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wth of Lincoln's reputation. his dejection. Greeley's letters. Herndon's mission to the Eastern states. interviews with Seward, Douglas, Greeley, Beecher, and others. the letter from Boston. the debate. The result. more letters from Horace Greeley. how Lincoln accepted his defeat. a specving at the hands of Horace Greeley. I think Greeley, he complained, is not doing me right. His crs were driving the enthusiasm out of him. Greeley's letters were very pointed and sometimes savbeen in correspondence on my own account with Greeley, Seward, Sumner, Phillips, and others for sevus stages, but had never met any of them save Greeley. I enjoyed heartily the journey and the variy they get their cue, ideas, or what not from Greeley, Seward, et al. By-the-bye, Greeley remarked Greeley remarked to me this, The Republican standard is too high; we want something practical. This may not be inle apportionment law then in operation. Horace Greeley was one of the most vigilant men during th[9 more...]
d to be noticed by Lincoln, and he wanted to support him. A friend of his, who was certainly in his secrets, came to Washington and intimated if Lincoln would invite Bennett to come over and chat with him, his paper would be all right. Mr. Bennett wanted nothing, he simply wanted to be noticed. Lincoln in talking about it said, I understand it; Bennett has made a great deal of money, some say not very properly, now he wants me to make him respectable. I have never invited Mr. Bryant or Mr. Greeley here; I shall not, therefore, especially invite Mr. Bennett. All Lincoln would say was, that he was receiving everybody, and he should receive Mr. Bennett if he came. Notwithstanding his entire inaction, he never for a moment doubted his second nomination. One time in his room discussing with him who his real friends were, he told me, if I would not show it, he would make a list of how the Senate stood. When he got through, I pointed out some five or six, and I told him I knew he w
hasten the issuance by the President of the Emancipation Proclamation, but he was determined not to be forced into premature and inoperative measures. Wendell Phillips abused and held him up to public ridicule from the stump in New England. Horace Greeley turned the batteries of, the New York Tribune against him; and, in a word, he encountered all the rancor and hostility of his old friends the Abolitionists. General Fremont having in the fall of 1861 undertaken by virtue of his authority as as unauthorized and premature. This precipitated an avalanche of fanatical opposition. Individuals and delegations, many claiming to have been sent by the Lord, visited him day after day, and urged immediate emancipation. In August, 1862, Horace Greeley repeated the prayer of twenty millions of people protesting against any further delay. Such was the pressure from the outside. All his life Mr. Lincoln had been a believer in the doctrine of gradual emancipation. He advocated it while in C
Mrs. John A. Logan, Reminiscences of a Soldier's Wife: An Autobiography, Chapter 10: (search)
About ten o'clock President Grant entered the reception-room assigned him. He was accompanied by Senator Morgan, of New York, and one or two others; Mrs. Grant was escorted by General George H. Thomas. Mr. and Mrs. Colfax came in together. Horace Greeley, Julia Ward Howe, Governors Jewell of Connecticut, Oglesby of Illinois, Curtin of Pennsylvania, Fenton of New York, and innumerable others, including many army and navy heroes were there, among them that illustrious Illinois soldier Major-Genwhich she was so generally admired. The whole Diplomatic Corps, the judges of the Supreme Court, members of the Senate, the House, and many other official dignitaries were in attendance on this rare occasion. The press was represented by Horace Greeley, David A. Wells, Horace White, Samuel Bowles, Charles Nordhoff of the Herald, Sands, Minturn, Marshalls, Halstead, Samuel Read, Gobright, Benjamin Perley Poore, and John W. Forney. The usual number of senators and representatives were in att
Mrs. John A. Logan, Reminiscences of a Soldier's Wife: An Autobiography, Chapter 12: (search)
beral Republican convention nomination of Horace Greeley Mr. Greeley's Bereavement, defeat, illnesMr. Greeley's Bereavement, defeat, illness, and death Grant's second inauguration the New cabinet death of my father. Politically excie or four days farcical sessions nominated Horace Greeley for President and B. Gratz Brown, ex-Govertunity to inflict the most cruel blows upon Mr. Greeley. One caricature which caused great amusement was a cartoon of Mr. Greeley as the candidate for President, with a placard on the tail of his coid of Mr. Brown as the Vice-President. How Mr. Greeley and Carl Schurz and men of their great abile the Presidency I do not profess to know. Mr. Greeley canvassed the country and made a most feeli Presidency. Notwithstanding the fact that Mr. Greeley and Mr. Brown were indorsed by the Democratse the possibility of their election. Even Mr. Greeley's letter of acceptance of the Democratic nos home on account of the serious illness of Mrs. Greeley, which proved fatal. This sad event so aff[3 more...]
