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Written after Reading General Wool's recent letter. see document II. Such soldier talk assures the land It isn't wholly bursted; Our Tool against their cotton, and Secession schemes are worsted. --Boston Atlas.
ch columbiad in the embrasures of that octagon citadel. This rapid, unexpected manoeuvre has disconcerted treason, and received the highest military commendation in the country. Brave Major of Artillery, true servant of your country, soldier of penetrating and far-seeing genius, when the right is endangered by fraud or force, at the proper time the needed man is always provided. The spirit of the age provides him, and he always regards the emergency. Washngton, Garibaldi, Anderson.--Boston Atlas and Bee. The announcement of the evacuation of Fort Moultrie and the occupation of Fort Sumter, was received with various expressions of opinion; but the predominant one was a feeling of admiration for the determined conduct and military skill of Col. Anderson in abandoning an indefensible position and, by a strategetic coup de main which has reversed the whole position of affairs, transferring his force to Fort Sumter, the strongest of the Charleston fortifications, and the key of its
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Olde Cambridge, Chapter 2: old Cambridge in three literary epochs (search)
brought little profit to their authors, brought sometimes disaster. Bowen, for instance, whose self-willed and somewhat disputative temperament made him many enemies, lost the Professorship of American History in Harvard University through a series of attacks on the Hungarian revolutionists for whom Kossuth had aroused much interest in this country. Bowen's views were strongly contested by a man of uncommon ability, Robert Carter, also of Cambridge, who wrote a series of papers in the Boston Atlas (1850) in defence of Kossuth and his party; and these papers, being reprinted in a pamphlet, were said to have caused the refusal of the Board of Overseers to confirm Bowen's nomination as Professor of History. Three years later, however, he was appointed Alford Professor of Natural Religion, Moral Philosophy, and Civil Polity, a position which he held until his death. He was a man of immense reading, keen mind, and was not without those qualities which Lord Byron thought essential to a
Francis Jackson Garrison, William Lloyd Garrison, 1805-1879; the story of his life told by his children: volume 1, Chapter 9: organization: New-England Anti-slavery Society.—Thoughts on colonization.—1832. (search)
derrate their value: they were obsolete as soon as uttered. Protests were raised against the charge in the Boston Com- Lib. 2.69. mercial Gazette, and, after its appearance in full in the quarterly American Jurist, in the newly-founded Boston Atlas; the former writer pointing out that if a mere tendency, apart from intent, was sufficient to make a misdemeanor, the same doctrine was applicable to the tariff discussion and even to the Massachusetts Bill of Rights. The writer in the Atlas, wAtlas, who signed himself Z. Z., and was, we are told, a highly estimable and Lib. 2.118. intelligent member of the bar, dissected the charge in five well-considered articles, which were successively Lib. 2.118, 122, 125, 130, 149. reproduced in the Liberator. In conclusion it was shown why the North might lawfully examine the subject of slavery, by which it was affected in so many ways—as, in its liability to help put down revolt, its exposure to kidnapping, its share in the regulation of the Di
Francis Jackson Garrison, William Lloyd Garrison, 1805-1879; the story of his life told by his children: volume 1, Chapter 14: the Boston mob (first stage).—1835. (search)
Letters and Times of the Tylers, 1.576). Nowhere was this question more seriously pondered than in Boston, where the Atlas at once called for a Lib. 5.130. meeting in the same Faneuil Hall that had been denied the abolitionists, and urged ty popular tumults. But in some places he meets favorable reception, and makes converts. . . . There are now calls in the Atlas (the Webster paper) and the Morning Post (the Jackson and Van Buren paper) for a town-meeting to put down the abolitioniso libel the abolitionists, saved their dignity from being deeply wounded. To the editors of the city press, and to Boston Atlas, Oct. 22, 1835; Right and Wrong in Boston, 1836, (1) p. 57. the public at large so far as the letters could reach them meets his eyes relative to our subject. To the same and Knapp jointly he writes, August 29, that he has received the Atlas containing the Faneuil Hall speeches. They are all bad, but Sprague's is truly Ms. diabolical. I have sent you a let
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 2, Chapter 23: return to his profession.—1840-41.—Age, 29-30. (search)
