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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 295 1 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. 229 1 Browse Search
Abraham Lincoln, Stephen A. Douglas, Debates of Lincoln and Douglas: Carefully Prepared by the Reporters of Each Party at the times of their Delivery. 164 0 Browse Search
William Alexander Linn, Horace Greeley Founder and Editor of The New York Tribune 120 0 Browse Search
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 3 78 0 Browse Search
Varina Davis, Jefferson Davis: Ex-President of the Confederate States of America, A Memoir by his Wife, Volume 1 66 2 Browse Search
Francis Jackson Garrison, William Lloyd Garrison, 1805-1879; the story of his life told by his children: volume 3 60 0 Browse Search
James Parton, The life of Horace Greeley 54 0 Browse Search
Hon. J. L. M. Curry , LL.D., William Robertson Garrett , A. M. , Ph.D., Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 1.1, Legal Justification of the South in secession, The South as a factor in the territorial expansion of the United States (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 51 1 Browse Search
Cambridge History of American Literature: volume 2 (ed. Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939., Erskine, John, 1879-1951., Sherman, Stuart Pratt, 1881-1926., Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950.) 40 0 Browse Search
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James Parton, The life of Horace Greeley, Chapter 5: at Westhaven, Vermont. (search)
the Gulf of Mexico; of the Clay, Adams and Jackson controversy. It was during the period we are now considering, that Henry Clay made his most brilliant efforts in debate, and secured a place in the sections of Horace Greeley, which he retained to as gravely proclaimed and insisted that Democracy required a blind support of Crawford in preference to Adams, Jackson, or Clay, all of the Democratic party, who were competitors for the station. A Legislature was chosen as Republican before the peol failed in their great object, after all, for several members of the Legislature, elected as Democrats, took ground for Mr. Clay, and by uniting with the friends of Mr. Adams defeated most of the Crawford Electors, and Crawford lost the Presidency. Witt Clinton, aided by a shamefully false and preposterous outcry that he had obtained the Presidency by a bargain with Mr. Clay, succeeded in returning an Opposition Congress in the middle of his term, and at its close to put in General Jackson ove
James Parton, The life of Horace Greeley, Chapter 6: apprenticeship. (search)
Poultney, an ardent politician; and the events which occurred during his apprenticeship were not calculated to moderate his zeal, or weaken his attachment to the party he had chosen. John Quincy Adams was president, Calhoun was vice-president, Henry Clay was secretary of State. It was one of the best and ablest administrations that had ever ruled in Washington; and the most unpopular one. It is among the inconveniences of universal suffrage, that the party which comes before the country with he Opposition had a variety of popular Cries which were easy to vociferate, and well adapted to impose on the unthinking, i. e. the majority. Adams had not been elected by the people. Adams had gained the presidency by a corrupt bargain with Henry Clay. Adams was lavish of the public money. But of all the Cries of the time, Hurrah for Jackson was the most effective. Jackson was a man of the people. Jackson was the hero of New Orleans and the conqueror of Florida. Jackson was pledged to
James Parton, The life of Horace Greeley, Chapter 8: arrival in New York. (search)
way of talking profusely while at work, and that, too, without working with less assiduity. Conversations soon arose about masonry, temperance, politics, religion; and the new journeyman rapidly argued his way to respectful consideration. His talk was ardent, animated, and positive. He was perfectly confident of his opinions, and maintained them with an assurance that in a youth of less understanding and less geniality would have been thought arrogance. His enthusiasm at this time, was Henry Clay; his great subject, masonry. In a short time, to Quote the language of one his fellow-workmen, he was the lion of the shop. Yet for all that, the men who admired him most would nave their joke, and during all the time that Horace remained in the office, it was the standing amusement to make nonsensical remarks in order to draw from him one of his shrewd half-comic, Scotch-Irish retorts. And we always got it, says one. The boys of the office were overcome by a process similar to that
James Parton, The life of Horace Greeley, Chapter 12: editor of the New Yorker. (search)
ion. On his journey southward, Horace Greeley first saw Washington, and was impressed favorably by the houses of Congress, then in session. He wrote admiringly of the Senate:—That the Senate of the United States is unsurpassed in intellectual greatness by any body of fifty men ever convened, is a trite observation. A phrenologist would fancy a strong confirmation of his doctrines in the very appearance of the Senate; a physiognomist would find it. The most striking person on the floor is Mr. Clay, who is incessantly in motion, and whose spare, erect form betrays an easy dignity approaching to majesty, and a perfect gracefulness, such as I have never seen equaled. His countenance is intelligent and indicative of character; but a glance at his figure while his face was completely averted, would give assurance that he was no common man. Mr. Calhoun is one of the plainest men and certainly the dryest, hardest speaker I ever listened to. The flow of his ideas reminded me of a barrel fil
James Parton, The life of Horace Greeley, Chapter 13: the Jeffersonian. (search)
