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I believed that the gates for pursuing chemical knowledge and investigation in a regularly defined and scientific manner were opened by the wonderful invention of the murdered Lavoisier in his chemical nomenclature, which gave name and place to all chemical substances in their relations to each other, and took them out of the unintelligible and incongruous diction which surrounded, hindered, and impeded all the work of the alchemists. Static electricity, claimed to have been deduced by Franklin from heaven, and produced on earth by friction upon certain resinous and vitreous surfaces, seemed to me to be too evanescent, fitful, and uncontrollable (because one must use all or none of it at one time) to be of any effectiveness in the arts, or of substantial use to man-kind, save, as I was taught, as a remedy for controlling the nerves of delicate women. I took great interest in that mysterious substance which made to quiver the leg of a dead frog lying on a copper plate when touch
Benjamnin F. Butler, Butler's Book: Autobiography and Personal Reminiscences of Major-General Benjamin Butler, Chapter 18: why I was relieved from command. (search)
ne to Nashville to communicate with Buell, that his motives were proper, and advised that no further proceedings be had in the case. Now to the story which prompts me to insert these despatches. More than a year after the events in question, Franklin wrote to me that on meeting Grant at Memphis, or some such point on the Mississippi, Grant asked what had made me hostile to him. Franklin replied that he knew that I was not hostile but very friendly to him. Grant then said that that could not Franklin replied that he knew that I was not hostile but very friendly to him. Grant then said that that could not be so, for, without any reason, I had ordered Halleck to relieve him from command and arrest him soon after Fort Donelson, and that Halleck had interfered to save him. I took no steps to undeceive Grant, trusting to time to elucidate the question. In the latter part of 1866, while I was in Europe, General Grant, through one of his staff, communicated with General Marcy in regard to papers missing from the files of the office of general-in-chief during my tenure of the place. In searching m
in the department as before, the headquarters of which is at Fortress Monroe. When the Nineteenth Corps arrives, I will add it to the same department. I will take the liberty of suspending this order until I hear again. I will ask to have General Franklin assigned to the active command in the field under General Butler's orders as soon as he is fit for duty. U. S. Grant, Lieutenant-General. [no. 79. see page 696.] headquarters Army of the United States, City Point, July 19, 1864. Specint said he would make the changes necessary to give me the troops in the field belonging to that department. I had only asked that I should not be commanded in battle by a man that could not give an order on the field, and I had recommended General Franklin or General Wright for the command of the department. I was at the headquarters of General Grant on Sunday, July 10, and there saw General B., but had no conversation with him. After General B. had left, I had a confidential conversation wit
General, relieved by Butler, 897. Fourth United States Artillery, reference to, 706, 712. Fourth Massachusetts Regiment sails for Fortress Monroe, 173-174. Fourth Wisconsin Regiment, 371-460. France, secret sessions of National Assembly, 119; the revolution, 122-123; terms of proposed treaty with Confederacy, 464-465; vessel at New Orleans, 468-469; trouble with consul of, 473-476; understanding with Secretary Seward, 489-491; Butler's name in, 552; reference to in speech, 566. Franklin writes to Butler, 873-874. Fremont, Gen. John C., abolitionist candidate for dictator, 576. French, Lieut.-Col. Jonas H., refused appointment by Governor Andrews, 307-308; on Butler's staff in New Orleans, 896. Fuller, Captain, as member of Lafourche confiscation commission, 521. Fuller, Lieutenant-Colonel, message to, 653. Fusion party, 983-984. G Galveston, Butler's advice, regarding, 531-532. Gardner, Henry J., elected know-nothing Governor, 120; conflict with ove