Chapter 9. The senatorial contest in Illinois-House divided against itself speech the Lincoln Douglas debates the Freeport Doctrine Douglas Deposed from chairmanship of Committee on Territories Benjamin on Douglas Lincoln's popular majority Douglas gains legislature Greeley, Crittenden, et al.-the fight must go on Douglas's Southern speeches Senator Brown's questions Lincoln's warning against popular sovereignty the War of pamphlets Lincoln's Ohio speeches the John Brown raid Lincoln's comment The hostility of the Buchanan administration to Douglas for his part in defeating the Lecompton Constitution, and the multiplying chances against him, served only to stimulate his followers in Illinois to greater efforts to secure his reelection. Precisely the same elements inspired the hope and increased the enthusiasm. of the Republicans of the State to accomplish his defeat. For a candidate to oppose the Little giant, there could be no rival in the Re
avy Crockett, the country of bowie-knives and pistols, of steamboat explosions and mobs, of wild speculation and the repudiation of State debts; and these half-forgotten impressions had lately been vividly recalled by a several years' succession of newspaper reports retailing the incidents of Border Ruffian violence and free-State guerrilla reprisals during the civil war in Kansas. What was to be the type, the character, the language of this speaker? How would he impress the great editor Horace Greeley, who sat among the invited guests; David Dudley Field, the great lawyer, who escorted him to the platform; William Cullen Bryant, the great poet, who presided over the meeting? Judging from after effects, the audience quickly forgot these questioning thoughts. They had but time to note Mr. Lincoln's impressive stature, his strongly marked features, the clear ring of his rather high-pitched voice, and the almost commanding earnestness of his manner. His beginning foreshadowed a
Chapter 24. Criticism of the President for his action on slavery Lincoln's letters to Louisiana friends Greeley's open letter Mr. Lincoln's reply Chicago Clergymen urge emancipation Lincoln's answer- Lincoln issues preliminary proclamation President Proposes constitutional amendment cabinet Considers final ps and invective of the professedly opposition newspapers, but he had also to meet the over-zeal of influential Republican editors of strong antislavery bias. Horace Greeley printed, in the New York Tribune of August 20, a long open letter ostentatiously addressed to Mr. Lincoln, full of unjust censure, all based on the general acoise and dignity with which it maintained his authority as moral arbiter between the contending factions. Executive Mansion, Washington, August 22, 1862. Hon. Horace Greeley. Dear Sir: I have just read yours of the nineteenth, addressed to myself through the New York Tribune. If there be in it any statements or assumptions o
firmed and commanded general approval. Horace Greeley, editor of the powerful New York Tribune, vis with full powers to negotiate a peace. Mr. Greeley urged, in his over-fervid letter of transmi felt the unreasonableness and injustice of Mr. Greeley's letter, which in effect charged his admines that might come from the South should be Mr. Greeley himself, and answering his letter at once ovidently surprised and somewhat embarrassed Mr. Greeley, who replied by several letters of differenme a letter, but to bring me a man or men. Mr. Greeley then went to Niagara, and wrote from there mselves too devoid of credentials to accept Mr. Greeley's offer, but replied that they could easilyf these terms was not, however, apparent to Mr. Greeley, who sent them on to Washington, solicitingf a great battle. He therefore proposed to Mr. Greeley, in case the letters were published, to omiesage of disintegration in the government. Mr. Greeley's mission at Niagara Falls had unsettled an[4 more...]
Varina Davis, Jefferson Davis: Ex-President of the Confederate States of America, A Memoir by his Wife, Volume 2, Chapter 32: Confederate Congress.—The President's Message.—Horace Greeley. (search)
Chapter 32: Confederate Congress.—The President's Message.—Horace Greeley. In the absence of authorized reports of the debates in Congress which are unattainable, if they exist, I have from scrap books compiled excerpts to show the trend of public opinion, and appended Mr. Davis's message in which he treats of the recommendations made by that body, some of which are indicated by the subjoined extracts. Confederate Congress, August 23, 1862. Resolution of thanks to General J. C. Breckinridge and command for gallant conduct at the battle of Baton Rouge; also resolution of thanks to General Earl Van Dorn and command, and citizens of Vicksburg, for their defence of that city. Richmond, August 18, 1862. Several resolutions were offered in the House looking to the doctrine of lex talionis and the enlargement of the conscription. It was clear that these two matters would occupy the attention of Congress before other business could be entertained. As to the conscription, th
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