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Charles Congdon, Tribune Essays: Leading Articles Contributing to the New York Tribune from 1857 to 1863. (ed. Horace Greeley), Historical Scarecrows. (search)
and arsons which should have followed that memorable First of August, and which we are invited to believe will follow our own memorable First of January. For ourselves, if we are to be guided in our present duties by the precedents of the past, we prefer to select our own examples, and to draw our own conclusions. If the latest English newspapers come to us freighted with sarcastic sneers at the Emancipation of the American Slave, we can read them with equanimity, when we remember that Mr. Dundas, in 1792, proposed, in Parliament, the Emancipation of the British Blacks — that Mr. Burke proposed a bill for the same great purpose — that Mr. Pitt avowed that the abolition of the Slave Trade must be followed by the abolition of Slavery — that Sir Samuel Romilly, in pronouncing the doom of a barbarous commerce, anticipated the time when the West Indies should no more be cultivated, as now, by wretched Slaves, but by happy and contented laborers, ----that the careless but kind-hearted Sh<
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Cornwallis, Lord Charles 1738-1805 (search)
ce futile, Cornwallis sent a flag to Mrs. Moore's House. Washington, with a request that hostilities should be suspended for twenty-four hours, and that commissioners should be appointed on both sides to meet at Mrs. Moore's house, on the right of the American lines, to arrange terms for the surrender of the post and the British army. Commissioners were accordingly appointed, the Americans being Col. John Laurens and Viscount de Noailles (a kinsman of Lafayette), and the British Lieutenant-Colonel Dundas and Major Ross. The terms agreed upon were honorable to both parties, and were signed on Oct. 19, 1781. They provided for the surrender of Cornwallis as a prisoner of war, with all his troops, and all public property as spoils of victory. All slaves and plunder found in possession of the British might be reclaimed by their owners; otherwise private property was to be respected. The loyalists were abandoned to the mercy or resentment of their countrymen. Such were the general
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Yorktown, siege of (search)
pared and a part of the troops passed over, when a furious storm suddenly arose and made any further attempts to cross too hazardous to be undertaken. The troops were brought back, and the earl lost hope. After that the bombardment of his lines was continuous, severe, and destructive, and on the 17th he offered to make terms for surrender. On the following day Lieutenant-Colonel Laurens and Viscount de Noailles (a kinsman of Madame Lafayette), as commissioners of the allies, met Lieutenant-Colonel Dundas and Major Ross, of the British army, at the house of the Widow Moore to arrange terms for capitulation. They were made similar to those demanded of Lincoln at Charleston eighteen months before. The capitulation was duly signed, Oct. 19, 1781, and late on the afternoon of the same day Cornwallis, his army, and public property were surrendered to the allies. The delivery of the colors of the several British regiments at Yorktown, twenty-eight in number, was performed in this wi
Emilio, Luis F., History of the Fifty-Fourth Regiment of Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry , 1863-1865, Roster of the Fifty-Fourth Massachusetts Infantry. (search)
; 20 Aug 65. $50. Lukes, Edwin 28, sin.; shoemaker; Steuben Co. N. Y. 18 Mch 63; deserted 20 May 63 Readville. —— MacPHERSONherson, John 23, sin.; laborer; Harrisburg, Pa. 16 Mch 63; 20 Aug 65. $50. Meads, Andrew 21, sin.; laborer; Chambersburg, Pa. 16 Mch 63; 20 Aug 65. $50. Mills, James H. 23, sin.; laborer; Bradford, N. Y. 17 Mch 63; killed 18 Jly 63 Ft. Wagner. $50 Moore, George 21, —— farmer; Springfield. 17 Feb 65; 20 Aug 65. $325. Moore, John W. 22, mar.; gunsmith; Dundas, Can. 16 Mch 63; 30 Je 64 Morris Id. S. C; dis. $50. Morris, Moses Corpl. 27, mar.; porter; Lancaster, Pa. 29 Apl 63; 20 Aug 65. Wounded 18 Jly 63 Ft. Wagner. $50. Nelson, James 24 sin.; cook; Chatham, Can. 17 Mch 63; died 15 Mch 65 Charleston, S. C. of disease. $50. Nesbitt, William W. Corp. 20, sin.; barber; Altoona, Pa. 17 Mch 63; 20 Aug 65. Wounded 20 Feb 64 Olustee, Fla. $50. Altoona, Pa. Newton, Stephen 18, sin.; waiter; New Haven, Conn. 18 Apl 63; killed 18 Jly 63 Ft Wagn
George Ticknor, Life, letters and journals of George Ticknor (ed. George Hillard), Chapter 22: (search)
o to hear a charity sermon two or three miles off, and asked who would go with him; but all declined except Lady Mary and Mr. Thompson, it being understood that Dr. Dundas would read the evening service in the chapel after dinner. Instead of going to church we made a party at half past 3, to see the stables and the establishment ng right impressions from him. . . . . As we went down to the chapel, Lord Spencer told me that so solemn and fine a chapel is nowhere else kept up in England. Dr. Dundas read prayers, and about fifty-five were present. Sunday, October 4.—The forenoon was rainy. . . . . Lord Fitzwilliam said he was not well and should not go tblack-letter books, and Lord Spencer told us so much about Althorp, that I was very glad to promise to make him a visit there on our return from the Continent. Dr. Dundas read the evening service at ten o'clock. The chapel was very full to-night, more than a hundred servants being present. The huntsmen in their scarlet dresses,
