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sey, 96.

trust of, 379; letters to Stuart and | Webb, of Connecticut, colonel, at White
Carter, 379, 380; letter as to a second Plains, v. 74; at Trenton, New Jer.
federal convention, 401; influence of,
and advice, 410, 411; letter to La- Webster, Noah, tract of, on American
fayette, 414; views of, as to foreign policy (1784), vi. 136, 137.
affairs, 424; vast and beneficial in. Webster, Pelatiah, on union, and the
fluence of, in favor of the constitu constitution of the United States, vi
tion, 437; unanimously elected presi 66.
dent of the United States, 468 ; sces Wedderburn, Lord Loughborough, self-
danger to the union from the South, ish, unscrupulous, unrelenting, iii.
469; resolution of, on leaving Mount 195, 219, 323; attack on liilis.
Vernon, 469; reception of, on the borough, 385, 386; solicitor-general,
way to New York, at Alexandria, Bal 397; burnt in effigy in Philadelphia,
timore, Philadelphia, Trenton, 470; iv. 10; opinions of, 20; calls the
inauguration of, as president, 471; Massachusetts congress treasonable,
address to the two houses of congress, 150; in parliament, v. 55, 56; Lord
471; prayers in St. Paul's church, Loughborough, condemns treaty of
New York, 472 ; description of, by the

peace, vi. 40).
French minister, 472; addresses of Wentworth, B., governor of New Hamp-
the senate and representatives in re shire, ii. 252.
ply to Washington's inaugural ad- Wesley, Charles, in Georgia, ii. 288.
dress, 472.

Wesley, Jolin, in Georgia, ii. 288; makes
Washington, Captain William, at Tren a stay of two years, 288; favors the

ton, New Jersey, v. 98; colonel of court views, iv. 136, 137; letter to
regiment under Morgan in Carolina, Dartmouth and North, 187, 188: pre-
477; routs a body of tories, 480); dicted revolution, 372; founder of the
bravery of, at the Cowpens, 482, 483 ; American Methodists, vi. 160-163.
at battle of Guilford Court-House, West, Benjamin, the painter (1768), ii.
492, 493; at Hobkirk's Hill, 499; 498.
wounded and taken prisoner at Eutaw West, Francis, governor of Virginia, i.
Springs, 503.

136; appointed admiral of New Eng
Washington, city of, action on selecting land to restrain unlicensed fishing,
site for, vi. 97, 98.

216; resigns, 216.
Watauga, republic of, iji. 403, 467; help / West Indian colonies, ii. 242.

of, against the Indians, iv. 86; Shel. West, John, secretary to Andros, i.
by and party in, 86, 87; great vic 685.
tory of, 87; pledges help for the West, Joseph, leads colonists to South
union of the states, 414.

Carolina (1670), i. 429.
Waterbury, of Connecticut, on Lake West New Jersey, bought by the Quak-
Champlain, v. 59, 61.

ers, i. 546; constitution of govern-
Watson, George, a mandamus councillor, ment, 547, 548; taxation by the duke
resigns, iv. 50.

of York resisted, 549; progress of
Waymouth, George, voyage and explora the settlement, 550; after the revolu-

tions of, among the St. George Isl. tion united with East New Jersey into

ands on the coast of Maine, i. 81, 82. one province (1702), ii. 32, 33.
Wayne, Anthony, ii. 493 ; in Canada, iv. | Western Company, sends out second

380; at Ticonderoga, v. 84; meets colony of Virginia, i. 89, 90; failure
Hessian yagers, 180; attacked by the of the enterprise, 91.
British, 180; with Washington, 181; Western lands ceded by New York and
at Germantown, 193, 194; disparages Virginia to the United States, vi. 14.
Washington, 211; good conduct of, Weston, Thomas, tries to colonize on
at Monmouth, 276, 277; brilliant ex Boston harbor,

ploit at Stony Point on the Hudson, (1622), i. 211; failure of attempt in
331; makes junction with Lafayette,

a year, 212.
509; rash movement and result, 512; Wethersfield, Connecticut, and other
goes to the South, under General towns, send men to camp (1775), iv.
Greene, 525; excellent service there, 170, 171.
565, 556.

Weymouth colony, Massachusetts, i.
Weas, Indians. See Piankeshaws.

216, 221.
Webb, General, at Fort Edward (1757)," | Weymouth, Lord, in parliament, iii.
cowardly conduct of, ii. 466.

267, 346, 367; leaves the ministry,


397; succeeds Rochford as secretary William and Mary college, Virginia,
of state (1775), iv. 284.

founded, ii. 18.
Whale fishery offered to the colonies by William of Orange, lands in England
Grenville (1764), iii. 71, 72.

