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Francis B. Carpenter, Six Months at the White House, XIX. (search)
n, many years ago. The sculptor was using for a studio the office of the Solicitor of the Treasury Department, an irregular room, packed nearly full of law books. Seating myself, I believe, upon a pile of these at Mr. Lincoln's feet, he kindly repeated the lines, which I wrote down, one by one, as they fell from his lips:-- Oh! why should the spirit of mortal be proud? the authorship of this poem has been made known since this publication in the evening post. it was written by William Knox, a young Scotchman, a contemporary of sir Walter Scott. He died in Edinburgh, in 1825, at the age of 36. the two verses in brackets were not repeated by Mr. Lincoln, but belong to the original poem. Oh! why should the spirit of mortal be proud? Like a swift-fleeting meteor, a fast-flying cloud, A flash of the lightning, a break of the wave, He passeth from life to his rest in the grave. The leaves of the oak and the willow shall fade, Be scattered around, and together be laid; And
Francis B. Carpenter, Six Months at the White House, Index. (search)
H.; analysis of Mr. Lincoln's character, 323. Higby, Hon., William, 148. Holland, Dr., 79, 191. Holmes, O. W., 58. Holt, Judge. 32, 33. Hooker, General, 233. Hospitals, 107. Hubbard, Hon. Mr., (Ct.,) 253. I. Independent, New York, 88, 230, 287. Ingenious Nonsense, 158. Inman, (Artist,) 69. J. Jackson, Stonewall, 234, 268. Johnson, Hon., Andrew, 102. Johnson, Oliver, 77. Jones, (Sculptor,) 34. K. Kelly, Hon., Wm., 92, 165, 294 King, Starr, 228. Knox, William, (Poet,) 60. L. Lincoln, Hon. G. B., of Brooklyn, 110, 113, 234. Lincoln, Mrs. 165, 293, 301. Lincoln, President, account of Emancipation Proclamation, 20, 76, 83, 85, 90, 269, 307; his sadness, 30; love of Shakspeare, 49; memory, 52; appreciation of poetry, 59; Oh, why should the spirit of mortal be proud? 60; opinion concerning Assassination, 62: Latin quotation, 78: exceptionable stories, 80; on Wall Street gold speculators. 84; closing sentence, 89; promised his God, &
he Military league with the Confederate States, and in adopting other acts looking to a separation of the State of Tennessee from the Government of the United States, is unconstitutional and illegal, and, therefore, not binding upon us, as loyal citizens. 3. That in order to avert a conflict with our brethren in other parts of the State, and desiring that every Constitutional means shall be resorted to for the preservation of peace, we do, therefore, constitute and appoint O. P. Temple, of Knox, John Netherland, of Hawkins, and James P. McDowell, of Greene, Commissioners, whose duty it shall be to prepare a memorial, and cause the same to be presented to the General Assembly of Tennessee, now in session, asking its consent that the counties composing East Tennessee and such counties in Middle Tennessee as desire to cooperate with them, may form and erect a separate State. 4. Desiring in good faith, that the General Assembly will grant this our reasonable request, and still claimi
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 2. (ed. Frank Moore), Doc. 125.-Southern Bank Convention. (search)
125.-Southern Bank Convention. Richmond, July 24, 1861. Pursuant to adjournment, delegates from the Banks within the Confederate States of America, called by virtue of certain resolutions of the Legislature of the State of Tennessee, convened here this day. The President having called the Convention to order, requested the gentlemen representing their several Banks to register their names, whereupon the following delegates presented themselves: Alabama.--Central Bank of Alabama, Wm. Knox, Charles T. Pollard. Florida.--None. Georgia.--Planters' Bank of the State of Georgia, R. R. Cuyler; Central Railroad and Banking Company of Georgia, R. R. Cuyler; Bank of Commerce, G. B. Lamar; Bank of Columbus, G. B. Lamar; Mechanics' Bank of Augusta, Thomas S. Metcalf; Bank of Augusta,---------. Louisiana.--Crescent City Bank, W. C. Tompkins, J. O. Nixon. North Carolina.--Bank of the State of North Carolina, G. W. Mordecai; Bank of Cape Fear, W. A. Wright; Farmers' Bank of
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Knox, William 1732-1810 (search)
Knox, William 1732-1810 Author; born in Ireland in 1732; was provost-marshal in Georgia in 1756-61, when he returned to England; and was under-secretary of state for American affairs in 1770-83. His publications relating to the United States include A Letter to a member of Parliament; The claims of the colonies to an exemption from internal taxes; The present State of the nation; and The controversy between Great Britain and her colonies reviewed. He died in Ealing, England, Aug. 25, 1810.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Lafayette, Marie Jean Paul Roch Yves Gilbert Motier, Marquis de 1757- (search)
