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William Alexander Linn, Horace Greeley Founder and Editor of The New York Tribune, Chapter 8: during the civil war (search)
ichmond cry letter to Lincoln after the battle of Bull Run negotiations with Mercier the Prayer of Twenty Millions opposition to Lincoln's renomination the Niave of a foreign power or with any one assuming to represent the Confederacy. M. Mercier, the French minister at Washington, was openly friendly to the South. He hadhis influence in behalf of the rebellious States. In 1862 Greeley appealed to Mercier to secure the intervention of the French Government to end the war. Mercier coMercier commended the suggestion to his fellow diplomats in Washington, urging that it was an indication of the weakness of even the radicals of the North, and declaring that reply by Secretary Seward to a despatch from the French Foreign Secretary to M. Mercier, suggesting informal conferences with the Confederates to end the war. In thi have done already. Seward wanted me sent there for my brief conference with M. Mercier. The cry had steadily been, No truce! No armistice! No negotiation! No me
; big circulation, 52. Lottery ticket selling, 26. Lovejoy, E. P., murder of, 136. -, Owen, on emancipation proclamation, 198 note. M. Madisonian (newspaper), invitation to Greeley, 57. McElrath, T., partner in the Tribune, 62. Mercier, Greeley's approach to, 193. Mileage abuse, Greeley's attack on, 99-103. Missouri compromise, 127. Missouri, Liberal Republican movement in, 226-230. Morning Post, 25. N. Nebraska question, 163-165. Negro education, Northern1. Secession, the right of, 184. Seward, William H., Greeley's complaint to, 173; dissolution of firm of Seward, Weed, and Greeley, 174-176; letter to Weed, 177; Greeley's objection to his nomination, 179; Secretary of State, 184; reply to Mercier, 193-195; on Greeley's negotiations. 196. Shepard, H. D.'s, Morning Post, 25. Slavery, Greeley's part in its abolition, 123; Abolitionists defined, 124; their erratic views, 125; early antislavery societies, 130; Northern attitude, 128-136