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my college mates in Transylvania was a tall country boy, true-hearted and honest, with many virtues but without grace or tact. The sight of him always seemed to suggest to Mr. Bishop the question of the Catechism, Who made ye, Dauvid? to which Atchison always answered, Gaud, and Mr. Bishop invariably responded, Quite right, Dauvid; quite right. I left him in the college when I went to West Point, and afterward, when I met him in the United States Senate, in which he was one of the Senators from Missouri, my first greeting was, Who made ye, Dauvid? I loved him when we were boys, and he grew with growing years in all the graces of manhood. David R. Atchison, now no more, but kindly remembered even by those who disagreed with him politically, was a man of unswerving courage and stainless honor. The University of Transylvania was fortunate in so far that its alumni were favorites in public life. My dear and true friend, George W. Jones, of Iowa, was of our class, and with me,
roposition an alternative contemplating negotiation as a means of effecting the end proposed: and this was carried by 27 Yeas, to 25 Nays — the Nays all Whigs. The measure, as thus amended, passed the Senate by Yeas 27--all the Democrats present and three Whigs, of whom two thereupon turned Democrats — to 25 Nays — all Whigs; On the final vote in the Senate, the Yeas--for the Proposition as amended — were as follows — the names in italics being those of Whigs: Messrs. Allen, Ashley, Atchison, Atherton, Bagby, Benton, Breese, Buchanan, Colquitt, Dickinson, Dix, Fairfield, Hannegan, Haywood, Henderson, Huger, Johnson, Lewis, McDuffie, Merrick, Niles, Semple. Sevier, Sturgeon, Tappan, Walker, Woodbury--27. The Nays--against the proposed Annexation — were : Messrs. Archer, Barrow, Bates, Bayard, Berrien, Choate, Clayton, Crittenden, Dayton, Evans, Foster, Francis, huntington, Jarnagin, Mangum, Miller, Morehead, Pearce, Phelps, Porter, Rives, Simmons, Upham, White, Woo
Xvii. The Nebraska-Kansas struggle. 1854-61 Pierce Atchison A. C. Dodge Douglas Archibald Dixon Salmon P. Chase Badger of N. C. English of Ind. Ao Senators from Slave States but those from Missouri sustained the bill; and Mr. Atchison, of that State, in supporting a motion to take up the bill, to which Mr. Rus Houston and Rusk, of Texas; Dixon, of Kentucky; Bell and Jones, of Tennessee; Atchison, of Missouri; Sebastian and Johnson, of Arkansas; Gwin and Weller, of Californdate, had 597 of them. He received 2,268 in all, to 570 for all others. David R. Atchison, then a U. S. Senator from Missouri, in a speech in Platte County, Mo., a surrounded and surprised by various parties of enemies, part of them under Gen. Atchison, who, with the Platte County rifles, and two pieces of artillery, approachey army now marched down the hill, and entered the south end of the town, where Atchison made a speech to them, declaring that the Free-State Hotel and the two Free-St
time, No Quarter! Let no one stay away! A similar appeal.was issued from Westport, signed by Atchison, Stringfellow, and others. A force of two thousand men was, by virtue of these appeals, collecnta Fe, directly on the border; but soon divided into two expeditions, one of which, led by Senator Atchison, was confronted at Bull's Creek by not more than half its number under Gen. J. H. Lane, andis way home from Topeka, when the startling announcement was made that 2,800 Missourians, under Atchison and Reid, were advancing upon that town. Not more than two hundred men in all could be rallied-cabins in the wilderness, which his pursuers surrounded, at a respectful distance, and sent to Atchison and Lecompton for reenforcements. From Atchison, twelve men arrived, making their force forty-Atchison, twelve men arrived, making their force forty-two to his eight. As they were preparing to attack, Brown and his seven companions suddenly issued from the wood, in order of battle, when the valorous posse turned and fled. They probably were al
doubtless had been advised that they would find Price on their arrival. Two parties of Unionists started in pursuit from different points on the North Missouri Railroad, directed to form a junction at Liberty, Clay county. Lieut. Col. Scott, of the Iowa 3d, reached that point at 7 A. M., on the 17th, and, not meeting there the expected cooperating force front Cameron, under Col. Smith, pushed on to Blue Mills Landing, on the Missouri, where lie attacked the Rebels--now commanded by Gen. David R. Atchison--and was promptly and thoroughly routed. Col. Smith, who had been delayed by rains and bad roads, reached Liberty by dark, and there met Scott's beaten and demoralized regiment. They now moved together to the Landing (on the 18th); but found that the Rebels had all crossed the river and pushed on to Lexington, thirty miles distant. Smith thereupon returned to St. Joseph; and Gen. Sturgis, who was advancing by another route to the relief of Lexington, being confronted by a superior