(1688), i. 598; character and policy
Whalley, E. See Regicides.

of, ii. 4-6; aim of, as to the colonies,
Whately, Thomas, secretary to Gren 54, 71; death of, 78.

ville, iii. 39; secretary of the treas. Williams, David, one of André's cap-
ury, 73 ; under-secretary to Lord Suf. tors, v. 433, 434; congress votes an
folk, 397; dea:h of, 424.

annuity to, 438.
Whately, banker to the treasury, Lon. Williams, Ephraim, bequest of, to estab-
don, course of, iii. 459, 460.

lish a school, ii. 436.
Wheelwright, John, advocates Mrs. Williams, Eunice, and family, ii. 196;

Hutchinson's views, i. 260–262; is killed by the Indians, 196.
exiled, 262, 319 ; sentence of exile Williams, Colonel James, v. 378; active
rescinded, 301.

patriotism of, 394 ; death of, at battle
Whig party, in England, the old, Lord of King's Mountain, South Carolina,

Somers at the head, ii. 4, 13; must 400.
be renovated or dissolved (1754), 410; Williams, John, husband of Eunice, ii.
the party and its work (1765), iii. 196.
225, 226; the new whig party, its Williams, Otho, at Camden, South Caro-
work finished, v. 263 ; vi. 44.

lina, v. 388; adjutant-general of south-
Whitaker, Alexander, “the apostle of ern army, 477 ; with light troops, 489,
Virginia,” labors of, i. 104.

490; in the battle of Eutaw Springs,
White, John, governor of Raleigh colo 503.

ny in Virginia, i. 75, 76; fate of his Williams, Roger, i. 241 ; free and lib.
grandchild, Virginia Dare, and the eral sentiments of, 241, 242; minister
colony, 77, 78.

at Salem 249; opposes Massachusetts
White, Jesuit missionary, with others, theocratic ideas, 249, 250; strife of,

in Maryland, i. 159; treatment of the with the magistrates, 250, 251; is
red men by, 161.

exiled, 252; goes among the red men,
White Plains, New York, occupied by 253; welcomed by Massasoit, 253;
Washington, v. 71, 72.

founds Providence, Rhode Island, 254;
Whitefield, George, in America, ü. 289. services of, as a law.giver, 255, 256;
Whitehill, R., in Pennsylvania state obtains the island of Rhode Island as

convention, opposcs new constitution, a present, 263 ; goes to England, ob-
vi. 386, 387.

tains a charter, 296–298; kindly of-
Whitgift, archbishop of Canterbury, fices of, to New Netherland, 508.

prosecutes nonconformists in Eng. Williams, William, of Lebanon, Con-
land, i. 189, 190, 197.

necticut, patriotic words of, iii.
Whiting, S., agent of Connecticut, ii. 293.

Williams college. See Williams, Ephra-
Wilbore, of Taunton, Massachusetts, im.

imprisoned for protesting against tax, Williamson, of North Carolina, in the
i. 585.

federal convention, vi. 264; on the
Wilberforce, William, in parliament, vi. slave-trade, 319; on the election of

president of the United States, 327;
Wilkes, and parliament, iii. 69; re one of the committee of eleven, 334,

elected to be expelled, 286; further 337, 338; declares a vice-president
struggle, 345; gets into parliament, useless, 341, 342; on the number of
iv. 9; on American resistance, 118, representatives in congress, 354; on

119; on conquering America, v. 54. juries, 358.
Wilkins, commandant in Illinois (1768), Williamson, of South Carolina, repulses
ii. 320.

Indian attacks, v, 63, 64; surrenders
Willard, Abijah, of Lancaster, Massa Ninety-Six, 378.

chusetts, a mandamus councillor, gives Willing, James, of Philadelphia, brings
up, iv. 50.

before congress Lord North's offer, iv.
Willard, John, hanged for witchcraft, ii. 200, 201; success against the British

on the lower Mississippi, v. 318; loy-
Willett, Colonel Marinus, v. 169; brav alists driven out, 315, 316.

ery of, 169-172; among the Onon-Will's creek (Cumberland, Maryland),
dagas, 332,

path by, to the Ohio, ii. 362; the Ohio


Company opens a road by (1753), 377; land to surrender to the English fleet,
Washington at, 420.

Willoughby, Francis, deputy governor Wise, John, and free speech in Massa-
of Massachusetts, i. 379.

chusetts, i. 585, 586.
Willoughby, Sir Hugh, voyage and fate Witchcraft, in Pennsylvania, i. 568; in
of, i. 62.

Massachusetts, ii. 51; in Salem, Mas.
Wilmot, of the Maryland line, the sachusetts, 58-60; hanging of witches,

last one wbo fell in the war, v. 61; increase of victims, 62–65; end

of the delusion, 66.
Wilson, James, iv. 50; in congress, Witherspoon, Rev. John, president of

moves for committee to set forth Princeton college, New Jersey, iv. 33;
reasons for independence, 316; re. able helper to New Jersey, 431; in
port not accepted, 335; on American favor of declaration of independence,
commerce, 335; holds back against 440; on the articles of confederation,
suppressing the royal authority, 344; v. 12, 13; on Howe's message, 41;
opposes the declaration of independ proposes to invest congress with power
ence, 423 ; in favor of independence over commerce, etc., 453.
(July, 1776), 440; on the articles of Woccoons, Indians, ii. 94.
confederation, v. 12, 13; in congress, Wolfe, James, ii. 484 ; at Louisburg,
debate on revenue, vi. 63, 64; in the 485; in command on the St. Law-
federal convention, 217, 219, 220, 221, rence, 498; at Quebec, 504, 505;
231; on Hamilton's views, 239; on

