Vernon, criticism of the expedition, and the death of Jumonville, receives thanks from the Virginia house of burgesses, 30-7; affront off red to officers of colonial troops, displeasure at discovery of indignities to French prisoners, retirement from military lise, 38; accepts position on Braddock's staff, 39; peculiarities of Braddock, his op erations appall, advises Braddock, 401; ill. ness, rejoins Braddock fifteen miles from I)u. quesne, 41; advance toward Duquesne, advance of French and indians, Indian ambuscade, soldiers panic-stricken, coolness of, Braddock woanded, directed to hasten to Dunbar's camp for assistance and supplies, journey to Great Meadows, death of Braddock, 42-4; criticism of campaign, writes to Dinwiddie, 41-5; returns home, made commander-in-chief of Virginia forces, proceeds to the frontier to quell Indian incursions, the administration slow in supporting, theory on defense of the frontier, policy rejected by Dinwiddie, 46-8; Lord Loudon succeeds Dinwiddie and determines to reduce French power in Canada, small force left for protection of southern colonies, Abercrombie succeeds Loudon, Pitt prime minister of Eng. land, hopes that aggressive policy may be adopted, 48; ordered to assemble force at Winchester, opposed to moving to Duquesne by new route, better from Fort Cumberland, 49-50 ; fall of Duquesne, resigns military orfices, value of services against the French, 50-2; early love affair, 53; loses heart to Mary Phillipse, meets Martha Custis, marriage, estate, life at Mount Vernon, 54-5; public business, member of the house of burgesses, 56; ripening of the Revolution. taxation of the colonies, 57-9; meeting of the house of burgesses, resolution of Patrick Henry, the house dissolved by the lieutenant governor, concern for safety of the colo. nies, 59: correspondence with George Ma on on non-importation agreement, England's military billeting act, 60-1; proposes agreement of non-importation, makes expedition to the Ohio valley, member of the First Continental congress, resolutions of congress, bill of rights, 62-3; tribute to from Patrick Henry, war feeling in Virginia, Gage's meas. ures in Boston, non-tea-drinking policy, Concord and Lexington, the governor seizes munitions of war in Virginia, mustering of fur. ces in the east, 64-8; in Second Continental congress, appointed commander-in-chief, 69; declines compensation, arıives in New England, presented with address by house of representatives, recent battle of Bunker Hill, 70-1; reconnoitres position of the enemy, the American forces, before Boston, believes it important to crush the British force in Bos. ton before it can be re-inforced, error in report of powder on hand, begs aid from con. gress, small supply of powder sent, organization of army, 71-3; appeal of coast towns for armed protection, privateers, 74; con. gress takes steps to provide for equipment of army, mistakes of army organization, seizes and fortifies a height on Charleston Neck, 75; Canadian campaign, 77-80; condition of army and affairs about Boston, friendship of General Greene, 80; social difficulties, reports of danger at Mount Vernon, Mrs. Washington arrives at Cambridge, social difficulties disappear, January a dark month, 81 ; information of British designs on New York and Albany, Lee empowered to proceed to New York, 82-3; sorrow at the disaster at Quebec and loss of Montgomery, anxiety for New York, letter to Mr. Reed, 83-4: Howe commanding British force at Boston, Clinton prowling along the southern coast, re-inforced, seizes Lechmere Point and fortifies Dorchester Heights, a British officer on life
at Boston, 85-6; evacuation of Boston,
Donop, attack the Fort at Red Bank,
resolutions of confidence in, peace of Ver Washita river, The, Vol. IV., Burr raises money
Constitution for the United States, Weaver, J. B., Vol. 111., 72.
on, 390, buted to him, the creator of America, 257-8; Weitzel, General, Vol. II., 973, 974. at Mt. Vernon, letter to James McHenry, Welles, Gideon, Vol. III., 54; biography, 422-3. 259-60; prospect of war with France, com Wendover, Mr., Vol. IV., bill regarding tlag of mander-in-chief, 260-1; death and burial, the United States, 69+. 260-2; provision of will on emiancipation of Weschington, Sir William De, Vol. I., abrogates slaves, Irving on, 263-4; Vol. II., 585; Vol. strict entail of estate, 5. U., stands aloof from party discussions, 11; Wessyngton, Sir William De, Vol. I., 5. Hamilton and lead Federalists, 12; 13; fin-West, attempt to separate the from the Ameriance during administration, 76-84; on pro can Union, Vol. IV., 542-85. moting manutactures, 133; Vol. IV., 'the West, Benjamin, Vol. 1., 338, Cincinnatus of the West, 713-15; farewell West Indies, Introduction, 16: Vol. I., Lax. address, 726-41; grave of, 761.
rence Washington co-operates with British Washington, James, Vol. I., killed at Pontefract
army and fleet in, 10; Washington goes to, castle, 6.
