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Xii. Slavery and Emancipation in Congress. E. R. Potter on Emancipation by War Lincoln for colonizing the Blacks Congress forbids military officers returning fugitives from Slavery Abolishes Slavery in the District of Columbia Lincoln proposes, and Congress enacts, compensated Emancipation Prohibits Slavery in the Territories Confiscates the slaves of Rebels opens Diplomatic intercourse with Liberia and Hayti requires Equality in education and punishment between Whites and Ble bull Run rout, the writer first heard this conviction openly declared. The credit of the avowal belongs to Gen. John Cochrane. mind — that Slavery had closed with the Union in mortal strife — a struggle which both could not survive. Hon. Elisha R. Potter, of Rhode Island--who may be fairly styled the hereditary chief of the Democratic party of that State--made a speech on the War to the Senate thereof on the 10th of August, 1861. After distributing the blame of inciting the War between t
ont; while Burnside, repelled during the night by the deadly fire he encountered, carried at daylight the outwork defying him, capturing 4 guns and 400 prisoners. Potter's division, which had made this desperate charge, was now relieved by Ledlie's, which pushed our advance still farther, or to within a mile and a half of the citypped, though the enemy at that point were still paralyzed and the deciding crest completely at our mercy. Then parts of Burnside's two remaining White divisions (Potter's and Wilcox's) followed; but, once in the crater, Ledlie's men barred the way to a farther advance, and all huddled together, losing their formation and becoming mixed up; Gen. Potter finally extricating himself, and charging toward the crest; but with so slender a following that he was soon obliged to fall back. Two hours were thus shamefully squandered, while the Rebels, recovering their self-possession, were planting batteries on either side, and mustering their infantry in an adjacent
686. post of Arkansas, taken by McClernand, 293. post's brigade, at Nashville, Tenn., 686. Potomac, scene of operations and importance of the, 171; the enemy's designs on the, 180; recrossed by Jackson, 199; Lee's retreat to the, 391. Potter, Hon. Elisha R., of R. I., on the War as affecting Slavery, 256. Prairie D'Anne, Steele's battle at, 552. Prairie Grove, Ark., battle at, 38-41. Preble, commander Geo. H., deceived and disgusted, 643. Prentiss, Gen. Benj. M., 59 ; sAtlanta campaign, 626; fights Hood at Franklin, Tenn., 681-3; at Nashville, 685; captures Wilmington, 715. Schurz, Gen. Carl, at Gainesville, 183; at Chancellorsville, 357; at Wauhatchie, 436. Scott, Gen. Winfield, consulted by Pope, 172; Mr. Potter on his strategy, 256. Scott, Col. J. S., routs Union cavalry, 213. Secessionville, S. C., Gen. Wright repulsed in an attack on, 461. Sedgwick, Gen. John, at Malvern Hill, 165; at Antietam, 207; thrice badly wounded, 307; carries Marye'
name, this salutation came to her impressively, knowing as she did the strict integrity of his life. He continued five years at the Latin School; when, at the age of fifteen, he was found well prepared for entering Harvard College, whose terms of admission were somewhat less exacting than at present. In the year 1826 he commenced his studies in the classic halls of Cambridge. Among his classmates were, Thomas C. Amory, Jonathan W. Bemis, James Dana, Samuel M. Emery, John B. Kerr, Elisha R. Potter, Jonathan F. Stearns, George W. Warren, and Samuel T. Worcester. The accomplished John T. Kirkland was president of the university; and among the instructors were Edward T. Channing in rhetoric, Levi Hedge in logic, George Otis in Latin, John S. Popkin in Greek, George Ticknor in modern languages, and John Farrar in natural science. His room during his first year was No. 17, Stoughton Hall. In person he was at that time unusually tall for a youth of fifteen summers; and, though one o
ville dispatch, of Tuesday, says that the friends of Governor Johnson confidently expect his nomination by the Republican Convention as Vice President on the ticket with President Lincoln. Incendiaries thrive in Vicksburg. There have been many fires recently; several Government stores have been burned, and the railroad depot and adjoining buildings set on fire. Cents hereafter coined will be composed of ninety-five per centum of copper and five per centum of tin or zinc. Elisha R. Potter is the nominee of the Democratic State Convention for Governor of Connecticut at the coming election. Major General Lew Wallace, of Indiana, has entered upon duty as commander of the Middle Department, headquarters at Baltimore. The Democratic State Convention of Pennsylvania have declared in favor of McClellan for the Presidency. Miss. Laura Keene was playing at Norfolk, Va., last week, in the American Cousin. An order has been issued prohibiting the shipment of Ame