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Slave Act, 144; efforts to arouse churches, 265; letters from H. B. S. to, on early religious struggles, 36, 37; on her feelings, 39; on views of God, 42, 43, 44, 48; on death of friends and relatives, and the writing of her life by her son Charles, 512. Beecher, Esther, aunt of H. B. S., 53, 56, 57. Beecher family, famous reunion of, 89; circular letter to, 99. Beecher, Frederick, H. B. S.'s half-brother, death of, 13. Beecher, George, brother of H. B. S., 1; visit to, 45; enters Lane as student, 53; music and tracts, 58; account of journey to Cincinnati, 59; sudden death, 108; H. B. S. meets at Dayton one of his first converts, 499; his letters cherished, 508. Beecher, George, nephew of H. B. S., visit to, 498. Beecher, Mrs., George, letter from H. B. S. to, describing new home, 133. Beecher, Harriet E. first; death of, 1; second, (H. B. S.) birth of, 1. Beecher, Mrs., Harriet Porter, H. B. S.'s stepmother, 11; personal appearance and character of, 11, 12; ple
turally anxious to return to their homes. The difficulty of maintaining a wagon train sufficient to support so large an army was seriously felt. Thus surrounded by circumstances of the most painful and unlooked — for misfortune, Gen. Price was compelled not only to make a retrograde movement, but, also, to disband a considerable portion of his forces. With his army thus diminished, Gen. Price commenced his retreat about the 27th of September. With Sturgis on the north side of the river, Lane on the west, and himself on the east, Fremont expected to cut off and capture the entire force of the Missourians. This Price adroitly prevented by sending out cavalry as if intending to attack each of the enemy separately, and so covering his retreat. This retreat was executed in a most admirable manner, and amidst numerous obstacles. The Osage river was crossed in two flat-bottomed boats, constructed for the occasion by the Missouri soldiers; and then Price moved to Neosho, on the Indian
red Acquia Creek. This looked as if Fredericksburg was again to be occupied, and McLaws' and Ransom's divisions, accompanied by W. H. Lee's brigade of cavalry and Lane's battery, were ordered to proceed to that city. To ascertain more fully the movements of the enemy, Gen. Stuart was directed to cross the Rappahannock. On the m of Jackson's corps, was posted between Longstreet's extreme right and Hamilton's Crossing, on the railroad. His front line, consisting of the brigades of Pender, Lane, and Archer, occupied the edge of a wood. Lieut.-Col. Walker, with fourteen pieces of artillery, was posted near the right, supported by two Virginia regiments. in range of our infantry, the contest became fierce and bloody. Here at one time the enemy broke the Confederate line, turning the left of Archer and the right of Lane. But reinforcements from Jackson's second line were rapidly brought forward, and restored the battle. After a severe contest, the enemy was routed, driven from t
Wendell Phillips, Theodore C. Pease, Speeches, Lectures and Letters of Wendell Phillips: Volume 1, chapter 19 (search)
n the dial seems motionless, but it touches noon at last. Place the ages side by side, and see how they differ. Three quarters of the early king of France died poor and in prison, by the dagger or poison of their rivals. The Bonapartes stole large fortunes and half the thrones of Europe, yet all died natural deaths in their beds, and though discrowned, kept their enormous wealth. When the English marched from Boston to Concord, they fired into half the Whig dwellings they passed. When Lane crossed Kansas, pursuing Missouri ruffians, he sent men ahead to put a guard at every border-ruffian's door, to save inmate and goods from harm. When Goldsmith reminded England that a heart buried in a dungeon is as precious as that seated on a throne, there were one hundred and sixty-nine crimes punished with death. Now not only England, but every land governed by the English race, is marked by the mildness of its penal code, only one, two, or three classes of offenders being now murdered
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Letters and Journals of Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Chapter 3: Journeys (search)
e more men sacrifice there, the more they seem to love the country. The difficulty is, that there is not much left to sacrifice; everybody has grown poor. I hope nothing from Governor Geary; he means well and has energy of will, but no energy of character; he can take efficient single steps, but not carry out any systematic plan of action. ... I have less hope that Kansas will be a free State than before I came here. Before this last interference of Governor Geary, the Kansas men under General Lane (who is a very remarkable man) had driven out the Missourians in all directions; but it is their policy not to resist the United States Government, and the Missourians are always ready to take the slightest advantage which that affords them. After the Presidential election the invaders will make a desperate effort; their success is certain if Buchanan is elected, and probably if Fremont is. . . . On board I have thus far met no annoyance, though there is a company of young Virginians
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Letters and Journals of Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Index. (search)