20 ; smuggling trade with, 280; Silas Deane
appointed as secret agent to the French, 320); Washington, John, Vol. I., emigrates to Vir
England limits trade with, 390, 450; vessels ginia, 6.
seized and condemned at, 476; England Washington, Lawrence, Vol. I., mayor of Xorth wishes for Cuba, 525; 571; Vol. II., trade
hampton, estate, 5; half-brother of George, with, 626: sla very abolished in, 636.
Company, 17; at head of Ohio moved to, 210.
Wheeler, William A., Vol. H., 68; biography, George, death, 20.
469-70. Washington, Lund. Vol. 165.
Whig party, The, Vol. II., organization of, 632; Washington. Martha, Vol. I., first husband, nominates William H. Harrison for Presi
father, 54; second marriage, 55; goes to dent, 672; States Rights Whigs support Cambridge, 81; 165; at the head of the Henry Clay for President, 684; feeling Nation's household, 213; goes to Mt. Vernon, toward John Tyler, 684-5 ; urges him to 229; 263.
sign Bank bill, 687; and President Tyler, Washington, Presidents prior to. Vol. IV., 716. 689, 690, 691; nominates Clay and FrelWashington, Sir Henry, Vol. I., defends the city inghuysen,
opposes resolution of Worcester against army of the Protector, thanks to Polk, presents several names 6.
for President in 1836, 697 :
losing Washington, Sir William, Vol. I., marries sister strength, 699; comes into power, 705; mem
of George Villiers, probable influence on alle bers of sign slavery address, 708; Zachary giance of family to royalist party, 6.
Taylor a member of, 727; 728; 739; 740; Washington, the Cincinnatus of the West, Vol. supported by Millard Fillmore, 743; and IV., 713-15.
New Jersey contest, 744; has majority in Washington treaty, The, Vol. II., Grant on, 997; house, 746: defeat of in 1844, 748 ; sudden execution of, 1602; Hayes on, 1101.
strength of, 794; growth of, Lincoln enters, Washington's farewell address, Vol. IV., 726-41. 848; strength of, 853; nominates Fillmore
for President, 868; death of, 877; Grant a Winchester, Battle of, V ,1. II., 971. member of, 955; Vol. III., nucleus of formed, Winchester, Ger eral. Vol. I., surrenders at the 28; absorbs Anti-Masonic party, 31; named, River Raisin, 487 Vol. II., joins Harrison, election of 1836, conventions, 33-4; resolu 667; starts for the Miami, supplies give out, tions adopted at Albany, 35; gains heart, relieved by Findlay, 668; captures French36; convention at Harrisburgh, 1839, 38; town, defeated at River Raisin, 669. opposition to Jacksonism, elects Harrison Windom, Wilsiam, Vol. II., Secretary of treas. and Tyler, 39-40; secures protective tarifi, ury, 1150; resigns, 1167; Vol. IV., secretary repeals Independent Treasury act, passes bill of the treasury under Benjamin Harrison, to establish system of bankruptcy, 40; repu 918. diates Tyler for veto of United States bank, Wing, Judge Warner, Vol. IV., 536, 40-2; convention of 1844, 42; policy regardWingate, Rev., Vol. I., 441 ing war with Mexico, 43-4; meets at Phila Winthiop, John, Introduction, 28. delphia, nominates Tavlor and Fillmore, Winthrop, Simuel, Vol. I., 306. 45; the northern and southern, 47-8; con Wirt, William, Vol. I., attorney-general under vention at Baltimore, platform, 48-50 ; Monroe, 517, 544; under J. Q. Adams, 550; southern joins the Democratic party, 51;53; Anti-Masonic party runs for President, 556; 54; 55; a reminant of, 57; convention of the Vol. II., 663; Vol. III., 25; 30; vote for, 31; unabsorbed, 60-1: propositions of Clay, biography, 312-13; 315. leader of, 105; 316 ; leading features of, 327 : | Wisner, Moses, Vol. IV., governor of Michigan, Clay and, 329; 357 ; Sumner separates from, 510-11. 361; 371; Vol. IV., Webster and, 522; Clay Witherell, Judge, Vol. IV., 529. the idol of, 523.
Wolcott, Oliver, Vol. 1., secretary of the treasury Whigs, The, Vol. II., Tories and before War of under Washington, 252; secretary of the
the Revolution, 9; Vol. IV., libcrty pole a treasury under John Adams, 345; resigns, rallying place for, 706.
351; Vol. IV., on Washington city, 610. Whipple, Charles W., Vol. IV., 536.
Woll, John E., Vol. III., biography, 435-6. Whipple, Commodore, Vol. I., 189.
Women's Christian Temperance Union, Vol. IV., Whiskey frauds, The, Vol. II., 1009.
presents portrait of Mrs. Hayes, 722. Whiskey insurrection, The, Vol. III., 288.
