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Francis B. Carpenter, Six Months at the White House, Xxiv. (search)
the House of Representatives, to a large audience, April 6th, 1864. Among the distinguished persons present was President Lincoln, who was greatly interested. The following morning, Mr. Thompson and party, consisting of Rev. John Pierpont, Oliver Johnson, formerly President of the Anti-Slavery Society of New York, and the Hon. Lewis Clephane, of Washington, called at the White House. The President was alone when their names were announced, with the exception of myself. Dropping all businesss not strong enough to defeat the purpose. I can now solemnly assert, he concluded, that I have a clear conscience in regard to my action on this momentous question. I have done what no man could have helped doing, standing in my place. Oliver Johnson, speaking, as he said, for the old Anti-Slavery party, assured the President that they had fully appreciated the difficulties and embarrassments of his position; but when they realized the importance of the grand issue, and observed the conf
Francis B. Carpenter, Six Months at the White House, Li. (search)
n; on the contrary, his manner was subdued, if not sad. Upon the lighting of the gas, he told us how he had that afternoon received the news of the nomination for Vice-President before he heard of his own. It appeared that the despatch announcing his renomination had been sent to his office from the War Department--while he was at lunch. Afterward, without going back to the official chamber, he proceeded to the War Department. While there, the telegram came in announcing the nomination of Johnson. What! said he to the operator, do they nominate a Vice-President before they do a President? Why! rejoined the astonished official, have you not heard of your own nomination? It was sent to the White House two hours ago. It is all right, was the reply; I shall probably find it on my return. Laughing pleasantly over this incident, he said, soon afterward,--A very singular occurrence took place the day I was nominated at Chicago, four years ago, of which I am reminded to-night. In
Francis B. Carpenter, Six Months at the White House, Index. (search)
ra, 175. Hay, John, 45, 149. Henderson, Rev. Mr., 320. Henry, Dr., (Oregon,) 302. Herndon, Hon., Wm. H.; analysis of Mr. Lincoln's character, 323. Higby, Hon., William, 148. Holland, Dr., 79, 191. Holmes, O. W., 58. Holt, Judge. 32, 33. Hooker, General, 233. Hospitals, 107. Hubbard, Hon. Mr., (Ct.,) 253. I. Independent, New York, 88, 230, 287. Ingenious Nonsense, 158. Inman, (Artist,) 69. J. Jackson, Stonewall, 234, 268. Johnson, Hon., Andrew, 102. Johnson, Oliver, 77. Jones, (Sculptor,) 34. K. Kelly, Hon., Wm., 92, 165, 294 King, Starr, 228. Knox, William, (Poet,) 60. L. Lincoln, Hon. G. B., of Brooklyn, 110, 113, 234. Lincoln, Mrs. 165, 293, 301. Lincoln, President, account of Emancipation Proclamation, 20, 76, 83, 85, 90, 269, 307; his sadness, 30; love of Shakspeare, 49; memory, 52; appreciation of poetry, 59; Oh, why should the spirit of mortal be proud? 60; opinion concerning Assassination, 62: Latin quotation, 78: ex
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Johnson, Oliver 1809-1889 (search)
Johnson, Oliver 1809-1889 Journalist; born in Peacham, Vt., Dec. 27, 1809; was managing editor of The independent in 1865-70; and later was editor of the Christian Union. He was the author of William Lloyd garrison and his times, or sketches of the Anti-slavery movement in America. He died in Brooklyn, N. Y., Dec. 10, 1889.
John Jay Chapman, William Lloyd Garrison, Chapter 3: the figure (search)
ile he set up his articles in the Liberator with his own hand, and without previous committal to paper. It was a pretty large room, says Josiah Copley, who visited it in the winter of 1832-33, but there was nothing in it to relieve its dreariness but two or three very common chairs and a pine desk in the corner, at which a pale, delicate, and apparently over-tasked gentleman was sitting. I never was more astonished. All my preconceptions were at fault. My ideal of the man was that of a stout, rugged, dark-visaged desperado — something like we picture a pirate. He was a quiet, gentle, and I might say handsome man-a gentleman indeed, in every sense of the word. The dingy walls; the small windows, bespattered with printer's ink; the press standing in one corner; the composingstands opposite; the long editorial and mailing table, covered with newspapers; the bed of the editor and publisher on the floorall these, says Oliver Johnson, make a picture never to be forgotten.
