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Maine (Maine, United States) (search for this): chapter 151
ppeal can ever shake the loyalty of the glorious band of loyal States. The West will regard as traitors alike those who suggest a peace with any portion of the Mississippi in rebel hands, and those who suggest a Union with patriotic, brave New England left out. The Northern frontier must he defended; and this canal is the cheapest and best means of defending it. While the Atlantic shore is protected from any foreign enemy by three thousand miles of ocean, by forts and fortifications from Maine to Florida, by a navy which has cost hundreds of millions, the Northern frontier, not less important, is entirely defenceless, and within easy cannon-range for hundreds of miles of a foreign territory. The North-west cheerfully pays her proportion for the defence of the Atlantic, and will pay further large appropriations now required. But we ask, in justice, that the Northern frontier should be secured. He then read a memorial of ex-President Fillmore and others, showing the exposed c
Illinois (Illinois, United States) (search for this): chapter 151
ze. Xix. On this occasion Mr. Lincoln was present. He entered the Senate Chamber, supported by the Senators from Illinois, and was presented to the Vice-President, who invited him to a seat by his side on the dais appropriated to the Presidenhis chamber, he accepted a commission in the army, vaulting from the Senate to the saddle, as he had already leaped from Illinois to California. * * His career as a general was short, though shining. * * He died with his face to the foe—and he died o remember. After a low, sardonic laugh, he continued: I plead with him; I told him they'd be lonely at the old home in Illinois. A wife and child are pleasanter than a tomb, I said. He laughed at that. We had to leave him; and what a sight it wase full pulse of five-and-twenty years, had marshalled all its forces, and been defeated. His name was C. P. Dunster, of Illinois. A noble young fellow in the Douglass Hospital had been injured by the passage of a shell near his head. Shortly aft
North Carolina (North Carolina, United States) (search for this): chapter 151
ed, and President Grant reappointed Mr. James, and associated with him Mr. Abbott, of New York, and Mr. Barringer, of North Carolina. Xxi. To the disgrace of the Republic, three quarters of a century went by after the adoption of the Constituti I always wondered that he kept it at all. As soon as Mr. Edward Stanley reached his post as Provisional Governor of North Carolina, he made a striking display of his power by ordering the Colored Schools recently established by Vincent Colyer and copies of any commissions or orders from his Department undertaking to appoint Provisional Governors in Tennessee and North Carolina, with the instructions given to the Governors. Unanimous leave being granted, he said: If any person in the name in the South. The appointment of Military Governors, which had then already been done for Tennessee, South Carolina, North Carolina, and Louisiana, and as was subsequently done over other subjugated States, was a necessity at the time, in which all
Nassau (Bahamas) (search for this): chapter 151
s, from which island a regular line of British steamers ran to England. In Mr. Richard H. Dana's notes to Wheaton's Elements of International Law, he says of the envoys: Their character and destination were well known to the agent and master of the Trent, as well as the great interest felt by the Rebels that they should, and by the United States officials that they should not, reach their destination in safety. As passengers, they were now on the high seas. Within a few hours' sail of Nassau, the Trent was stopped and searched by the United States war vessel San Facinto, commanded by Captain Wilkes, who, without instructions, and entirely on his own responsibility, seized the two commissioners and their secretaries, and returned with them as prisoners to the United States, while the Trent was left to proceed on her voyage. Xxiii. The news of their seizure was received with unbounded sympathy and approbation. The press, and the public men of the country generally, not only
Providence, R. I. (Rhode Island, United States) (search for this): chapter 151
ey are not of to-day. Let us, he said, rejoice that so much has been gained, and from the extent of the present triumph, take hope and courage for the future. Providence will be with the good cause in times to come, as in times past. Others may despair; I do not. Others may see gloom; I cannot. Others may hesitate; I will not, This is too ridiculous to be laughed at. To sweep away the last doubt on the subject, a week later, Mr. Smith, Secretary of the Interior, at a dinner in Providence, R. I., said: The minds of the people of the South have been deceived by the artful representations of Democrats, who have assured them that the people of the Ns of man into a blessing; nor will the example of Samson stand alone, when he gathered honey from the carcass of the dead and rotten lion. Events, too, under Providence, are our masters. For the Rebels there can be no success. For them, every road leads to disaster. For them, defeat is bad, but victory worse; for then will t
ns for their free possession, till at last all Europe and Asia will together rejoice in the triumph h for a long time, to be ready to recover. To Europe it looked like the beginning of our national er a neutral flag, they might get conveyance to Europe. They took passage in the Trent, bound from H with such joy so little dissembled by others, Europe declared without ambiguity or reserve, that if This was a new spectacle for the nations of Europe to look on; and, as might be expected, it gave breast,— A power that soon in every land— On Europe's shore, on ocean's flood— Shall smite the open, clank'd the chain; But now the strength of Europe's up,— A strength that ne'er shall sleep againrushing your supremacy? Or all the peoples of Europe for crushing monarchy? It would seem that Eated all hope of intervention by the Powers of Europe, in behalf of the slave-propped rebellion. Thd it colored the policy of every government in Europe. Those who sneered at it as a pompous brutum [17 more.
