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Horace Greeley, The American Conflict: A History of the Great Rebellion in the United States of America, 1860-65: its Causes, Incidents, and Results: Intended to exhibit especially its moral and political phases with the drift and progress of American opinion respecting human slavery from 1776 to the close of the War for the Union. Volume I. 10 0 Browse Search
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Francis B. Carpenter, Six Months at the White House, Xxxiii. (search)
Xxxiii. My friend, the Hon. Robert Dale Owen, was associated in a very interesting interview with Mr. Lincoln, which too in contemplation by the Executive. Being in Washington, Mr. Owen called upon the President on a Saturday morning, and saidon the subject, I can give you as much time as you wish. Mr. Owen assured him of his readiness to come at any hour most congain. Looking vainly for a servant to announce his name, Mr. Owen finally went to the office-door, and knocked. Really,he same time unfolding a manuscript of large proportions, Mr. Owen said: I have a paper, here, Mr. President, that I rebellion. I had read but two or three pages, said Mr. Owen, in giving me this account, when Mr. Lincoln assumed an ere Upon the conclusion of the manuscript, Mr. Lincoln said: Mr. Owen, is that for me? Certainly, sir, said Mr. O., handing marked O, in his desk. Returning to his chair, he said: Mr. Owen, it is due to you that I should say that you have conferr
Francis B. Carpenter, Six Months at the White House, Lix. (search)
nt the President, and I spoke again:-- Who's Massa Sam, Aunty? Mr. Lincum! she said, and resumed wringing her hands and moaning in utter hopelessness of sorrow. The poor creature was too ignorant to comprehend any difference between the very unreal Uncle Sam and the actual President; but her heart told her that he whom Heaven had sent in answer to her prayers was lying in a bloody grave, and she and her race were left--fatherless. In 1863, Colonel McKaye, of New York, with Robert Dale Owen and one or two other gentlemen, were associated as a committee to investigate the condition of the freedmen on the coast of North Carolina. Upon their return from Hilton Head they reported to the President; and in the course of the interview Colonel McKaye related the following incident. He had been speaking of the ideas of power entertained by these people. He said they had an idea of God, as the Almighty, and they had realized in their former condition the power of their masters
Francis B. Carpenter, Six Months at the White House, LXXIX. (search)
xposed, if he once was aroused in search of truth. If his perceptions were perverted, distorted, and diseased, would to Heaven that more minds were so. The true peculiarity of Mr. Lincoln has not been seen by his various biographers; or, if seen, they have failed wofully to give it that prominence which it deserves. It is said that Newton saw an apple fall to the ground from a tree, and beheld the law of the universe in that fall; Shakspeare saw human nature in the laugh of a man; Professor Owen saw the animal in its claw; and Spencer saw the evolution of the universe in the growth of a seed. Nature was suggestive to all these men. Mr. Lincoln no less saw philosophy in a story, and a schoolmaster in a joke. No man, no men, saw nature, fact, thing, or man from his stand-point. His was a new and original position, which was always suggesting, hinting something to him. Nature, insinuations, hints, and suggestions were new, fresh, original, and odd to him. The world, fact, man, p
Francis B. Carpenter, Six Months at the White House, Index. (search)
od, &c., 90; his matured judgment upon the act of Emancipation, 90; simplicity and humility, 95; his first dollar, 96; Amnesty Proclamation, interview with Hon. Robert Dale Owen, 98; account of capture of Norfolk, 104, 240; exhausted patience illustrated; 106, 108; wounded Marylander, 109; as surveyor, 111; new clothes, 113; axinal criticism of the painting, 353; farewell words, 354. Lincoln, Robert, 45, 300. Lincoln, Tad, 44, 91, 92, 293, 300. Lincoln, Willie, 44, 116. Lovejoy, Hon. Owen, 14, 17, 18, 20, 47, 57, 157. Lincoln's Stories. General Scott and Jones the sculptor, 34; great men, 37; Daniel Webster, 37, 131; Thad. Stevens, 38; a littay, 149. Norfolk, (capture,) 104, 240. Novels, 115. O. Odell, Hon. M. F., 170, 178. Oh why should the spirit of mortal be proud? (Poem,) 60. Owen, Robert Dale, 98. P. Pardon applications, 40, 43, 132, 171, 172, 173, 174, 175, 176,250, 296, 297, 318. Patterson, General, 137. Peace Conference at Hampton Roa
peculiarity of Mr. Lincoln has not been seen by his various biographers; or, if seen, they have failed woefully to give it that importance which it deserves. Newton beheld the law of the universe in the fall of an apple from a tree to the ground; Owen saw the animal in its claw; Spencer saw evolution in the growth of a seed; and Shakespeare saw human nature in the laugh of a man. Nature was suggestive to all these men. Mr. Lincoln no less saw philosophy in a story and an object lesson in a jokelf and of his biographer than any flattering picture. I loved the man as he was, with his rugged features, his coarse, rebellious hair, his sad, dreamy eyes; and I love to see him, and I hope to describe him, as he was, and not otherwise. --Robert Dale Owen, January 22, 1867, Ms.--as he was asked to do when he made his house-divided-against-itself speech --and his soul would have exclaimed with indignant scorn, The world perish first! Such was Lincoln's will. Because on one line of question
