Lyman, a S. county of Dakota, bounded N. and E. by the Missouri river, recently formed, and not included in the census of 1870; area, about 700 sq. m. It is intersected by White river and another affluent of the Missouri.

Lyman Hall

Lyman Hall, one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence, born in Connecticut in 1725, died in Burke co., Ga., Oct. 19, 1790. He graduated at Yale college in 1747, studied medicine, and removed in 1752 to South Carolina, and the same year to Sun-bury, Ga., where he engaged in the practice of his profession. At the opening of the revolution he was influential in inducing Georgia to join the confederacy. In 1775 he was chosen a member of congress, and was annually reelected till 1780. Georgia had in the mean time fallen under the power of the British, who confiscated all his property. He was elected governor of Georgia in 1783, and served for one term; after which he retired from public life.

Lynn-Regis, Or Ring's Lynn

Lynn-Regis, Or Ring's Lynn, a parliamentary borough and seaport of Norfolk, England, on the Great Ouse near the Wash, 38 m. W. N. AY. of Norwich; pop. in 1871,17,266. Four small rivulets called fleets, crossed by numerous bridges, intersect the town in various directions. There are extensive remains of the old embattled wall and bastions. The streets, excepting the newer ones, are narrow. The chapel of St. Nicholas, erected in the 14th century, is one of the finest in the kingdom, in the Gothic style, 200 ft. in length and 78 ft. in breadth. Lynn exports corn, wool, sand for glass, and various manufactures, and imports coals, timber, hemp, wine, cork, tallow, etc. King's Lynn, the English form of the name, has been adopted to avoid confusion with Lyme-Regis, a town in Dorsetshire.


Lyonnais, an ancient province of France, bounded by Bourbonnais, Burgundy, Dauphiny, Languedoc in the wider sense, and Auvergne. Its capital was Lyons. It was divided into Lyonnais proper and Franc-Lyonnais, and now forms the departments of Rhone and Loire and a part of the department of Ain.


See Bulwer-Lytton.

M. D Brooks John

M. D Brooks John, an American officer, born at Medford, Mass., May 31, 1752, died March 1, 1825. Having settled at Reading as a physician,. he undertook the drilling of a company of minute men, with whom, on the news of the expedition to Lexington, he marched in time to see the retreat of the British. Promoted soon after to the rank of major in the continental service, he was especially serviceable to the. army as a tactician. He was made lieutenant colonel in 1777, and in the battle of Saratoga stormed the intrench-ments of the German troops. He was a faithful adherent of Washington during the conspiracy at Newburgh. After the peace he resumed the practice of the medical profession in Medford, and was for many years major general of the militia of his county. In 1816 he was elected governor of Massachusetts, and was reelected annually till 1823, when he declined being again a candidate.