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Varina Davis, Jefferson Davis: Ex-President of the Confederate States of America, A Memoir by his Wife, Volume 1, Chapter 22: the secret service fund--charges against Webster, 1845-46. (search)
he Land of Nod clearly were more agreeable than those of Eden. After this evening Mr. Ingersoll was so good as to call several times, and I felt, in Yorkshire phrase, uplifted by the attention. The whole family of Baches were brilliant, well-educated, and thoroughly pleasant people. They had little of poor Richard's thrift, but much of their grandfather's shrewd wit and wisdom. Mrs. Bache (nee Dallas) and her sister, Mrs. Campbell, of Philadelphia, were rare women of the stamp of Lady Palmerston. Age did not seem to dull their sympathies nor impair their mental and moral qualities. They wore the marks of many years well spent, Of virtue, truth well tried, and wise experience, and their wit and charm of manner placed them at sixty years of age, or more, only a few minutes behind the prettiest girl in that very literary and delightful society. Mrs. Campbell had but one child, a distinguished lawyer in Philadelphia — St. George Campbell-but Mrs. Bache had many sons and daug
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 4. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Editorial Paragraphs. (search)
eneral Orders from the Confederate States Adjutant and Inspector-General's Office, for 1862. Twenty-four pamphlets discussing both sides of the Slavery Question. Sixty-seven miscellaneous pamphlets on various matters of general interest. Speech of Hon. J. P. Benjamin, of Louisiana, on the right of Secession, in the United States Senate, December 31st, 1860. Four Essays on The Right and Propriety of Secession, by a members of the Richmond Bar. Secession and its Causes, in a letter to Viscount Palmerston, Prime Minister of England, by Henry Wikoff. Disunion and its results to the South. Recognition of the Confederate States considered, in reply to the letters of Historicus in the London Times, by Juridicus. Commercial Enfranchisement of the Confederate States. Cause and Contrast, by T. W. MacMahon. Address to Christians throughout the World, signed by ninety-five Clergymen of the Confederate States. The American Union, its Effect on National Character and Policy, by James Spence.
g it, and that they will be bitterly disappointed at the unsatisfactory result. Now, this result, though apparently due to the lily livers of the Yankees, is partially attributable to the management of the Palmerston ministry. That Cabinet gave Seward and Lincoln the chance of humiliation, when it could have taken redress with the high hand, and shut the door to apology by recalling Lyons, sending home Adams, and setting the British fleet at once in full sail for the scene of action. The Palmerston ministry is the friend of the North, and is directly antagonistical to the majority of the British nation. On these data we venture the prophecy that in less than three months this ministry will fall from power. Whenever it does so, we may anticipate immediate intervention by Great Britain in the affairs of this continent. The inclinations and interest of that people are so closely united on this one point that we do not hesitate to declare the result a moral necessity. But for some t
Charles Congdon, Tribune Essays: Leading Articles Contributing to the New York Tribune from 1857 to 1863. (ed. Horace Greeley), Perils and Besetting Snares. (search)
at such a time, an indulgence in cowardly stupidities may be harmless. But a war is by no means impossible. We have vapored and swaggered and played Pistol; we have indulged in the pleasing luxury of Ostend manifestoes; and, in theory at least, we have demolished most of the reigning dynasties of Europe, just as effectually as we have demolished Greytown. But suppose the dogs of war should become too strong for the Marcy of the future, or should grow restive in their leashes, with no Palmerston to restrain them. In the event of war, have our readers considered how frightful would be the results of an invasion of the Southern country? That there would be invasion nobody can doubt; nor can any one suppose that a sagacious enemy would strike at us in the strongest places. Then, indeed, the noblest natural resources of the country would only prove its bitterest curse. It would be better to be without great gulfs, if they only invited the menacing fleets of the enemy; without migh
ir organization and designs, 556. Oreto, or Florida, a Rebel corsair, 643. O'Rorke, Col., killed at Gettysburg, 388. Osterhaus, Gen. P. J., at the capture of Fort Hindman, 293; at Vicksburg, 312; with Sherman on his great march from Atlanta to Savannah, 689 to 695. Ox Hill, Va., Jackson strikes Reno at, 188. P. Paine, Col. Halbert E., 4th Wise., refuses to expel colored refugees from his camp, 245. Palmer, Gen. John M., at Stone River, 277; at Chickamauga, 415-17. Palmerston, Lord, his opinion of Gen. Butler's order No. 28, 100. Parke, Gen. John G., 73; in attack on Newbern, 78; invests Fort Macon, 79; at Vicksburg, 314; carries Rebel works at Petersburg, 734. Parker, Joel, chosen Gov. of New Jersey, 254. Parsons, Gen. M., killed at Pleasant Hill, 544. Patton, Col. G. S., at Wytheville and Lewisburg, Va., 408; 404. Paul, Brig--Gen., wounded at Gettysburg, 388. Payne, Col., 2d La., wounded at Port Hudson, 333. Pea Ridge, battle of, 27 to 32