e travellers to be in the enjoyment of good health to bear them. After crossing the Ohio they met in the stage Mr. Cruikshank, the English caricaturist, and Robert Dale Owen, the founder of New Harmony. Mr. Cruikshank was a genial, cheery, old gentleman, who played with the baby and noted all the facial peculiarities of the peopinted a picture of the Blessed Virgin or of our Lord — no matter of what nation the model might be — gave to it the unmistakable type of his own nationality. Mr. Owen used to begin his conversations by saying, Man is the creature of surrounding circumstances. He was one day very busy explaining his theories of the proper modend it would stop. Mr. Cruikshank, who was dandling little Joe, said, Those were cowardly civilized British babies, were they not, Joe? You Americans will teach Mr. Owen better than that. These agreeable men rendered the journey pleasant, and at last the cheery young people reached New York in safety, and bade their English f
ertain number of men holding the same political faith agreed to go for the session, reserving the right, if the equivalent was paid, to exclude any objectionable person. In our mess were the two members from Mississippi, and their pleasant, kindly wives, Mr. Jacob and Mrs. Thompson, and Mr. Steven Adams with his wife; General Jones, of Iowa, was there for awhile; and a Mr. Foster, of Pennsylvania, and several others, with the memory of whom forty-three years have played sad havoc. Robert Dale Owen, the younger, boarded quite near us, with Daniel S. Dickenson, of New York, who was as cheerful and enthusiastic as a boy; he came to us almost every evening for what he called a little confab. Now began Mr. Davis's earnest work. He visited very little, studied until two or three o'clock in the morning, and, with my assistance, did all his writing. Between us we franked all the documents sent to his constituents, and all the letters, and to calls upon him for service he scrupulousl
ursuit of the rebel General Johnston, and preventing his junction with General Beauregard at Manassas. General Patterson, in a letter from Harper's FeRry, says :--General Johnston retreated to Winchester, where he had thrown up extensive intrenchments and had a large number of heavy guns. I could have turned his position and attacked him in the rear, but he had received large reinforcements from Mississippi, Alabama, and Georgia, a total force of over thirty-five thousand Confederate troops, and five thousand Virginia Militia. My force is less than twenty-thousand, nineteen regiments, whose term of service was up or will be within a week. All refused to stay one hour over their time, but four, viz.: two Indiana Regiments, Frank Jarrett's, (the Eleventh Pennsylvania,) and Owen's, (the Twenty-Fourth Pennsylvania.) Five regiments have gone home. Two more go to-day, and three more to-morrow. To avoid being cut off with the remainder, I fell back and occupied this place. --(Doc. 117.)
souri. Their exact concert of motion, their steady, solid tread, betoken superior drill. They are only partially uniformed, and had no arms on their arrival. This regiment — officers and men — are a quiet-looking, steady, determined set of men. Captain Hayden's company of artillery, with six pieces, accompany the Iowa Ninth.--St. Louis Democrat, September 30. This morning, about one o'clock, as some of the Federal regiments were advancing in the neighborhood of Munson's Hill, Va., Colonel Owen's Irish regiment mistook a portion of Colonel Baker's for secessionists, and commenced firing upon them. The fire was returned, and before the mistake was discovered nine men were killed and about twenty-five wounded. Among the killed were three officers. During the day some disgraceful acts were committed by a portion of the Federal troops, such as the burning of several houses, stables, &c. These acts met the decided reprobation of General McClellan.--National Intelligencer, Septemb
e Federal victories, to be used on all occasions of public worship within eight days following the Sunday after its receipt.--Baltimore American, March 15. Gen. Banks, at Winchester, Va., issued an order to the troops under his command, forbidding depredations of any kind whatsoever, and deeply regretting that officers, in some cases, from mistaken views, either tolerate or encourage such a course. The War Department of the United States, this day ordered, that Joseph Holt and Robert Dale Owen be, and they are hereby appointed a special committee to audit and adjust all contracts, orders, and claims on the War Department, in respect to ordnance, arms and ammunition, their determination to be final and conclusive, as respects this department, on all questions touching the validity, execution and sum due, or to become due upon such contract, and upon all other questions arising between contractors and the Government upon said contracts. Gen. Halleck, at St. Louis, Mo., iss
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