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John Harrison Wilson, The life of Charles Henry Dana, Chapter 25: epoch of public corruption (search)
ent-taking, whether by Republicans or Democrats, by municipal or federal officeholders, as a serious menace to our free institutions. It spared neither high nor low in its denunciations. It scored Robeson's corruption in the Navy Department and Tweed's spoliation of the city treasury with equal impartiality and equal severity. On February 17, 1872, the Sun published a leading editorial in which it stated that the nation was now passing through an epoch of public corruption without precedenhe facts of the case had been suppressed; and that the truth had been successfully concealed in many instances. In this article the Sun declared that the frauds of the bosses in the District of Columbia surpassed in greed and boldness those of Tweed and his confederates in New York; that the Postmaster-General had corruptly participated in the notorious Chorpenning claim against the Post-Office Department, and in the Baltimore whiskey frauds against the internal revenue; that the Navy Depart
John Harrison Wilson, The life of Charles Henry Dana, Chapter 26: Grant's second term (search)
independent judge who, in the straight path of judicial duty, has done so much for popular rights. The name of Blatchford should henceforth become a household word, and never be forgotten. But this was not all that Dana had to say on that subject. While he felt deeply the necessity for cleaning out the rings which were preying upon the substance of the people, he asked, August 18th: Would it not be a fatal mistake if, in order to execute justice upon some great public robber like Tweed, we should overturn and destroy those defences of liberty that have cost so much to erect, and whose worth and wisdom centuries of experience have justified? No matter what other amendments we may make in our laws, no matter with what unsparing radicalism we may lay the hand of change upon legislation and usages inherited from other times, let us be conservative at least in everything that relates to the defence of liberty and to the sanctity of personal rights. The election of a majo
John Harrison Wilson, The life of Charles Henry Dana, Index (search)
460, 462, 470. Times, New York, 128, 129. Tombigbee River, 250. Toombs, Southerner, 153. Townsend, Mr., 26. Train, George Francis, 382. Transcendentalism, 19, 27, 33. Treaty of Washington, 421. Tribune, New York, 50, 60-63, 72, 77, 92, 94, 96-100, 108-110, 113-115, 118-121,123, 125, 127-129, 132-134, 136-141, 144, 146-154, 158-162, 165-168, 171-173, 175-183, 186,212, 401,413 414,432, 440, 500. Trumbull, Senator, 370, 431. Tupper, poet, 153. Turchin, General, 264. Tweed, William M., 424. U. Ulffers, 369. Union, dissolution of, etc., 98. Universal Association, article on, 52. University of Michigan, address at, 49, 60. Upton, General, 320, 325. Usher, Secretary, 354. V. Valley of Virginia, 342, 347, 348. Van Cleve, General, 259, 262. Vanderbilt, 458. Venezuela, 471. Vicksburg, 4, 191, 192, 199, 204, 207-209, 212-214, 216, 221, 223, 225-228, 233-236, 238, 239, 248, 252, 255, 256, 267, 276,282, 283, 301, 309, 516, 329, 338, 339.