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William Alexander Linn, Horace Greeley Founder and Editor of The New York Tribune, Chapter 2: first experiences in New York city-the New Yorker (search)
ntiment. The two great questions with which Greeley's name was afterward so intimately associated — the tariff and slavery — were attracting little attention during the first years of the New Yorker, and their treatment by him at that time will be shown in later chapters. The great subject of public interest was the finances, State and national. The proposition to establish a United States Bank, the removal of the Federal deposits, the distribution of the public funds among the States, Harrison's defeat by Van Buren, the expansion of the paper currency by the issues of the many new banks throughout the country, and the panic of 1837, all came within the scope of the New Yorker's editorials. In New York State, before the year 1838, bank charters were granted only as the Legislature thought fit. Accustomed as we are to the spoils system of to-day, says Horace White, it sounds oddly to read that bank charters were granted by Whig and Democratic Legislatures only to their own partiza
William Alexander Linn, Horace Greeley Founder and Editor of The New York Tribune, Chapter 3: Thurlow Weed's discovery-the Jeffersonian and the Log Cabin (search)
come to be called, was stunned by these defeats, and when Harrison ran against Van Buren in 1836, Van Buren carried forty-twefeated at the polls, and that there was a good chance of Harrison's election; and he proved himself a wise friend of Clay bemocrats, New York remaining Whig by a reduced majority. Harrison received the nomination for President in the first Whig Ng campaigns in the history of the country followed. Give Harrison a log cabin and a barrel of hard cider, and he will stay fame of one of her noblest and most illustrious patriots (Harrison). The Log Cabin was a lively campaign paper. It princrats opened the campaign with a volley of attacks on General Harrison, belittling his military and civil capacity, and rakices of Baseness, and urged non-partizan voters to support Harrison because he was the representative of Madison's view that y, and as many as they please hereafter for their party. Harrison received 234 of the 294 electoral votes, and no one will
William Alexander Linn, Horace Greeley Founder and Editor of The New York Tribune, Chapter 4: the founding of the New York Tribune (search)
t worthy of the hearty approval of the virtuous and refined, and a welcome visitant at the family fireside. Greeley's hopes for the success of his journal rested largely on expectations of future Whig ascendency, raised by the election of General Harrison to the presidency. How nearly the death of the President, which occurred on April 4, came to checking the Tribune enterprise Greeley explained in a brief autobiography, dated April 14, 1845, which was published after his death: In 1841 I issued the first number of the Daily Tribune, which I should not have done had I not issued a prospectus before General Harrison's death. The birthday of the Tribune fell on the date of the funeral parade held in New York city as a mark of mourning for the President. It was a day of sleet and snow, and every Whig heart was bowed down. Friends of the editor had secured for him less than five hundred subscribers in advance, but an edition of five thousand was printed, and of these, Greeley say
William Alexander Linn, Horace Greeley Founder and Editor of The New York Tribune, Chapter 6: the tariff question (search)
ed that the condition of the finances would no longer permit a strict observance of that act. In the following March-just previous to his farewell to the Senate-Clay introduced resolutions favoring an increase to 30 per cent of the duties that would be reduced to 20 per cent in the following June, and at the same time a repeal of the law under which there was to be no distribution of the proceeds of land sales among the States so long as the tariff rate exceeded 20 per cent. The death of Harrison elevated to the presidency a man whom Greeley in later years characterized as an imbittered, implacable enemy of the party which had raised him from obscurity and neglect to the pinnacle of power. The Tribune gave Tyler faithful support in the early part of his administration, even taking the view of only a minority of the Whigs in defending Webster's course in remaining in the Cabinet after his associates, at Clay's instigation, had resigned because of the President's veto of the United S
William Alexander Linn, Horace Greeley Founder and Editor of The New York Tribune, Chapter 7: Greeley's part in the antislavery contest (search)
ution favoring it, but no direct issue was reached. Van Buren continued attempts to secure a settlement with Mexico, and in 1839, by means of a treaty, the matter was referred to the King of Prussia as arbitrator; but when the time at which the arrangement was to expire (1842) arrived, many claims remained unsettled. It was charged then that these claims were allowed to remain unadjusted in order to keep the Texas question open. Tyler's elevation to the presidency, through the death of Harrison, gave the country an executive who was ready to make Texas annexation a part of his policy, no matter how the party that had elected him viewed the matter. Six months after his inauguration he hinted to Webster the possibility of securing Texas by treaty, and asked, Could the North be reconciled to it? Slavery — I know that is the objection, and it would be well founded if it did not already exist among us. But when, in March, 1842, Texas made another offer of annexation, Webster strong
William Alexander Linn, Horace Greeley Founder and Editor of The New York Tribune, Chapter 8: during the civil war (search)
ct on the morning after the first Tuesday in February next (when Seward would be elected United States Senator). The letter, which was a long one, went over Greeley's first acquaintance with Weed, set forth his editorial labors up to the time of Harrison's election, and said: Now came the great scramble of the swell mob of coon minstrels and cider suckers at Washington — I not being counted in. Several regiments of them went on from this city, but no one of the whole crowd, though I say it who should not, had done so much toward General Harrison's nomination as yours respectfully. I asked nothing, expected nothing; but you, Governor Seward, ought to have asked that I be Postmaster of New York. Your asking would have been in vain; but it would have been an act of grace neither wasted nor undeserved. . . When the Whig party, under your rule, had offices to give, my name was never thought of; but when, in 1842-1843, we were hopelessly out of power, I was honored with the party nominatio
r, 54, 55; on the civil service, 51; absent-mindedness, 54 ; on the failure of the New Yorker, 55; estimate of New York Tribune, 56; equipment for editing, 56; contributor to Madisonian, 57; on the country press, 58; plan of the Tribune, 58, 60; Harrison's death, 60, birth and early struggles of the Tribune, 61; partnership with McElrath, 62; on Henry J. Raymond, 64; labor on the Tribune, 65, 69; views of the stage, 65; use of epithets, 67, 154 note; report of Cooper libel suit, 68; newspaper veeeley's nomination, 236, 247. Godwin, Parke, 83, 116. Graham, Sylvester, dietetic doctrine, 86. Grant, U. S., causes of Republican opposition to, 214; sides with Missouri radicals, 228. Griswold, R. W., work on New Yorker, 29. H. Harrison, campaign of 1840, 49-52; death of, as affecting the Tribune, 60. Hay, John, messenger to Greeley, 205, 207. Hildreth, the historian, 72. Hoffman, C. H., work on New Yorker, 29. Howe, James, 24. Hungary, Greeley's sympathy with, 93.