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tter of the commissioners to Seward was written, as we have seen, on March 12. The oral message above mentioned was obtained and communicated to the commissioners through the agency of two judges of the Supreme Court of the United States—Justices Nelson of New York and Campbell of Alabama. On March 15, according to the statement of Judge Campbell, See letter of Judge Campbell to Colonel George W. Munford in Papers of the Southern historical Society, appended to Southern Magazine for February, 1874. Justice Nelson visited the Secretaries of State and of the Treasury and the Attorney General (Seward, Chase, and Bates), to dissuade them from undertaking to put in execution any policy of coercion. During the term of the Supreme Court he had very carefully examined the laws of the United States to enable him to attain his conclusions, and from time to time he had consulted the Chief Justice [Taney] upon the questions which his examination had suggested. His conclusion was that, witho
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Georgia, (search)
e State for non-payment of interest......July 2, 1873 Amendment to bonding law prohibits payment of $8,000,000 bonds endorsed by Governor Bullock and pronounced fraudulent. (Being ambiguously worded, it failed of its purpose.) Passed......February, 1874 Commissioner of agriculture authorized by law......February, 1874 State board of health organized......June 9, 1875 New constitution adopted......July 25, 1877 Confederate monument unveiled at Augusta......Oct. 31, 1878 LegislaFebruary, 1874 State board of health organized......June 9, 1875 New constitution adopted......July 25, 1877 Confederate monument unveiled at Augusta......Oct. 31, 1878 Legislature votes bounties to soldiers who had lost limbs in the Confederate service; appoints a commission to regulate railroad charges, and adopts a State flag......July-October, 1879 Macon and Brunswick Railroad sold at auction by the State for $1,125,000......Jan. 13, 1880 Nugget of gold weighing over a pound found in Nacoochee Valley......spring of 1880 Revision of State code regulating time for voting by the electoral college......1880 International cotton exposition held at Atlanta..
Charles E. Stowe, Harriet Beecher Stowe compiled from her letters and journals by her son Charles Edward Stowe, Chapter 14: the minister's wooing, 1857-1859. (search)
o the Atlantic monthly a touching little allegory, The mourning veil. In December, 1858, the first chapter of The minister's Wooing appeared in the same magazine. Simultaneously with this story was written The Pearl of Orr's Island, published first as a serial in the Independent. She dictated a large part of The minister's Wooing under a great pressure of mental excitement, and it was a relief to her to turn to the quiet story of the coast of Maine, which she loved so well. In February, 1874, Mrs. Stowe received the following words from Mr. Whittier, which are very interesting in this connection: When I am in the mood for thinking deeply I read The Minister's Wooing. But The Pearl of Orr's Island is my favorite. It is the most charming New England idyl ever written. The minister's Wooing was received with universal commendation from the first, and called forth the following appreciative words from the pen of Mr. James Russell Lowell:-- It has always seemed
Francis Jackson Garrison, William Lloyd Garrison, 1805-1879; the story of his life told by his children: volume 1, Chapter 12: American Anti-slavery Society.—1833. (search)
amongst ourselves big enough to make a president of, let us get along without one, or go home and stay there until we have grown up to be men. Between fifty and sixty delegates, May says 56 (p. 84); Whittier, 62 (p. 167, Atlantic Monthly, Feb., 1874). The signers of the Declaration of Sentiments were 63. There were but two or three colored members. representing ten of the twelve free States, made their way the next morning December 4, 1833. to Adelphi Hall, on Fifth Street below Walnuthat the word transpose meant. The formal act of signing the Declaration must, the shortening daylight admonished, be put off till the morrow. On Friday morning, Samuel J. May rose to read it for the last time. Whittier, Atlantic Monthly, Feb., 1874, p. 171. It had just before been read by Dr. Cox, who had meanwhile engrossed the Declaration (Second Decade Proceedings, pp. 9, 10). The original document is now in the possession of the New York Historical Society. His sweet, persuasive voice
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, John Greenleaf Whittier, Chapter 4: Enlistment for life (search)
