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Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1., Chapter 10: Peace movements.--Convention of conspirators at Montgomery. (search)
hn Tyler President of the Convention, 237. Mr. Guthrie's report, 238. other propositions, 239. adoption of Guthrie's report, 240. Reverdy Johnson's resolution proposed articles of amendment, 24Clay, Joshua F. Bell, Charles S. Morehead, James Guthrie, Charles A. Wickliffe. Missouri.--John ar business of the Convention was opened by Mr. Guthrie, of Kentucky, who offered a resolution thatffin; Virginia, James A. Seddon; Kentucky, James Guthrie; Maryland, Reverdy Johnson; Tennessee, F. th, but always with courtesy. On the 15th, Mr. Guthrie, Chairman of the Committee, made a report, nnessee, Virginia--11. On the same day, Mr. Guthrie's majority report was taken up for final acen these substitutes were thus disposed of, Mr. Guthrie's report was taken up, considered by sectio to, which was adopted; The following is Mr. Guthrie's plan, as adopted, with the preamble:-- eleven, to postpone the consideration of the Guthrie plan in favor of a proposition of amendment a[1 more...]
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1., Chapter 14: the great Uprising of the people. (search)
nd his Administration into their own hands, if they would rescue the land from bloodshed and the Union from sudden and irretrievable destruction. Louisville Journal, April 16, 1861. Thus spoke the organ of the Conservatives of the great and influential State of Kentucky, Kentucky was largely represented, at that time, by men prominent in public life. It was the native State of President Lincoln; Jefferson Davis; the late Vice-President Breckenridge; Senator John J. Crittenden; James Guthrie, Chairman of the committee on resolutions in the. Peace Convention at Washington; Major Anderson; Joseph Holt, late Secretary of War; General Harney, and several others of less note. and, indeed, of the great Valley of the Mississippi below the Ohio. Its voice was potential, because it represented the feelings of the dominant class in the Border Slave-labor States. From that hour the politicians of Kentucky, with few exceptions, endeavored to hold the people to a neutral attitude as be
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1., Chapter 19: events in the Mississippi Valley.--the Indians. (search)
abitants of Kentucky, as a professedly loyal State, was peculiar and painful at this time. We have observed with what insulting words her Governor (Magoffin) responded to the President's call for troops, See page 337. and the fierce denunciations of that call by the Louisville Journal. See page 339. These demonstrations in high places against the war policy of the President, were followed by a great Union meeting in Louisville on the evening of the 18th of April, 1861. over which James Guthrie See page 238. and other leading politicians of the State held controlling influence. At that meeting it was resolved that Kentucky reserved to herself the right to choose her own position; and that, while her natural sympathies are with those who have a common interest in the protection of Slavery, she still acknowledges her loyalty and fealty to the Government of the United States, which she will cheerfully render until that Government becomes aggressive, tyrannical, and regardless