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Oliver Otis Howard, Autobiography of Oliver Otis Howard, major general , United States army : volume 2, Chapter 54: public addresses concerning the freedmen in 1866, advocating education (search)
stings and turnings of our great men, who are wedded to politics as a trade, who are too great to own the manhood of the slave, too great to consider important the interests of the lowly, perplex us; but the past cannot be blotted out; our country A band of white men opposed to all attempts to benefit the blacks had brutally assaulted a teacher, from the North, at Warrenton,Va. Amer-ican Missionary Magazine, June, 1866. is being purged, is being redeemed, and shall be blessed. Henry Ward Beecher followed me and urged help, real help to the freedmen's societies. He spoke with great force and earnestness. Two days later I entreated the American Bible Society at their anniversary exercises, held also in New York, to extend their Bible distribution to the freedmen in the South, and hastened back to my work in Washington, which I only left once again that year to address the people of Brooklyn and Newark, N. J., on Our Christian duty to the South, and to attend the meeting of t
ceedings; so that even when the Regulators were for a time apparently very strong, reaction in the best Southern circles had set in against them before the close of 1869. During 1870, there were few localities which were kept in ferment by these unscrupulous secret organizations. By procuring the support of good citizens all over the South and,when necessary, action by the army to arrest outlaws, our schools whenever temporarily closed were soon reopened and steady progress made. Colonel Beecher, in his June report from Alabama, spoke of bad feeling in a few counties. There were threats to burn school structures, but by vigilance the dreaded calamity was everywhere prevented. But in northwestern Louisiana there was still trouble enough. McCleery, the superintendent from Texas, and those aiding him, had many narrow escapes. While traveling on duty through Winn parish, a band like those so often described waylaid him and drove him to refuge in a swamp, where, by staying all n
Oliver Otis Howard, Autobiography of Oliver Otis Howard, major general , United States army : volume 2, Chapter 60: opposition to Bureau and reconstruction work became personal; the Congregational Church of Washington (search)
meetings of 1867, held in Brooklyn, during one evening, at the church of Henry Ward Beecher, the Congregational Union, a church building society, had its anniversary. The house was filled with people, and Mr. Beecher presided. Our church had recently solicited pecuniary aid from the building society. Our Washington pastor, Drs. In the same manner I had hitherto declined such gifts. Then, turning to Mr. Beecher, I said: Permit me to change my mind about taking presents. Generals Grant,rs. Now I will take mine. It shall be wholly for the house of the Lord! Mr. Beecher, full of happy humor, said: Well, General Howard, you shall have your gift. for our building fund was handed up from the people, in various sums, while Mr. Beecher amused them by his odd and humorous remarks. Something was said or done the came from the Pilgrim Church of Brooklyn, as an outgrowth of my address at Mr. Beecher's church, $7,000 more for the same object. At a later period in Washington
Oliver Otis Howard, Autobiography of Oliver Otis Howard, major general , United States army : volume 2, Chapter 70: D. L. Moody on board the Spree; Spanish War, 1898; Lincoln Memorial University; conclusion (search)
mind told me she prayed constantly, but still she was so afraid she could not take off her boots. One elderly Jew from Russia was on his knees most of the time weeping. He insisted that he was the Jonah because he had come away from home without bidding his family adieu. He thought that if we would throw him overboard safety would surely come. On Sunday morning I was trying to encourage a fellow-passenger who had hard work to repress his fear, when from the next table a member of Mr. Beecher's old church in Brooklyn called out: I don't see where you get your confidence. I put my hand on my breast and said: I do not know, but it is in there. I suppose, accustomed to danger as I was, this did not disturb me as much as it did some others. Mr. Moody proposed to me that we have a service, as it was Sunday. He said: You see the captain; you can do that better than I can. I found the captain in his place in the pilot house. Though suffering excruciatingly from an attack of
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