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Jubal Anderson Early, Ruth Hairston Early, Lieutenant General Jubal A. Early , C. S. A., Autobiographical sketch. (search)
The whole of my class received appointments in the United States Army shortly after graduation. By reason of the Indian War in Florida, there had been a number of resignations and deaths in the army and very few of the class had to go through the probation of brevet lieutenants. I was appointed Second Lieutenant in the Third Regiment of Artillery, and was assigned to Company E, which afterward became celebrated as Sherman's battery. We did not enjoy the usual leave of absence, but in August, 1837, a number of my class, myself included, were ordered to Fortress Monroe to drill a considerable body of recruits which were in rendezvous at that place, preparatory to being sent to Florida, where the Seminole War was still in progress. From Fortress Monroe, with several other officers, I accompanied a body of recruits which sailed for Florida, and we landed at Tampa Bay in October, 1837. From Tampa Bay I went to Gary's Ferry, on Black Creek, and there joined my company, which was comp
but, within her original boundaries, no serious demonstration was made against the new republic by Mexico, subsequently to Santa Anna's disastrous failure in 1836. Meantime, her population steadily increased by migration from the United States, and, to some extent, from Europe; so that, though her finances were in woeful disorder, and her northern frontier constantly harassed by savage raids, there was very little probability that Texas would ever have been reconquered by Mexico. In August, 1837, Gen. Memucan Hunt, envoy of Texas at Washington, proposed to our Government the Annexation of his country to the United States. Mr. Van Buren was then President, with John C. Forsyth, of Georgia--an extreme Southron — for his Secretary of State. The subject was fully considered, and a decisive negative returned. Mr. Forsyth, in his official reply to Gen. Hunt's proffer, said: So long as Texas shall remain at war, while the United States are at peace with her adversary, the proposit
Archibald H. Grimke, William Lloyd Garrison the Abolitionist, Chapter 14: brotherly love fails, and ideas abound. (search)
s. The voice of the whole was urging him amid the gathering moral confusion to declare himself for all truth, and he hearkened irresolute, with divided mind. I feel somewhat at a loss to know what to do --he confesses at this juncture to George W. Benson, whether to go into all the principles of holy reform and make the Abolition cause subordinate, or whether still to persevere in the one beaten track as hitherto. Circumstances hereafter must determine this matter. That was written in August, 1837; a couple of months later circumstances had not determined the matter, it would seem, from the following extract from a letter to his brother-in-law: It is not my intention at present to alter either the general character or course of the Liberator. My work in the anti-slavery cause is not wholly done; as soon as it is, I shall know it, and shall be prepared, I trust, to enter upon a mightier work of reform. Meanwhile the relations between the editor of the Liberator and the managers
Francis Jackson Garrison, William Lloyd Garrison, 1805-1879; the story of his life told by his children: volume 2, Chapter 4: Pennsylvania Hall.—the non-resistance society.—1838. (search)
scussing either the right of selfdefence or the support of civil government. Hence, said the editor of the Liberator, his excellent sentiments Lib. 8.27. would not avail much, or produce a lasting impression. As for the American Peace Society, enrolling upon its list of members not converted but belligerous commanders-in-chief, generals, colonels, majors, corporals and all, Mr. Garrison found it radically defective in principle, and based upon the sand. And he gave notice, as early as August, 1837: I hope to be more deeply Lib. 7.146. engaged in the cause of Peace by and by than I can at present; and unless they alter their present course, the first thing I shall do will be to serve our Peace Societies as I have done the Colonization Societies. On May 30, 1838, at a meeting of friends of peace Lib. 8.111. in Boston, William Ladd being in the chair, a committee was appointed to call a convention in that city for the purpose of having a free and full discussion of the principles
r of Public Schools, Boston. New York, D. Appleton & Co., 1904. P. 146. The majority of Massachusetts citizens were torpid, so far as school interests were concerned, or if aroused at all, awakened only to a spasmodic and momentary excitement over the building of a new chimney to a district schoolhouse, or the adding of a half-dollar a month to the wages of a school-mistress. And the fourth is Brooks himself. In his address before the American Institute of Instruction, at Worcester, August, 1837, he quoted from a petition to the Legislature the previous winter, and said, The committee of the institute in their petition gave their evidence before the world in these words, A very large number of both sexes who teach the summer and winter schools are to a mournful degree wanting in all these qualifications, in short, they know not what to teach, nor how to teach, nor in what spirit to teach, nor what is the nature of those they undertake to lead, nor what they are themselves to stan