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William Schouler, A history of Massachusetts in the Civil War: Volume 2, Chapter 12: Norfolk County. (search)
nce of the year. in 1865, George P. Morey. The town-treasurer in 1861, 1862, and 1863 was Samuel Gilbert; in 1864 and 1865, Samuel Allen. 1861. The first legal town-meeting to act upon matters connected with the war was held on the 30th of April, at which it was voted that the treasurer borrow, not exceeding five thousand dollars, to pay soldiers belonging to Walpole, and to give aid to their families while in the military service of the United States; and Palmer Morey, N. B. Wilmarth, F. W. Bird, Charles Hartshorn, Horace Guild, A. E. Stetson, and J. P. Tisdale were chosen to disburse the aid to the soldiers' families as they shall deem expedient. Voted, that the selectmen pay to each volunteer who shall be an inhabitant of Walpole, while in the service of the United States, such a sum as shall make his pay, including that received of the Federal Government, twenty-five dollars a month. 1862. July 22d, Voted, to pay a bounty of one hundred and fifty dollars to each volunteer w
Francis Jackson Garrison, William Lloyd Garrison, 1805-1879; the story of his life told by his children: volume 3, Chapter 17: the disunion Convention.—1857. (search)
neither against the Constitution nor the Union. Nevertheless, the promoters of the Northern disunion movement determined to proceed with their proposed convention of the free States. The circular call was issued in July. It was Lib. 27.118. signed by T. W. Higginson, Wendell Phillips, Daniel Mann, A Boston dentist residing in Worcester Co., Mass., possessed of much shrewdness of character, and a racy and forcible writer. See the Liberator of this period passim. W. L. Garrison, and F. W. Bird—the editor of Liberator going far beyond the language of it, since Lib. 27.118. it proposed merely an inquiry into the practicability and expediency of disunion, and committed no one signing it to the doctrine. The date of the Convention was fixed in October, and the place selected was Cleveland, Lib. 27.146. Ohio. In that State, the abolitionists had in January petitioned the Legislature to take steps to withdraw from Lib. 27.19. the Union; with the result at least of precipitating a
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 3, Chapter 35: Massachusetts and the compromise.—Sumner chosen senator.—1850-1851. (search)
tate, not neglecting the smallest and remotest towns. They sent out not only their eminent speakers,—Sumner, Palfrey, Wilson, Dana, Burlingame,—but a number of young men, some fresh from college, whose zeal and enthusiasm were effective. The writer was one of the Free Soil speakers. having become a voter that year; and with him was his chum at the Law School, John Winslow, since a distinguished lawyer of Brooklyn, N. Y. The details of organization were carefully watched by Wilson, Keyes, Bird, and Alley, who conferred daily, and who were assisted by practical and sagacious men in all sections of the State. The pendency of a fugitive-slave case in October, in Boston, the first under the new Act, added to the excitement. A few days before the election Sumner made a speech in Faneuil hall, in some respects his most effective one before the people. Certainly no speech he ever made was so calculated to intensify popular feeling. Briefly, as he began, he expressed his approval of
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 3, Chapter 36: first session in Congress.—welcome to Kossuth.—public lands in the West.—the Fugitive Slave Law.—1851-1852. (search)
h mention in this connection, had at this time no steady and consistent support among the journals of Boston. The Free Soil organ, the Commonwealth, which was founded early in 1851, had a very uncertain and changeable management. At times Alley, Bird, Dr. Howe, and Joseph Lyman were pecuniarily interested in it, and for some months Samuel E. Sewall was the proprietor. Dr. Howe, Bird, Dr. Palfrey, Robert Carter, 1819-1879. Journalist and scholar, living in Cambridge, but afterwards removingBird, Dr. Palfrey, Robert Carter, 1819-1879. Journalist and scholar, living in Cambridge, but afterwards removing to New York city. and Richard Hildreth the historian were at times contributors or editors; but after a temporary management by one or more of these gentlemen, it usually fell back into the editorial control of Elizur Wright, who was erratic and headstrong, and addicted to so many novelties and hobbies of his own as to exclude any considerate treatment of public questions or effective support of the Free Soil public men. J. D. Baldwin, afterwards of Worcester, succeeded to the management in
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 3, Chapter 39: the debate on Toucey's bill.—vindication of the antislavery enterprise.—first visit to the West.—defence of foreign-born citizens.—1854-1855. (search)
he effect of his proposed speech on his Know Nothing connections, which at the time he was loath to disturb. Two friends of the Massachusetts senators, F. W. Bird and H. L. Pierce, entered the Senate gallery while Wilson was speaking. They and the writer after the adjournment walked down the steps of the Capitol in company with Seward, who was enjoying a cigar after the long confinement; and the three congratulated him heartily for his decisive expressions against the Know Nothing order. Mr. Bird's description of the debate is printed in the Boston Telegraph, Feb. 28, 1855. Other descriptions were by William S. Thayer in the New York Evening Post, and E. L. Pierce in the Detroit Advertiser. An incident occurred a few days later, just at the close of the session, which shows that Sumner had the respect of Butler, although they were no longer on speaking terms. An amendment to the appropriation bill was under discussion, which authorized the purchase of copies of the papers of G