tournament. Of the sixty members in the convention, twelve were from Massachusetts, and twenty-one were members of the Society of Friends. Whittier was one of the secretaries and also one of the sub-committee of three which passed their Declaration of Independence. All this shows clearly the prestige which the young man had already attained, although this again was due largely to the leader of the convention, Garrison. In a paper published in the Atlantic Monthly, forty years later (February, 1874), Whittier gave his own reminiscence of this important experience, and from this I make a few extracts, recalling vividly the event:-- In the gray twilight of a chill day of late November, forty years ago, a dear friend of mine residing in Boston made his appearance at the old farmhouse in East Haverhill. He had been deputed by the abolitionists of the city, William L. Garrison, Samuel E. Sewall, and others, to inform me of my appointment as a delegate to the Convention to be held
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 4, Chapter 59: cordiality of senators.—last appeal for the Civil-rights bill. —death of Agassiz.—guest of the New England Society in New York.—the nomination of Caleb Cushing as chief-justice.—an appointment for the Boston custom-house.— the rescinding of the legislative censure.—last effort in debate.—last day in the senate.—illness, death, funeral, and memorial tributes.—Dec. 1, 1873March 11, 1874. (search)
ate than any public man who was not a member of that body. Two years later, by a similar intervention, he obtained from the same body the rejection of R. H. Dana, Jr., as minister to England. Simmons's career in office was such that President Hayes refused to give him a second term; and his later connection with a department of the municipal administration of Boston appears in court records. The Massachusetts Legislature, by large majorities in both houses, rescinded and annulled in February, 1874, the resolution of censure which in 1872 had been passed on Sumner for his bill against continuing the names of battles with fellow-citizens in the Army Register, or placing them on the regimental colors of the United States. Ante, pp. 550-555. The rescinding resolution was supported in the Senate by Dr. George B. Loring, the president, H. S. Washburn, and Gen. N. P. Banks. As its passage was assured from the outset, it encountered only a feeble resistance and created little excitemen
, Oct. 25, 1848 Seats prepared for the Smoker's Retreat, June 5, 1851 Sanitary Police house built on little hill, Oct., 1867 Corner of Tremont and Boylston street cut off one night, June 26, 1868 Brewer fountain, north-east corner, completed, June, 1868 Stone walk, West street to Park square, laid, 1868 Flag-staff removed from big to little hill, June, 1871 Iron fence, cast side, removed to Mount Hope, Oct., 1879 Bridges built over east side to accommodate coasting, Feb., 1874 Stone curb laid next to Tremont street, May, 1876 Common Great gathering at dedication of Army and Navy Monument, Sep. 17, 1877 Superintendent, Jas. M. Sherburne, in office, Apr. 1, 1851 E. L. Ryder, chosen, July 1, 1854 James M. Sherburne again chosen, 1856 John Galvin, chosen, Feb. 14, 1859 Lyman Davenport, chosen, Apr. 20, 1863 John Galvin, chosen, May, 1868 William Doogue chosen, May, 1878 Sewer, Sup't, Chas. B. Wells, chosen, May 11, 1837 Simeon B
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 19. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The Virginia, or Merrimac: her real projector. (search)
the principle of submerged ends became apparent. The means at command in the Confederacy were not adequate to the complete development of the principle in sea-going ships. Plates of sufficient thickness to afford protection when placed vertically could not be made; but in 1874 it was applied in England. The following description of the Inflexible is from Chief-Engineer J. W. King's War Ships and Navies of the World. The Inflexible, which was commenced at Portsmouth dock-yard in February, 1874, and launched April, 1876, is a twin-screw, double-turret ship, with a central armored citadel. She was designed by Mr. Barnaby, the Director of Naval Construction at the Admiralty, and at a meeting of the Institution of Naval Architects in London, he describes the vessel in the following language: Imagine a floating castle 110 feet long and 75 feet wide, rising 10 feet out of water, and having above that again two round turrets planted diagonally at its opposite corners. Imagine
e town at the November meeting in 1872, and in June, 1873, the selectmen were instructed to report a system for the apportionment of cost upon abuttors and upon the town, action upon which was indefinitely postponed when report was submitted to the town. This latter action was taken because our citizens had become convinced that the enterprise was too costly for the town to undertake single-handed, inasmuch as it was strongly opposed to the discharge of sewage into the Mystic river. In February, 1874, the board of health reported to the town as follows, viz.: We desire to call the attention of the town to the fact that the City of Cambridge is using the waters of Alewife brook, one of the tributaries of Mystic river, as a receptacle for a portion of its sewage, and that the Engineers appointed by the City of Boston to examine into the water supply of the city have suggested the drainage of the towns of Woburn and Winchester into the river, that a portion of the sewage of Charles