What does the word hereupon mean?

Usage examples for hereupon

  1. Hereupon the Hottentot related the following brief story. – The Settler and the Savage by R.M. Ballantyne
  2. Tortoise hereupon stepped forward, and offered his services for the capture of Jackal. – South-African Folk-Tales by James A. Honey
  3. Hereupon I reminded my companion, that an Englishman did not like to receive even favors on compulsion; that when he meets a stranger in his own country, and is master of his own actions, no man understands better what true hospitality is, as I hoped one day to show him, at Householder Hall; as to his first remark, he ought to remember that an Englishman considered America as no more than the country, and that it would be ill- mannered to press an acquaintance made there. – The Monikins by J. Fenimore Cooper