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 3. (ed. Frank Moore), Doc. 144. the Lord Mayor's Banquet. (search)
less nights and anxious days which a Minister must endure are but poorly compensated by the honors and emoluments of office. In conclusion, I beg to propose to you The health of her Majesty's Ministers, coupling the toast with the name of Viscount Palmerston. The toast was drunk with all the honors and with the utmost cordiality. Speech of Lord Palmerston. Viscount Palmerston, who was much cheered on rising to acknowledge the compliment, said: My Lord Mayor, my Lords, Ladies, and GViscount Palmerston, who was much cheered on rising to acknowledge the compliment, said: My Lord Mayor, my Lords, Ladies, and Gentlemen: For myself and my colleagues I beg you to accept our most heartfelt thanks for the honor which you have done us by so accepting the health which the Lord Mayor has just proposed. I can assure you, gentlemen, that it is always a matter of sincere pleasure to those who are engaged, as we are, in the turmoils and labors of public life, to mix here with those who are employed in laying the foundations for the wealth, the prosperity, and the happiness of the country by carrying on in the
Benjamnin F. Butler, Butler's Book: Autobiography and Personal Reminiscences of Major-General Benjamin Butler, Chapter 10: the woman order, Mumford's execution, etc. (search)
espondence, Series I., Vol. XV., p. 501. It was post hoc if not propter hoc. He was taken sick, resigned his command, and went to Bladon Springs to recover. Palmerston, however, got up in Parliament and denounced the order as unfit to be written in the English language. The only possible objectionable phrase in it was part of an ordinance of the city of London, from which I adapted it. Palmerston's indignation even went so far, and the women-beaters and wife-whippers of England were so shocked, that they called upon their government to represent their condemnation of the order to our State Department. When their minister here brought it to the attent him and me would have been that I should probably have added,--especially when a king was establishing the Order of the Garter as an emblem of good conduct. Palmerston said my government would revoke the order when it heard it. It did not hear of anything else for many weeks, but the order was never revoked, but, on the contra
oney received from Butler accounted for, 843, 848. Ould, Robert, Confederate agent for exchange of prisoners, 542, 584, 586; conference with and report, 588, 592; letter demonstrating right to enlist negroes, 599, 605; references, 606-607, argument of, 752. P Paine, Hon. Henry W., arbitrator in the Farragut prize case, 1011. Paine, General, reference to, 726; in Roanoke expedition, 781. Palmer, Brigadier-General, repulses attack of Confederates at Beaufort, N. C., 618. Palmerston, Lord, denounces woman order, 420. Palfrey, Captain, reports on Fort Jackson and St. Philip, 369. Parallel, schooner, cargo of gunpowder explodes in Golden Gate, 776. Paris, Tenn., reference to, 874. Parker, Commodore, succeeds Smith in command on James River, 750; the opening of Dutch Gap Canal, 751; runs from Confederate gunboats, 751; court-martialed, 752. Parson, Lieutenant, in Roanoke Expedition, 781. Parton, Jas., 985. Paterson, Rev. Robert B., president Waterville C
The North A unit against the rebellion.--Mobile, August 20.--Elsewhere, the telegraph gives us a synopsis of the Queen's speech proroguing Parliament. The little Guelphish lady speaks nothing that is not written or indorsed by Palmerston, as every body knows. Recognition and armed intervention are phantoms which the good sense of the Southern people will no longer see by night and by day. The British government is determined to take no part in the contest. Now that there is no chance of English interference, another illusion should be dispelled. We republish the speech of Dr. Olds of Ohio, as a part of the history of these remarkable times. Our people are disposed to rely too much on the prospect of a grand smash of the Union of Yankeeland. Such men as Vallandigham and Dr. Olds are, perhaps, like Burns, dropped in the wrong country, but they are not exponents of Yankee sentiment. There is no safety in any thing short of the bayonet. Hope of something turning up, of the
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Westminster Abbey. (search)
speaker, the Black Prince carried into Parliament, and Richard II. meeting Wat Tyler. The Rev. Dr. Phillips Brooks, one of Dean Stanley's dearest friends, was invited by the Prince of Wales to be present as a representative of America at a meeting of the executive committee to carry out the Stanley memorial. Coming back into the abbey from the chapter-house, give a glance at the long series of statesmen so many of whom were intimately concerned with the fortunes of America. There are Palmerston, who sent the troops to Canada after the Slidell and Mason affair; and Disraeli; and Canning, who used the proud sen- The Earl of Chatham's monument, Westminster Abbey. tence, I called the New World into existence to redress the balance of the Old ; and Chatham, his eagle face kindling with the passion with which he pleaded the rights of the colonists. There, too, lies Wilberforce, whose benevolent principles were practically the great question at stake in the American Civil War, and
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