John Jay Chapman, William Lloyd Garrison, Chapter 4: pictures of the struggle (search)
aper, the African Repository. The result of his labors, says Oliver Johnson, was seen in a bulky pamphlet, that came from the press in the ublic opinion ever after. I quote part of the account given by Oliver Johnson from his well-known volume on Garrison and his time — from which many of these illustrations are taken. Johnson was a right-hand man of Garrison's and at times was editor and co-editor of the Liberator. tirred to the depths. In every part of the free States, says Oliver Johnson, there were Christian men and godly women not a few, who prayedem were men of mark; and Theodore D. Weld, the ringleader, was, as Johnson says, the peer of Beecher himself in native ability. Thus burst ahe open lawns where heroes are at combat. I again quote from Oliver Johnson: In 1832, Prudence Crandall, a Quaker young woman of highGospel. The case of Amos Dresser may be cited as a sample from Oliver Johnson: Amos Dresser, a young theological student (a native of
John Jay Chapman, William Lloyd Garrison, Index (search)
of Slavery, 200. Hopper, Isaac T., 210. Houghton, Lord, 251. Hovey, Charles F., 210. Howitts, the, 246. Hughes, Thomas, 251. Hutchinsons, the, 211, 212. Impartial Citizen, the, 217. Jackson, Andrew, quoted, 102; 7, 103, 210. Jackson, Edmund, 210. Jackson, Francis, 114, 123, 206, 210, 212. Jackson, Thomas J. (Stonewall), 24. Jay, William, quoted, 148, 150, 155, 156; and Antislavery societies, 150, 151, 153; 157. Jefferson, Thomas, quoted, on slavery, 13; III. Johnson, Oliver, his William Lloyd Garrison and his Times, quoted, 58, 63-65, 66-68, 69, 70, 71, 75, 76 G.'s right-hand man, 66; editor of Liberator, 66. Kane, Thomas L., 212. KANSAs-Nebraska Bill, 256. Kendall, Amos, 105. Knapp, Isaac, 56, 57. Kossuth, Louis, 216. Lane Seminary, controversy over, 66 ff.; history of, 66, 67. Lee, Robert E., 24. Liberator, the, G.'s first editorial in, 35-41; founded by G., 47, 56; Southern campaign against, 51, 52; and Hayne, 53, 54; office of, 57, 58; off
Ernest Crosby, Garrison the non-resistant, Chapter 1: the Liberator (search)
Chapter 1: the Liberator In a small chamber, friendless and unseen, Toiled o'er the types one poor, unlearned young man; The place was dark, unfurnitured and mean; Yet there the freedom of a race began. Lowell, To Garrison. Oliver Johnson gives a graphic description of the room under the eaves of Merchants' Hall, Boston, in which Garrison printed the early numbers of his Liberator in January, 1831. The dingy walls, the small windows bespattered with printer's ink, the press standing in one corner, the composing stands opposite, the long editorial and mailing table covered with newspapers, the bed of the editor and publisher on the floor-all these, he tells us, make a picture never to be forgotten. It was a pretty large room, says a later visitor, but there was nothing to relieve its dreariness but two or three very common chairs and a pine desk in the far corner at which a pale, delicate and apparently overtasked gentleman was sitting. . ... He was a quiet, gentle and I mi
not of Boston's first citizens by any means. It is said that if they had been called upon for a hundred dollars each, not over two of them could have responded without bankruptcy. The twelve came together at night and in the basement of an African Baptist Church, the room being used in the daytime to accommodate a school for colored children. It was in an obscure quarter of Boston known as Nigger Hill. The conference was in the month of December, and the night is thus described by Oliver Johnson, who was one of the twelve: A fierce northeast storm, combining rain, snow, and hail in about equal proportions, was raging, and the streets were full of slush. They were dark, too, for the city of Boston in those days was very economical of light on Nigger Hill. Both nature and man seemed to be in league against those plucky pioneers of an unpopular cause. They, however, were not dismayed nor disheartened. It was as they were stepping out into the gloomy night, that Mr. Garrison,
of its apostolic mission. It was to be the forerunner in an ever-memorable revolution. The names of the twelve subscribers to its declaration of views and aims will always have a place in American history. They were William Lloyd Garrison, Oliver Johnson, William J. Snelling, John E. Fuller, Moses Thatcher, Stillman E. Newcomb, Arnold Buffum, John B. Hall, Joshua Coffin, Isaac Knapp, Henry K. Stockton, and Benjamin C. Bacon. As a suggestion from, if not an offshoot of, the New England orga a very vigorous Anti-Slavery editor and the husband of Elizabeth Cady Stanton, the champion of women's rights; Theodore Parker, the great Boston divine; 0. B. Frothingham, another famous preacher; Thomas Wentworth Higginson, the writer; Samuel Johnson, C. L. Redmond, James Monroe, A. T. Foss, William Wells Brown, Henry C. Wright, G. D. Hudson, Sallie Holley, Anna E. Dickinson, Aaron M. Powell, George Brodburn, Lucy Stone, Edwin Thompson, Nathaniel W. Whitney, Sumner Lincoln, James Boyle, Gile
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