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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 669 45 Browse Search
George P. Rowell and Company's American Newspaper Directory, containing accurate lists of all the newspapers and periodicals published in the United States and territories, and the dominion of Canada, and British Colonies of North America., together with a description of the towns and cities in which they are published. (ed. George P. Rowell and company) 314 6 Browse Search
Mrs. John A. Logan, Reminiscences of a Soldier's Wife: An Autobiography 216 0 Browse Search
Abraham Lincoln, Stephen A. Douglas, Debates of Lincoln and Douglas: Carefully Prepared by the Reporters of Each Party at the times of their Delivery. 157 1 Browse Search
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Cambridge History of American Literature: volume 3 (ed. Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939., Erskine, John, 1879-1951., Sherman, Stuart Pratt, 1881-1926., Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950.) 52 0 Browse Search
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John Harrison Wilson, The life of Charles Henry Dana, Chapter 7: the shadow of slavery (search)
Chapter 7: the shadow of slavery Dana and Lincoln human Restlessness and divine Providence early views of the tribune lecture on slavery at Chicago Ericsson's caloric engine principles of Dana and Greeley the blue pencil It is said that a few years before the beginning of this decade, Abraham Lincoln, in his icit declaration of principles, there is nothing in it to show that Dana had yet become an abolitionist. From a letter to James Pike, it appears that he went to Chicago on June 22, 1852, to be gone a week, and while there delivered a lecture on slavery, the manuscript of which, in his own well-known handwriting, is now in my posswe were constantly face to face with slavery and those who upheld it, I never heard him utter a word in opposition to the sentiments and opinions contained in his Chicago lecture. He had no word of blame or even of criticism for the Southern people who had inherited slavery from their ancestors. He was always kind and considerate
John Harrison Wilson, The life of Charles Henry Dana, Chapter 15: generals and staff, army of the Tennessee (search)
perhaps by others, but Dana always contended in conversation with me that Sherman was entirely mistaken. That the secretary made no motion to offer his hand or to exchange salutations, but as the general passed merely gave him a slight inclination of the head equivalent to a quarter of a bow. A more dramatic account of this incident is given in the life of Stanton, Edwin McMasters Stanton, etc., pp. 288, 289. By Frank A. Flower, Akron, Ohio. The Saalfield Publishing Company, New York, Chicago, 1905. in which it is alleged that Sherman shook hands with all until he came to Stanton, when he turned away. This, it is said, brought a call for Stanton which was followed by cheers and a recognition he would not otherwise have received. It is further sail that afterwards, while a military commission of which Sherman was a member was in session at the War Department, Stanton invited Sherman into his private room, where they had an official conversation, but there is not the slightest e
John Harrison Wilson, The life of Charles Henry Dana, Chapter 18: Dana in the War Department (search)
but would be required to fill it in person. Within a few days tenders for eleven thousand horses were opened and awarded to the various bidders according to law. The horses were to be delivered at St. Louis, Indianapolis, Columbus, St. Paul, Chicago, Elmira, Albany, and Giesboro, but the only contractor of the lot that complied with the requirements of the government was the one at St. Louis. Fortunately he had already furnished a thousand horses for which he had not been paid, and recognihat the question of Grant's political ambitions was an important factor in the settlement of the case. It is known that shortly after the Vicksburg campaign Lincoln sent for his old friend Russell Jones, of Galena, then United States marshal at Chicago, afterwards minister at Brussels, and asked him if that man Grant wanted to be president. Fortunately Jones was able, from information received in a late personal interview, to give the most positive and satisfactory assurances on that point.
John Harrison Wilson, The life of Charles Henry Dana, Chapter 21: administration of War Department (search)
ur success. McClellan will be nominated at Chicago to-day or tomorrow. I was in New York for do so about July 1st. I have agreed to go to Chicago to undertake there the editorship of a new da and as the inducements to take this place at Chicago were satisfactory, I have waived all scruples number of the most prominent business men of Chicago, have assured me that no efforts will be wantndustry on my part. As I said, I shall go to Chicago soon after July 1st; the family, however, wilNew York. Of course we shall take a house in Chicago, and when you go there, there will always be as affected by the offer he had received from Chicago to re-enter the profession of journalism. beats him in pardoning. They inform me from Chicago that my new paper is very successful at the st, and then shall go to New York on my way to Chicago, where I expect to arrive about the middle of Having been delayed in his departure for Chicago, he wrote his last letter to me from the War [2 more...]
