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Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 3, Chapter 41: search for health.—journey to Europe.—continued disability.—1857-1858. (search)
duchess, four horses and outrider; dinner at eight o'clock; several new-comers,—among others, Mrs. Hay Mackenzie, the mother of Lady Stafford. October 15. Prayers in the morning by the duchess; breakfast; the duchess took me this morning four miles to the steamer; took leave; crossed over to Birkhead; then got a dog-cart to Elgin (nine miles), passing over the heath with Forres in sight, the scene of Macbeth and Banquo; at Elgin saw the remains of the cathedral; stopped at the inn. October 16. At eleven o'clock stage-coach to Keith; then railway to old Meldrum; then posting to Haddo House, the seat of the Earl of Aberdeen. The queen had left the day before, and the family were alone. Dinner at eight o'clock. October 17. Walk in the grounds with Lord Aberdeen, Mrs. Farquarson, and two daughters and son, of Invercauld; next to Balmoral; long conversations with Lord Haddo and Mr. Arthur Gordon. October 18. Sunday. At twelve o'clock went to the kirk two miles, and heard a
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 3, Chapter 43: return to the Senate.—the barbarism of slavery.—Popular welcomes.—Lincoln's election.—1859-1860. (search)
the day to Mr. and Mrs. Adams at Quincy, and a visit to John M. Forbes at Naushon. Sumner took part in the festivities in honor of the Prince of Wales, who was in Boston in October, being present at the collation at the State House, a musical jubilee at the Music Hall, and a reception at Harvard College, and also being selected by General Bruce as one of the party to accompany the prince to Portland on his day of sailing. Sumner contributed articles to the Boston Transcript, October 15 and 16, on the Duke of Kent's visit to Boston in 1794, and on the Prince of Wales and his suite. He was pleased to find his brother George, now in full sympathy with his own views, at last taking part in public work, speaking for the first time in a political campaign. One day he sought Mount Auburn, lately unfamiliar to him, and wrote to William Story, August 10:— Yesterday I was at Mount Auburn, especially to see the statues in the chapel. I had not been there for years. I was pleased wit
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 4, Chapter 48: Seward.—emancipation.—peace with France.—letters of marque and reprisal.—foreign mediation.—action on certain military appointments.—personal relations with foreigners at Washington.—letters to Bright, Cobden, and the Duchess of Argyll.—English opinion on the Civil War.—Earl Russell and Gladstone.—foreign relations.—1862-1863. (search)
what he had said nine months before at Leith, that the effort of the Northern States was a hopeless one; and he suggested that there was an interval between opinions and the steps which give them effect. Letters in his behalf by C. L. Ryan, October 16 and 18. London Times, October 20 and 24. Shortly after, in an open corespondence with Prof. F. W. Newman, he called the struggle of our government to maintain itself a hopeless and destructive enterprise. Dec. 1, 1862. Professor Newman's le his Address might have been different. Cobden wrote to him: You were, I suspect, speaking under the impression that the iron-clad rams would be allowed to leave. This was the turning-point in the course of the Cabinet. Adams wrote to Seward, October 16, that the government has within the past week adopted measures of a much more positive character than heretofore to stop the steam rams. Sumner wrote to Lieber, September 15:— I was sorry not to see you [in New York]. But especially s
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 4, Chapter 52: Tenure-of-office act.—equal suffrage in the District of Columbia, in new states, in territories, and in reconstructed states.—schools and homesteads for the Freedmen.—purchase of Alaska and of St. Thomas.—death of Sir Frederick Bruce.—Sumner on Fessenden and Edmunds.—the prophetic voices.—lecture tour in the West.—are we a nation?1866-1867. (search)
had lodged, speaking to Sumner after the lecture, recalled the strangers whose coming was a mystery. Beaumont was probably with Tocqueville. His lecturing tour extended as far west as St. Louis and Dubuque, and as far north as Milwaukee. The appointments which he filled were as follows: Pontiac, Mich., October 7; Grand Rapids, October 8; Lansing, October 9; Detroit, October 10; Ann Arbor, October 11; Battle Creek, October 12: Milwaukee, Wis., October 14; Ripon, October 15; Janesville, October 16; Belvidere, Ill.. October 17; Rockford, October 18; Dubuque, la., October 19; Bloomington, Il., October 21; Peoria, October 22: Galesburg, October 25; Chicago, October 29; St. Louis, Mo., November 1; Jacksonville, Ill., November 2; Quincy, November 4. Aurora, November 5; La Porte, Ind., November 6: Toledo, O., November 7. A severe cold, accompanied with hoarseness and exhaustion, obliged him to give up his engagements in Iowa (except at Dubuque), and to rest a few days in Chicago. At Dub
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865, vol. 1, Condensed history of regiments., Twenty-third regiment Massachusetts Infantry. (search)