fords the Montmorenci, 606; pro-
general and state governments, 244, poses to land above the town, 507;
245; on the rule of representation, plan of attack, 508 ; death of, on the
267, 268; on federal legislation, 270; Plains of Abraham, 510.
one of the committee of detail, 274 ; Woodford, Colonel, iv. 319.
on the slave-trade, 318; speech on Woodhull, N., president of the New
choice of the president of the United York convention, v. 4.
States, 337, 338; on ratifying the con Woods, Henry, major at Brecd's Hill,
stitution, 355 ; in the Pennsylvania iv. 224.
state convention, argument for ratify. Woolman, John, denounces slavery, ii.
ing the constitution, 384-386; further 398, 399.
share in the debate, 388, 390.

Wooster, David, elected brigadier-gen-
Wilson, John, minister of First Church, eral, iv. 235; with Montgomery in
of Boston, i. 238.

Canada, 296; in command for Cana-
Wingfield, É. M., in the first colony of da, 374, 375; disputes of, with Schuy-

Virginia, i. 85; president of Virginia, ler, 376; difficulties in his way, 376;
deposed, 92.

death in battle at Ridgefield, Con-
Winnebagoes, Indians, ii. 94.

necticut, v. 151.
Winslow, Edward, agent for Massachu- Wright, Sir James, governor of Georgia,
setts in England, i. 30.

iv. 181; under guard, escapes, 391,
Winslow, General J., address to the 392; returns to Georgia, v. 375.
Acadians, ii. 431.

“Writs of assistance," ii. 631;
Winslow, Josiah, leads troops against gues against, 547; illegal, iii. 249 ;

the Narragansetts (1675), i. 390. legalized by parliament, 256.
Winthrop, Fitz John, governor of Con- Wyandots, Indians. See Iroquois.
necticut, ii. 48.

Wyatt, Sir Francis, governor of Vir-
Winthrop, John, covenants with others ginia, brings free constitution, i. 118;

to settle in New England, i. 231; gov. second administration of, 139.
ernor of Massachusetts, 232; high Wyllis, Samuel, with Deane and Par.
character of, 232–234 ; spirit and con son's enterprise, iv. 181, 182.
duct of, 238–240 ; differs with Hooker, Wyoming valley, occupied by Connecti-
269; president of the United Colonies cut men, iii. 63, 355; terrible slaugh-
of New England, 294; opposition to,

ter in, by Indians and rangers, v. 279,
302-304 ; less severe toward heretics

Sullivan's march into, 332, 333.
before his death, 311.

Wythe, George, author of the Virginia
Winthrop, Junior, spirit of, i. 231; char. remonstrance, iii. 93; on Patrick

acter and merits of, 356, 357; obtains Henry's resolutions, 111; in congress,
charter for Connecticut, 358; elected iv. 316; discusses the question of
governor annually for fourteen years, American commerce, etc., 336; charges
358; advises the Dutch in New Nether on the king all American grievances,

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Otis ar-


337, 338; signs the declaration of in. licitor-general, ii. 529; in parliament,
dependence, v. 16; commissioner with defends the stamp-act, iii. 103; of.
Jefferson for codifying the laws of fered the chancellorship by the king,
Virginia, vi. 118.

366; strange conduct of, and suicide,


Yorke, Sir Joseph, opinion of, as to

Charles Lee, iv. 233; minister to

Holland, v. 131 ; on the value of Lee,
Yale college, founded, i. 361.

Yamassees, in Carolina, war with, ii. 214, Yorke, Sir Philip. See Hardwicke.

Yorktown, Virginia, occupied by Corn-
Yates, R., appointed delegate to the wallis, v. 614; surrender at, of Corn-

federal convention by New York, vi. wallis and the British army, 522, 523;
200; in the convention, 219; leaves news of the surrender reaches France
the convention, 259, 260; in the state and England, 523, 524.
convention, opposes the federal con- | Young, Thomas, of Pennsylvania, ad-
stitution, 456 ; Hamilton's candidate dress of, to the people of Vermont,
for governor of New York, 467.

v. 162.
Yeamans, Sir John, governor of Claren-
don colony, North Carolina, i. 411,

412; landgrave, 430; brings negro

slaves, 430; is governor, 434. Zealand, i. 476, 477.
Yeardley, George, administration of, in Zenger, John Peter, arrested for libel

Virginia, i. 110; reappointed gover in New York, ii. 254 ; tried, and de-
nor, 135; excellent service of, to the fended by Andrew Hamilton of Phila.
colony, 136; death of, 136.

delphia, 254; acquitted, 254, 255.
Yonge, Sir William, ii. 243.

Zinzendorf, Count, among the Indians,
Yorke, Charles, brother of Philip, so iv. 85.





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