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with strangers so luckless as to fall into their hands; and the point of these invidious comparisons was barbed by their undeniable justice. Petitions for the Abolition of Slavery in the Federal District, or, at least, of the Slave-Trade so flourishing therein, had been from time immemorial presented to Congress, and treated with no more disrespect or disregard than petitions to legislative bodies usually encounter. One of these, presented in 1828, was signed by United States District Judge Cranch, and about one thousand more of the most respectable citizens of the District; but, while it was treated decorously, no decisive step was taken toward compliance with its prayer. As the distinctive Abolition movement gained strength in the North, and the excitement caused thereby rose higher in the South--especially after the Message of Gen. Jackson, already quoted, urging that anti-Slavery agitation be made a penal offense — a more decisive hostility was resolved on by the champions of
533; wounded and taken prisoner at Bull Run, 545. Cortes, discovers cotton in Mexico, 58. Corwin, Thomas. of Ohio, appointed Chairman of a Select Committee, 372; his report, 386-7: offers a joint resolve to amend the Constitution, 387-8; 405. Cotton Gin, history, 53-66. See Whitney. Cox, Gen., (Union,) captures Barboursville, Va., and pursues Wise, 524-5. Cox, Rev. Samuel H., his church mobbed, 126. Cox, Samuel S., of Ohio, offers a Peace resolution in the House, 570. Cranch, Judge, signs an Abolition petition, 142. Crandall, prudence, persecuted for teaching colored children, 127. Crawford, Martin J., a Confederate Commissioner at Washington, 430 to 436. Crawford, Wm. H., of Ga., 91. Crittenden, J. J., of Ky., 308; pleads for Conciliation in the Senate, 373; introduces his Compromise, 376-7; reflections on its nature, 378 to 81 ; 883; 402; 403; presides over the Kentucky Convention, 495; 555; offers a resolution in the House, 568. Croghan, Col.
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 7. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Official correspondence of Confederate State Department. (search)
, were British subjects. I do not think such a case can be brought within the application of the principle, perfectly well settled, and which in a war like the present our Government ought never to yield, that the citizen of a belligerent State, with or without a commission, may capture enemies' property at sea. That doctrine (as may be seen in the elaborate discussion of the opinions of British and foreign jurists by Judge Story, in the case of the Ship Emulous, 1 Gall. Rep., 563, 55; 8 Cranch, 110--a discussion which Mr. Phillimore pronounces perfectly exhaustive) is founded upon the hostile relations which the mere declaration of war creates between citizens of the contending States. A commission would appear to me indispensable to enable a belligerent to claim for itself the benefit of captures made in its behalf by citizens of a neutral State. Parr's position may be, and in all probability is, very different from that of his associates; but it does not seem to me to have bee
ide the last fragments of the Constitution in order to secure our subjugation. The argument for this usurpation was thus framed: assuming that the state of the nation was one of general hostility, and that, being so involved, it possessed the power of self-defense, it was asserted that the supreme power of making and conducting war was expressly placed in Congress by the Constitution. The whole powers of war are vested in Congress. United States Supreme Court, Brown vs. United States, 1 Cranch. There is no such power in the judiciary, and the Executive is simply commander-in-chief of the army and navy; all other powers not necessarily implied in the command of the military and naval forces are expressly given to Congress. The theory was that the contingency of actual hostilities suspended the Constitution and gave to Congress the sovereign power of a nation creating new relations and conferring new rights, imposing extraordinary obligations on the citizens, and subjecting them
John Harrison Wilson, The life of Charles Henry Dana, Chapter 3: community life (search)
and florid. The life of actual labor combined with his intellectual pursuits had strengthened his body, improved his eyesight, and increased his confidence in himself, and this was of the first importance to him at least. The Harbinger was published for about two years, beginning in June, 1845. It was edited mainly by Dr. Ripley; but in this as in everything else Dana seems to have been his principal assistant and understudy. It was issued both in Boston and New York, and while Curtis, Cranch, Lowell, Dwight, Osborne Macdaniel, and many others, were regular or occasional writers, Dana was evidently the principal one. In the first three volumes his activity is particularly noticeable. He wrote editorials, essays, book reviews, poems, and bright, clever notes on many subjects. To the fourth volume, published mostly after Dana had married and removed to New York, he also appears as a contributor, but his articles were necessarily less numerous. In his earlier contributions he fr
John Harrison Wilson, The life of Charles Henry Dana, Chapter 10: last days with the tribune (search)
