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Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Army Life in a Black Regiment, Chapter 3: up the St. Mary's. (search)
ominated that of the little Chickasaw roses which everywhere bloomed and trailed around. There were fig-trees and date-palms, crape-myrtles and wax-myrtles, Mexican agaves and English ivies, japonicas, bananas, oranges, lemons, oleanders, jonquils, great cactuses, and wild Florida lilies. This was not the plantation which Mrs. Kemble has since made historic, although that was on the same island; and I could not waste much sentiment over it, for it had belonged to a Northern renegade, Thomas Butler King. Yet I felt then,/as I have felt a hundred times since, an emotion of heart-sickness at this desecration of a homestead,--and especially when, looking from a bare upper window of the empty house upon a range of broad, flat, sunny roofs, such as children love to play on, I thought how that place might have been loved by yet innocent hearts, and I mourned anew the sacrilege of war. I had visited the flag-ship Wabash ere we left Port Royal Harbor, and had obtained a very kind letter
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Army Life in a Black Regiment, Index. (search)
Charles, 122. Hinton, R. J., Col., 277. Holden, Lt., 122. Hooper, C. W., Capt., 155, 237, 270, 271, 272. Hughes, Lt. Comr., 78 81, 82. Hunter, David Gen . 20, 15 43, 57 60, 61, 64 97, 98, 119 126, 129, 135, 136, 151, 68, 272 273 276. Hyde, E. W., Lt., 271, 272,294. Hyde, W. H., Lt., 76, 271. Jackson, A. W., Capt., 73, 76,270, 271, 272. James, William, Capt., 84, 170, 270. Johnston, J. F., Lt., 271. Jones, Lt., 76, 81. Kemble, Mrs., 67, 274. Kennon, Clarence, Corp., 275. King, T. B., 67. Lambkin, Prince, Corp, 109. Lincoln, Abraham, Pres., 23, 34, 252. Long, Thomas, Corp., 256. Manning, B. I., Lt., 272. McIntyre, I., Sergt., 71, 72, 252. Meeker, L., Maj., 117, 122. Merriam, E. C., apt., 270, 271. Metcalf, L. W., Capt., 71, 73, 84, 270. Miller family, 247. Minor, T. T., Surg., 73, 269. Mitchell, O. M., Gen., 276. Montgomery, James, Col., 104,107 115, 126, 127, 169, 277. Moses, Acting Master, 68. O'Neil, J. B., Lt., 271. Osborne, Lt., 231. Park
ch, into the Union at the earliest practicable day. Of course, it was understood that, being thus organized, in the absence of both slaveholders and slaves, they would almost necessarily become Free States. According to this programme, Mr. Thomas Butler King For most of the ten years preceding, a Whig member of Congress from Georgia. was dispatched to California on the 3d of April, 1849, as a special agent from the Executive, with instructions to favor the early formation of a State Constitution and Government. The President, in a Special Message to Congress on the 21st of January, 1850, replying to a resolution of inquiry from the House, stated that he had sent Mr. King as bearer of dispatches, and added: I did not hesitate to express to the people of those territories my desire that each territory should, if prepared to comply with the requisitions of the Constitution of the United States, form a plan of a State constitution, and submit the same to Congress, with a prayer
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Taylor, Zachary 1784- (search)
andant, who continued to exercise the functions of civil governor as before; but I made no such appointment, conferred no such authority, and have allowed no increased compensation to the commandant for his services. With a view to the faithful execution of the treaty so far as lay in the power of the executive, and to enable Congress to act at the present session with as full knowledge and as little difficulty as possible on all matters of interest in these Territories, I sent the Hon. Thomas Butler King as bearer of despatches to California, and certain officers to California and New Mexico, whose duties are particularly defined in the accompanying letters of instruction addressed to them severally by the proper departments. I did not hesitate to express to the people of those Territories my desire that each Territory should, if prepared to comply with the requisitions of the Constitution of the United States, form a plan of a State constitution and submit the same to Congress
Joseph T. Derry , A. M. , Author of School History of the United States; Story of the Confederate War, etc., Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 6, Georgia (ed. Clement Anselm Evans), Chapter 2: (search)
country rifles and shotguns, and to throw the men into camp of instruction near the coast. This brigade was rapidly formed and put in good condition, and F. W. Capers was then commissioned brigadier-general and assigned to the same duty. Subsequently a third brigade was formed by Brig-Gen. W. H. T. Walker. During this period of active military preparations, Ira R. Foster ably performed the duties of State quarter-master-general, and Col. J. I. Whitaker was commissary-general. Hon. Thomas Butler King had been sent to Europe as commissioner to arrange for a line of steamers for direct trade, under authority of an act of the legislature. In equipping Fort Pulaski and other fortifications, in arming and maintaining troops, and in all the various expenses of war, $1,000,000 had been spent. Among these expenditures was the purchase of steamers for coast defense. Commodore Josiah Tattnall, of Georgia, a famous naval officer who had assisted in opening China and Japan to commerce,
