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red by many that, upon the principle that blood is thicker than water, Mr. Johnson would allow his Southern blood to influence him to such an extent that he would surrender everything that had been won to the parties late in rebellion, and for whom, notwithstanding their persecution of himself and family during the war, he had suddenly conceived the most intense infatuation. I have vivid recollections of the stirring events which occurred during the session of Congress which convened December, 1867, at which time there were grave apprehensions over reconstruction. The political rivalries of the summer had intensified the partisan feeling. States lately in rebellion, seeing their advantage in the sympathy of the administration, were clamorous for rehabilitation in all their forfeited rights. The domination of the ignorant colored people, and their unfitness for a proper use of hitherto unknown privileges; their pliancy, in many instances, in the hands of unscrupulous men; the re
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 3: political affairs.--Riots in New York.--Morgan's raid North of the Ohio. (search)
son was in his rear, and Judah on his flank, and that thousands of armed Indianians were blocking every route, however circuitous, for a retrograde movement; so he determined to strike the Ohio at some point where he might cross over into Western Virginia, or Northeastern Kentucky, and make his way back to Tennessee with his plunder. A commission appointed by the State of Indiana to consider the claims of citizens to payment for losses incurred by Morgan's raid, closed their labors in December, 1867, when they had audited claims to the amount of $415,000. When Morgan left Harrison, Hobson, who was pressing on in his track at the rate of forty miles a day (notwithstanding his inability to get fresh horses, because Morgan had seized them), had so gained upon the invader, that there was not more than half a day's march between them. Morgan quickened his pace, exchanged his jaded horses for fresh ones from the pastures of Ohio farmers, and plundered somewhat less for want of time.
lied, nor coaxed, nor deceived into a policy which should restore rebels to power and place loyal men under their heel. He has been, too, a barrier to the possible schemes of folly and madness which Andrew Johnson is said to have contemplated. His very presence at Washington, as commander of the army, has been the safety of the republic, and a constant intimidation to rebels, and to any executive usurpation in the interest of rebels. When the regular session of Congress commenced in December, 1867, and Mr. Johnson, complying in one respect with a law which he assumed to declare unconstitutional and void, sent to the Senate his reasons for suspending Secretary Stanton, his little game was made apparent. The Senate refused its consent to the removal of Mr. Stanton, and, according to the intent of the law, he was immediately reinstated. General Grant, now as always obedient to the law, recognized the action of the Senate as itself a reinstatement of the secretary, and notifying the
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Thornton, Sir Edward 1817- (search)
Thornton, Sir Edward 1817- Diplomatist; born in London, England, July 17, 1817: graduated at Cambridge University in 1840; was appointed minister to the United States in December, 1867; member of the joint high commission on the Alabama claims in 1871; member of the arbitration board of the American and Mexican claims commission in 1873; and of the board to arrange the boundaries of Ontario in 1878. He was transferred from Washington to St. Petersburg in May, 1881.
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories, United States Colored Troops. (search)
till October, 1865. Mustered out October 24, 1865. 124th United States Colored Regiment Infantry. Organized at Camp Nelson, Ky., January 1 to April 27, 1865. Garrison and guard duty at various points in the Dept. of Kentucky till December, 1867. Mustered out December 20, 1867. 125th United States Colored Regiment Infantry. Organized at Louisville, Ky., February 12 to June 2, 1865. Garrison and guard duty at Louisville, Ky., and other points in the Dept. of Kentucky till December, 1867. Mustered out December 20, 1867. 126th United States Colored Regiment Infantry. Not organized. 127th United States Colored Regiment Infantry. Organized at Camp William Penn, Philadelphia, Pa., August 23 to September 10, 1864. Ordered to City Point, Va., September, 1864. Attached to 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 10th Corps, Army of the James, to November, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 10th Corps, to December, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 25th Corps an
John Harrison Wilson, The life of Charles Henry Dana, Chapter 23: period of reconstruction (search)
