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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 185 3 Browse Search
George Ticknor, Life, letters and journals of George Ticknor (ed. George Hillard) 14 0 Browse Search
Cambridge History of American Literature: volume 1, Colonial and Revolutionary Literature: Early National Literature: Part I (ed. Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939., Erskine, John, 1879-1951., Sherman, Stuart Pratt, 1881-1926., Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950.) 10 2 Browse Search
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George Ticknor, Life, letters and journals of George Ticknor (ed. George Hillard) 8 0 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: March 1, 1861., [Electronic resource] 8 0 Browse Search
Varina Davis, Jefferson Davis: Ex-President of the Confederate States of America, A Memoir by his Wife, Volume 1 6 0 Browse Search
Horace Greeley, The American Conflict: A History of the Great Rebellion in the United States of America, 1860-65: its Causes, Incidents, and Results: Intended to exhibit especially its moral and political phases with the drift and progress of American opinion respecting human slavery from 1776 to the close of the War for the Union. Volume I. 6 0 Browse Search
Edward Alfred Pollard, The lost cause; a new Southern history of the War of the Confederates ... Drawn from official sources and approved by the most distinguished Confederate leaders. 4 0 Browse Search
Emilio, Luis F., History of the Fifty-Fourth Regiment of Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry , 1863-1865 4 0 Browse Search
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Varina Davis, Jefferson Davis: Ex-President of the Confederate States of America, A Memoir by his Wife, Volume 1, Chapter 40: social relations and incidents of Cabinet life, 1853-57. (search)
performance on the flute; but, said the dear old General, when we made him sing The Tough Old Commodore, he talked it and could not turn a tune. While there, Aaron Burr was arrested at Natchez, and he and his captors were also bidden to Kempton. There was a short parley among all the guests and the host, and it was decided to ignore Colonel Burr's condition; so he came to Kempton, sardonic and brilliant, but entirely impersonal in his conversation. The General turned to me and said, I wonder you did not know those people, as you lived at Natchez. Major Chotard was a charming young fellow also, who was on a visit there. I quietly answered I did not know them, but my mother did. Colonel Kempe was her father, and Colonel Burr was my father's second cousin on the maternal side. I did know Major Chotard, who was an elegant man, a refugee from St. Domingo, who illustrated most manly charms and virtues in his own person. During one of these General's dinners, as we calle
by 26 Yeas to 15 Nays. Missouri, through her legislature, complied with the condition, and thereby became an admitted State. And thus closed the memorable Missouri controversy, which had for two years disturbed the harmony, and threatened the peace of the Union. Even John Adams's faith in the Union was somewhat shaken in this stormy passage of its history. In a letter to Thomas Jefferson, December 18, 1819, he said: The Missouri question, I hope, will follow the other waves under the ship, and do no harm. I know it is high treason to express a doubt of the perpetual duration of our vast American empire, and our free institutions; and I say as devoutly as father Paul, esto perpetua: and I am sometimes Cassandra enough to dream that another Hamilton, another Burr, may rend this mighty fabric in twain, or perhaps into a leash, and a few more choice spirits of the same stamp might produce as many nations in North America as there are in Europe.--Adams's Works, vol. x., p. 386.
otes for President, but failing of success in the House. In 1828, their names were placed on the same ticket, and they were triumphantly elected President and Vice-President respectively, receiving more than two-thirds of the electoral votes, including those of every State south of the Potomac. This is the only instance wherein the President and Vice-President were both chosen from those distinctively known as Slave States; though New York was nominally and legally a Slave State when her Aaron Burr, George Clinton, and Daniel D. Tompkins were each chosen Vice-President with the last three Virginian Presidents respectively. Alike tall in stature, spare in frame, erect in carriage, austere in morals, imperious in temper, of dauntless courage, and inflexible will, Jackson and Calhoun were each fitted by nature to direct, to govern, and to mould feebler men to his ends; but they were not fitted to coalesce and work harmoniously together. They had hardly become the accepted chiefs of th
oundary, and all peril of collision obviated by a withdrawal of the Spanish troops behind the Arroyo Honda, some miles further west. The weakness of Spain, the absorption of her energies and means in the desolating wars for her independence into which she was soon after forced by the rapacity of Napoleon, and the consequent revolutions in her continental American colonies, whereby they were each and all lost to her forever, afforded tempting opportunities to adventurer after adventurer, from Burr to Lafitte and Long, to attempt the conquest of Texas, with a view to planting an independent power on her inviting prairies, or of annexing her to the United States. Two or three of these expeditions seemed for a time on the verge of success; but each in turn closed in defeat and disaster; so that, when Spanish power was expelled from Mexico, Texas became an undisputed Mexican possession without costing the new nation a drop of blood. About this time (1819), our long-standing differences wi
