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ernment, which rendered it a somewhat easier task for the detectives to gain access to the nest of traitors. The leading man in the conspiracy was Charles W. H. Cathcart. A party of guerrillas, under Campbell, entered Charleston, Missouri, night before last, and after robbing the stores and private houses, retreated, carrying away with them Colonel Deal.--Charles R. Ellet, commanding the Mississippi Marine Brigade, died, at Bunker Hill, Illinois, on Thursday last, October twenty-nine.--Jay Cooke, the subscription agent of the United States Government, reported the sales of over thirty-six millions of five-twenty bonds during the previous week. The following official communication from Provost-Marshal General James B. Fry, to Colonel Robert Nugent, Assistant Provost-Marshal of New York, was made public: The representations made by Dean Richmond and Peter Cagger, in a printed circular, dated October twenty-seventh, 1863, in respect to the action of the Provost-Marshal Gen
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 17: Sherman's March through the Carolinas.--the capture of Fort Fisher. (search)
panies from other regiments; numbering, in all, about twenty-four hundred men. In the river, in front of the town, were the gun-boats Southfield, Miami, and Bombshell. A short distance — up the river was an out-post called Fort Warren. Hoke approached Plymouth so secretly, that he was within two miles of Fort Warren before Wessells was apprised of his proximity. That out-post was first assailed, April 17, 1864. and in the attack, the Confederates were assisted by the ram Albemarle, Captain Cooke, a formidable armored vessel, which came down from the Roanoke River. The gun--boat Bombshell went to the assistance of the post, but was soon disabled. and captured. The garrison continued the struggle vigorously, and, in the mean time, Hoke opened fire on Fort Wessells, a mile nearer the town. His troops, in heavy force, made charge after charge, but were continually hurled back with severe loss. The superior numbers of the Confederates gave them great advantages, and they soon in
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 22: prisoners.-benevolent operations during the War.--readjustment of National affairs.--conclusion. (search)
ng forth the necessity for immediate associated effort. A convention was called. It assembled in the city of New York, on the 14th of November, 1861 when the United States Sanitary Commission was organized with the ever active and ever faithful philanthropist, George H. Stuart, of Philadelphia, The officers were George H. Stuart, Chairman; Rev. W. E. Boardman, Secretary; Joseph Patterson, Treasurer; and George H. Stuart, Rev. Bishop E. S. Janes D., Charles Demond, John P. Croser, and Jay Cooke. Executive Committee. at its head. Its specific work was to be chiefly for the moral and religious welfare of the soldiers and sailors, conducted by means of oral instruction and the circulation of the Bible and other proper books, with pamphlets, newspapers, &c., among the men in hospitals, camps, and ships. And so it was that the Christian Commission, of which Mr. Colyer was the real founder, Mr. Colyer was one of the most earnest and disinterested of workers in his Master's serv
Benjamnin F. Butler, Butler's Book: Autobiography and Personal Reminiscences of Major-General Benjamin Butler, Chapter 20: Congressman and Governor. (search)
nd distinctly by an act of the Congress of the United States. I agree that Mr. Jay Cooke advertised, after some sort, when endeavoring to sell it, that the principaone case, we are bound as well in the other; and does my friend insist that Mr. Jay Cooke has bound the country to the proposition that a national debt is a national. When I called the attention of the country to this some little time ago, Mr. Jay Cooke, for whom. I have very high respect, wrote me that I was mistaken; that whsist that a national debt .managed any how, by anybody — the Angel Gabriel or Jay Cooke or any other body — is not a national blessing. [Laughter.] No management oflly cost the United States nothing. One of the ablest bankers of them all, Mr. Jay Cooke, has undertaken to tell us that the banks pay in taxes a large amount, and therefore in equity we ought not to disturb them. Sir, if Mr. Jay Cooke or any one else will tell me of any business in this country that is not taxed and does not
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Cooke, Jay 1821- (search)