Wood, Fernando, Vol. II., plan to entrap PresiWhite House, The, Vol. I., Mrs. Monroe mis. dent Lincoln, 909.
tress of, 529; burning of, 544; Vol, 11., Woodbridge, William, Vol. IV., governor of Mrs. Donalson at head of, 622; Vol. IV., Michigan, 507; 530; 532. history of, 721-3.
Woodbury, Levi, Vol. II., secretary of the nary White, Hugh L., Vol. II., nominated for Presi under Jackson, 626; Vol. 111., ballot for, 45; dent, 697; Vol. III., 34; vote for, 335.
193. White, John, Introduction, 26.
Woodhull, Gencral, Vol. I., Stirling, Sullivan and White Plains, Vol. I., 112, 113.
captured at Long Island, 100. Whitney, R. M., Vol. II., 634.
Woods, Governor, Vol. IV., sends party of VirWhitney, W.c., Vol. II., 1066, 1196.
ginians to find the Ohio, 597. Whittier, J. G., Vol. III., 39.
Woodward. Judge, Vol. IV., 531. “Wild-cat Banks," Vol. II., 854; Vol. III., 101 ; Wool, General, Vol. II., to Cass, on V'nion, 815. Vol. IV., 505.
Wright, General, Vol. II., at Cold Harbor, 970); Wilderness, Battle of, Vol. II., 969.
at Petersburgh, 974, 975. Wilkins, Judge, Vol. IV., 534.
Wright, Silas, Vol. III., 42; 394. Wilkinson, General, Vol. I., communications re- Wyoming valley. Vol. I., massacre at, 182; retal
garding the Cunway cabal, 160-2; Burr and, iation for, 183; Vol. III., 271. 411; Vol. II., 588; quarrel with Jackson, Wythe, George, Vol.1., 319; intlucnce on Thomas 590; Vol. IV., part in the attempt to sepa Jefferson, a member of congress and signer of rate the west from the American Union, the Declaration, 358-9 : Jefferson, Pendleton 546-85.
and revise law of Virginia, 541; on comWillard, George, Vol. II., on electoral commit mittee to revise Articles of Confederation, tee, 1061.
454. Willet, Colonel Marinus. Vol. IV., an adherent of
Burr, 570; story of the American flag at
Fort Stanwix, 692-3.
Yazoo river, The, Vol. IV., boundary line from, 815.
Natchez district extending along the MissisWilliamsburgh, Vol. I., capital of Virginia, 371 ;
sippi to the mouth of, 5+3; claims of Spain 376 ; convention at, *438; Lord Dunmore
to territory east from mouth of, 544; South
Carolina removes powder from, 440; last session
company buy's land from to of the royal legislature at, 441; Vol. III.,
Natchez, 551. assembly in the Raleigh tavern at, 211; 212.
York, Duke of, Introduction, 33. Wills Creek, Vol. I., Trent's force at, 31.
Yorktown, Introduction, 34; Vol. I., Cornwal. Wilmington, Vol. 1., 217.
lis removes his army to, 221; siege of and Wilmot, David, Vol. III, 47, 54.
surrender, 223.6; Vol. 111., Knox at, 279. Wilmot Proviso, The, Vol. 11, 702-3; brought Youghiogheny: The, Vol. IV., 597.
forward by the house, 705; success of south Yrugo, Marquis De, Vol. IV., enters into Burr's in defeating, 706; Walker bill amended by,
plans to divide the American Union, 576. 707; renewal of proposed, 749; vote für: Yturrigary, Vol. IV., indignation at Wilkinson's 750; Vol. 111., a two-edged sword, 4+;
demand, 584-5. Toombs insists on a condemnation of by the Whig caucus, 47; Cass and, 339; Thurman
advocates, 475. Wilson, Henry, Vol. III., 54; nominated for Zavala, LORENZO DE, Vol. IV., vice-president of vice-president, 66, 67; biography, 413-15.
1. What President was called the Apostle of Liberty?
9. What President was vice-president, minister to England, secretary of state, United States Senator, governor, state senator, state secretary, state attorney-general and surrogate?
10. What important proclamation did President Grant make?
19. Why is the President of the United States inaugurated on the fourth of March? Why not some other day?
20. At what Presidential election and what noted statesman received many thousand votes for the office of President after he was dead?
21. What two candidates for President received the same number of votes, the election being thrown upon the house of representatives, and on the thirtysixth ballot one being clected President and the other vice-president?
22. What President's wife was honored first by congress conferring the franking privilege?
23. What President's wise was voted a seat on the floor of the senate? 24. What President tried to commit suicide?
25. Who became President of the United States, the representative of no faction, the choice of no convention and the leader of no party?
26. In what year was the President of the United States unable to get his salary, and what President was it?
27. Which of our Presidents were self-educated ?
29. What Presidents have been elected yet failed to receive the majority of votes cast?
30. Who has had the largest majority in the popular vote?
32. What Presidential candidate carried ten-elevenths of the Electoral college.
33. What are the duties of the President?