its declared enemies, which is treason. I must receive you in one of these two characters or not at all. I think your condition is the latter. Gentlemen, you will go hence into the custody of the marshal of the United States as prisoners, charged with treason against your country. Then let a grand jury be summoned here in Washington, and indict the commissioners, or let the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, acting as a commissioner, as Marshall did in the case of Aaron Burr, examine the question with all the imposing form and ceremony that attended his trial. Let the Chief Justice bind them over to be indicted by a grand jury, and then have the matter brought before the full court, as can easily be done, and have James Buchanan. Engraved from a Portrait. them tried, and we shall learn what is the legal character of this act of secession. I have some reputation at home as a criminal lawyer, and will stay here and help the district attorney through the
Benjamnin F. Butler, Butler's Book: Autobiography and Personal Reminiscences of Major-General Benjamin Butler, Chapter 9: taking command of a Southern City. (search)
ted States will be, for the present and during a state of war, enforced and maintained, for the plain guidance of all good citizens of the United States, as well as others who may heretofore have been in rebellion against their authority. Thrice before has the city of New Orleans been rescued from the hand of a foreign government, and still more calamitous domestic insurrection, 1st, by purchase in 1803; 2d, by General Wilkinson in 1807, when the city was supposed to be threatened by Aaron Burr; 3d, by General Jackson in 1814. by the money and arms of the United States. It has of late been under the military control of the rebel forces, claiming to be the peculiar friends of its citizens, and at each time, in the judgment of the commander of the military forces holding it, it has been found necessary to preserve order and maintain quiet by the administration of Law Martial. Even during the interim from its evacuation by the rebel soldiers and its actual possession by the soldie
Benjamnin F. Butler, Butler's Book: Autobiography and Personal Reminiscences of Major-General Benjamin Butler, Chapter 20: Congressman and Governor. (search)
e chamber at the left of the chief justice. On the right sat Attorney-General Stanbury, Mr. Evarts of New York, Judge B. R. Curtis, of Massachusetts, Judge Nelson, of Tennessee, and other gentlemen, counsel for Andrew Johnson, President of the United States. I had brought it to the attention of the board of managers that we should have Mr. Johnson brought in and placed at the bar of the Senate to be tried according to the forms of the English law,--or as Judge Chase had been tried when Aaron Burr presided over the Senate,--and required by the presiding officer to stand until the Senate offered him a chair. But our board of managers was too weak in the knees or back to insist upon this, and Mr. Johnson did not attend. The morning after the opening of the argument, I asked one of the board of managers, a very clever gentleman, to have the kindness to offer a piece of written evidence, but his hand shook so while he was examining the paper that I concluded to relieve him. As to my
al, given reinforcements by Halleck, 457, 459; at Nashville, 872; Grant consults with, 873. Bull Run, forces at, 571; reference to, 872, 875. Burksville, Meade ordered to, 876. Burlington, N. J., Grant visits family at, 779. Burlingame, Anson, coalitionist leader, 98. Burnham, Gen., Hiram, distinguished at Fort Harrison, 737. Burnside, Gen. A. E., expedition of made possible, 285; recruits for special service, 295, 305; reference to, 627, 714; corps reference to, 686. Burr, Aaron, reference to, 929. Butler, Andrew J., brother of Benj. F., 41-42; anecdote of, 190; buys horses, 264; brings provisions to Ship Island, 358; agent in buying sugar at New Orleans, 384; mentioned in Davis proclamation, 544. Butler, Blanche, daughter of Benj. F., 79)-81. Butler, Ben Israel, son of Benj. F., 79-81. Butler, Mrs. Charlotte [Ellison], mother of Benj. F., 41, 44, 45. Butler, John, father of Benj. F., 41, 43. Butler, Paul, son of Benj. F., 79, 81, 82. B
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Arnold, Benedict, 1741-1801 (search)
snow-storm, they suddenly appeared at Point Levi, opposite Quebec, only 750 in number. It was almost two months after they left Cambridge before they reached the St. Lawrence. Their sufferings from cold and hunger had been extreme. At one time they had attempted to make broth of boiled deer-skin moccasins to sustain life, and a dog belonging to Henry (afterwards General) Dearborn made savory food for them. In this expedition were men who afterwards became famous in American history — Aaron Burr, R. J. Meigs, Henry Dearborn, Daniel Morgan, and others. Arnold assisted Montgomery in the siege of Quebec, and was there severely wounded in the leg. Montgomery was killed, and Arnold was promoted to brigadier-general (Jan. 10, 1776), and took command of the remnant of the American troops in the vicinity of Quebec. Succeeded by Wooster, he went up Lake Champlain to Ticonderoga, where he was placed in command of an armed flotilla on the lake. With these vessels he had disastrous battl
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Bayard, James Ashton, 1767- (search)
descent; was graduated at Princeton in 1784; studied law under Gen. Joseph Reed; was admitted to the bar in 1787, and, settling in Delaware, soon acquired a high reputation as a lawyer. Mr. Bayard was a member of Congress from 1797 to 1803, and a conspicuous leader of the Federal party. In 1804 he was elected to the United States Senate, in which he distinguished himself in conducting the impeachment of Senator Blount. He was chiefly instrumental in securing the election of Jefferson over Burr in 1800; and made, in the House of Representatives, in 1802, a powerful defence of the existing judiciary system, which was soon overthrown. He was in the Senate when war was declared against Great Britain in 1812. In May, 1813, he left the United States on a mission to St. Petersburg, to treat for peace with Great James Ashton Bayard. Britain under Russian mediation. The mission was fruitless. In January, 1814, he went to Holland, and thence to England. At Ghent, during that year, he,
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