Browsing named entities in Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing). You can also browse the collection for February 11th, 1861 AD or search for February 11th, 1861 AD in all documents.

Your search returned 4 results in 4 document sections:

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