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Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1., Chapter 7: Secession Conventions in six States. (search)
ph to the Alabama delegation in Congress, to retain their seats until further advised. This opposition exasperated the ultra-secessionists, and they became very violent. When, in the debate that followed the presentation of the two reports, Nicholas Davis, of Huntsville, in northern Alabama, declared his belief that the people of that section would not submit to any disunion schemes of the Convention, William L. Yancey, whose business for many months had been to fire the Southern heart and preof coercion on the part of the National Government, when its authority was resisted, was now ready to use brute force to coerce Union-loving and loyal men into submission to the treasonable schemes of a few politicians assembled in convention! Mr. Davis was not intimidated by Yancey's bluster, but calmly assured the conspirators that the people of his section would be ready to meet their enemies on the line, and decide the issue at the point of the bayonet. The final vote on the Ordinance o
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Alabama. (search)
on on the subject. The convention was not harmonious. Union men were not to be put down without a struggle. There was a minority report on Secession; and sone were for postponing the act until March 4, with a hope of preserving the Union. Nicholas Davis, from northern Alabama, declared his belief that the people of his section would not submit to any disunion scheme, when Yancey (q. v.) denounced him an his fellow-citizens of that region as tories, traitors. and rebels, and said they ought to be coerced into submission. Davis was not moved by these menaces, but assured the Confederates that the people of his section would be ready to meet their enemies on the line and decide the issue at the point of the bayonet. The final vote on the Ordinance of Secession was taken at 2 P. M. on Jan. 11, and resulted in sixty-one yeas to thiry-nine nays. An immense mass meeting was immediately held in front of the State-house, and timid co-operationists assured the multitude that their const
omax, Blanton McAlpine and Gibbs. The Thirteenth regiment of regulars included a large number of Alabamians. Jones M. Withers, of Mobile, who graduated at West Point in 1835, was its lieutenant-colonel, and Egbert I. Jones, Hugh L. Clay and Nicholas Davis were among its officers. A small battalion commanded by Col. Phillip H. Raiford, composed of the companies of Captains Curtis, Downman and Ligon and independent companies commanded by Captains Desha, Elmore, Platt and James McGee, also volunpointment of brigadier-general. Egbert I. Jones became quite prominent as a lawyer, was made colonel of the Fourth Alabama in 1861, and was mortally wounded at the battle of Manassas, leaving a glorious record for courage and bravery. Nicholas Davis was a member of the Confederate Provisional Congress, and was appointed lieutenant-colonel of the Nineteenth infantry, which position he declined in order to accept the command of an Alabama battalion. Hon. Jeremiah Clemens, who served as colone
descriptions of Amidas and Barlow, it was not difficult to gather a numerous company of emigrants. While a new paten Hakluyt, III. 129—157. was issued to his friend, for the discovery of the northwestern passage, and the well-known voyages of Davis, sustained, in part, by the contributions of Raleigh himself, were increasing the acquaintance of Europe with the Arctic sea, the plan of colonizing Virginia was earnestly and steadily pursued. The new expedition was composed of seven vessels,uting laws. Thomson, 55. Oldys, 165,166. D'Ewes, 517. Tytler, 122. In the career of discovery, his perseverance was Chap. III.} never baffled by losses. He joined in the risks of Gilbert's expedition; contributed to the discoveries of Davis in the north-west; and himself personally explored the insular regions and broken world of Guiana. The sincerity of his belief in the wealth of the latter country has been unreasonably questioned. If Elizabeth had hoped for a hyperborean Peru i
tes Indians among his bequests. Winthrop's N. E., II. 360. The articles of the early New England confederacy class persons among the spoils of war. A scanty remnant of the Pequod tribe Winthrop's N. E., i. 234. in Connecticut, the captives treacher- Chap V.} ously made by Waldron in New Hampshire, Belknap's Hist. of N. Hampshire, i. 75, Farmer's edition. the harmless fragments of the tribe of Annawon, Baylies' Plymouth, III. 190. the orphan offspring of King Philip himself, Davis, on Morton's Memorial, 454, 455. Baylies' Plymouth, III. 190, 191. were all doomed to the same hard destiny of perpetual bondage. The clans of Virginia and Carolina, Hening, i. 481, 482. The act, forbidding the crime, proves, what is indeed undisputed, its previous existence. Lawson's Carolina. Charmers, 542. for more than a hundred years, were hardly safe against the kidnapper. The universal public mind was long and deeply vitiated. It was not Las Casas who first suggested the p
rted for England, Thomas Hunt, the master of the second ship, kidnapped a large party of Indians, anti, sailing for Spain, sold the poor innocents into slavery. It is singular how good is educed from evil: one of the number, escaping from captivity, made his way to London, and, in 1619, was restored to his own country, where he subsequently became an interpreted for English emigrants. Smith's Description of New England, 47. Smith's Generall Historie, II. 176. Morton's Memorial, 55, and Davis on Morton. Prince, 132. Mourt's Relation, in i. M. H. Coll. VIII. 238. Plantation of N. England, in II. Mass. Hist. Coll. IX. 6, 7. Encouraged by commercial success, Smith next 1615. endeavored, in the employment of Sir Ferdinando Gorges, and of friends in London, members of the Plymouth company, to establish a colony. Sixteen men Williamson's Maine, i. 212 The learned and very valuable historian of Maine confounds this design of Smith to found a colony with his previous voyage
rs, 42—45. Johnson, b. II. c. XXIII. Trumbull, i. 129—135. Drake, b. II. 67. Relation in III. Mass. Hist. Coll. III. 161 and ff Gorton, in Staples's edition, 154 and ff. See the opinions and arguments of Hopkins, and Savage, and Staples, of Davis and Holmes. So perished Miantonomoh, the friend of the exiles from Massachusetts, the faithful benefactor of the fathers of Rhode Island. The tribe of Miantonomoh burned to avenge the execution of their chief; but they feared a conflict with test of will, than to the opinion that Chap. X.} 1659. Sept. Quakerism was a capital crime. Of four persons, ordered to depart the jurisdiction on pain of death, Mary Dyar, a firm disciple of Ann Hutchinson, whose exile she had shared, and Nicholas Davis, obeyed. Marmaduke Stephenson and William Robinson had come on purpose to offer their lives; instead of departing, they went from place to place to build up their friends in the faith. In October, Mary Dyar returned. Thus there were three