At the South, there was but one mode of dealing with Abolitionists — that described by Henry A. Wise as made up of Dupont's best [Gunpowder], and cold steel.
Let your emissaries cross the Poto the laws for such cases made and provided; for these were certainly harsh enough to satisfy even Wise himself.
At Charleston, S. C., July 29, 1835, it was noised about that the mails just arrived Maine (Mr. Jarvis), with the amendment thereto, proposed by an honorable member from Virginia (Mr. Wise), and every other paper or proposition that may be submitted in relation to that subject, be re the various sections of the Union.
After some demur by Mr. Hammond, of South Carolina, and Mr. Wise, of Virginia, the Previous Question was ordered on this resolve — Yeas 118, Nays 47. Mr. Vintonmer part adopted by Yeas 147 to Nays 51; and the latter or gag portion by Yeas 127, Nays 78--Henry A. Wise refusing to vote.
This would seem quite stringent enough; but, two years later,
nment stood in urgent need.
The cannon he abandoned were (or had been) partially spiked; but so inefficiently, with nails, etc., that they were promptly and easily restored by the Rebels to a serviceable condition.
The muskets, revolvers, etc., were broken, and, with great quantities of shot and shell, thrown into the water.
Several hours were spent in this work — the marine barracks, in the center of the Yard, being set on fire, about midnight, to give light for its continuance.
Lieut. H. A. Wise
Since, of the Naval Ordnance Bureau. had accompanied Capt. Paulding from Washington, and was detailed by him, on or before their arrival, to board the Merrimac and bring her out, if possible; and he was accordingly on her deck at the earliest moment.
He found her partially filled with water, and rapidly filling — a block, which he threw from her lower deck into her hold, indicating by the splash that the water was already over her orlop deck.
He returned immediately, and reported th
, 387-8; 405.
Cotton Gin, history, 53-66.
Cox, Gen., (Union,) captures Barboursville, Va., and pursues Wise, 524-5.
Cox, Rev. Samuel H., his church mobbed, 126.
Cox, Samuel S., of Ohio, offers a Peace resolution in the Housalcations, 410, 411; allusion to, 413; Pollard's enumeration of the services of. 414; allusion to, 442; 506; supersedes Gen. Wise in West Virginia; the battle of Carnifex Ferry, 525; effects his escape from Gen. Benham, 526.
Flournoy, Francis B.,n., emancipates his slaves, 107; 515.
Gaulden, W. B., of Ga., in Dem. Convention, 316-17.
Gauley Bridge, burnt by Gen. Wise, 524.
Gauley Mount, Rosecrans's attempt on, 526.
Geary & Weller, in the Alton riots, 137.
Geary, Gen., capture of, 578 to 582.
Winthrop, Major Theo., killed at Bethel, 531.
Winchester Virginian, The, J. M. Mason to, 478-9.
Wise, Henry A., his prescription for Abolitionists, 128; 144; 146; his speech in the House, 1842, 158; opinion of John Brown, 2