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James Redpath, The Public Life of Captain John Brown 1,857 43 Browse Search
Horace Greeley, The American Conflict: A History of the Great Rebellion in the United States of America, 1860-65: its Causes, Incidents, and Results: Intended to exhibit especially its moral and political phases with the drift and progress of American opinion respecting human slavery from 1776 to the close of the War for the Union. Volume I. 250 2 Browse Search
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 242 6 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 16. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 138 2 Browse Search
Francis Jackson Garrison, William Lloyd Garrison, 1805-1879; the story of his life told by his children: volume 3 129 1 Browse Search
Wendell Phillips, Theodore C. Pease, Speeches, Lectures and Letters of Wendell Phillips: Volume 1 126 0 Browse Search
Mary Thacher Higginson, Thomas Wentworth Higginson: the story of his life 116 2 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 13. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 116 6 Browse Search
Maj. Jed. Hotchkiss, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 3, Virginia (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 114 0 Browse Search
Lydia Maria Child, Letters of Lydia Maria Child (ed. John Greenleaf Whittier, Wendell Phillips, Harriet Winslow Sewall) 89 3 Browse Search
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, both North and South, occurred the raid of John Brown into Virginia. This was undertaken for the ry force in rising against their masters. John Brown was a man violent, lawless, and fanatical. er killed or captured. Among the latter was John Brown himself, badly wounded. In the mean time, hd nine others. It is proper to observe that John Brown, after all his efforts, received no support detachment of marines to the spot, by which John Brown and his party were captured in the engine hoc feeling throughout the South, this raid of John Brown made a deeper impression on the southern min his Sectional Controversy, that on the day of Brown's execution bells were tolled in many places, g slavery to be a sin, have the adherents of John Brown never reflected that the attempt by one peopr much they may have extolled the conduct of John Brown, would never in practice have carried out hi people. And finally the desperate fanatic, John Brown, inflamed by these teachings, had invaded Vi[2 more...]
ities and unquestioned patriotism. In 1825 it was maintained by Mr. William Rawle, of Philadelphia, an eminent and universally respected lawyer, in the 23d chapter of his View of the Constitution of the United States. In speaking of him his biographer says, that in 1791 he was appointed District Attorney of the United States, by the Father of his country; and the situation of Attorney General was more than once tendered to him by Washington, but as often declined, for domestic reasons. Brown's Forum, p. 505. But to quote a still higher authority, that of Mr. John Quincy Adams. This learned and profound statesman, in 1839, admitted the right of the people of a State to secede from the Union, whilst deprecating its exercise. We copy entire the three paragraphs relating to this subject from his Discourse delivered before the New York Historical Society, Pages 68, 69. on the fiftieth anniversary of General Washington's Inauguration as President of the United States: In th
it may be pardonable to state the estimate in which it was held by Mr. Holt, the Secretary of War. No man living had better opportunities than himself of forming a just judgment of its conduct, especially in regard to military matters. Besides, in respect to these, he had been in constant official communication with General Scott from the first of January, 1861, until the inauguration of President Lincoln. He, had previously been Postmaster-General from the decease of his predecessor, Governor Brown, in March, 1859, until the last day of December, 1860, when he was appointed Secretary of War, at this period the most important and responsible position in the Cabinet. In this he continued until the end of the administration. In his customary letter of resignation addressed to Mr. Buchanan, immediately before the advent of the new administration, and now on file in the State Department, he did not confine himself to the usual routine in such cases, but has voluntarily added an expre