wife and babies; but keep on having as jolly a time as ever, even without the luxuries of other days. But we have got a good cook, and if you were only back in the second story front, there would indeed be reason to believe in a superintending Providence. It's stupid in you, too, to be there in Paris, when we could keep you so nicely at work on the Cyclopaedia, filling up the gaps as we advance with printing. But never mind — there will be a good time for us all somewhere. My love to Mrs. Cranch, and to you, my dear Huntington, the same steady old affection which never showed a sign of giving out. On April 6, 1858, in explanation of his delay in writing, he says: The fact is I am a pretty busy chap. We print about seventy-five pages a week of the Cyclopaedia, which I must prepare the copy for, and then do my part in the revision of the proofs. Then all the afternoon and evening serving the Tribune. However, we keep good spirits and good digestion, and for constitutio
John Harrison Wilson, The life of Charles Henry Dana, Index (search)
onsiderant, Victor, 56, 66, 136. Consolidation of military departments, Mississippi Valley, 267, 268. Continental Union Association, 477. Cooper, 47. Corbin's Bridge, 319. Corinto affair, 471. Cornell, Alonzo B., Surveyor of Port of New York, 413. Corporate power-trusts, 458, 459, 475, 476, 479. Correspondence, official. See note, page 205, also Dana's Recollections of Civil War. Cottage, the, 44. Cotton, buying, 195-197. Cousin, 56. Cox, Jacob D., 410, 418. Cranch, 51. Crawfish Springs, 257. Credit Mobilier, 428, 433, 434, 438, 441, 442, 449. Cresswell, Postmaster--General, 433. Crittenden, General, 98, 180, 254, 259, 262, 265, 328. Croats of Jellachich, 74. Crocker, Deacon, James, 18. Crocker, General, 223, 246. Cromwell, Oliver, 474. Crook, General, 348, Cuba, 114, 125, 131, 133, 153, 180, 401, 402,416,420, 497-499. Cullom, Senator, 190. Cumberland, Army of the, 233, 254, 257, 267, 275, 276, 282, 283, 297. Cumberland Gap,
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Atlantic Essays, The Puritan minister. (search)
specimen of funeral sermon in immortal verse-- On Sabbath day he went his way, As he was used to do, God's house unto, that they might know What he had for to show; God's holy will he must fulfil, For it was his desire For to declare a sermon rare Concerning Madam Fryer. The practice of wedding discourses was handed down into the last century, and sometimes beguiled the persons concerned into rather startling levities. For instance, when Parson Smith's daughter Mary was to marry young Mr. Cranch, (what graceful productions of pen and pencil have come to this generation from the posterity of that union!) the father permitted the saintly maiden to decide on her own text for the sermon, and she meekly selected, Mary hath chosen the better part, which shall not be taken away from her, and the discourse was duly pronounced. But when her wild young sister Abby was bent on marrying a certain Squire Adams, called John, whom her father disliked and would not even invite to dinner, she bol
George Ticknor, Life, letters and journals of George Ticknor (ed. George Hillard), Chapter 2: (search)
ell of him, and impelled me to feel almost sorry that I had been obliged so much to admire his high talents and success. The case in which Mr. Pinkney and Mr. Emmett came into collision, described in this letter, was the Nereide, reported in 9 Cranch, 388. That spoken of in the previous letter, in which Mr. Dexter was opposed to Mr. Pinkney and Mr. Emmett, must have been The Frances, 9 Cranch, 183. Baltimore, March 1, 1815. I called this morning on the venerable Archbishop Carroll. ThCranch, 183. Baltimore, March 1, 1815. I called this morning on the venerable Archbishop Carroll. The good old man was employed in writing a pastoral letter to his Massachusetts diocesan. By his side was a beautiful copy of Tasso's Jerusalem Delivered, open on a frame, an apt indication of the union of letters with official duties. He recollected me, inquired after Mr. Jefferson and his library, and seemed interested in what I told him. When I came away he bestowed a patriarchal benediction upon me. I dined at Mr. Robert Oliver's, with a large company of some of the more considerable men
Margaret Fuller, Memoirs of Margaret Fuller Ossoli (ed. W. H. Channing), chapter 11 (search)
d. Every Monday evening, I receive my acquaintance. I give no refreshment, but only light the saloon, and decorate it with fresh flowers, of which I have plenty still How I wish you could see them! Among the frequent guests are known to you Mr. and Mrs. Cranch, Mr. and Mrs. Story. Mr. S. has finally given up law, for the artist's life. His plans are not matured, but he passes the winter at Rome. On other evenings, I do not receive company, unless by appointment. I spend them chieflyMrs. Cranch, Mr. and Mrs. Story. Mr. S. has finally given up law, for the artist's life. His plans are not matured, but he passes the winter at Rome. On other evenings, I do not receive company, unless by appointment. I spend them chiefly in writing or study. I have now around me the books I need to know Italy and Rome. I study with delight, now that I can verify everything. The days are invariably fine, and each day I am out from eleven till five, exploring some new object of interest, often at a great distance. to R. W. E. Rome, Dec. 20, 1847. Nothing less than two or three years, free from care and forced labor, would heal all my hurts, and renew my life-blood at its source. Since Destiny will not grant me that, I h
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