Cooke, Jay 1821- Financier; born in Sandusky, O., Aug. 10, 1821; became a clerk in a banking-house in Philadelphia in 1838, and at the age of twenty-one became a partner. In 1861, he established in Philadelphia the banking firm of Jay Cooke & Co., and became widely known as a leading financier of the country, and as an agentJay Cooke & Co., and became widely known as a leading financier of the country, and as an agent of the government in negotiating large loans during the Civil War. His firm became agents for the Northern Pacific Railroad, and their suspension in 1873 was one of the causes of the great panic begun in that year. Mr. Cooke subsequently recovered his financial standing, and in 1901 was engaged in the banking business in Philadelhe government in negotiating large loans during the Civil War. His firm became agents for the Northern Pacific Railroad, and their suspension in 1873 was one of the causes of the great panic begun in that year. Mr. Cooke subsequently recovered his financial standing, and in 1901 was engaged in the banking business in Philadelphia.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Panics, (search)
Panics, Exceptional disturbances in financial and commercial affairs. Periods of prosperity generally run a course of ten years in England, as, 1816, 1825, 1837, 1847, 1857, 1866, 1875, and 1885, in each of which years there was a commercial crisis in that country. In the United States the periodical return has been less regular and less frequent, the most notable panics that were followed by crises being those of 1819, 1837, 1857, 1873, and 1893. Of these that of 1837 was caused by excessive land speculations and the operations of wild-cat banks (see Banks, wild-Cat); that of 1857, in large measure also due to land speculations, causing suspension of many banks, and 5,123 commercial failures with liabilities exceeding $300,000,000; that of 1873, caused by over-speculation and the suspension of specie payments, was precipitated by the failure of Jay Cooke & Co.; and that of 1893, attributed both to silver legislation in Congress and a fear of changes in the tariff.
Oliver Otis Howard, Autobiography of Oliver Otis Howard, major general , United States army : volume 1, Chapter 10: camping in Washington; in command of a brigade (search)
l demeanor now was that of one self-absorbed and distant. He was the subject at that time of constant observation and remark, for it was believed that he would soon command all our movable forces on the Potomac. Many voices around Mr. Lincoln made themselves heard, but all were not in his support. His cabinet, however, gave pretty general satisfaction. Chase, of the Treasury, with practical brain, could make and distribute the money, provided he had the handsome, sanguine, able banker, Jay Cooke, to help him. Montgomery Blair, the postmaster-general, with his political acumen, could cooperate with his brother, General F. P. Blair, in Missouri. The Blairs were watched with confident interest. Simon Cameron, in the War Department, a secretary, wealthy, experienced, and wise-how could the President have a better adviser than he Most venerable of the Cabinet was Secretary Wells, in charge of the navy portfolio. It did us young men good to look upon him and upon General Scott becaus
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age with his predecessor, and during his Administration he manifested the same feeling toward Johnson's Secretary of the Treasury. McCulloch had returned to his old business of banking and was established in London as a partner in the house of Jay Cooke, McCulloch & Co. This firm was selected by Robeson, the Secretary of the Navy, to receive the deposits made in London for the payment of naval officers on foreign service. It was a purely American firm and its leading partners were intimate peations involved, and his confidence in the judgment of Robeson. He spoke to me of this matter years afterward and told how unwillingly he had acquiesced. He always admitted, however, that though the London house was involved by the failure of Jay Cooke & Co. in this country, and had finally suspended payment, the business was so managed that the Government suffered no loss. The heated discussion between Johnson and Grant is historical. Letters of an extraordinary character were exchanged
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 3. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), Book III:—Pennsylvania. (search)
on gold deposits, we shall have, as a total of the resources created but not realized, for the period intervening till the 1st of July, 1864, the sum of $2,055,271,197. It must be acknowledged, to the honor of the American people and the statesmen who had to bear the heavy burden of these financial questions, that this almost fabulous sum did not destroy the national credit. The bold but just calculations of Mr. Chase were realized. A contract made with a large Philadelphia firm— Messrs. Jay Cooke & Co.—who in consideration of a commission of three-eighths of one per cent. undertook to place the Federal bonds on the market, greatly facilitated the consolidation of the debt. The revenue derived from the tax encouraged lenders. Notwithstanding the issues of bank-notes, in spite of the defeats of the Federal armies during the early part of 1863, the natural reaction against excessive stockjobbing caused the price of gold to fall forty-seven per cent.—that is to say, to the rate o<
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