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February 11. No entry for February 11, 1861.
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1., Chapter 10: Peace movements.--Convention of conspirators at Montgomery. (search)
Confederacy. There will be solicitations enough from South Carolina for offices. But keep this to yourself. --Autograph Letter of R. B. Rhett: to his Son, February 11, 1861. Robert Barnwell Rhett, the most belligerent of the demagogues of the Palmetto State --the perfect representative of the disloyal politicians of South Carolever been wise in pushing myself forward to office or power, and, I suppose, never will be. I cannot change. Prepare for disappointment. --Autograph Letter, February 11, 1861. Memminger aspired to be secretary of the treasury, and James Chesnut, Jr., who had patriotically made a sacrifice of his seat in the National Senate, Seeouth, that within two months a whole State could not take a fort defended by but seventy men. The thing is absurd. We must be disgraced. --Autograph Letter, February 11, 1861. The Alabamians seem to have been special objects of Rhett's dislike. Alabama, he said, has the meanest delegation in this body. There is not a statesma
Doc. 143. President Lincoln's speech, on leaving Home for Washington, Feb. 11, 1861. Mr. Lincoln left Springfield, Ill., at half-past 7 A. M., accompanied to the depot by a large concourse of citizens. About one thousand persons were collected at the depot, and after he had shaken hands with a number of friends, he spoke as follows: my friends: No one, not in my position, can appreciate the sadness I feel at this parting. To this people I owe all that I am. Here I have lived more than a quarter of a century; here my children were born, and here one of them lies buried. I know not how soon I shall see you again. A duty devolves upon me which is, perhaps, greater than that which has devolved upon any other man since the days of Washington. He never could have succeeded except for the aid of Divine Providence, upon which he at all times relied. I feel that I cannot succeed without the same Divine aid which sustained him; and in the same Almighty being I place my reliance f
William Tecumseh Sherman, Memoirs of General William T. Sherman ., volume 1, Chapter 6: Louisiana. 1859-1861. (search)
e institution until the Board of Supervisors can have time to act. Hoping to meet you soon at the St. Charles, I am, Most truly, your friend and servant, S. A. Smith. P. S.--Governor Moore desires me to express his profound regret that the State is about to lose one who we all fondly hoped had cast his destinies for weal or for woe among us; and that he is sensible that we lose thereby an officer whom it will be difficult, if not impossible, to replace. S. A. S. Baton Rouge, February 11, 1861. To Major Sherman, Alexandria. Dear sir: I have been in New Orleans for ten days, and on returning here find two letters from you, also your prompt answer to the resolution of the House of Representatives, for which I am much obliged. The resolution passed the last day before adjournment. I was purposing to respond, when your welcome reports came to hand. I have arranged to pay you your five hundred dollars. I will say nothing of general politics, except to give my opinion t
e and a concurrent change of opinion. He urges the sending of stiff-backed men, to thwart the threatened success of the friends of peace, and concludes with an expression of the humane and patriotic sentiment that without a little blood-letting the Union would not be worth a rush. See Congressional Globe, ut supra. As this letter, last referred to, is brief and characteristic of the temper of the typical so-called Republicans of the period, it may be inserted entire: Washington, February 11, 1861. my dear Governor: Governor Bingham and myself telegraphed you on Saturday, at the request of Massachusetts and New York, to send delegates to the Peace or Compromise Congress. They admit that we were right, and that they were wrong; that no Republican State should have sent delegates; but they are here, and can not get away; Ohio, Indiana, and Rhode Island are caving in, and there is danger of Illinois; and now they beg us, for God's sake, to come to their rescue, and save the Rep
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Chandler, Zachiariah 1813-1879 (search)
