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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 4 4 Browse Search
Abraham Lincoln, Stephen A. Douglas, Debates of Lincoln and Douglas: Carefully Prepared by the Reporters of Each Party at the times of their Delivery. 1 1 Browse Search
The writings of John Greenleaf Whittier, Volume 4. (ed. John Greenleaf Whittier) 1 1 Browse Search
Edward H. Savage, author of Police Recollections; Or Boston by Daylight and Gas-Light ., Boston events: a brief mention and the date of more than 5,000 events that transpired in Boston from 1630 to 1880, covering a period of 250 years, together with other occurrences of interest, arranged in alphabetical order 1 1 Browse Search
Margaret Fuller, Memoirs of Margaret Fuller Ossoli (ed. W. H. Channing) 1 1 Browse Search
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 1 1 1 Browse Search
Francis Jackson Garrison, William Lloyd Garrison, 1805-1879; the story of his life told by his children: volume 3 1 1 Browse Search
William Alexander Linn, Horace Greeley Founder and Editor of The New York Tribune 1 1 Browse Search
George Meade, The Life and Letters of George Gordon Meade, Major-General United States Army (ed. George Gordon Meade) 1 1 Browse Search
John G. Nicolay, A Short Life of Abraham Lincoln, condensed from Nicolay and Hayes' Abraham Lincoln: A History 1 1 Browse Search
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Abraham Lincoln, Stephen A. Douglas, Debates of Lincoln and Douglas: Carefully Prepared by the Reporters of Each Party at the times of their Delivery., Fourth joint debate, at Charleston, September 18, 1858. (search)
, uncourteous or disreputable in these personalities, the sole responsibility rests on Mr. Lincoln, Mr. Trumbull and their backers. I will show you another charge made by Mr. Lincoln against me, as an offset to his determination of willingness to take back any thing that is incorrect, and to correct any false statement he may have made. He has several times charged that the Supreme Court, President Pierce, President Buchanan, and myself, at the time I introduced the Nebraska bill in January, 1854, at Washington, entered into a conspiracy to establish slavery all over this country. I branded this charge as a falsehood, and then he repeated it, asked me to analyze its truth and answer it. I told him, Mr. Lincoln, I know what, you are after-you want to occupy my time in personal matters, to prevent me from showing up the revolutionary principles which the Abolition party-whose candidate you are — have proclaimed to the world . But he asked me to analyze his proof, and I did so. I c
merican government, the fundamental maxim of the Declaration of Independence, that all men are created equal. His intuitive logic needed no demonstration that bank, tariff, internal improvements, the Mexican War, and their related incidents, were questions of passing expediency; but that this sudden reaction, needlessly grafted upon a routine statute to organize a new territory, was the unmistakable herald of a coming struggle which might transform republican institutions. It was in January, 1854, that the accidents of a Senate debate threw into Congress and upon the country the firebrand of the repeal of the Missouri Compromise. The repeal was not consummated till the month of May; and from May until the autumn elections the flame of acrimonious discussion ran over the whole country like a wild fire. There is no record that Mr. Lincoln took any public part in the discussion until the month of September, but it is very clear that he not only carefully watched its progress, but
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Kansas, (search)
1850 (see omnibus bill) had quieted the agitation of the slavery question forever. A member from Georgia introduced the following resolution in Congress in 1852: That the series of acts passed during the first session of the Thirty-first Congress, known as compromises, are regarded as a final adjustment and a permanent settlement of the questions' therein embraced, and should be maintained and executed as such. Suddenly the agitation of the slavery question was vehemently aroused. In January, 1854, Senator Stephen A. Douglas, of Illinois, presented a bill in the Senate for the erection of two vast Territories in mid-continent, to be called, respectively, Kansas and Nebraska. The following are some of the principal provisions of this act: The executive power is vested in a governor appointed by the President and Senate. A secretary of the Territory, appointed for five years. The legislative power to be vested in the governor and a legislative Assembly, consisting of a
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Mississippi, (search)
m begins Jan. 1834 Charles Lynchterm beginsJan. 1836 Alexander G. McNutt, Democratterm beginsJan. 1838 Tilgham M. Tucker, Democratterm beginsJan. 1842 Albert G, Brown, Democratterm beginsJan. 1844 Joseph W. Matthews, Democratterm beginsJan. 1848 John A. Quitman, Democratterm beginsJan. 1850 John Isaac Guion, pres. of the Senate, acting, Feb. 3, 1851 James Whitefield, pres. of the Senate,term begins Nov. 25, 1851 Henry S. Foote, Union term begins Jan. 1852 John J. McRae term beginsJan. 1854 William McWillie term begins Nov. 16, 1857 John J. Pettus, Democrat term begins Jan. 1860 Jacob Thompson term beginsJan. 1862 Charles Clarke term begins Jan. 1864 W. L. Sharkey, provisional appointed June 13, 1865 Benjamin G. Humphreys term begins Oct. 16, 1865 Gen. Adelbert Ames, provisional, appointed June 15, 1868 James L. Alcorn, Republican term begins Jan. 1870 R. C. Powers acting Dec. 1870 Adelbert Ames, Republican term begins Jan. 1874 John M. Stone acting,March 29, 1876
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Parker, Theodore 1810- (search)