John Harrison Wilson, The life of Charles Henry Dana, Chapter 22: beginning of a New era (search)
cy of Andrew Johnson Supports Grant for presidency life of Grant failure of Chicago newspaper returns to New York Having terminated his connection with the Waana sent in his resignation on July 1, 1865, and a few days later proceeded to Chicago for the purpose of becoming editor of the Daily Republican. It has been stateden, they were not a sufficient basis upon which to found a popular newspaper. Chicago, although a growing and important place, was far from being, as it is now, theor them, because each had lost a leg in battle. Shortly after his return to Chicago, he acknowledged the receipt of a letter from me written at Richmond, intimatiy till the end of next week, and possibly somewhat longer. Then I shall go to Chicago for a short time. On July 27, 1866, he stopped with me in Delaware on his way to Chicago. While there he sold his house at a profit, and thus made it possible to re-establish his family in New York, although he had not yet secured all of
John Harrison Wilson, The life of Charles Henry Dana, Chapter 23: period of reconstruction (search)
year, 1868, that Dana entered into a contract with Gurdon Bill & Co., of Springfield, Massachusetts, for a Life of General Grant, to be prepared mainly by me, edited by Dana, and published over our joint names. The Life of Ulysses S. Grant, General of the Armies of the United States. By Charles A. Dana, late Assistant Secretary of War, and James H. Wilson, Brevet Major-General, U. S. A. Gurdon Bill & Co., Springfield, Massachusetts; H. C. Johnson & Co., Cincinnati, Ohio; Charles Bill, Chicago, Illinois. Pp. 431. 1868. The work was limited to one volume, octavo, and was written and printed within three months. It was issued in ample time to assist in the election of General Grant to his first term as president. Indeed, that was its principal purpose, and while Dana wrote only three chapters — the thirty-sixth, thirty-eighth, and thirty-ninth--he read, approved, and passed all the rest, rarely ever changing the text in the slightest degree. It is also worthy of note that he never aft
John Harrison Wilson, The life of Charles Henry Dana, Chapter 24: Grant's first administration (search)
, and in language which no man could affect to misunderstand. Statesmen, lawyers, preachers, professors, and educated men of every calling read it with avidity, and this fact made it possible, not only by its utterances, but by the persistency with which it reiterated them, to exert a tremendous influence upon every occasion in shaping public opinion. During the month of February, 1869, while staying with General Grant in Washington, he read his inaugural address to J. Russell Jones, of Chicago, and myself, and invited our comments upon all important subjects except the cabinet. This he naively told us he regarded as a purely personal matter which he would not discuss with any one, not even with his wife. He gave us his views freely about many prominent civilians and soldiers, and asked us for the names of such as we thought worthy of consideration and place. On this hint we reminded him of a number he had not mentioned. It was during the first of these interesting conferences
John Harrison Wilson, The life of Charles Henry Dana, Chapter 25: epoch of public corruption (search)
complain; but, as the frauds grew in extent, the receipts of the Treasury fell off, and efforts more or less spasmodic and ill-directed were made to detect and punish the offenders, but the real task of bringing them to justice and enforcing the law fell upon Secretary Bristow and Solicitor Wilson. They were not long in discovering that the ring was national in extent, that its headquarters and chief support were in Washington, and that its active operations were carried on in St. Louis, Chicago, Louisville, Milwaukee, St. Joseph, Peoria, Evansville, New Orleans, San Francisco, and many smaller places. It was composed of distillers, rectifiers, wholesale dealers, supervisors, collectors, and deputy collectors of internal revenue, gaugers, storekeepers, and various private persons, including the chief clerk of the Treasury and many petty officials, of whom, counting big and little, two hundred and thirty-eight were indicted and a large number were convicted and punished by fine and
John Harrison Wilson, The life of Charles Henry Dana, Chapter 27: administration of President Hayes begins a new era (search)
commends Harrison's inaugural address Condemns his acceptance of Cape May cottage good word for office-seekers and trusts commends Cleveland's action against Chicago strike Opposes his third candidacy the noble controversies of politics death of George William Curtis Samuel J. Randall Benjamin F. Butler sketches of Beacor the outrages and violence which they visited upon those who were willing to take the places they had vacated. It will be remembered that the great strike at Chicago, and the interference of the mob with the operation of the railroads engaged in interstate commerce, called forth a notable proclamation from President Cleveland be performed, and that to this end he should use, at his own discretion, such part of the army as he might think proper. Troops were accordingly sent at once to Chicago, and to other parts of the country where the running of trains had been stopped. The effect was magical; the mobs were dispersed, their organization was broken,
John Harrison Wilson, The life of Charles Henry Dana, Chapter 28: closing period (search)
ss to live up to the pledges contained in its platform, especially in reference to the tariff; and when it cast aside at Chicago its essential ideas and best traditions, and converted itself into a Socialistic-Populist party, with William J. Bryan and, although the crisis which called them forth is happily long since past, they are given in part as follows: The Chicago platform invites us to establish a currency which will enable a man to pay his debts with half as much property as he wt with a hundred dollars each one of which is worth only half as much as each dollar he received from the lender. The Chicago platform sanctions the use of the appointing power of the President in such a way as to control the federal judiciary in— about him once or twice a week, and read with them some important book in a foreign tongue. He began this practice in Chicago with Dante, and continued it with other classics almost without intermission to the end of his life. As his eyes never
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