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r been in Mr. Lincoln's place, would have been consumed by the costs of litigation for years, with the result probably the same in the end. A young man once wrote to Lincoln, enquiring for the best mode of obtaining a thorough knowledge of the law. The mode is very simple, he responded, though laborious and tedious. It is only to get books and read and study them carefully. Begin with Blackstone's Commentaries, and after reading carefully through, say twice, take up Chitty's Pleadings, Greenleaf's Evidence, and Story's Equity in succession. Work, work, work, is the main thing. Letter to J. M. Brockman, Sept. 25, 1859, Ms. Lincoln never believed in suing for a fee. If a client would not pay on request he never sought to enforce collection. I remember once a man who had been indicted for forgery or fraud employed us to defend him. The illness of the prosecuting attorney caused some delay in the case, and our client, becoming dissatisfied at our conduct of the case, hired so
ptured, together with eighty odd prisoners of the enemy, and their whole force driven across the Kentucky River, with the loss of all their wagons and stolen mules. At this point the pursuers came up and crossed the river and continued the pursuit. The Union loss was four killed, fifteen wounded, and ten prisoners. The rebel loss was seven killed, from sixteen to eighteen wounded, and seventy-five prisoners.--the Fifty-second regiment of Massachusetts volunteers, under the command of Colonel Greenleaf, arrived at Cairo, Ill., en route to Boston, to be mustered out of the service.--President Lincoln issued a proclamation declaring that the United States would protect its troops of all colors.--(Doc. 137.) In Saline County, Mo., Captain Cannon, with about seventy-five men of the Fourth enrolled Missouri militia, attacked a band of sixty-three bushwhackers, under one Captain Blunt, and supposed to belong to Quantrell's command. The militia lost two men killed and one wounded, and
of my staff, namely, Lieutenant Colonel F. F. Sevier, assistant inspector general, and his assistants, Lieutenants Cohal and Hopkins, and private Williams, of the New Orleans Light Horse; Major Douglas West and Captain W. D. Gale, of adjutant general's department; Major Foster, Captain Porter, Lieutenant De Saullet and McFall, of the engineers; Lieutenants Ridley and Stewart, aids; Captain Vanderford, ordnance officer; Major Mason, quarter master, and Major Murphy, chief of staff. To Captain Greenleaf and his company, the Orleans Light Horse, I acknowledge my obligations for valuable services. Very respectfully, Colonel, your obedient servant, (Signed,) Alexander P. Stewart, Lieutenant General. Reports from Loring's Division and from Major General French of action, July 20th, forwarded with this. Others will be forwarded when received. Respectfully, (Signed,) A. P. S. Official report of Major General G. W. Smith, Commanding Georgia militia, at and near Atlan
Wilson, who faithfully carried out my orders in passing Fort Morgan, as well as in the exhibition of coolness and bravery. Acting Master D. C. Kells, Acting Ensigns Pease and Miner, and Acting Master's Mates Tuttle and Delano, I would also recommend to your favorable notice for their good conduct under the fire of the enemy. Mr. Buehler, First Assistant Engineer and Acting Chief, managed the Engineer's department in a highly creditable manner, in which he was sustained by the Assistant-Engineers Greenleaf, Scot, Burns, and Weecker. Acting Assistant-Paymaster Kitchen and Lesley G. Morrow, Captain's Clerk, remained on deck during the action, and contributed their parts to my entire satisfaction. Acting Assistant-Surgeon George P. Wright not only attended to our three cases of wounded, (one mortally,) but gave his professional services to the Oneida, to several of their wounded who came on board of this steamer. The crew manifested the utmost courage throughout the affair, whi
3. 146,289StansburyJan. 6, 1874. 146,997EddyFeb. 3, 1874. 147,377EddyFeb. 10, 1874. 147,574RobinsonFeb. 17, 1874. 147,981SargeantFeb. 24, 1874. 150,264StrongApr. 27, 1874. 151,018GaarMay 19, 1874. 151,841CassJune 9, 1874. 152,241MortonJune 23, 1874. 153,728Sloan et al.Aug. 4, 1874. 158,436PlankJan. 5, 1875. 161,624McEwenApr. 6, 1875. class I. — motors. 1. Hydraulic Engines and Water-Wheels. No.Name.Date. 120,975JenningsNov. 14, 1871. 121,441WelchNov. 28, 1871. 128,615GreenleafJuly 2, 1872. 131,616HydeSept. 24, 1872. 136,452PalmerMar. 4, 1873. 142,551AtwellSept. 9, 1873. 146,120BackusJan. 6, 1874. 2. Steam, Air, and Gas Engines. See gas-engine, pp. 947-949; air-engine, pp. 35-45. 114,429FontaineMay 2, 1871. 121,702BuckmanDec. 12, 1871. 121,891NicholsonDec. 12, 1871. 121,626JeffreyDec. 5, 1871. 122,484NicholsonJan. 2, 1872. 123,414NicholsonFeb. 6, 1872. 153,440LaubereauJuly 28, 1874. 3. Springs in various Combinations. 36,084HallAug. 5, 1862. (
C. Edwards Lester, Life and public services of Charles Sumner: Born Jan. 6, 1811. Died March 11, 1874., Section first: Parentage and education. (search)
