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Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1., Chapter 3: assembling of Congress.--the President's Message. (search)
that is done, a minister plenipotentiary and envoy extraordinary will be sent to present his credentials; and when they are denied, or refused to be recognized by this Government, I say to you, that the sovereignty of her soil will be asserted, and it will be maintained at the point of the bayonet. Then, referring to a threat that seceding States would be coerced into submission, he expressed a hope that such Democrats as Vallandigham, and Richardson, and Logan, and Cox, and McClernand, and Pugh, of Ohio — members of the House of Representatives--would stand by the Slave power in this matter, and prevent the erection of (what he was pleased to call the armed power of the United States) a military despotism. The edifice is not yet completed, he said. South Carolina, thank God! has laid her hands upon one of the pillars, and she will shake it until it totters first, and then topples. She will destroy that edifice, though she perish amid the ruins. Such were some of the ravings o
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1., Chapter 4: seditious movements in Congress.--Secession in South Carolina, and its effects. (search)
to vote. I do not vote, said Singleton, of Mississippi, because I have not been sent here to make any compromises or patch up existing difficulties. The subject will be decided by a convention of the people of my State. Hawkins, of Florida, said:--The day of compromise has passed. I am opposed, and so is my State, to all and every compromise. I shall not vote. Clopton, of Alabama, considered secession as the only remedy for existing evils, and would not sanction any temporizing policy. Pugh, of Alabama, said:--As my State intends following South Carolina out of the Union, by the 10th of January next, I pay no attention to any action taken in this body. No less than fifty-two members from the Slave-labor States refused to vote on this occasion. These comprised all of the South Carolina delegation, and most of those from Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, and Georgia. By this action, they virtually avowed their determination to thwart all legislation in the direction of compromis
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1., Chapter 7: Secession Conventions in six States. (search)
uary. 1861. Every county in the State was represented, and the number of delegates was one hundred. William Brooks was chosen President. On the same day, the representatives of Alabama Benjamin Fitzpatrick and Clement C. Clay, Senators; James L. Pugh, David Clopton, Sydenham Moore, George S. Houston, W. R. W. Cobb, J. A. Stallworth, J. L. M. Curry, Representatives. in the Congress at Washington, on consultation, resolved to telegraph to the Convention their advice to pass an ordinance of ion, signed by a large number of Senators and Representatives, was scattered broadcast over the Slave-labor States, first by the telegraph and then in print. The document was sent out by Reuben Davis, with the following statement:--Signed by J. L. Pugh, David Clopton, Sydenham Moore, J. L. M. Curry, and J. A. Stallworth, of Alabama; Alfred Iverson, J. W. H. Underwood, L. J. Gartrell, James Jackson (Senator Toombs is not here, but would sign), John J. Jones, and Martin J. Crawford, of Georgia;
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1., Chapter 9: proceedings in Congress.--departure of conspirators. (search)
immons, Sumner, Ten Eyck, Trumbull, Wade, Wilkinson, and Wilson. NAYs, Messrs. Bayard, Bigler, Bragg, Bright, Clingman, Crittenden, Fitch, Green, Gwin, Hunter, Johnson of Tennessee, Kennedy, Lane of Oregon, Mason, Nicholson, Pearce, Polk, Powell, Pugh, Rice, Saulsbury, and Sebastian. The leading conspirators in the Senate, who might have defeated the amendment and carried the Crittenden Compromise, did not vote. This reticence was preconcerted. They had resolved not to accept any terms of adjn Compromise was finally rejected by a vote of twenty against nineteen. The vote was as follows:-- ayes.--Messrs. Bayard, Bright, Bigler, Crittenden, Douglas, Gwin, Hunter, Johnson of Tennessee, Kennedy, Lane, Latham, Mason, Nicholson, Polk, Pugh, Rice, Sebastian, Thompson, Wigfall--19. noes.--Messrs. Anthony, Bingham, Chandler, Clarke, Dixon, Doolittle, Durkie, Fessenden, Foote, Foster, Grimes, Harlan, King. Morrill, Sumner, Ten Eyck, Trumbull. Wade, Wilkinson, Wilson--20. It might h
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Alabama. (search)
seph F. JohnstonNov. 1898 to Nov. 1900 W. J. SamfordNov. 1900 to Nov. 1902 United States senators from the State of Alabama. Names.No. of Congress.Date. William R. King16th to 28th1819 to 1844 John W. Walker16th to 17th1819 to 1822 William Kelley17th to 19th1823 to 1825 Henry Chambers19th1825 to 1826 Israel Pickens19th to 20th1826 John McKinley19th to 22d1826 to 1831 Gabriel Moore22d to 25th1831 to 1837 Clement C. Clay25th to 27th1837 to 1841 Arthur P. Bagby27th to 30th1841 to 1848 Dixon H. Lewis28th to 30th1844 to 1848 William R. King30th to 32d1848 to 1852 Benj. Fitzpartrick30th to 36th1848 to 1861 Jeremiah Clemens31st to 33d1849 to 1853 Clement C. Clay. Jr33d to 36th1853 to 1861 37th, 38th, and 39th Congresses vacant. George E. Spencer40th to 46th1868 to 1879 Williard Warner40th to 42d1868 to 1871 George Goldthwaite42d to 45th1872 to 1877 John T. Morgan45th to----1877 to---- James L. Pugh47th to 55th1880 to 1897 Edmund W. Pettus55th to----1897 to----
