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John Harrison Wilson, The life of Charles Henry Dana, Chapter 3: community life (search)
. Pray find them out and open to them our Scripture, as you did to Greeley. They ask me to address them care of George Curtis, Bank of Comme reference to this novel experiment in sociology was written by Horace Greeley to Charles A. Dana, from New York, August 29, 1842; and as it ithank you and the community for your kindness. I shall write to Mrs. Greeley today, and presume you will hear from her directly-probably in tey merely as spectators? What corner or crevice can we find for Mrs. Greeley: I see not: perhaps, we can make one before the summer is over. s. We are very glad to get the Tribune every week, as we do from Mr. Greeley: it is as pleasant an avenue as we could have wherewith to commuIt has been seen that Dana had already made the acquaintance of Horace Greeley, who was fast becoming, with his Tribune and his facile pen, onhe most influential men in the country. It has been seen too that Greeley and his wife were sympathetic with Brook Farm, and especially so w
John Harrison Wilson, The life of Charles Henry Dana, Chapter 4: in active journalism (search)
ficient income for his growing necessities. Accordingly he decided, late in 1846, to remove to New York, and through Horace Greeley, whose acquaintance he had made five years before, he secured employment as city editor of the Tribune at ten dollarsmuch as he had not only shown his usefulness, but had attracted attention to himself as a journalist of unusual talents, Greeley promptly yielded, and advanced his assistant's pay to fourteen dollars per week, while his own as chief editor and proprdent. In view of this troubled condition of affairs, his desire to visit Europe became irresistible. He therefore told Greeley frankly he wanted to go. The interview that took place was related by him many years afterwards substantially as follows: Greeley said that would be no use, as I did not know anything about European matters, and would have to learn everything before I could write anything worth while. Then I asked him how much he would give me for a letter a week. He said ten
John Harrison Wilson, The life of Charles Henry Dana, Chapter 6: return to New York journalism (search)
agitation General Taylor elected president Greeley, Dana, and the tribune Opposes carpenters' iscussion of slavery. In all these questions Greeley, who was the largest owner as well as the reshis approval. He was doubtless as radical as Greeley in regard to the wickedness of slavery, and earmer's home in the Northern States. Under Mr. Greeley, who was chief editor, assisted by Dana, whike, First Blows of the Civil War, p. 14. Greeley was undoubtedly one of the greatest politicale aggressive character than his chief. While Greeley was far from being a moral coward, it is not ithal, he was a much better educated man than Greeley, and while he may not have been so pleasing aen at the time that to Dana much more than to Greeley was due the tremendous fight which the Tribunid to the national government. But neither Greeley nor Dana was content to rest the establishmenmore complete vindication than did that which Greeley and Dana advocated in the Tribune, and which
John Harrison Wilson, The life of Charles Henry Dana, Chapter 7: the shadow of slavery (search)
very at Chicago Ericsson's caloric engine principles of Dana and Greeley the blue pencil It is said that a few years before the beginniouthern people, and especially in those of the South-Carolinians. Greeley was abroad, and Dana had not yet come to regard our political situquestions, but occasionally took a view of the whole world. While Greeley was still abroad, Dana, under the caption of Human Restlessness anises. It is not known positively who wrote those lines, but as Greeley had returned from Europe, and was again actively engaged as the re at that early day, and to point out the fact that it was probably Greeley and not Dana who made even this small concession to the doctrine o of their readers and the enlightenment of mankind at large. That Greeley, who was older and better known than Dana, was bitterly hated by ts especially so when it is remembered that twenty years afterwards Greeley, without any change or recantation of principle, became the favori
John Harrison Wilson, The life of Charles Henry Dana, Chapter 8: declaration of principles (search)
nting and impracticable editors. By the middle of 1854, Greeley, who was the largest owner as well as the editor-in-chief,ve something for leeway. The Whigs have got to nominate Greeley for governor and fight the Know-nothings, who are going ind Fillmore senator. Weed and the other leaders admit that Greeley is the only man who will do at all for the battle. The Sopaid twelve thousand dollars cash, and glad to get off so. Greeley has fared worse. Why, last week he had to let good lands es, it declared, this time in the unmistakable language of Greeley: We do not believe the Union in any present danger, The foregoing extracts are undoubtedly from the pen of Greeley. They indicate clearly the attitude which he is known to national treasury of its surplus. Early in April, 1855, Greeley went to Europe, and remained absent till September. On hins as these, and hundreds more which could be quoted while Greeley was absent in Europe, were either from Dana's pen, or sele
John Harrison Wilson, The life of Charles Henry Dana, Chapter 9: Dana's influence in the tribune (search)
e in the tribune Correspondence with Greeley continues fight against slavery Fremont nom winter of 1855-56, is shown by the fact that Greeley was absent in Europe, the West, and in Washine. It is still more fully shown, however, by Greeley's letters to Dana, which were published many o give them in full, and as Dana's replies to Greeley have not been found, I must content myself wiy, but frequently without success. It was in Greeley's first letter from Washington that he said: on't stop in front of the Tribune office. Greeley thought it bad policy to exasperate the Southled rather roughly, to the great annoyance of Greeley, whereupon he remonstrated: Now I writen a nutshell. According to his itinerary, Greeley could not have got back to New York till latehe Democratic candidate, for the presidency. Greeley, Dana, and a host of clever writers now threwew up between them, with Dana as well as with Greeley. The paper was their chief support, as well [3 more...]
