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Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1., Chapter 1: the political Conventions in 1860. (search)
ars before. On the morning of the second day of the session, Caleb Cushing, of Massachusetts, was chosen permanent President of the Convenwere appointed. The choice of President was very satisfactory. Mr. Cushing was a man of much experience in politics and legislation. He wagy, and his voice was clear and musical. On taking the chair, Mr. Cushing addressed the Convention with great vigor, He declared it to be had withdrawn from that body, was the first to present itself. Mr. Cushing, again in the chair, refused to make any decision, and referred On the following morning, their hopes were utterly blasted when Mr. Cushing, the President of the Convention, and a majority of the Massachuf my country — is approvingly advocated. On the retirement of Mr. Cushing, Governor David Tod, of Ohio, one of the vice-presidents, took tn the Convention was permanently organized by the appointment of Mr. Cushing to preside. That gentleman was greeted, when he ascended the pl
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1., Chapter 6: Affairs at the National Capital.--War commenced in Charleston harbor. (search)
f the authorities of South Carolina. Much has been said concerning the visit to Charleston, at about this time, of Caleb Cushing, the distinguished citizen of Massachusetts who presided over the Democratic Convention in that city, seven months bey down to the close of his Administration. He says the time of this mission was at the middle of December, and that General Cushing, having been informed that his being a representative of the Federal authority had cast a sudden mildew on his populacted Cabinet meeting. See The American Conflict: by Horace Greeley, i.,409. I have the authority of a letter from General Cushing himself, dated 26th March, 1865, for saying, that the single and sole object of his visit (which was on the 20th of emen at Washington of the very highest authority, North and South, including the President. At the very moment when General Cushing entered Charleston, the bells were beginning to ring, and salutes to be fired, in. honor of the passage of the Ordin
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1., Chapter 14: the great Uprising of the people. (search)
proper position, and again set floating in triumph to the breeze. I pledge you my heart, my hand, all my energies to the cause. The Union shall be maintained. I am prepared to devote my life to the work, and to lead you in the struggle! Caleb Cushing, who presided at the Charleston Convention (page 20) and at the Seceders' Convention at Baltimore (page 27), in 1860, made an eloquent speech at Newburyport, Massachusetts, on the same day, in which he said that he cordially participated in t the laws and the constitutional authorities of the Union; and to that end he stood prepared, if occasion should call for it, to testify his sense of public duty by entering the field again, at the command of the Commonwealth or of the Union. Mr. Cushing did offer his services in the field to the Governor of Massachusetts, but they were not accepted. At a public reception of Senator Douglas, Mr. Lincoln's opponent for the Presidency, at Chicago, Illinois, on the 1st of May, that statesman,