Their instructions to the agent were more decided in tone, especially on the topic of self-taxation as a right, not as a mere nsage or favor. ... She was regarded as a rich prize, and the Petrel bore down upon her, while she appeared to be trying to escape. ... Oue of these sent a shell known as the aquot;Thunderbolt, aquot; which exploded in the hold of the Petrel, while a 32-pound shot ... Springs of petroleum were struck in Ohio, in 1820, where it so much interfered with soft-water wells that it wasanbsp;...
|Title||:||Harpers's Popular Cyclopædia of United States History from the Aboriginal Period|
|Author||:||Benson John Lossing|