ve practice, which even with able men, had been considered the reward only of long years of patient industry and assiduous application. He was soon appointed Reporter of the United States Circuit Court, over which Judge story presided; and his three volumes of that jurist's decisions made him as well-known to the lawyers of England as he was at home. In fact, he soon reached so high a standing, that he delivered lectures before the Law School, in the absence of either Judge story or Professor Greenleaf; and with so much acceptance that, by the advice of those eminent men, he was invited to the chair of a Professor in the institution. But, regarding all he had hitherto done as only preliminary to larger attainments, he unhesitatingly declined the honor. The learned Andrew Dunlap had before this written A Treatise on the Practice of the Courts of Admiralty in Civil Causes of Maritime Jurisdiction, but was prevented by illness from bringing it out. The editorship of it was committed
Lydia Maria Child, Letters of Lydia Maria Child (ed. John Greenleaf Whittier, Wendell Phillips, Harriet Winslow Sewall), To Mrs. S. B. Shaw. (search)
houlder, in such a glow of faith!--too eager working for humanity to care a fig whether our helpers were priests or infidels. That's the service that is pleasing in the sight of God. Whittier made piteous complaints of time wasted and strength exhausted by the numerous loafers who came to see him out of mere idle curiosity, or to put up with him to save a penny. I was amused to hear his sister describe some of these irruptions in her slow, Quakerly fashion. Thee has no idea, said she, how much time Greenleaf spends in trying to lose these people in the streets. Sometimes he comes home and says, Well, sister, I had hard work to lose him, but I have lost him. But I can never lose a her, said Whittier. The women are more pertinacious than the men; don't thee find 'em so, Maria? I told him I did. How does thee manage to get time to do anything? said he. I told him I took care to live away from the railroad, and kept a bulldog and a pitch-fork, and advised him to do the same.
, does the last enemy frequently appear! The next stone we shall notice would appear to be the joint property of Fairfield and Wadsworth, both which names it shows. Beyond this, on Indian Ridge Path, are those erected by Nathaniel Francis, Greenleaf, and Martin Brimmer. In the same neighborhood we find also one raised to the memory of David Patterson, a young merchant of Boston, who died at sea in 1834:-- Erected by his commercial friends and associates as a memorial of their affecte sleeps beneath the blue lone sea, He lies where pearls the deep. He was the loved of all, yet none O'er his low bed may weep. David Patterson. Webster. Clement Durgin. I Thaxter. Williams. Bond. Fairfield. Wadsworth. Greenleaf. Martin Brimmer. In looking back over this ramble among the monuments of Mount Auburn, we cannot but see how far our sketches must be, at the best, from conveying a complete conception of either the natural beauties, or the artificial d
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 4, Chapter 59: cordiality of senators.—last appeal for the Civil-rights bill. —death of Agassiz.—guest of the New England Society in New York.—the nomination of Caleb Cushing as chief-justice.—an appointment for the Boston custom-house.— the rescinding of the legislative censure.—last effort in debate.—last day in the senate.—illness, death, funeral, and memorial tributes.—Dec. 1, 1873March 11, 1874. (search)
nd, as well when she frowned as when she approved. In death he was borne through scenes familiar to his life,—through the streets of his native city, over the Cambridge bridge pressed so often by his feet, by the college he loved, by the homes of Story and Longfellow, along the shaded road he had so often trod with classmates and teachers, to that final resting-place of Boston's cherished dead, whose consecration he had witnessed in youth, there to renew companionship with Ashmun, Story, Greenleaf, Fletcher, Channing, Felton, Agassiz, and Everett, and to await The coining of Hillard and Longfellow. Here, beneath a stalwart oak, close by parents, brothers, and sisters, in the presence of classmates, friends, and of a sorrowing multitude, late in the afternoon when darkness was setting in, the Integer Vitae and A Mighty Fortress is our God were sung; the words of comfort, Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord, were spoken, and the benediction given. Longfellow, Whittier, Holm
n (May 27 and June 14, 1863) the regiment suffering most severely was the 38th (Colonel Ingraham), the loss beginning with Lieut.-Col. W. L. Rodman of New Bedford, who commanded on the second day. See memoir in Harvard Memorial Biographies, I, 64. Next to this in losses came the 53d (Colonel Kimball), which suffered heavily on both days, the 31st (Colonel Gooding), the 49th (Colonel Bartlett), the 4th (Colonel Walker), the 48th (Colonel Stone), the 50th (Colonel Messer) and the 52d (Colonel Greenleaf). When the assault on Port Hudson was ordered for the 27th, a storming party of two hundred volunteers was called for, nearly half that number coming from the 48th Mass. Lieut.-Col. James O'Brien of that regiment (of Charlestown, Mass.) was assigned to the leadership of the party, which contained fifteen line officers and seventy-seven enlisted men of the regiment. Of these, one-half were to carry fascines and cotton bags for filling the ditch, while the 48th and 49th Mass., with o
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