ach day added both to experience and discipline. Lord Stirling, more courageous than judicious, another general, who was often intoxicated, and Greene, whose talents were only then known to his immediate friends, commanded as majors-general. General Knox, who had changed the profession of bookseller to that of artillery officer, was there also, and had himself formed other officers, and created an artillery. We must feel embarrassed, said General Washington, on his arrival, to exhibit ourselvhe continent and the troops, was a pretext for speaking of themselves. The people attach themselves to prosperous generals, and the commander-in-chief had been unsuccessful. His own character inspired respect and affection; but Greene, Hamilton, Knox, his best friends, were sadly defamed. The Tories fomented these dissensions. The presidency of the war office, which had been created for Gates, restricted the power of the general. This was not the only inconvenience. A committee from Congre
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Lamb, John 1735- (search)
Lamb, John 1735- Artillery officer; born in New York City, Jan. 1, 1735; was one of the most active of the Sons of Liberty, and when the war for independence began he entered the military service. He was in command of the artillery in Montgomery's expedition into Canada, and during the John Lamb. siege of Quebec (Dec. 31, 1775) he was wounded and made prisoner. The following summer, as major of artillery, he was attached to the regiment of Knox; and he was commissioned colonel of the New York Artillery, Jan. 1, 1777. After doing good service throughout the war, he ended his military career at Yorktown. At about the close of the war he was elected to the New York Assembly; and Washington appointed him (1789) collector of the customs at the port of New York, which office he held until his death, May 31, 1800.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Mauduit Duplessis, Thomas Antoine, Chevalier de 1752- (search)
Mauduit Duplessis, Thomas Antoine, Chevalier de 1752- Military officer; born in Hennebon, France, Sept. 12, 1752. When twelve years of age he ran away from home, visited the battle-fields of Marathon and Thermopylae, and made plans of these battles with his own hand. He became an artillerist, and served in the Continental army of America, first as volunteer aide to General Knox. He became a lieutenant-colonel, and behaved with skill and bravery at the battles of Brandywine, Germantown, Fort Mercer, and Monmouth. In 1781 he distinguished himself at the siege of Yorktown. After the war he was stationed at Santo Domingo, where he perished by the hands of the revolutionists, March 4, 1791.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Militia, United States (search)
rthwest forced Congress to undertake the organization of the militia throughout the Union. This was a difficult task, for at once there was a conflicting claim for authority in the matter between the national and State governments. The President called the attention of Congress to the subject on Aug. 7, 1789. Immediate action was taken. The matter was referred to a committee, but they did not report that session, and a new committee was appointed Jan. 15, 1790. A plan was arranged by General Knox, Secretary of War. A bill was offered on July 1, 1790, but there were no further proceedings on the subject during that session. Soon after the assembling of the third session of the first Congress, another committee was appointed (Dec. 10, 1790) by the House of Representatives, and a bill reported, but no result was reached at that session. The President, in his message at the opening of the second Congress, called attention to it, and another committee was appointed (Oct. 31, 1791).
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Monmouth, battle of (search)
Gen. Lord Stirling placed some batteries. The line, then, was commanded on the right by General Greene, and on the left by Stirling. The two armies now confronted each other. The British, about 7,000 strong, were upon a narrow road, bounded by morasses. Their cavalry attempted to turn the American left flank, but were repulsed and disappointed. The regiments of foot came up, when a severe battle occurred with musketry and cannon. The American artillery, under the general direction of Knox, did great execution. For a while the result seemed doubtful, when General Wayne came up with a body of troops and gave victory to the Americans. Colonel Monckton, perceiving that the fate of the conflict depended upon driving Wayne away or capturing him, led his troops to a bayonet charge. So terrible was Wayne's storm of bullets upon them that almost every British officer was slain. Their brave leader was among the killed, as he was pressing forward, waving his sword and shouting to his
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