Chandler, Zachiariah 1813-1879 Legislator; born in Bedford, N. H., Dec. 10, 1813; settled in Detroit, Mich., in 1833. In 1857 he was elected United States Senator, and held the seat until 1874, when he was appointed Secretary of the Interior; and in 1879 was again elected to the Senate. He was active in the organization of the Republican party; and sent a famous letter to Governor Blair, of Michigan, on Feb. 11, 1861, in which he used the words, Without a little blood-letting this Union will not, in my estimation, be worth a rush. He died in Chicago, Ill., Nov. 1, 1879.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Confederate States of America (search)
red to be Secretary of the Treasury, and James Chestnut, Jr., who had resigned his seat in the United States Senate, was spoken of as a fitting head of the new nation. In the convention, Rhett counselled the same violence that the South Carolinians had practised in Charleston, and when his recommendations were met by calm opposition, he denounced his associates as cowards and imbeciles. If the people of Charleston should burn the whole crew in effigy I should not be surprised, he wrote Feb. 11, 1861. Men like Stephens, Hill, Brooke, and Perkins controlled the fiery spirits like Rhett and Toombs in the convention, and it soon assumed a dignity suited to the gravity of the occasion. The sessions were generally held in secret. On the second day Memminger, of South Carolina, offered resolutions declaring it to be expedient forthwith to form a confederacy of seceded States, and that a committee of thirteen be appointed to report a plan for a provisional government on the basis of the
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Emancipation proclamations. (search)
rst proclamation freeing the slaves. That officer never issued such a proclamation, but he was the first to suggest to the government a partial solution of the very perplexing question as to what was to be done with the slaves during the Civil War. It was held that the Constitution of the United States did not give to Congress, or to the non-slave-holding States, any right to interfere with the institution of slavery. This was reaffirmed by Congress in a resolution passed by the House, Feb. 11, 1861, without a dissenting voice, to reassure the South that, in spite of the election of Mr. Lincoln, the North had no intention of usurping power not granted by the Constitution. But when, after the outbreak of the war, the army began to occupy posts in the seceding and slave-holding States, the negroes came flocking into the Union lines, large numbers being set free by the disorganized condition of affairs from the usual labor on the farms and plantations of the South. Then the question
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Lincoln, Abraham 1809- (search)
. Lincoln received 4,000 more votes of the people than his opponent. In 1860 and 1864 he was elected President of the United States. Ordinances of secession and the beginning of civil war followed his first election. He conducted the affairs of the nation with great wisdom through the four years of the Civil War, and just as it closed was assassinated at the national capital, dying April 15, 1865. His journey to the capital. The President-elect left his home in Springfield, Ill. Feb. 11, 1861, for Washington, D. C. accompanied by a few personal and political friends. To the crowd at the railway station, evidently impressed with the solemn responsibility laid on him, he said: A duty devolves on me which is, perhaps, greater than that which has devolved upon any man since the days of Washington. He never could have succeeded except for the aid of Divine Providence, upon which he at all times relied. I feel that I cannot succeed without the same divine aid which sustained h
16, 1874. 152,254Sievers et al.June 23, 1874. 154,497LewittAug. 25, 1874. 156,119BarneyOct. 20, 1874. 7. (b.) Reciprocating Blades. (continued). No.Name.Date. 156,662DarbyNov. 10, 1874. 157,228SchultzNov. 24, 1874. 157,462SieversDec. 8, 1874. 158,428McCulloughJan. 5, 1875. 158,834DarbyJan. 19, 1875. 159,020DarbyJan. 26, 1875. 159,261GriestFeb. 2, 1875. 8.Tuck Creasers and Markers. 27,179WheelerFeb. 14, 1860. 28,633FullerJune 5, 1860. 31,379FishFeb. 12, 1861. 34,357FishFeb. 11, 1861. 40,084RoseSept. 22, 1863. 46,871BoltonMar. 21, 1865. 50,271PerrettOct. 3, 1865. 52,918WestFeb. 27, 1866. 60,111YaleNov. 27, 1866. 61,618GoodrichJan. 29, 1867. 63,033FullerMar. 19, 1867. 64,404BostockMay 7, 1867. 65,141WeissenbornMay 28, 1867. 66,185St. JohnJune 25, 1867. 67,407BrownAug. 6, 1867. 67,653HouseAug. 13, 1867. 67,870GoodrichAug. 20, 1867. 69,289WhiteSept. 24, 1867. 77,972FullerMay 19, 1868. 80,269BostockJuly 28, 1868. 80,270BostockJuly 28, 1868. 80,961IngleA
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