egiment took part in the Goldsboroa expedition, being present at the battle of Kinston and engaged with great loss at Whitehall. It left New Berne in January, 1863, to take part in the movement against Charleston, S. C., but returned to North Carolina in April, having spent a month in camp at St. Helena Island and much of the remaining time on transports. It remained encamped near New Berne, engaging in picket duty and reconnoitering expeditions, during the summer and autumn of 1863. On October 16 it sailed for Fortress Monroe and went into camp near Newport News; while here over 200 members of the regiment re-enlisted, and in January returned to Massachusetts for furlough. The regiment moved to Portsmouth in January, 1864, engaging under command of Colonel Elwell in an expedition to Smithfield in April. As part of Heckman's Red Star Brigade, and serving with General Butler's forces at Bermuda Hundred, it was present at the engagement at Walthal Junction and active at Arrowfield C
George Ticknor, Life, letters and journals of George Ticknor (ed. George Hillard), Chapter 7: (search)
just sinking into the deep waters. But on entering it, feelings very different take possession of you. You have left behind you the traces of vegetation; the animal creation seems to have forsaken you; you are in the midst of a great city, without its accustomed bustle and animation . . . . . Everything is strange, and everything seems uncertain; the very passage-ways are dark and narrow, and the massy architecture of the houses, ending in the water, seems to have no foundation . . . . October 16.—Over its [St. Mark's] pronaon stand the four famous bronze horses, which must always be numbered among the finest remains of antiquity. Their early history is uncertain, and has lately been disputed with much warmth, and with a waste of obscure learning, by Count Cicognara, President of the Academy of Venice, Schlegel, Mustoxidis, a native of Corcyra and a member of the French Institute, and Dandolo, a young Venetian patrician of talent and acuteness. Six pamphlets have been published,
George Ticknor, Life, letters and journals of George Ticknor (ed. George Hillard), Chapter 6: (search)
of letters, or men marked by intellectual endowments. I was particularly glad to see Ste. Beuve, a modest little gentleman of about fifty-five; for if I had not seen him now, I should have missed him altogether, as he is just going for the winter to Lausanne. No man alive has so good a knowledge of French literature in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries as he has; and I obtained some good indications from him this evening, which will make me regret his absence this winter the more. October 16.—Mad. de Broglie made us a long visit this morning, and talked politics and religion in abundance, which it was agreeable to listen to, because she is so frank and sincere, but in which it is not possible for me to agree with her, because she is so Calvinistic, and looks with so much less favor than she used to on free institutions. . . . . October 25. . . . . . In the evening we went to see a Miss Clarke, an English lady, living with her aged mother over in the old Abbaye aux Bois, i
3. Rumors, manoeuvres and engagements. Boston Evening Journal, Oct. 15, 1863, p. 2, col. 3, p. 3, col 7, p. 4, col. 7; Oct. 16, p. 2, cols. 1, 3. — and Bristoe Station, Va. Engagement of Oct. 14, 1863. Account from correspondent of New York He draft, Boston. — 1862. Oct. First drawing at Faneuil Hall. Boston Evening Journal, Oct. 15, 1862, p. 2, cols. 4, 8; Oct. 16, p. 2, cols. 3, 7, p. 4, col. 4. — – Bounty raised to avoid its continuance; report of committee of the board of aldel. 3; p. 4, col. 1. —First drawing at Faneuil Hall, Boston. Boston Evening Journal, Oct. 15, 1862, p. 2, cols. 4, 8; Oct. 16, p. 2, cols. 3, 7, p. 4, col. 4. —Further proceedings, delays; enlistment of drafted men to save bounty. Boston Evenound; condition of army. Army and Navy Journal, vol. 1, p. 855. — Against Gen. Hood. About Allatoona, Ga., Sept. 25–Oct. 16. Army and Navy Journal, vol. 2, p. 130. — – About Dalton, Ga., Oct. Army and Navy Journal, vol. 2, pp. 1
the left, the Confederates fought with such unflinching courage, Virginians and Georgians alike, that the enemy was finally repulsed. This was the bloodiest fight, so far, in western Virginia. The total Confederate loss was 20 killed, 98 wounded and 28 missing; the Federal loss, 20 killed, 107 wounded and 10 missing. After the retreat of Rosecrans to the Hawk's Nest and Gauley bridge, Lee detached Floyd for a movement up the south side of the New river, and that general crossed about October 16th, with the available portions of Russell's Mississippi regiment, Phillips' legion, the Fourteenth Georgia and the Fifty-first, Forty-fifth, Thirty-sixth and Twenty-second Virginia and 500 cavalry, in all about 4,000 men. In this southern region the enemy was in possession as far as Raleigh, having laid waste the village of Fayette and the country upon his lines of march, penetrated within 70 miles of the Virginia & Tennessee railroad, and produced great alarm among the people of Mercer, Gi
s converted into a band of marauders, who plundered alike friend and foe. The same day an expedition to Springfield Station drove away the Confederate pickets and brought away 32 carloads of wood and ties. On the 4th Gen. N. G. Evans tried his artillery on the Federal battery on the Maryland shore near Edwards' ferry, to which reply was made. On the 15th a small body of Confederate cavalry attacked and routed the Federal picket near Padgett's tavern, on the Little river turnpike. On October 16th, Col. Turner Ashby, who held the front of Harper's Ferry, determined to punish the Federal forces that had for several days been making incursions into Virginia, seizing wheat and committing other depredations, their larger force enabling them to push back his smaller one as they advanced. Ashby had in his command some 300 militia, armed with flint-lock muskets, and two companies of cavalry. He asked General Evans to co-operate with him from Leesburg by sending a force to Loudoun height
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