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ska Bill in Congress, although involving a breach of good faith on the part of the South, was hailed as another victory for that section. It was a costly victory. It was followed by defeat not only disastrous but fatal. The result in Kansas was really the turning-point in the great struggle. It broke the line of Southern victories. It neutralized the effect of the whole territorial movement up to that point. It completely spoiled the slaveholders' well-laid plans. We will always give Grant and his men all praise for victories leading up to Appomatox, but, in some respects, the most important victory of the great conflict was won on the plains of Kansas by John Brown of Ossawattomie and his Abolition associates. The most sagacious Southern leaders saw in that result conclusive proof that the scale was turned. They realized that they were beaten within the lines of the Union, and they began to arrange for going out of it. They helped to elect a Republican President by dividi
The recognized leading spokesman of the Missourians was the Hon. Charles D. Drake, of St. Louis, who was made Chief Justice of the Court of Claims at Washington by Grant, when he became President. He was a very forcible speaker. As Mr. Lincoln indicated by rising from his seat that the conference was at an end, Mr. Drake stepped to appeal to it in a way that would compel a decision between them and the President. They appointed a delegation to the convention, which they instructed for General Grant. The Claybanks also appointed a delegation, which they instructed for Mr. Lincoln, and thus the issue was made. The convention, although nominating Mr. Lincoidate. At Lincoln's death, the Claybanks, as an organization, went out of business. Very different was the treatment the Charcoals received at the hands of General Grant when he became President. He made the leader of the anti-Scofield delegation to Washington Chief Justice of the Court of Claims. He made two or three other l
them an who stands at the head of the fighting Radicals of the nation --General U. S. Grant. The contention between the Missouri Radical and Conservative delegabelieve there was anybody in that convention who would dare to hiss the name of Grant. If Grant had been a candidate before the convention he would have been nominaGrant had been a candidate before the convention he would have been nominated. When, as chairman of my delegation, I pronounced his name as Missouri's choice I remained on my feet for fully a minute while a dead silence prevailed. Meann, and the incident was closed. And here it can do no harm to state that General Grant knew that he was to receive the vote of the Missouri Radicals if they were ving generally published the fact-and did not decline the intended compliment. Grant lived in Missouri for a considerable period, married there, and was on most frierously remembered when he got to be President. For their action in voting for Grant, the Missouri Radical delegates were sharply criticised at the time, on the all
evolutions they executed were amusing. One of the first to discuss with the writer the Union defeat at Bull Run was a former United States Government official. He was tremendously excited and correspondingly exultant. After describing how the Southerners had vanquished the Government's men, and particularly how the South Carolina black horse had ridden them down in deadly slaughter, he cried out, That's the way we will give it to you fellows all the time. Not very long afterwards General Grant, having entered Tennessee, and captured Fort Donelson, and many prisoners, was about to visit St. Louis, and the leading Unionists there decided to give him a grand reception and an elaborate dinner. Money had to be raised, and among those I met who were soliciting it was my ex-Government-official friend. He was fully as happy as he had been before, when the Fort Donelson affair was alluded to. Did n't we give it to those fellows down there? he exclaimed. Out in western Missouri wa
4. Fugitive Slave Law, 5, 121. Fuller, John E., 201. Fussell, Bartholomew, 203. G Gamble, Hamilton R., 160; and emancipation ordinance of, 163; and military control of Missouri, 163. Garrison, William Lloyd, 13 21, 26, 201, 202; dragged through streets of Boston, 32; imprisonment for libel, 54; reception in England, 131-132; speech at Exeter Hall, 131. Genius of Universal Emancipation, The, 51. Giddings, Joshua R., 2, 6, 205. Gillinghamm, Chalkly, 203. Goodell, William, 203, 205. Grant, General, 44; and Charcoals, 172; nomination by Missouri Radicals, 174-176; capture of Fort Donelson, 192. Greeley, Horace, 142, 148, 178, 179. Green, Beriah, 203. Green, William, Jr., 203. Grimke sisters, 38, 103-106, 204. H Hale, John P., 10, 205. Hall, John B., 201. Hall, Robert B., 203. Hallock's Order Number Three, 141. Harrison, Wm. Henry, 5. Hay, John, 136. Henry, Patrick, Williamsburg speech, 88. Higginson, Thomas Wentworth, 204. Hints toward Emancipation in Missouri,