John Harrison Wilson, The life of Charles Henry Dana, Chapter 10: last days with the tribune (search)
at the former reflected the personal views of Greeley, and for a time became the policy of the Tribter by Seward and Weed. It is now known that Greeley, notwithstanding his modesty, his personal pe That the first of the above paragraphs is Greeley's, and the last Dana's, is evident from their, and yet there was no positive break between Greeley and his managing editor. They continued on gal explanation, that the differences between Greeley and himself were not personal, but temperamenerating the cry of Forward to Richmond, which Greeley formally repudiated immediately after the batd too active to travel longer in harmony with Greeley. Their divergent natures, not less than thein Thursday, March 27th, I was notified that Mr. Greeley had given the stockholders notice that I muut all in vain. On Saturday, March 29th, Mr. Greeley came down, called another meeting of the trifferentiated with distinctness from those of Greeley and the other New York editors. He was gener[15 more...]
John Harrison Wilson, The life of Charles Henry Dana, Chapter 11: War between the states (search)
t afford to move till everything was brought to the highest state of efficiency. The numbers, equipment, and warlike spirit of the enemy were greatly exaggerated. Our own people were becoming depressed, and it began to be widely feared that the war for the Union would be a failure. Fully appreciating the danger of the policy which McClellan had inaugurated, Dana showed his dissatisfaction with it by publishing Fitz-Henry Warren's article, Forward to Richmond, and reiterating the cry till Greeley put an end to it, as heretofore described. In the midst of the lethargy which followed, Thomas won the battle of Mill Spring, and shortly afterwards Grant captured Fort Henry, Fort Donelson, and the forces defending them. The country was electrified. McClellan's friends made haste to claim that these victories were due to his supervision and generalship, whereas he had but little if anything to do with them. They had been won by a policy exactly the reverse of that to which he seems t
John Harrison Wilson, The life of Charles Henry Dana, Chapter 13: Vicksburg campaign (search)
ut-off, which he had opened without the enemy believing it could be done, has occupied Grand Gulf, taken Port Hudson, and, effecting a junction with the forces of Banks, has returned up the river to threaten Jackson, and compel the enemy to come out of Vicksburg and fight him on ground of his own choosing. Of course this scheme may miscarry in whole or in parts, but as yet the chances all favor its execution, which is now just ready to begin. It may be that the future will justify you, Greeley, General Scott, and John Van Buren in your idea of letting the wayward sisters go. But I judge that it will be long before the body of the American people will adopt that notion. The strongest sentiment of this people is that for the preservation of the territorial and political integrity of the nation at all costs, and no matter how long it takes. In other words, they prefer to keep up the existing war a little longer, rather than to make arrangements for indefinite wars hereafter, and
John Harrison Wilson, The life of Charles Henry Dana, Chapter 18: Dana in the War Department (search)
ature. He appears to have taken Dana into his inmost confidence in such matters during the earlier months of 1864, and to have consulted him fully about the amendment to the Constitution to legalize the abolition of slavery, about the admission of Nevada as a State, and generally about where to get the necessary votes in Congress to carry through the various policies of his administration. It was a matter of prime importance that the leading newspapers should give him their support, that Greeley and Bennett especially should not oppose his measures; and to this end he frequently consulted Dana, who was a newspaper man himself, and knew them well. In his capacity to control men, or to neutralize their opposition, Lincoln was without a rival, and made no mistakes. The unerring judgment, and the consummate patience with which he acted when the time arrived, constituted a quality which, so far as Dana knew, had not been exhibited to a higher degree by any other man in history, and wh
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