ah and European Steam Line. --In pursuance of an act of the Georgia Legislature, for the encouragement of direct trade between Savannah and Antwerp, the Hon. Thomas Butler King was sent abroad as the Commissioner of the State, to examine into the solvency and character of the Antwerp contractors, the quality of their fleet, &c., &c., and, should proper exhibits be made, to close the contract on the part of the State.--The Savannah Republican says: Mr. King set out for Europe some two or three months ago, and has been devoting himself assiduously to the objects of his mission since the day of his arrival. Official particulars of his proceedings hais progress. The indications then were most auspicious of a satisfactory accomplishment of the object in view, though it is intimated that, for special reasons, Mr. King would probably transfer his negotiations from Antwerp to Paris. It is also suggested that, in the event of the success of these latter negotiations, the line of
advantage which would accrue to France from the independence of the Southern Confederacy. Day before yesterday he had a long interview with M. Fould, Minister of Finance; and as M. Fould's great aim now is to make France rich and prosperous, he doubtless endeavored to prove to him how much France would gain by unrestricted trade with the South.--He has also had an interview with M Rouner, the Minister of Commerce, who was converted to secessionism last summer by the untiring labors of Thomas Butler King, and who will be to Mr. Slidell a very important and valuable aid in the prosecution of his mission. Slidell has great advantages for the work he is doing. He is a plausible man, has many friends and acquaintances here, and, above all, speaks the language perfectly. Half the business of diplomacy is conducted, not in formal interviews intended for business, but in social conversations at evening parties, at diplomatic dinners; and, in order to effect anything in this way, a thor
in that hour of triumph you will be proud to remember, that by your sufferings and sacrifices, no less than by your valor, you conquered. Soldiers! though reverses and disasters have recently befallen us, let us remember that truth is eternal, and that God is just. His arm is our trust — and the great Ruler of Nations and of men will protect the right and crown with victory the noble and the brave. Let us take courage, then. Our enemy, dead to the spirit of Liberty, can only fight while their coffers are unexhausted. Commerce is their King. Their God is gold. They glory in their shame. The war which intensifies our devotion and concentrates our resources, scatters theirs. The day of retribution will come. The struggle will not be always defensive on our part. We will yet strike down our ruthless invaders, amid the smoking ruins of their cities, and, with arms in our hands, dictate terms of peace on their own soil. J. Bankhead Magruder, Major-General Commanding.
Supreme Court of appeals. --Present: Judges John J. Allen, Wm. Daniel, R. C. L. Moncure, and Wm. J. Robertson. The following decisions have been rendered by this Court since our last report: Wright vs. Godwin and others — argued by Arthur A. Morson for the appellant and R. T. Daniel for the appellees — upon an appeal from a decree pronounced by the Circuit Court of King and Queen county. Decree reversed, and cause remanded for further proceedings. Virginia Central Railroad vs. Winston — argued by James Lyons for the plaintiff and C. G. Griswold for the defendant — upon a writ of supersedeas to a judgment of the Circuit Court of Hanover. Judgment affirmed. Smith's administrator vs. Lloyd's executrix — argued by Francis L. Smith for the plaintiff, and Robert E. Scott for the defendant — upon a writ of supersedeas to a judgment of the Circuit Court of Alexandria county.--Judgment reversed, and cause remanded for further proceedings. Barksdale and others v
from the counties of Patrick, Henry, Franklin, Pittsylvania, Halifax, Macklenburg, Brunswick, Lunenburg, Charlotte, Prince Edward, Appomattox, Nottoway, Amelia, Cumberland, Buckingham, Powhatan, Chesterfield, Dinwiddie, Greensville, Sussex, Southampton, Surry, Jele of Wight, Nansemond, Norfolk, Princess Anne, Prince George, and the city of Petersburg. To report to Gen. J. B. Magruder, at Williamsburg: The forces from the counties of Charles City, Sew Kent, James City, King William, King and Queen, Essex, Middlesex, Gloucester, Mathews, Elizabeth City, Warwick, and the city of Richmond. The Militia of the following counties will not report at present, but will hold themselves in readiness to obey orders when issued by Gen. H. Heth, or Gen. H. Marshall: The counties of Giles, Monroe, Greenbrier, Mercer, Pocahontas, Tazewell, McDowell, Smythe, Wythe, Wyoming, Washington, Russell, Wise, Buchanan, Scott, and Lee. The Enquirer, Whig, and Dispatch, publish daily for