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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 38 4 Browse Search
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atements of President Lincoln's inaugural declaration of Sumner abolition legislation the power based on necessity the system of legislation devised confiscation how permitted by the law of nations views of Wheaton; of J. Q. Adams; of Secretary Marcy; of Chief Justice Marshall nature of confiscation and proceedings provisions of the acts confiscation of property within reach procedure against persons as enemies and traitors emancipation to be secured remarks of President Lincoln on, by the usages of war among civilized nations, ought not to have been taken. All private property on shore was of that description. It was entitled by the laws of war to exemption from capture. American State Papers, 116, etc. Again, William L. Marcy, Secretary of State, in a letter to the Count de Sartiges dated July 28, 1856, says: The prevalence of Christianity and the progress of civilization have greatly mitigated the severity of the ancient mode of prosecuting hostilities. . .
oln and representaties of border states, 155. Confiscation act of 1861, 5-6, 8, 291. Excerpt from Wheaton on confiscation of private property, 138-39. Extract from letter of John Quincy Adams on private property, 139. Extract from letter of Marcy on private property, 139. Words of John Marshall on private property, 139. Excerpts, 140-43, 148, 149. Congress (Confederate States of America) Removal to Richmond, 3. Acts of 3rd session, 5. (Federal), grant of men and supplies to subjugaMalvern Hill, Battle of, 122-23, 125-27, 129. Manassas (boat), 186. Manassas, Battle of, 14. Junction, Capture of, 271. Plains, Battle of, 269-75. Maney, Colonel, 48. Mann, —, 311. Mansfield, General, 286. Battle of, 456-57. Marcy, William L., extract from letter concerning private property, 139. Maritime war, Laws of, 235-36, 315. Marshall, Col. Charles, 132-33. General Humphrey, 15-16. John, words on confiscation of private property, 139. Martin, General, 466. Marvi
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Cabinet, President's (search)
aniel Webster March 5, 1841 Hugh S. Legare May 9, 1843 Abel P. Upshur July 24, 1843 John C. Calhoun March 6, 1844 James Buchanan March 6, 1845 John M. Clayton March 7, 1849 Daniel Webster July 22, 1850 Edward Everett Nov. 6, 1852 William L. Marcy March 7, 1853 Lewis CassMarch 6, 1857 Jeremiah S. Black Dec. 17, 1860 William H. Seward .March 5, 1861 Elihu B. Washburne March 5, 1869 Hamilton Fish March 11, 1869 William M. Evarts March 12, 1877 James G. Blaine March 5, 1881 F. T 1825 Peter B. Porter May 26, 1828 John H. Eaton March 9, 1829 Lewis Cass Aug. 1, 1831 Joel R. Poinsett .March 7, 1837 John Bell March 5,1841 John C. Spencer Oct. 12, 1841 James M. Porter March 8, 1843 William Wilkins Feb. 15, 1844 William L. Marcy March 6, 1845 George W. Crawford March 8, 1841 Charles M. Conrad Aug.15, 1850 Jefferson Davis March 5, 1853 John B. Floyd March 6, 1857 Joseph Holt Jan. 18, 1861 Simon Cameron March 5, 1861 Edwin M. Stanton Jan. 15, 1862 Ulysses S.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Curtis, George William 1824- (search)
which, under Democratic administration, it had strenuously denounced as fatal. The pressure for place was even greater than it had been ten years before, and although Mr. Webster, as Secretary of State, maintained his consistency by putting his name to an executive order asserting sound principles, the order was swept away like a lamb by a locomotive. Nothing but a miracle, said General Harrison's Attorney-General, can feed the swarm of hungry office-seekers. Adopted by both parties, Mr. Marcy's doctrine that the places in the public service are the proper spoils of a victorious party was accepted as a necessary condition of popular government. One of the highest officers of the government expounded this doctrine to me long afterwards. I believe, said he, that when the people vote to change a party administration they vote to change every person of the opposite party who holds a place, from the President of the United States to the messenger at my door. It is this extraordina
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Hunkers, (search)
on bank charters by the Loco-Foco (q. v.) faction, although it aided in passing a State banking law in 1838. In 1840-46 they opposed the demand of the radical Democrats for a revision of the State constitution, a cessation of unprofitable canal enterprises, and an elective judiciary, but in this movement were also defeated. In 1846-52 they met with success in their advocacy of the abolition of the State branch of the Democratic party in antagonism to the national organization. After this the Marcy Hunkers, known as softs, supported the Pierce administration, while the Dickinson Hunkers, known as hards, opposed it. The latter during the Civil War were generally war Democrats. The principal Hunker leaders were: Daniel S. Dickinson, Edwin Closwell, William C. Bouck, William L. Marcy, Horatio Seymour, and Samuel Beardsley; and their leading opponents were Martin Van Buren, Silas Wright, A. C. Flagg, John A. Dix, Reuben E. Fenton, Samuel Young, and Michael Hoffman. See Albany regency.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Johnston, William 1780- (search)