George Ticknor, Life, letters and journals of George Ticknor (ed. George Hillard), chapter 26 (search)
rnois, Sir, Francis, 153, 155. Don, General, Sir George, 235 and note. Don Quixote, 186, 223. Douglas, Lady, 180. Downie, Sir, John, 238, 240, 241. Downshire, Dowager-Marchioness of, 258, 295, 296. Downshire, Marquess of, 296. Doyle, Francis Hastings, 447. Doyle, Miss, 447. Doyle, Sir, Francis, 442, 446, 447. Draveil Chateau, visits, 146-148. Dresden Gallery, 109, 468. Dresden, visits, 109, 456-489. Drew, Mrs., 180. Dublin, visits, 419. Dumont, M., 154, 430. Dundas, Dr., 440, 444. Duras, Duc de, 253. Duras, Duchesse de, 253, 254, 255 and note, 256, 258-23, 304. Duval, Judge, 39. Dwight, Miss, Anna, 398. Dwight, Miss, Catherine, death of, 456. E Ebrington, Viscount and Viscountess, 269. Eckhardstein, Baron, 177. Edgeworth, Miss, Honora, 427. Edgeworth, Miss, Maria, letter from, 388; opinion of Mr. Ticknor, 392; visit to, 426-432, 446, 458. Edgeworth, Mrs. R. L., 426, 427 and note, 428; death of, 432 note. Edgeworth, Richard Lovell,
sed. Even Lord Howe advocated it as the means of bringing the disobedient provinces to a sense of their duty, without involving the empire in a civil war. Now, replied Fox, as by this act all means of acquiring a livelihood, or of receiving provisions, is cut off, no alternative is left, but starving or rebellion. If the act should not produce universal acquiescence, I defy any body to defend the policy of it. Yet America will not submit. New York only differs in the modes. The act, said Dundas, the solicitor general of Scotland, is just, because provoked by the most criminal disobedience; is merciful, because that disobedience would have justified the severest military execution. As to the famine, which is so pathetically lamented, I am afraid it will not be produced by this act. When it is said, no alternative is left to them but to starve or rebel, this is not the fact, for there is another way, to submit. The king, on receiving an account of the languor of opposition during t
l officers are concerned. Postmaster General Holt is confined to his house with pneumonia, and is considered quite dangerous. Assistant Postmaster General King is depressed by the illness of his daughter, who is quite low with typhoid fever. Mr. Dundas, Second Assistant, is not expected to live, having suffered for some time with a fatal disease of the kidneys. Mr. Childs, who has been acting for Mr. Dundas, was yesterday summoned from his duties by the death of a child. These facts, togethMr. Dundas, was yesterday summoned from his duties by the death of a child. These facts, together with the natural complications presented in that department at this crisis, combine to embarrass the business to a great degree. The Crisis Committee are not making much headway. Mr. Corwin, the Chairman, has reported a series of resolutions, which it is understood are intended to meet the crisis. It is said that they meet the approval of a majority of the Republicans on the Committee.--They are nearly as follows. First--Pledging the faith of Congress against any attempt to abol
Death of a Department officer--Ex-President Tyler. Washington, Jan, 24. --Second Assistant Postmaster General Dundas, died this morning, after a protracted illness. Secretary Holt took leave of the Post-Office Department this morning, to assume the War Department. Ex-President Tyler, from Virginia, arrived this morning. He had a long and satisfactory and friendly interview with the President to-day. The latter expressed the belief that there would be no collision between the Federal and State troops during the remainder of his Administration, and that he should certainly use every effort to prevent it and to preserve the peace. Mr. Tyler will probably remain here till the 4th of February, to meet the Commissioners from the States. The Senate, in Executive session, to-day, confirmed the appointment of Capt, Hack, of New Jersey, as Quartermaster in the Marine Corps. Mr. Kellogg, of Illinois, returned to-day from a visit to Mr. Lincoln, at Springf
Lincolns's blockade --A reliable gentleman at present sojourning in this city, who, from his connection with and knowledge of political affairs in Great Britain, is very likely to be fully acquainted on any topic that he may presume to discuss, said yesterday that the British Consul in Richmond had been informed, or would soon be, by Lord Lyons, that the latter had received advices by a courier from Rear Admiral Dundas, commanding the British squadron off Charleston harbor, notifying the British Minister at Washington that in accordance with instructions from his Government, be had examined into the blockade established by Lincoln's vessels at that point, and such examination had convinced him that it was ineffective, and by the law of nations null and void. His determination, therefore, was to enter the port of Charleston with his fleet at an early day, despite any pretended opposition that might be offered to his so doing. The facts the Admiral requested Lord Lyons to lay be
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