97. Johnson, Robert U., 235. Johnson, Samuel, letters to, 14-17, 51. Jowett, Master, of Balliol, visit to, 286. K Kane, Dr. Elisha K., Arctic explorer, 90-92. Kansas, emigrants and money sent to, 137-39; Higginson's trip to, 139-44. Kemble, Mrs., Fanny, 35-37, 218. Kensett, John F., the artist, 147. Kimball, Capt., 177. King, Clarence, 274. Koven, Rev. Henry de, 261. L La Farge, John, the artist, 226, 227. Lander, Mrs. F. W., 205, 206; sketch of, 201, 202. Lane, Gen. James H., of Kansas, 143, 144. Lazarus, Emma, 266. Lewis, Dio, 249. Lincoln, Abraham, 164; and Fremont, 160; anecdote of, 202; death, 236. Lincoln, Mrs., Abraham, 165; described, 164; about the President's death, 236. Lind, Jenny, marriage of, 39, 40. Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth, 8; accounts of, 11, 12, 321; portrait of children of, 107. Longfellow, Samuel, 47-49. Lowell, James Russell, 8, 94. 113; evening with, 11-13; at Atlantic dinners, 107-12; as editor, 111; anecd
Francis Jackson Garrison, William Lloyd Garrison, 1805-1879; the story of his life told by his children: volume 1, Chapter 13: Marriage.—shall the Liberator die?George Thompson.—1834. (search)
led to an exposure from Mr. Garrison's pen Afterwards published by Garrison & Knapp in pamphlet form: The Maryland scheme of expatriation examined. Boston, 1834. scarcely less elaborate than the Thoughts; nor the suppression of free debate in Lane Lib. 4.50, 53, 57, 158, 170, 174, 178; 5.10. Theological Seminary and the withdrawal of the students; nor the accession of James Gillespie Birney to the Lib. 4.129, 131, 157, 158. anticolonization ranks; First signified by a letter to t by the consequent notoriety which for the moment eclipsed that of his friend and host. This is not the place, looking backward, to dwell at length on the great incidents of the year already alluded to—the anti-slavery uprising and secession at Lane May's Recollections, p. 102; Life of Arthur Tappan, Chap. 13. Seminary, under the leadership of Theodore D. Weld, against the suppression of free debate by the Trustees, with Dr. Lyman Beecher's assent: a revolt in which the names of James A.
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 3, Chapter 40: outrages in Kansas.—speech on Kansas.—the Brooks assault.—1855-1856. (search)
shall pronounce the most thorough philippic ever uttered in a legislative body. The Missourians were reinforced in the spring of 1856 by recruits from the remote South, for which they had appealed,— notably by those from South Carolina and Alabama, led by Buford. the judiciary of the Territory, at the head of which was Lecompte, began its sessions. Early in May the grand jury, following its instructions, found indictments for treason against the Free State leaders,—Reeder, Robinson, and Lane,— who were obliged to seek safety in flight. An attempt was made to arrest Reeder, even in the presence of the investigating committee of Congress, which had arrived in April. The grand jury, in its fanaticism, was not content with processes against persons, but found bills against Free State newspapers and a Free State hotel. Ruffianism, breaking out in assaults and murders, was rampant throughout the Territory, and everywhere Free State men were in constant peril of life. The Administra<
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 4, Chapter 45: an antislavery policy.—the Trent case.—Theories of reconstruction.—confiscation.—the session of 1861-1862. (search)
, was the underlying motive with senators for excluding him. He was refused a seat, although his right was maintained by the votes of Anthony, Fessenden, and Frelinghuysen. Works, vol. XII. pp. 257-269. of Indiana, both senators being accused of participating in or giving countenance to the rebellion; and also in the debate on the admission of Stark of Oregon, to whom disloyal conduct was imputed. Feb. 18, 26. June 5, 1862. Works, vol. VI. pp. 346-364. He spoke in favor of the title of Lane of Kansas to his seat, maintaining that he had not lost it by accepting what was alleged to be an incompatible office. Jan. 13, 1862. Works, vol. VI. pp. 242-251. The Internal Tax bill was full of novel points, and required the most laborious and minute attention. Sumner intervened with motions, suggestions, and remarks oftener than any senator not on the committee which reported it, and as often as any member of it except Fessenden the chairman,—giving attention to nice points of p
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 4, Chapter 48: Seward.—emancipation.—peace with France.—letters of marque and reprisal.—foreign mediation.—action on certain military appointments.—personal relations with foreigners at Washington.—letters to Bright, Cobden, and the Duchess of Argyll.—English opinion on the Civil War.—Earl Russell and Gladstone.—foreign relations.—1862-1863. (search)
uld be triumphant, strike quickly; let your blows be felt at once, without notice or premonition, and especially without time for resistance or debate. Time deserts all who do not appreciate its value. Strike promptly, and time becomes your invaluable ally; strike slowly, gradually, prospectively, and time goes over to the enemy. Only eleven senators on one vote and ten on another voted against the alternative of gradual emancipation. Among them were Fessenden, Grimes, Harlan of Iowa, Lane of Indiana, Pomeroy, and Wade. Wilson voted with Sumner at one stage and against him at another. Sumner, though failing to have the obnoxious provision stricken out, voted for the bill on its final passage, trusting that it would be satisfactorily amended in the House. It did not, however, come to a final vote in that body. Congress had little heart in the President's favorite idea of compensating slave-owners, Mr. Lincoln adhered to the last to his plan of compensated emancipation, an
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