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1444, Spain also took part in the traffic. The historian of her maritime discoveries even claims for her the unenviable distinction of having anticipated the Portuguese in introducing negroes into Europe. --Ibid., p. 166. The great name of Columbus is indelibly soiled and stained by his undeniable and conspicuous implication in the enslavement of the Aborigines of this continent, so improperly termed Indians. Within two years after his great discovery, before he had set foot on the continent, he was concerned in seizing some scores of natives, carrying them to Spain, and selling them there as slaves. Columbus himself did not escape the stain. Enslaving five hundred native Americans, he sent them to Spain, that they might be publicly sold at Seville. --Ibid. His example was extensively followed. The fierce lust for gold, which inflamed the early adventurers on his track, incited the most reckless, shameless disregard of the rights and happiness of a harmless and guileless p
condition; and that slaveholders, whether in fact or in purpose only, eagerly hastened to our new purchase and rapidly covered its most inviting localities with cotton-fields and slavehuts. The day that saw Louisiana transferred to our Union is one of woeful memory to the enslaved children of unhappy Africa. The plant known as Cotton, whence the fiber of that name is mainly obtained, appears to be indigenous in most tropical and semitropical countries, having been found growing wild by Columbus in St. Domingo, and by later explorers throughout the region of the lower Mississippi and its tributaries. Cortes found it in use by the half-civilized Mexicans; and it has been rudely fabricated in Africa from time immemorial. India, however, is the earliest known seat of the cotton manufacture, and here it long ago attained the highest perfection possible prior to the application of steam, with complicated machinery, to its various processes; and hence it appears to have gradually exten
civil war, in substantial accordance with the foregoing views of The New York Express and The Albany Argus. The Pennsylvanian (Philadelphia), and The Patriot and Union (Harrisburg), with nearly every other leading Democratic journal in Pennsylvania, also treated the war now opening as provoked, if not wantonly commenced, by the Black Republicans. So with the ablest and most widely circulated Democratic journals of Connecticut. The Chicago Times, The Detroit Free Press, and Ohio Statesman (Columbus), likewise regarded and treated the conflict as one which the Republicans had unwarrantably commenced, or, at least, incited. Few or none of these, however, counseled acquiescence in Disunion — much less, a surrender of Washington and Maryland. The New York Herald of the 15th put forth a leader, whereof the drift is exhibited in the following extracts: Earnestly laboring in behalf of peace, from the beginning of these sectional troubles down to this day, and for the maintenance of
tridges held out. No man fit to command a sloop of war would have thought of skulking away from a possession so precious and important, until he had, at least, seen the whites of an enemy's eyes. For here were the powerful forty-gun steam frigate Merrimac, richly worth a million dollars even in time of peace, with the Cumberland, the Germantown, the Plymouth, the Raritan, the Columbia, and the Dolphin, beside the huge old three-decker Pennsylvania, the dismantled seventy-fours Delaware and Columbus, with nearly two thousand The Report to the Senate of its Select Committee, appointed to investigate this shameful transaction, made by Hon. John P. Hale, April 18th, 1862, says: According to the returns received at the Ordnance bureau of the Navy Department, it appears that there were seven hundred and sixty-eight guns in the Yard. Other evidence, however, taken by the Committee, goes to show quite conclusively that there were in the Yard at the time of the evacuation at least two
Missouri side of the Mississippi, opposite Columbus, Ky. Columbus was then the Headquarters of the Columbus was then the Headquarters of the Secession force observing and threatening Cairo, while the Rebellion, protected by similar demonstraison at Paducah, to make a feint of attacking Columbus from the north-east, Gen. Grant, sending a sm river to Ellicott's Mills, twelve miles from Columbus, embarked (Nov. 6th) 2,850 men,mainly Illinoi the river to Island No.1, eleven miles above Columbus, where they remained until 7 A. M. of the 7thtwo to three miles above the ferry connecting Columbus with Belmont, where the whole array was debar, by this time, Maj. Gen. Polk, commanding in Columbus, had been thoroughly waked up, and, perceivintion. This is about three miles north of Columbus, Ky., on the Missouri side. The enemy were e, finally, as his fears of a direct attack on Columbus were dispelled, Polk himself crossed over wittogether with cavalry and four batteries from Columbus, and their heavy guns from the bluffs opposit
-citizen; not to maltreat or annoy you, but to respect and enforce the rights of all loyal citizens. An enemy, in rebellion against our common Government, has taken possession of and planted his guns on the soil of Kentucky, and fired upon you. Columbus and Hickman are in his hands. He is moving upon your city. I am here to defend you against this enemy; to assist the authority and sovereignty of your Government. I have nothing to do with opinions, and shall deal only with armed Rebellion ant you are able to defend yourselves, maintain the authority of the Government, and protect the rights of loyal citizens, I shall withdraw the forces under my command. U. S. Grant, Brig. General Commanding. Bishop Polk had not then occupied Columbus, as Gen. Grant supposed; but he did so next day, with a force of ten regiments, six batteries, and three battalions of cavalry. Of course, the promise of Gov. Harris that he should be withdrawn was not fulfilled, and the fact that Grant had now
case at, 216. Columbia, S. C., Legislature convenes at, 330; Chesnut's speech at, 331; Boyce's 332; Ruffin's. 335. Columbus, Christopher, implicated in the Slave-Trade, 26; discovers cotton in the West Indies, 57. Columbus, Ohio, President L vote, 328; 357; 403; Breckinridge declares him duly elected; his journey to the capital, 418; speeches at Indianapolis, Columbus, and Pittsburgh, 419; speech at Philadelphia, 419-20; his Inaugural, 422 to 426; reflections, and opinions of the Press Polk, Gen. Bishop, bombards our troops at Belmont, 595; crosses to Belmont; drives off the Unionists, 596; occupies Columbus, Ky., 613. Polk, James K., 69; nominated for President, 164; is elected, 167; 168; letter to John K. Kane, 169; is open, 197; a member of the cabinet, 428. Smith, Gen. E. K., wounded at Bull Run, 545. Smith, Gen., makes a feint to Columbus, Ky., 595. Smith, Gerrit, 127; forms an Abolition Society at Peterborough, N. Y., 128. Smith, Wm. N. H., supported f