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Elections, federal control of. (search)
r the election of members, but Congress may make or alter them in accordance with its own will. It may alter them by providing for federal supervision, or it may make such new regulations as will assume the entire election from registration to certification. We have, then, two kinds of remedy— the alteration of State regulations and the making of new ones of our own. As to the first method, so far as it was exhibited in the proposed Senate bill for supervision, the Senator from Alabama, Mr. Pugh, when the bill was presented in the Senate, rose and declared: If the bill becomes a law, its execution will insure the shedding of blood and the destruction of the peace and good order of this country. Its passage will be resisted by every parliamentary method, and every method allowed by the Constitution of the United States. This declaration, made at a time when debate is not usual on a bill, will attract attention to the objections which are urged against the supervisor law. Some
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Alabama (search)
...1876-77 John T. Morgan, Democratic Senator, presents credentials in the United States Senate......Feb. 27, 1877 Act granting $75 to any resident of the State who lost an arm or leg in the Confederate army......1879 George S. Houston qualifies as United States Senator......March 18, 1879 United States Senator George S. Houston dies......Dec. 31, 1879 Luke Pryor, Democrat, qualifies as United States Senator under executive appointment to fill vacancy......Jan. 15, 1880 James L. Pugh, United States Senatorelect qualifies......Dec. 6, 1880 State treasurer I. H. Vincent absconds, leaving a deficit of about $212,000......January, 1883 State agricultural department goes into operation, with E. C. Betts, of Madison county, as commissioner......Sept. 1, 1883 Congress grants the State 46,080 acres of land for the benefit of the university......April 23, 1884 Foundation of a monument to the Confederate soldiers of the State laid on the grounds of the capitol in M
A Roster of General Officers , Heads of Departments, Senators, Representatives , Military Organizations, &c., &c., in Confederate Service during the War between the States. (ed. Charles C. Jones, Jr. Late Lieut. Colonel of Artillery, C. S. A.), Members of the First and Second Congresses of the Confederate States. (search)
d Second Congress. Hon.David CloptonAlabamaMember of First and Second Congress. Hon.Williamson R. W. CobbAlabamaMember of Second Congress. Hon.M. H. CruikshankAlabamaMember of Second Congress. Hon.Jabez L. M. CurryAlabamaMember of First Congress. Hon.Edward S. DarganAlabamaMember of First Congress. Hon.J. S. DickinsonAlabamaMember of Second Congress. Hon.Thomas J. FosterAlabamaMember of First and Second Congress. Hon.Francis S. LyonAlabamaMember of First and Second Congress. Hon.James L. PughAlabamaMember of First and Second Congress. Hon.John P. RallsAlabamaMember of First Congress. Hon.William R. SmithAlabamaMember of First and Second Congress. Hon.Felix J. BatsonArkansasMember of First and Second Congress. Hon.Augustus H. GarlandArkansasMember of First Congress. Hon.Rufus K. GarlandArkansasMember of First and Second Congress. Hon.Thomas B. HanlyArkansasMember of First and Second Congress. Hon.Grandison D. RoystonArkansasMember of First Congress. Hon.James B. Dawkin
iately shouldered muskets and served as privates until the Confederacy was formed; and the station at Barrancas was taken by the First Alabama regiment of twelve-months' men, under Col. Henry D. Clayton, a command which included among its privates James L. Pugh, since United States senator. The Third Alabama regiment was at once organized from the companies which had served at Mobile and Pensacola, and its officers elected were Jones M. Withers, of Mobile, colonel; Tennent Lomax, of Montgomery, In the last-named battle he was severely wounded. When the war had ended he made his home at Selma, and resumed the practice of law, becoming distinguished in the profession. He was elected to the United States Senate, as the successor of James L. Pugh, for a term beginning March 4, 1897. Brigadier-General Philip Dale Roddey was born in Moulton, Lawrence county, Ala., in the year 1820. His parents were in humble circumstances and able to give him but scanty educational advantages. For
the next House of Representatives. Below we give a correct list of the members of the next Confederate House of Representatives, prepared and courteously furnished us by Mr. De Louis Dalton, Asst-Clerk of the House. Those members whose names are marked thus [!] were members of the last Congress: Alabama.--1st District, Thomas J. Foster;‖ 2, Wm R. Smith;‖ 3d, Williamson R. W. Cobb; 4th, Marcus H. Cruikshank; 5th, Francis S. Lyon;‖ 6th, Wm. P. Chilton; 7th, David Clopton;‖ 8th, James L. Pugh;‖ 9th, J. S. Dickinson. Arkansas.--1st District, Felix I. Batson;‖ 2d, Rufus K. Garland; 3d, Augustus H. Garland;‖ 4th, Thomas B. Hanly.‖ Florida.--1st District, St. George Rogers; 2d, Robert B. Hilton.‖ Georgia.--1st District, Julian Hurtridge;‖ 2d, Wm. E. Smith; 3d, Mark H. Blandford; 4th, Clifford Anderson; 5th, J. T. Shewmake; 6th; J. H. Echots; 7th, James M. Smith; 8th, George N. Lester; 9th, H. P. Bell, 10th, Warren Aiken. Kentucky.--1st District, Willis B
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