American family of journalists, including Robert Wilson Patterson (1850-1910), editor in chief of the Chicago Tribune (1899-1910); his son Joseph Medill Patterson (1879-1946), who founded (1919) the New York Daily News ; and his daughter Eleanor Medill Patterson (1884-1948), who founded (1939) the Washington Times-Herald.
This treachery and the harsh treatment by Patterson created a strong public opinion in favour of the Yankees, and the government was compelled to adopt a milder policy.
Patterson was withdrawn, the disputed territory was erected into the new county of Luzerne (1786), the land titles were confirmed (1787), and Colonel Timothy Pickering was commissioned to organize the new county and to effect a reconciliation.
For some time past the relations between Napoleon and the pope, Pius VII., had been Napoleon severely strained, chiefly because the emperor insisted ~pacj~ on controlling the church, both in France and in the kingdom of Italy, in a way inconsistent with the traditions of the Vatican, but also because the pontiff refused to grant the divorce between Jerome Bonaparte and the former Miss Patterson on which Napoleon early in the year 1806 laid so much stress.
Worth and Robert Patterson, and was brevetted for gallant conduct at Monterey.
At Baltimore he fell in love with Miss Elizabeth Patterson, and,though a minor, married her.