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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 14. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Calhoun—Nullification explained. (search)
teresting to the people who inhabit the southern portion of the Confederacy. In December, 1841, it was a public secret in the political circles of Washington that Tyler had again taken up the annexation project. It had in fact never been abandoned, but only temporarily put off the order of the day, because, for various reasons, thoun had any knowledge of the existence of this dispatch before he had consented to become the successor of Upshur, we do not know; but that he would have accepted Tyler's invitation and entered upon the office with exactly the same programme, if Lord Aberdeen's dispatch had never been written, nobody has ever ventured to questionen to write a constitutional history of the United States, does not know the difference between the United States, on the one hand, and Calhoun, Preston, Thompson, Tyler, Upshur, the Legislatures of Mississippi, Alabama and Tennessee, and the whole South on the other? They were not the United States, neither individually nor colle
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 14. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Letters and times of the Tylers. (search)
ublic measures connected with the memory of Judge Tyler were the resolution, whose passage through over Mr. Randolph by a decided vote. In 1833 Tyler was reelected. The writer of the work now un as the Democratic and National Republicans. Tyler was opposed to the United States Bank policy, mocrat; but when the Whig party took its rise, Tyler co-operated with them, and was never, in the Jst censure, passed on him some years before, Mr. Tyler—receiving instructions from resolutions adoputions—resigned his seat and returned home. Mr. Tyler may be considered a firm and decided Whig. the war of 1812, was the annexation of Texas. Tyler acted with great wisdom and skill, and deserve Webster being Secretary of State, and while Mr. Tyler did not secure the confidence of either partnts which distinguished the active career of John Tyler were national, and have become entwined in td for their writings, and also of Buchanan and Tyler. The same is true of cabinet officers from Ha[22 more...]<
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 14. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The campaign from the Wilderness to Petersburg—Address of Colonel C. S Venable (formerly of General R. E. Lee's staff), of the University of Virginia, before the Virginia division f the Army of Northern Virginia, at their annual meeting, held in the Virginia State Capitol, at Richmond, Thursday , October 30th, 1873. (search)
o the War Department. Of its further history I know nothing. The captured angle, now useless to the enemy, was abandoned by them on the 14th. The attacks made on our lines by General Grant on the 14th and 18th were very easily repulsed. On the afternoon of the 19th, General Lee sent Ewell with his corps to the north side of the narrow Ni river to attack the Federal trains and threaten Grant's line of communication with Fredericksburg. After Ewell crossed, and was already engaged with Tyler's division of the enemy, guarding the trains, General Lee became aware for the first time that on account of the difficulties of the way through the flats on the river he had not taken his artillery with him. He was rendered uneasy by this, and sent orders to General Early to extend his left, so as to close up, as far as practicable, the gap between his corps and General Ewell's. Fortunately, General Hampton, who accompanied Ewell with his cavalry brigade, carried with him a battery of horse