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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 207 5 Browse Search
George Bancroft, History of the United States from the Discovery of the American Continent, Vol. 10 90 0 Browse Search
Jefferson Davis, The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government 56 0 Browse Search
Cambridge History of American Literature: volume 1, Colonial and Revolutionary Literature: Early National Literature: Part I (ed. Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939., Erskine, John, 1879-1951., Sherman, Stuart Pratt, 1881-1926., Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950.) 34 2 Browse Search
Horace Greeley, The American Conflict: A History of the Great Rebellion in the United States of America, 1860-65: its Causes, Incidents, and Results: Intended to exhibit especially its moral and political phases with the drift and progress of American opinion respecting human slavery from 1776 to the close of the War for the Union. Volume I. 32 0 Browse Search
Raphael Semmes, Memoirs of Service Afloat During the War Between the States 28 0 Browse Search
C. Edwards Lester, Life and public services of Charles Sumner: Born Jan. 6, 1811. Died March 11, 1874. 24 0 Browse Search
George Ticknor, Life, letters and journals of George Ticknor (ed. George Hillard) 22 0 Browse Search
Horace Greeley, The American Conflict: A History of the Great Rebellion in the United States of America, 1860-65: its Causes, Incidents, and Results: Intended to exhibit especially its moral and political phases with the drift and progress of American opinion respecting human slavery from 1776 to the close of the War for the Union. Volume II. 21 1 Browse Search
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r Andrew and by Secretary Warner of Massachusetts, by the late Senator Mason of Virginia, by Mr. George S. Bryan, and by the never-failing friendship of Mr. Brantz Meyer, Mr. J. Carson Brevoort, and Mr. George H. Moore. On the character of Alexander Hamilton, I sought and obtained instruction from the late President Nott, as well as from the late Mr. Church, who was Hamilton's secretary in his last period of military service. On two points I follow the verbal communications of Madison; and it in congress steadily voted against making the demand. The requirement of the change in the form of Oswald's commission, so grateful to the self-respect of America, is due exclusively to Jay. It is good to look away from the strifes of the present hour, to the great days when our country had for its statesmen Washington and John Adams, Jefferson and Hamilton, Franklin and Jay, and their compeers. The study of those times will always teach lessons of moderation, and of unselfish patriotism.
y birth a Swiss; but England was never able to enlist his countrymen in the rank and file of her armies. The United States sought no direct assistance from Switzerland, but gratefully venerated their forerunner. Had their cause been lost, Alexander Hamilton would have retreated with his bride to Geneva, where nature and society were in their greatest perfection. Alexander Hamilton to Eliza Schuyler, Ms. The deepest and the saddest interest hovers over the republic of the Netherlands, foAlexander Hamilton to Eliza Schuyler, Ms. The deepest and the saddest interest hovers over the republic of the Netherlands, for the war between England and the United States prepared its grave. Of all the branches of the Germanic family, that Chap. I.} 1778. nation which rescued from the choked and shallowed sea the unstable silt and sands brought down by the Rhine has endured the most and wrought the most in favor of liberty of conscience, liberty of commerce, and liberty in the state. The republic which it founded was the child of the reformation. For three generations the best interests of mankind were abandone
one of his chief witnesses, very emphatically denied the statement, that Lee had done good service on the field after meeting with Washington. Remarks of John Brooks on the battle of Monmouth; written down by J. Welles. Compare Autograph Memoirs of Lafayette. Steuben: I found General Lee on horseback before a house. Doctor Machenry: The General [Lee] was on horseback, observing to a number of gentlemen who were standing around, that it was mere folly to make attempts against the enemy. Hamilton: I heard no measures directed, nor saw any taken by him [Lee], &c. The words of Lee are clear; he says he regarded himself as reduced to a private capacity. Trial of Lee. ordered him to the rear. Lee gladly left the field, believing that the Americans would be utterly Chap. IV.} 1778. June 28. beaten. Even Laurens hoped for no more than an orderly retreat, and Hamilton's thought was to die on the spot. But Washington's self-possession, his inspiring mien, his exposure of himself to ev
danger to the settlements in the Illinois, Hamilton to Germain, 14 July, 1777, and Ibid., 27 Julyhe central point of British authority. There Hamilton, the lieutenant-governor, summoned several nan to the Spanish governor, 13 Jan., 1779. Hamilton was methodical in his use of Indians. He gaveed to destroy the few rebels in Illinois. Hamilton to the commandant at Natchez, 13 Jan., 1779. and gave information that Chap. VIII.} 1779. Hamilton had weakened himself by sending out hordes ofand his troop never flagged. All this time Hamilton was planning murderous expeditions. He wrote, on the forenoon of the twenty- 24. fourth, Hamilton asked for a parley. At first Clark demanded they would sooner perish to the last man; Hamilton to Captain Lemoult, 28 Feb., 1779. and offereand, before the twenty-fourth came to an end, Hamilton and his garrison, hopeless of succor and destovisions, surrendered as prisoners of war. Hamilton to Captain Lemoult, 28 Feb., 1779. A very[6 more...]