William Johnston. Island, not far below Clayton, on the night of May 29, 1838. They were armed with muskets and bayonets and painted like Indians, and appeared with a shout, Remember the Carolina! —a vessel which some persons from Canada had cut loose at Schlosser (on Niagara River), set on fire, and sent blazing over Niagara. Johnston's commission. Falls. The passengers and baggage of the Peel were put on shore and the vessel was burned, because her captors could not manage her. Governor Marcy, of New York, declared Johnston an outlaw, and offered a reward of $500 for his person. The governor of Canada (Earl of Durham) offered $5,000 for the conviction of any person concerned in the infamous outrage. Johnston, in a proclamation issued from Fort Watson, declared himself the leader of the band; that his companions were nearly all Englishmen; and that his headquarters were on an island within the jurisdiction of the United States. Fort Watson was a myth. It was wherever Johnst
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Kearny, Stephen Watts 1794-1847 (search)
and with the administrative functions of the government over the people and Territory occupied by us. You will relinquish to Colonel Mason, or to General Kearny, if the latter shall arrive before you have done so, the entire control over these matters, and turn over to him all papers necessary to the performance of his duties. Instructions of a corresponding import were of course received from the War Department, by General Kearny, and with them, or not long afterwards, a despatch from Mr. Marcy, of which the following is an extract: Extract from instructions to brigadiergeneral Kearny. War Department, June 17, 1847. . . . When the despatch from this department was sent out in November last, there was reason to believe that Lieutenant-Colonel Fremont would desire to return to the United States, and you were then directed to conform to his wishes in that respect. It is not now proposed to change that direction. But since that time it has become known here that he bore a
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), New York, State of (search)
itt Clinton 1824Samuel Young. 1826William B. Rochester. Nathaniel Pitcher Martin Van BurenDemocrat.1828Smith Thompson. Solomon Southwick Anti-masonic. Enos T. ThroopDemocrat. 1829 1830 Francis Granger Anti-masonic. Ezekiel Williams William L. MarcyDemocrat.1832 Francis GrangerAnti-masonic. 1834 William H. SewardWhig. 1836 Jesse Buel. Isaac S. Smith. William H. SewardWhig1838 William L. MarcyDemocrat. 1840 William C. BouckDemocrat. Gerrit Smith. William C. BouckDemocrat 1842 LuthWilliam L. MarcyDemocrat. 1840 William C. BouckDemocrat. Gerrit Smith. William C. BouckDemocrat 1842 Luther Bradish. Alvan Stewart. Silas Wright. JrDemocrat 1844 Millard FillmoreWhig. Alvan Stewart. John YoungWhig 1846 Silas Wright, JrDemocrat. Ogden Edwards. Henry Bradley. Hamilton FishWhig1848 John A. Dix Democrat. Reuben H. Walworth. William Goodell. Washington HuntWhig 1850Horatio SeymourDemocrat Horatio SeymourDemocrat. 1852 Washington HuntWhig. Minthorne Tompkins. Myron H. ClarkWhig 1854Horatio SeymourDemocrat. Daniel Ullman. Green C. Bronson. John A. KingRepublican
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Ostend manifesto. (search)
Ostend manifesto. In July, 1853, William L. Marcy, the Secretary of State, wrote to Pierre Soule, American minister at Madrid, directing him to urge upon the Spanish government the sale or cession of Cuba to the United States. Nothing more was done until after the affair of the Black Warrior in the winter of 1854. In April, 1854, Mr. Soule was instructed and clothed with full power to negotiate for the purchase of the island. In August the Secretary suggested to Minister Buchanan in London, Minister Mason at Paris, and Minister Soule at Madrid the propriety of holding a conference for the purpose of adopting measures for a concert of action in aid of negotiations with Spain. They accordingly met at Ostend, a seaport town in Belgium, Oct. 9, 1854. After a session of three days they adjourned to Aix-la-Chapelle, in Rhenish Prussia, and thence they addressed a letter, Oct. 18, to the United States government embodying their views. In it they suggested that an earnest effort to
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Presidential administrations. (search)
un, State; numerous changes in the other departments. Congress, 1841-43, Whig; White, speaker; 1843-45, Senate Whig, House Democratic; J. W. Jones, speaker. 1845-49; Polk; Dallas, Vice-President, Democrat; Buchanan, State; Walker, Treasury; Marcy, War; Bancroft, at first, Navy. Congress, 1845-47, Democratic; J. W. Davis, speaker; 1847-49, Senate Democratic, House Whig; R. C. Winthrop, speaker. 1849-53: Taylor; Fillmore, Vice-President (succeeded as President July 9, 1850), Whig; Clayton, Webster, Everett, State; numerous changes in other departments. Congress, Democratic; Cobb and Boyd, speakers. 1853-57: Pierce; King, Vice-President, Democrat; Marcy, State; Davis, War. Congress, 1853-55, Democratic; Boyd, speaker; 1855-57, Senate Democratic, House Anti-Nebraska; Banks, speaker. 1857-61: Buchanan; Breckinridge, Vice-President, Democrat; Cass, State; Cobb, Treasury; Floyd, War; various changes in the cabinet in 1860 and 1861. Congress, 1857-59, Democratic; Orr, speak
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