irst time. Parker became the most famous preacher of his time. His place of worship was always crowded, and people came from all parts of the country to hear him. He urgently opposed the war with Mexico as a scheme for the extension of slavery; was an early advocate of temperance and anti-slavery measures; and after the passage of the fugitive slave law he was one of its most uncompromising opponents. So marked was his sympathy for Anthony Burns, the seized fugitive slave at Boston (January, 1854), as to cause his indictment and trial for a violation of the fugitive slave law. It was quashed. In 1859 hemorrhage of the lungs terminated his public career. He sailed first to Santa Cruz, thence to Europe, spending the winter Theodore Parker. of 1859-60 in Rome, whence, in April, he set out for home, but only reached Florence, where he died, May 10, 1860. He bequeathed 13,000 valuable books to the Public Library of Boston. The following are extracts from Parker's oration on th
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Washington, (search)
-mill at Seattle......1853 I. I. Stevens, appointed governor of the Territory, arrives at Olympia, Nov. 26, and organizes the government......Nov. 28, 1853 First federal court held in Washington at Cowlitz Landing by Judge Monroe......Jan. 2, 1854 Treaty at Point Elliott, near the mouth of Snohomish River, with 2,500 Indians, agreeing upon a reservation on the Lummi River, Jan. 22, and later with the tribes farther north, selecting a reservation about the head of Hood Canal......January, 1854 Capital fixed at Olympia by act of legislature......1854 Gold discovered near Fort Colville......1855 Treaty with the Nez Perces, Cayuses, Walla Wallas, and Yakimas at Waiilatpu, by commissioners from Governor Stevens......June 11, 1855 Indian war begins; Indians attack eighty-four soldiers under Maj. G. O. Haller, sent from Fort Dalles, Oct. 3, for the Yakima country......Oct. 6, 1855 Three families massacred by Indians in White River Valley......Oct. 28, 1855 Indians
George Meade, The Life and Letters of George Gordon Meade, Major-General United States Army (ed. George Gordon Meade), chapter 3 (search)
1853, letters passed between the secretary of state, secretary of war, and the chairman of the Light-House Board, showing, on the one part, intention to withdraw Lieutenant Meade from his duties in light-house construction and, on the other, resistance to accomplishment of that intention. His usefulness in the sphere in which he was acting had by this time become so well recognized by the Light-House Board that the intention of relieving him from his duties under it was abandoned. In January, 1854, he gave full plans and estimates for the lighthouse to be erected on Sea Horse Key, Florida, discussing the character of the lighting apparatus, the physical characteristics of the key, and the question of the title to the land, and in the following April sent in a report from a preliminary examination of Coffin's Patches, with reference to the erection of a light-house there. In that connection he retracts his opinion, given in 1852, that a combination of masonry, upon which should be
William Alexander Linn, Horace Greeley Founder and Editor of The New York Tribune, Chapter 7: Greeley's part in the antislavery contest (search)
gaging the Tribune's part in the overthrow of slavery. The Abolition journals, aside from the fact that they addressed, for the most part, readers who were already convinced, addressed few of these. Garrison's Liberator had only between 150 and 2,500 subscribers during its entire career, and the National Antislavery Standard, whose paying circulation in 1846 was 1,400, was kept alive by annual bazaars. The Tribune's circulation grew with the intensity of its antislavery views, and in January, 1854, it had a circulation of 96,000 for its weekly, and of 130,000 for its total issues. How Horace Greeley led on his readers, step by step, to face the great issue, we may now learn from the words he addressed to them. When conducting the New Yorker, in 1834, Greeley, while believing slavery to be at the bottom of most of the evils which affect the communities of the South, accepted and defended the right to be let alone, as regards this question, for which the South was contending. H
Francis Jackson Garrison, William Lloyd Garrison, 1805-1879; the story of his life told by his children: volume 3, Chapter 13: the Bible Convention.—1853. (search)
ot, a hypocrite, or a falsifier. Those who care may read the outpourings of the press, both secular and religious, on the Infidel Convention, as grouped in the Liberator. The mob, as usual, found Lib. 23.96. there its justification; and frightened editors even talked Lib. 23.95. of securing legislative prohibition of such gatherings in the State of Connecticut, in view of the announcement Proceedings Hartford Bible Convention, p. 371. that another Bible Convention would be held in January, 1854. An excursion to Flushing, Long Island, in August, to take part in the celebration of West India emancipation Aug. 4, 1853; Lib. 23.129. under the management of the New York City Anti-Slavery Society, This organization was consequent upon the transfer of Oliver Johnson from the editorship of the Pennsylvania Freeman to the associate editorship (with S. H. Gay) of the National Anti-Slavery Standard (Lib. 23: 47, 50, [78], 107). broke for a moment Mr. Garrison's summer rest. By the
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 1, Chapter 7: study in a law office.—Visit to Washington.—January, 1854, to September, 1834.—Age, 23. (search)
Chapter 7: study in a law office.—Visit to Washington.—January, 1854, to September, 1834.—Age, 23. Having finished his studies at Cambridge in Dec., 1833, Sumner entered as a student, Jan. 8, 1834, His father noted the day in his interleaved copy of Thomas's Farmer's Almanac. His classmate Hopkinson had desired Sumner to enter his office at Lowell, and Mr. Alvord also invited him to his office in Greenfield. the law-office of Benjamin Rand, Court Street, Boston; a lawyer having a large practice, but distinguished rather for his great learning and faithful attention to the business of his clients than for any attractive forensic qualities. Mr. Rand in the autumn of 1834 visited England, where he was well received by lawyers and judges. His partner, Mr. A. H. Fiske, remained in charge of the office. He had access to the remarkably well-stored library of Mr. Rand, which was enriched on the arrival of almost every English packet. He followed very much his tastes while in th<
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