favors expulsion of French from Mexico holds great Britain responsible for Alabama claims commends initial policy of Grant's administration Opposes creation of New departments of government Approves general amnesty Recommends Greeley for Grant's cabinet or minister to England manifest Destiny or Continental Union annexation of Haiti and Santo Domingo repeal of tenure of office act arrest of Samuel Bowles Dana closed the contract for the control of the New York Sun late in December, 1867, or early in January, 1868, for himself and his associates, among whom were such distinguished men as William M. Evarts, Roscoe Conkling, Thomas Hitchcock, Alonzo B. Cornell, Cyrus W. Field, Edwin D. Morgan, George Opdyke, David Dows, Salem H. Wales, William H. Webb, and Freeman Clarke. Several other gentlemen of nearly equal prominence were included in the list of stockholders. They were nearly all Republicans, and all influential in the political or commercial life of New York and of
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 4, Chapter 52: Tenure-of-office act.—equal suffrage in the District of Columbia, in new states, in territories, and in reconstructed states.—schools and homesteads for the Freedmen.—purchase of Alaska and of St. Thomas.—death of Sir Frederick Bruce.—Sumner on Fessenden and Edmunds.—the prophetic voices.—lecture tour in the West.—are we a nation?1866-1867. (search)
oved to be opportune; for Seward, though it was not then known, was already embarked in a wild enterprise Seward had visions of indefinite extension to the South. He said once at Sumner's table. in 18,8, that in thirty years the City of Mexico would be the capital of the United States. He sought to annex the Sandwich Islands. Seward's Life, vol. III. p. 372.— a negotiation with Denmark for the purchase of St. Thomas at the price of $7,500,000, which was submitted to the Senate in December, 1867, though not ripe for action till a year later than that time. It is a worthless island, remarkable for hurricanes, earthquakes, and droughts, destitute of productions, and inhabited by a miserable population. The treaty was the beginning of a system of insular and extra-continental acquisitions, contrary hitherto to the policy of our government. The ministry of Denmark was anxious to dispose of what was valueless to that country for a sum of money which was sorely needed by its empty
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 4, chapter 18 (search)
r proposition and then another; the Danish minister at Washington going home and leaving no successor; the insistence of Denmark after the price had been fixed on a vote of the islanders, which in view of what they were could be of no significance, and which involved vexatious questions and postponements, so that the treaty was not signed till Oct. 24, 1867, and not submitted to the Senate till December, and the vote of the islanders was not communicated till Jan. 17, 1868. Although in December, 1867, when the treaty was referred, Mr. Sumner promptly requested the papers from the state department, they were not forthcoming for seven weeks; and when they had been printed and were available for use, the time fixed by the treaty for ratification(Feb. 24, 1868) had expired, and an extension of time became necessary. So sluggish were the Danes in the whole business that our minister, Mr. Yeaman, could not control his impatience, and wrote of the national characteristic: In everything, fr
Lucius R. Paige, History of Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1630-1877, with a genealogical register, Chapter 16: ecclesiastical History. (search)
rch, at the westerly corner of Main and Vernon streets; services were held in the Sabbath-school room as early as Sept. 1, 1866; the whole house was completed in Dec. 1867, and was consecrated Oct. 2, 1873. The several Rectors of the Church have been as follows: Rev. Darius-Richmond Brewer, from Dec. 4, 1842, to June 9, 1844; Rev. Groveland, Mass. Deacons. Elected. Held office until Age. Ebenezer HoveyMay, 1865DiedMarch 25, 186665 Josiah SparrowMay, 1865ResignedNov. 1872 Jacob EatonDec. 1867 Simeon TaylorDec. 1867ResignedOct. 1869 Charles L. FessendenNov. 1872 Free Church of St. James.—The Parish of St. James, at North Cambridge, was organized Dec. 1867ResignedOct. 1869 Charles L. FessendenNov. 1872 Free Church of St. James.—The Parish of St. James, at North Cambridge, was organized on Christmas day, 1864, and from that time divine service was regularly continued under the charge of Rev. Andrew Croswell, B. U. 1843, who was elected Rector at Easter, 1865, and remained in that office until Easter, 1871, when the failure of health compelled him to resign. He was succeeded by Rev. William H. Fultz (since depose
d a British riding-school and a bar, Nov., 1775 Refitted for religious services, Jan., 1782 Furnished with a new bell, July 27, 1816 Occupied for a recruiting office, Aug., 1862 Churches Old South, outside repaired and painted, Dec., 1867 Society, religious services closed after the fire, Nov. 9, 1872 New Dartmouth st., completed and dedicated, 1875 Bell removed to Dartmouth street house, May 17, 1876 Park street, Congregational, completed and dedicated, May 1, 1809 oken, May 15, 1795 Built, and dome completed, Oct. 19, 1796 On Beacon Hill, first occupied, Jan. 11, 1798 The Codfish over the Speaker's desk put up, Jan. 11, 1798 West end addition completed, Sep. 8, 1853 Remodeled and repaired, Dec., 1867 Liquor Agent causes a sensation at State House, Nov., 1859 Prison. See Prisons. Stages from Boston to Portsmouth once a week, 1763 From Boston to New York once in three days, 1814 Traveling, the practice of the day, 1830 Su
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