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 4, Chapter 50: last months of the Civil War.—Chase and Taney, chief-justices.—the first colored attorney in the supreme court —reciprocity with Canada.—the New Jersey monopoly.— retaliation in war.—reconstruction.—debate on Louisiana.—Lincoln and Sumner.—visit to Richmond.—the president's death by assassination.—Sumner's eulogy upon him. —President Johnson; his method of reconstruction.—Sumner's protests against race distinctions.—death of friends. —French visitors and correspondents.—1864-1865. (search)
umner's chief congratulations came therefore from the distinctively antislavery men—such as Wendell Phillips, Parker Pillsbury, F. W. Bird, F. B. Sanborn, Rev. George B. Cheever, and Frederick Douglass. A letter from the writer, March 4, who little thought then of his future connection with the memory of the statesman, said:— God bless you a thousand times for your indomitable resistance to the admission of Louisiana, with her caste system! This afternoon some forty gentlemen dined at Bird's room, A Republican club, composed mostly of radical antislavery men, which dined on Saturdays in Boston. and all, nemine dissentiente, approved it, and with full praise. Frederick Douglass wrote from Rochester, April 29:— The friends of freedom all over the country have looked to you and confided in you, of all men in the United States Senate, during all this terrible war. They will look to you all the more now that peace dawns, and the final settlement of our national troubles is<
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 4, Chapter 58: the battle-flag resolution.—the censure by the Massachusetts Legislature.—the return of the angina pectoris. —absence from the senate.—proofs of popular favor.— last meetings with friends and constituents.—the Virginius case.—European friends recalled.—1872-1873. (search)
unty, calling on Whittier at Amesbury, and dining with B. P. Poore at his house in Newbury. The same month he attended the wedding of the daughter of his friend Mr. Bird at Walpole, and passed a few days with Mr. Hooper at Cotuit. Late in the autumn he was for a day or two at Governor Claflin's in Newtonville. He met there one ttempt and failure to obtain the Republican nomination for governor; but Sumner did not take part in the preliminary canvass as he had done in 1871. He wrote to Mr. Bird, August 14: I do not comprehend the political maze, and am happy to be out of it. By invitation of Mr. Alexander H. Rice, afterward governor, he spoke at a me (Scribner's Magazine, February, 1893, p. 160). At the Bird Club, Composed mostly of members, hitherto Republicans, who had supported Mr. Greeley. November 8 (Mr. Bird in the chair, with Vice-President Wilson as one of the guests) Sumner explained his battle-flag resolution, and insisted on a return to specie payments without d
Laura E. Richards, Maud Howe, Florence Howe Hall, Julia Ward Howe, 1819-1910, in two volumes, with portraits and other illustrations: volume 1, Chapter 4: girlhood 1839-1843; aet. 20-23 (search)
fervor, of exaltation alternating with abasement; thought was to come later. While under these influences, Julia, now at the head of the household, enforced her Calvinistic principles with rigor. The family were allowed only cold meat on Sunday, to their great discomfort; the rather uninviting midday dinner was named by Uncle John Sentiment ; but at six o'clock they were given hot tea, and this he called Bliss. Pious exhortations, sisterly admonitions, were the order of the day. The old Bird --this nom de tendresse had now superseded Jolie Julie, and was to be hers while her sisters and brothers lived — hovered over the younger ones with maternal anxiety. In the poems and letters of this period, she adopts unconsciously the phraseology of the day. Being away on a visit, she writes to her sisters: Believe me, it is better to set aside, untasted, the cup of human enjoyment, than to drink it to the bitter dregs, and then seek for something better, which may not be granted to us
Laura E. Richards, Maud Howe, Florence Howe Hall, Julia Ward Howe, 1819-1910, in two volumes, with portraits and other illustrations: volume 1, Chapter 8: divers good causes 1890-1896; aet. 71-77 (search)
rican Friends of Russian Freedom; modelled on a similar society which, with Free Russia as its organ, was doing good work in England. The object of the American society was to aid by all moral and legal means the Russian patriots in their efforts to obtain for their country political freedom and self-government. Its circular was signed by Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Julia Ward Howe, John Greenleaf Whittier, James Russell Lowell, George Kennan, William Lloyd Garrison, Henry I. Bowditch, F. W. Bird, Alice Freeman Palmer, Charles G. Ames, Edward L. Pierce, Frank B. Sanborn, Annie Fields, E. Benjamin Andrews, Lillie B. Chace Wyman, Samuel L. Clemens, and Joseph H. Twitchell. James Russell Lowell, writing to Francis J. Garrison in 1891, says: Between mote and beam, I think this time Russia has the latter in her eye, though God knows we have motes enough in ours. So you may take my name even if it be in vain, as I think it will be. It was through this society that she made the acq
Bellows, H. W., II, 57. Benzon, Mrs., I, 265, 266. Berdan, Mrs., II, 227. Bergson, Henri, II, 401. Berlin, I, 93, 94; II, 12, 19. Bernhardt, Sarah, II, 227. Besant, Walter, II, 171. Bethany, II, 40. Bethlehem, II, 38. Bible, I, 46, 53, 109, 208, 254, 310, 323, 336, 340, 344, 385; II, 95, 174, 231. Bigelow, Mary, I, 145. Bigelow, Susan, I, 145; II, 231. Birckhead, Caroline, II, 233. Birckhead, Christopher, II, 407. Birckhead, Hugh, II, 410. Bird, F. W., Sr., II, 187. Bishop, Mr., I, 240, 241. Bisland, Elizabeth, II, 108. Bismarck, Otto von, II, 19, 303. Bjornson, Bjornstjerne, II, 243, 247. Black, Wm., II, 9. Blackstone, Wm., I, 73. Blackwell, Alice, II, 190, 233, 325. Blackwell, Antoinette, I, 375; II, 152, 154. Blackwell, Henry, I, 332; II, 190. Blair, Montgomery, I, 238. Blanc, Louis, II, 24. Blind, work for the, I, 73; II, 347, see also Perkins Institution and Kindergarten. Bloomsbury, II, 4, 7.
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