regard to Union sentiment in, 515. Arkansas Territory, organization of, 75; 108. Armstrong, Commander, orders the surrender of the Pensacola forts, 412. Atchison, David R., his advice to the Border Ruffians, 237; surrounds Lawrence with an army of Missourians, 243; 244; 283; defeats a small Union force in Northern MissourLouis, 134. Lawrence, Abbott, of Mass., in the Whig Convention of 1848, 192. Lawrence. Kansas, the founding of, 236; illegal voting at, 238; beleaguered by Atchison. etc., 243-4; Brown's speech at, 284-5; the fight at, 285. lay, Col. C. W., goes to Charleston, 442. Leavenworth, Kansas, outrages at, 239; 335. Leavit Webster's, 260; Judge McLean's opinion, 260; Judge Curtis's, 260 to 263; Buchanan's views, 264; 306 to 309; allusion to, 381. Scott, Lieut.-Col., defeated by Atchison, 587. Scott, Rev. Orange, 126. Scott, T. Parkin, presides at Baltimore, 442. Scott, Gen. Winfield, ordered to Charleston by Jackson, 94; nominated for P
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Finances, United States. (search)
n small bills reached $25; many business establishments were hard pressed to meet the payments of their employees; checks and clearing-house certificates played for a short time a remarkable part. The premium on currency disappeared, however, in September, although money continued to be scarce. One of the features of the commercial trouble of 1893 was the number of large railroad systems forced into the hands of receivers. In this number were included the Erie; Reading; Northern Pacific; Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe; and New York and New England. As the forced purchase of silver was generally recognized as one cause of the disturbances, attention was called to the repeal of the silver purchase act of 1890, and President Cleveland summoned a special session of the Fifty-third Congress to consider the matter. Congress assembled Aug. 7; on Aug. 28 the House passed the Wilson bill, which went to the Senate; in the form of the Voorhees repeal bill the measure passed the Senate by a
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Kansas, (search)
seeds of their respective systems in Kansas. They founded towns: those from the free-labor States founded Lawrence, Topeka, Boston, Grasshopper Falls, Pawnee, and one or two others. Those from the slave-labor States founded Kickapoo, Doniphan, Atchison, and others on or near the Missouri River. Immediately after the passage of the Kansas-Nebraska bill, hundreds of Missourians went to Kansas and selected a tract of land, and put a mark upon it for the purpose of establishing a sort of pre-emptptured a fort near Lecompton, occupied by Colonel Titus with a party of pro-slavery men, and made prisoners the commander and twenty of his men. On Aug. 25 the acting-governor (Woodin) declared the Territory in a state of rebellion. He and David R. Atchison, late United States Senator from Missouri, gathered a considerable force, and, on Aug. 29, a detachment sent by the latter attacked Ossawatomie, which was defended by a small band under John Brown. The latter was defeated, with the loss of
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Missouri, (search)
)term beginsJan. 31, 1881 John S. Marmaduke (Dem.)term beginsJan. 31, 1885 Albert G. MorehouseactingDec. 28, 1887 David R. Francis (Dem.)term beginsJan., 1889 William J. Stone (Dem.)term beginsJan., 1893 Lou V. Stephensterm beginsJan., 1897 A. M. Dockeryterm beginsJan., 1901 United States Senators. Name.No. of Congress.Term. David Barton17th to 21st1821 to 1831 Thomas H. Benton17th to 31st1821 to 1851 Alexander Buckner22d1831 to 1833 Lewis F. Linn23d to 27th1833 to 1843 David R. Atchison28th to 33d1843 to 1856 Henry S. Geyer32d to 34th1851 to 1857 James Stephen Green34th to 36th1857 to 1861 Trusten Polk35th to 37th1857 to 1862 Waldo P. Johnson37th1861 to 1862 John B. Henderson37th to 40th1862 to 1869 Robert Wilson37th1862 B. Gratz Brown38th to 39th1863 to 1867 Charles D. Drake40th to 41st1867 to 1870 Francis P. Blair, Jr41st to 42d1871 to 1873 Carl Schurz41st to 42d1869 to 1875 Lewis F. Bogy43d to 45th1873 to 1877 Francis M. Cockrell44th to—1875 to — David
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Kansas, (search)
out by emigrant aid company to Kansas as an anti-slavery colony, settle at Lawrence......Aug. 1, 1854 First newspaper in Kansas, the Leavenworth Herald, pro-slavery, printed under an elm-tree on the levee at Leavenworth......Sept. 15, 1854 Atchison laid out by an association from Platte county, Mo., and first sale of lots takes place......Sept. 21, 1854 Samuel D. Lecompte, of Maryland, commissioned chief-justice......Oct. 3, 1854 Andrew H. Reeder, of Pennsylvania, appointed governo restrictions of the United States marshal, proceeded to destroy the Free-State Hotel, the offices of the Herald of freedom and Kansas free-state, and Governor Robinson's dwelling, and to ransack and pillage the town generally— United States Senator Atchison, of Missouri, is one of the posse......May 21, 1856 George W. Brown and Gaius Jenkins, arrested on May 14, are taken before Judge Lecompte, at Lawrence, to answer to the charge of treason, bail denied, and case continued till September...
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