two friends proceeded to Mr. Cilley's lodgings, intending to force the latter to meet him before he did Mr. Graves. He did not find him, however, and immediately proceeded to the old dueling ground at Bladensburgh, and thence to several other places, to interpose himself as the rightful antagonist of Mr. Cilley. Had he found the parties, a more dreadful tragedy still would doubtless have ensued. But the place of meeting had been changed, and the arrangements so secretly made, that though Mr. Clay and many others were on the alert to prevent it, the duel was not interrupted. We believe we have here stated every material fact in relation to this melancholy business. It is suggested, however, that Mr. Cilley was less disposed to concede anything from the first in consideration of his own course when a difficulty recently arose between two of his colleagues, Messrs. Jarvis and Smith, which elicited a challenge from the former, promptly and nobly declined by the latter. This refus
James Parton, The life of Horace Greeley, Chapter 17: the Tribune's second year. (search)
ere be given. They are these: 1. The cause of Protection to Home Industry is much stronger throughout this and the adjoining States than even the great party which mainly upholds it; and nothing will so much tend to ensure the election of Henry Clay next President as the veto of an efficient Tariff bill by John Tyler. 2. The strength of the Whig party is unbroken by recent disasters and treachery, and only needs the proper opportunity to manifest itself in all the energy and power of 18questions at issue between the rival parties—on Protection to Home Industry and Internal Improvement—the Whig ascendency will be triumphantly vindicated in the coming election. I need not dwell on the politics of that year. For Protection—for Clay—against Tyler—against his vetoes—for a law to punish seduction—against capital punishment—imagine countless columns. In October, died Dr. Channing. Deeply, wrote Mr. Greeley, do we deplore his loss, most untimely, to the faithless eye
James Parton, The life of Horace Greeley, Chapter 19: the Tribune continues. (search)
ditor travels scenes in Washington an incident of travel Clay and Frelinghuysen the exertions of Horace Greeley resultsltural Geology, Lardner's lectures, Life and speeches of Henry Clay, Tracts on the Tariff by Horace Greeley, The farmers' lir Irish Repeal, it fought like a tiger. For protection and Clay, it could not say enough. Upon farmers it urged the duty e found a place to sleep. The year 1844 was the year of Clay and Frelinghuysen, Polk and Dallas, the year of Nativism anrace Greeley had long set his heart upon the election of Henry Clay to the presidency; and for some special reasons besides f his belief that the policy identified with the name of Henry Clay was the true policy of the government. Henry Clay was oHenry Clay was one of the heroes of his boyhood's admiration. Yet, in 1840 believing that Clay could not be elected, he had used his influClay could not be elected, he had used his influence to promote the nomination of Gen. Harrison. Then came the death of the president, the apostasy of Tyler, and his pitif
James Parton, The life of Horace Greeley, Chapter 21: editorial repartees. (search)
en they know that, once across Mason and Dixon's line, they are safe from pursuit, and can never be reclaimed? Every slaveholder is in continual ap-apprehension, say you? In the name of wonder, how is Disunion to soothe their nervous excitement? They won't stand it, eh? Have they never heard of getting out of the frying-pan into the fire ? Do let us hear how Slavery is to be fortified and perpetuated by Disunion! Provocation. The excessive confidence of Whigs in the election of Henry Clay. Reply. There is an old legend that once on a time all the folks in the world entered into an agreement that at a specified moment they would give one unanimous shout, just to see what a noise they could make, and what tremendous effects it would produce. The moment came—everybody was expecting to see trees, if not houses, thrown down by the mighty concussion; when lo! the only sound was made by a dumb old woman, whose tongue was loosed by the excitement of the occasion. The rest
James Parton, The life of Horace Greeley, Chapter 22: 1848! (search)
etters till he saw them in print in the columns of the Tribune; when they appeared, he was touring in the uttermost parts of Lake Superior. This was the year, too, of the Taylor and Fillmore campaign; from which, however, the Tribune held obstinately aloof till late in the summer. Mr. Greeley had opposed the nomination of Gen. Taylor from the day it began to be agitated. He opposed it at the nominating convention in Philadelphia, and used all his influence to secure the nomination of Henry Clay. As soon as the final ballot decided the contest in favor of Taylor, he rushed from the hall in disgust, and, on his return to New York, could not sufficiently overcome his repugnance to the ticket, to print it, as the custom then was, at the head of his editorial columns. He ceased to oppose the election of Gen. Taylor, but would do nothing to promote it. The list of candidates does not appear, in the usual place in the Tribune, as the regular Whig nominations, till the twenty-ninth of
James Parton, The life of Horace Greeley, Chapter 27: recently. (search)
Chapter 27: recently. Deliverance from party a private platform last interview with Henry Clay Horace Greeley a farmer he irrigates and drains his advice to a young man the daily Times a costly mistake the isms of the Tribune the the whig party. In the summer of 1852, Horace Greeley performed the melancholy duty of finishing Sargent's Life of Henry Clay. He added little, however, to Mr. Sargent's narrative, except the proceedings of Congress on the occasion of Mr. Clay'Mr. Clay's death and funeral. One paragraph, descriptive of the last interview between the dying statesman and the editor of the Tribune, claims insertion: Learning from others, says Mr. Greeley, how ill and feeble he was, I had not intended to call upon humble and inoffensive negro whom they had learned to regard as a neighbor. I think I may without impropriety say that Mr. Clay regretted that more care had not been taken in its passage to divest this act of features needlessly repulsive to Northe
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