of three hundred men whom Lincoln had detached, and who had marched forty miles a day. While the British crossed the Ashley, Pulaski and a corps were ferried over the Cooper into Charleston. The besiegers and the besieged were nearly equal in numbers; the issue of the campaign might depend on the slaves. No sooner was the danger of South Carolina known in the camp of Washington, than young Laurens was impatient to fly to his native state, and levy and command a regiment of blacks. Alexander Hamilton recommended the project to the president of congress in these words: The negroes will make very excellent soldiers. This project will have to combat prejudice and self-interest. Contempt for the blacks makes us fancy many things that are founded neither in reason nor experience. Their natural faculties are as good as ours. Give them their freedom with their muskets: this will secure their fidelity, animate their courage, and have a good influence upon those who remain, by opening a
ay from headquarters near Tappan to Hartford, where, attended by Lafayette and Hamilton, he was to hold his first interview with General Rochambeau. He was joined onred him to answer no interrogatory which could even embarrass his feelings. Hamilton, i. 178. He acknowledged their generosity in the strongest terms of manly gratejudice against the Americans, his present experience must obliterate them. Hamilton, i. 178. On the thirtieth the sentence was approved by Washington, and ordy other officer in the American army were moved to the deepest compassion; and Hamilton, who has left his opinion that no one ever suffered death with more justice anf Andreas Affair in Works, i. 172-182. This last is particularly valuable, as Hamilton had the best opportunities to be well informed; and in his narrative, if there errors of memory and fable that they offer no sure foothold. The letter of Hamilton to Miss Schuyler, as repeatedly printed with the date of 2 Oct., contains inte
rds of the convention sunk deeply into the mind of Hamilton, who for three and a half years had been Washingtostimony that has ever been borne to the ability of Hamilton is by Washington, there never fell from Hamilton'sive assembly, the palm must be given to Pitt, whom Hamilton excelled in vigor, consistency, and versatility. There were points of analogy between Hamilton and Fox. Both were of warm and passionate natures; but HamiltonHamilton became Chap. XIX.} 1780. the father of a family, while Fox wasted life as a libertine. It was remarkable ofof expression. On the third of September, 1780, Hamilton took Sept. 3. the field as a maker of a national on feeble and precarious. The second step which Hamilton recommended was the appointment of great officers n a bank of the United States. The advice which Hamilton offered from his tent in the midst of an unpaid, hgovernment of France in the most striking light. Hamilton, Chap. XIX.} 1781. Jan. the fittest man for the o
e but waste the country. The power of government was far less than in the north. The inhabitants knew little of control. Coming from all quarters of the globe, they were still from their early education so various in opinions and habits, that there was a want of national character and sentiment. Yet several corps of partisans were bold and daring, and there was a great spirit of enterprise among the black people who came out as volunteers. General Washington's influence, so he wrote to Hamilton, will do more than all the assemblies upon the continent. I always thought him exceedingly popular; but in many places he is little less than adored, and universally admired. From being the friend of the general I found myself exceedingly well received. Hamilton's Works, i. 204. Confirmed in his detached command, Morgan with his small force crossed the Catawba just below the mouth of the little Catawba, and passing Broad river, on the twenty-fifth of December encamped on the 25. n
he confederation; the conduct of foreign affairs was intrusted to Robert Livingston of New York. Outside of congress, Hamilton persevered in recommending an efficient government. His views were so identical with those of Robert Morris, that it isen, that on the left by thrice as many. The storming of the former fell to the Americans under the command of Lieutenant-Colonel Hamilton; that of the latter to the French, of whom four hundred grenadiers and yagers of the regiments of Gatinois andm de Deux Ponts and to Baron de l'estrade. At the concerted signal of six shells consecutively fired, the corps under Hamilton advanced in two columns without firing a gun,—the right composed of his own battalion, led by Major Fish, and of another of the enemy did not exceed eight. The conduct of the affair brought conspicuous honor to the talents and gallantry of Hamilton. Precisely as the signal was given, the French on the left, in like manner, began their march in the deepest silence.
uthority by a vote of congress to appoint receivers of taxes, and for that office in New York he selected its most gifted statesman. From the siege of Yorktown, Hamilton had repaired to Albany, where he entered upon the study of the law that in summer he might be received as attorney, and in autumn as counsellor, ready meantime itures to ratify their determinations. These resolutions, proposed by Schuyler in the senate, were carried unanimously in both branches of the legislature; and Hamilton, who had drafted them, was elected almost without opposition one of the delegates of New York to congress. Robert Morris, who saw the transcendent importance of Hamilton of New York thus became the colleague of Madison of Virginia. The state papers which they two prepared were equal to the best in Europe of that time. Hamilton was excelled by Madison in wisdom, large, sound, roundabout sense and perception of what the country would grant; and in his turn surpassed his rival in versatil