brother George, Florence, Italy. Boston, Friday Evening, Oct. 30, 1840. dear George,—Politics are raging; newspapers teem with stump speeches, election reports, and inflammatory editorials. Banners are waving in our streets; the front of the Atlas office is surrounded by earnest crowds. The Whig Republican Reading-room, in Scollay's Building, Pemberton Hill, is wreathed with flags and pennons. This very day the Presidential election takes place in Pennsylvania and Ohio; on Monday in Mainnal documents. Bancroft's will be a series of brilliant sketches, full of glow and life, and making the American reader love his country. Bancroft has resigned his Collectorship, and Governor Lincoln is his successor. Haughton, editor of the Atlas, died suddenly yesterday. Perhaps his death is not to be regretted. One fountain of political bitterness is closed, and in a happy hour, as the whole country seems prepared by the sudden death of President Harrison for peace and repose. You wi
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 2, Chapter 28: the city Oration,—the true grandeur of nations.—an argument against war.—July 4, 1845.—Age 34. (search)
Mr. Sumner's oration is entitled to consideration for itself, and still more for the occasion which produced it. Aside from the merits of the oration, the pending question of the Oregon boundary, which threatened war between the two nations, drew to it wider attention in England, and stimulated the friends of Peace to press its circulation as far as possible. Other editions, complete or abridged, appeared in London. See Allibone's Dictionary of Authors. The correspondent of the Boston Atlas, from that city, wrote in June, 1846, to the editor: Mr. Sumner's oration—The true grandeur of nations—has been published here in five or six different forms. Three large editions of the shilling forms have been disposed of, and the other day I saw a man near the Royal Exchange, with what he declared to be Sumner's speech agin war with England, and his cheap edition sold off rapidly at a half-penny each. Sumner's English, like his American, friends varied in their expressions of appro
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 3, Chapter 30: addresses before colleges and lyceums.—active interest in reforms.—friendships.—personal life.—1845-1850. (search)
arried with him throughout the earnest attention and apparently the sympathy of the audience. Nathan Hale, Jr., in the Boston Advertiser, Aug. 28, 1846. Boston Atlas, August 28. E. P. Whipple, in the Boston Courier, August 28, noted the vitality of the oration as pre-eminently deserving attention, and how it came warm from the to the amount of $1200; the municipal election in Boston in 1847, when he spoke at Tremont Temple, in favor of the election of Josiah Quincy, Jr., as Mayor; Boston Atlas, Dec. 13, 1847. the reform of the law, particularly in the abolition of the distinction between law and equity, a subject on which he was in correspondence wit conservative Whigs, Courier, Jan. 17, 1848; Palfrey's first speech in Congress as a treatment of the slavery question, the second article being a rejoinder to the Atlas, Courier, Feb. 1 and 15, 1848. His contributions at this period to journals and magazines on literary or legal topics were few and brief, chiefly notices of bo
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 3, Chapter 31: the prison—discipline debates in Tremont Temple.—1846-1847. (search)
blunder rather than an intentional misrepresentation. See Stevenson's remarks, June 18. Boston Atlas, June 21. He directed his severest criticisms against the report for 1843, describing it as sealy had been neither judicial nor philosophical. See other articles, Boston Whig, June 23; Boston Atlas, June 23. moved to lay the whole subject on the table. After referring to the accumulation of cabout to leave it. His motion was carried unanimously, and the Society adjourned sine die. Boston Atlas, June 25. The lateness of the hour, the physical weariness of all present, and the skilful re to the supporters of positive action, prevented the adoption of Mr. Lothrop's substitute. Boston Atlas, June 25. One of the audience writes as follows:— I was out of town when the meetino come to any definite result after the prolonged discussion caused public disappointment, Boston Atlas, June 25. which led to a meeting of the managers on July 10, when it was voted to call a meet
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 3, Chapter 32: the annexation of Texas.—the Mexican War.—Winthrop and Sumner.—1845-1847. (search)
ort, amid a perfect torrent of applause. Boston Atlas, September 24. Whittier, immediately aff paragraph or with unfriendly comments The Atlas was brief and the Advertiser cool. Sumner was fell upon him with sharp personalities. Boston Atlas, October 28 and 30. These—although he could the committee, of which Hayden, editor of the Atlas, was chairman, had been dilatory in taking anybject of discussion in the newspapers. Boston Atlas, September 17; Boston Whig, September 16, 17, assurance of what you would do hereafter. The Atlas and Advertiser May utter their maledictions, bharp controversy with the junior editor of the Atlas (William Schouler), who assumed Winthrop's defn that point did not offer proofs. The Boston Atlas at once controverted Giddings's statement, length. Boston Whig, March 18. 1848; Boston Atlas, March 17. The Atlas rejoined in several artic participation in the meeting. Forthwith the Atlas assailed Sumner, in successive articles, with [2 more...]
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