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Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 3 152 0 Browse Search
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 4 100 0 Browse Search
John G. Nicolay, A Short Life of Abraham Lincoln, condensed from Nicolay and Hayes' Abraham Lincoln: A History 92 0 Browse Search
Elias Nason, McClellan's Own Story: the war for the union, the soldiers who fought it, the civilians who directed it, and his relations to them. 79 1 Browse Search
Benjamnin F. Butler, Butler's Book: Autobiography and Personal Reminiscences of Major-General Benjamin Butler 67 1 Browse Search
John F. Hume, The abolitionists together with personal memories of the struggle for human rights 56 0 Browse Search
C. Edwards Lester, Life and public services of Charles Sumner: Born Jan. 6, 1811. Died March 11, 1874. 46 0 Browse Search
Horace Greeley, The American Conflict: A History of the Great Rebellion in the United States of America, 1860-65: its Causes, Incidents, and Results: Intended to exhibit especially its moral and political phases with the drift and progress of American opinion respecting human slavery from 1776 to the close of the War for the Union. Volume I. 40 2 Browse Search
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 26 0 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: February 29, 1864., [Electronic resource] 25 1 Browse Search
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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Banks, National. (search)
iate necessities of the government compelled the further issue of legaltender notes, and the consideration of the bank act was deferred. In his report for 1862, Mr. Chase again urged the passage of the national bank bill, and President Lincoln also recommended it in his message. The principal reason why Mr. Chase advocated this sMr. Chase advocated this system was because he thought it would greatly facilitate the negotiation of the United States bonds; in other words, make it much easier for the government to borrow money. It was also claimed that it would secure for the people in all parts of the country a currency of uniform security and value, and protect them from loss in disction, however, on the part of many whose opinions had great influence against thus making the government, as it were, the one bank of issue for the country. Secretary Chase issued legal-tender notes, it is true, and thus saved the government at a most critical time from serious financial embarrassment. He defended the act as one
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Lincoln, Abraham 1809- (search)
not to legislate slavery into any Territory or State, nor to exclude it therefrom, but to leave the people thereof perfectly free to form and regulate their domestic institutions in their own way, subject only to the Constitution of the United States. Thereupon Judge Douglas and others began to argue in favor of popular sovereignty —the right of the people to have slaves if they wanted them, and to exclude slavery if they did not want them. But, said, in substance, a Senator from Ohio (Mr. Chase, I believe), we more than suspect that you do not mean to allow the people to exclude slavery if they wish to; and, if you do mean it, accept an amendment which I propose expressly authorizing the people to exclude slavery. I believe I have the amendment here before me, which was offered, and under which the people of the Territory, through their proper representatives, might, if they saw fit, prohibit the existence of slavery therein. And now I state it as a fact, to be taken back if th
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Martin, Luther 1748-1826 (search)
n Maryland. He was a decided patriot, but was not found in public office until 1778, when he was attorney-general. He had been a member of a committee to oppose the claims of Great Britain in 1774, and wrote essays and made addresses on the topics of the day. In 1784-85 he was in Congress, and was a member of the convention which framed the national Constitution, the adoption of which he opposed, because it did not sufficiently recognize the equality of the States. He was a defender of Judge Chase when he was impeached, and in 1807 he was one of the successful defendants of Aaron Burr, his personal friend, in his trial for treason, at Richmond. In 1813 Mr. Martin was made chief-justice of the court of oyer and terminer in Baltimore, and in 1818 he again became attorney-general of Maryland. He was stricken with paralysis in 1820, and in 1822 he took refuge with Aaron Burr in New York, broken in health and fortune. Judge Martin was a violent political partisan, and savagely attac
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Milligan, case of (search)
a writ of habeas corpus should be issued; (2) Whether Milligan ought to be discharged; (3) Whether the military commission had acted within its jurisdiction; and these were submitted to the Supreme Court of the United States. The first two questions were answered in the affirmative, the third in the negative, Justices Davis, Grier, Nelson, Clifford, and Fields holding that Congress had not the constitutional power to authorize such commission—that the Constitution forbids it, and is the supreme law of the land, in war as in peace. Chief-Justice Chase, supported by Justices Wayne, Swayne, and Miller, held that Congress has the power to authorize military commissions in time of war; but all concurred in the answers given to the three questions submitted, and Milligan was released. The decision of the court overthrew the whole doctrine of military arrest and trial of private citizens in peaceful States. —Lalor's Cyclopaedia of political Science, vol. II., p. 433. See Habeas cor
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Stanton, Edwin McMasters 1814- (search)
move grew out of the very intimacy that is made the foundation of this charge. Stanton saw, as did Lincoln, Seward, and Chase, that only half the enemy was under arms at their front; that the other half, far more deadly, was coiled in silence at t that both Stanton and Seward were drunk with the lust of power. They fairly rioted in its enjoyment. While Lincoln and Chase were as pure and simple in this as children, with no such morbid desire to gratify, with no personal friends to favor, aabuse from the Secretary. When the Army of the Cumberland required a new commander after the failure of General Buell, Chase urged Rosecrans, and Lincoln called him to the place, in spite of Stanton's opposition. The Secretary of War preferred Tt holds aloft the form of our greatest man of that trying period, should have supporting the base, four bronze figures of Chase, Seward, Stanton, and Thomas. And so will history, in the hearts of the people, group those to whom we owe our existenc
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), United States of America. (search)
bonds not to exceed $400,000,000, or treasury notes not to exceed $200,000,000 and bonds for same amount......June 30, 1864 Congress grants Yosemite Valley and Mariposa Big Tree grove to California for a public park......June 30, 1864 Secretary Chase resigns June 30; William P. Fessenden appointed......July 1, 1864 Confederates evacuate Marietta, Ga.......July 1, 1864 Act prohibiting the coastwise slavetrade forever approved......July 2, 1864 First session adjourns......July 2, coln shot by J. Wilkes Booth in Ford's Theatre, Washington......April 14, 1865 Secretary Seward and his son wounded in his own house by an assassin......April 14, 1865 President Lincoln dies at about 7.30 A. M.......April 15, 1865 Chief-Justice Chase administers the oath of office as President to Andrew Johnson......April 15, 1865 Funeral services of President Lincoln at the executive mansion at noon, and appropriate memorial services held throughout the country......April 19, 1865
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Indiana, (search)
sident......1889 Secret organization of so-called White Caps in southern Illinois is investigated by the government of the State in 1888, and a law passed to suppress riotous conspiracy......1889 William H. Miller appointed Attorney-General......March 5, 1889 Monument to Vice-President Hendricks unveiled at Indianapolis......July 1, 1890 Supreme council of the farmers' alliance convenes at Indianapolis......Nov. 17, 1891 Governor Hovey dies at Indianapolis, Nov. 23; Lieutenant-Governor Chase acting......November, 1891 State female reformatory destroyed by fire......March 1, 1892 John W. Foster, Secretary of State......June 29, 1892 Walter Q. Gresham appointed Secretary of State......1893 Popular welcome at Indianapolis to ex-President Harrison on his arrival at the close of his administration......March 6, 1893 State home for soldiers established at Lafayette......1895 National Democratic party meets at Indianapolis (declares for the gold standard)...