California (California, United States) (search for this): chapter 151
the army, in the Senate, in the hearts of the people of California and Oregon, in the admiration of his companions-in-arms the parting bugle bade Its farewell o'er the grave. California claimed her hero and statesman, and his ashes now reposearch (1874), I wrote to Hon. A. A. Sargent, Senator from California, to learn the present condition of Col. Baker's grave; aience to tolerate as a Senator of the United States, the California Senator, rising in his place, said,— There will be sto the saddle, as he had already leaped from Illinois to California. * * His career as a general was short, though shining.. On the 19th of January, 1862, Senator McDOUGALL, of California, had introduced into the Senate a series of Resolutions It is sufficient that the policy of the Senator from California, without any certainty of good to Mexico, must excite the in the appointment of Military Governors in Mexico and California after their conquest, and before peace. But to appoint
Cannae (Italy) (search for this): chapter 151
d and rotten lion. Events, too, under Providence, are our masters. For the Rebels there can be no success. For them, every road leads to disaster. For them, defeat is bad, but victory worse; for then will the North be inspired to sublimer energy. The proposal of Emancipation which shook ancient Athens followed close upon the disaster at Chaeronea; and the statesman who moved it vindicated himself by saying that it proceeded not from him, but from Chaeronea. The triumph of Hannibal at Cannae drove the Roman Republic to the enlistment and enfranchisement of eight thousand slaves. Such is history, which we are now repeating. The recent Act of Congress, giving freedom to slaves employed against us, familiarly known as the Confiscation Act, passed the Senate on the morning after the disaster at Manassas. Xv. This bill, which passed the Senate on the 22d of July, and was voted for by every Republican, declared: That whenever any person, claiming to be entitled to the ser
Fort Warren (Massachusetts, United States) (search for this): chapter 151
Mr. Lincoln's Cabinet. A very brief examination of the case showed that the act of Captain Wilkes could, under no circumstances, be sustained; and that the surrender of the prisoners, with or without a demand from the British Government, would be only in strict conformity with the precedents which had been established by our own government. Consequently, without any regard to popular clamor, Mr. Lincoln peremptorily ordered a release of the Rebel Commissioners, who had been confined in Fort Warren, in Boston harbor; and that portion of the precious freight of which the steamer Trent had been relieved, was handed over to the British Government, much to the regret of the war party of Great Britain. Before this had taken place, however, Mr. Sumner, who had received letters from distinguished friends of America in England, read them, to the President, and his Cabinet. One from Richard Cobden, January 23, 1862, said:—It is perhaps well that you settle the matter by sending away the
Brazil, Clay County, Indiana (Indiana, United States) (search for this): chapter 151
exists among their mixed American descendants. Besides, they would have readily found an ally in Cuba, which, on fair terms, would gladly have joined this gigantic Power, and, asserting her independence, as all the other Spanish-American states had done, sprung to the alliance to assert her freedom, and save her half a million of slaves. Stepping on the South American continent, this new Power would have trodden triumphantly over a score of torn and shattered Republics on its march to Brazil, where it would have hoped to find a cordial ally and partner in that vast but youthful empire. Thus the only slave-holders and the only slave-empires of the earth would have met, and reared a structure which might have arrested for an age the progress of meridional American regions. Something far less strange than this would be, had long been history. The civilization of ages was overthrown, and to all appearances the world's march was arrested for a thousand years. The combination o
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