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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Lincoln, Abraham 1809- (search)
, and I resolved to do so. I could not believe that there was a plot to murder me. I made arrangements, however, with Mr. Judd for my return to Philadelphia the next night, if I should be convinced that there was danger in going through Baltimore. I told him that if I should meet at Harrisburg, as I had at other places, a delegation to go with me to the next place (then Baltimore), I should feel safe and go on. When I was making my way back to my room, through crowds of people, I met Frederick Seward. We went together to my room, when he told me that he had been sent, at the instance of his father and General Scott, to inform me that their detectives in Baltimore had discovered a plot there to assassinate me. They knew nothing of Pinkerton's movements. I now believed such a plot to be in existence. The next morning I raised the flag over Independence Hall, and then went on to Harrisburg with Mr. Sumner, Major (now General) Hunter, Mr. Judd, Mr. Lamon, and others. There I met the
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Seward, William Henry 1801-1872 (search)
of his thoughts. But we may be sure that if Mr. Seward had completed his record of his life, we shoers. For more than thirty years of his life Mr. Seward was a power in the land, active, formative, e the most important, determine his career. Mr. Seward's reflection was, indeed, brought to his mintion. When the Southerner had taken his seat, Seward rose, but did not reply; he walked quietly andaceful contrivance, or killing them. Now in Mr. Seward's case the slave-holders could not do the fi friend and for many years a fast ally, that Mr. Seward saw the crown of his life petulantly snatche. Weed doubtless saw that he meant mischief; Mr. Seward probably did not give that view of the mattesense of wrong. But it bred no bitterness in Seward's soul. Erelong it was known that he had accesh political censors never tired of accusing Mr. Seward of a sort of bad faith in the Trent affair. ssioners before they had been asked for. But Mr. Seward knew that, in the state of feeling among his[22 more...]
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Ship-building. (search)
tention. In August, 1861, Lord Lyons wrote to Secretary Seward that he had been instructed to represent to of the limit stipulated in the agreement of 1817. Mr. Seward replied, giving the exact tonnage and armament of House of Representatives, Lord Lyons wrote to Secretary Seward that Great Britain would view the abrogation oher own selfpreservation. On Oct. 24, 1864, Secretary Seward, acting under instructions from the President,ed by Congress. Approved, Feb. 9, 1865. Secretary Seward, Senator Sumner, both Houses of Congress, and our northern border ceased. On March 8, 1865, Secretary Seward wrote to Mr. Adams: You may say to Lord Russelmal withdrawal of the notice of Nov. 23, 1864. Secretary Seward replied in writing to these inquiries the nextexplains that Great Britain could not question Secretary Seward's power to make such a withdrawal. To sustaingood statesmanship, and sound policy. Whether Secretary Seward's action in committing his government to the r
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Simmons, Franklin 1842- (search)
hat time, few examples in New England. On leaving college, having made some portrait-busts with success, he decided to devote himself to sculpture. The Civil War then burst upon the country, and Mr. Simmons sought the field of operations, not as a soldier, but as a commemorator of the leading soldiers and statesmen of the day. During several years spent in Philadelphia and Washington, some thirty generals and statesmen sat to him for their busts, among them Lincoln, Grant, Sheridan, Meade, Seward, and Chase, which gave great satisfaction. Having received a commission from the State of Rhode Island to make a statue of Roger Williams for the Capitol at Washington, he went to Rome, where he has since resided. He has also made for the national Capitol a statue of William King, of Maine, and a G. A. R. monument of General Grant, and for the Iowa Circle in Washington an equestrian monument of General Logan. His other works include a second statue of Williams for the city of Providence
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Slavery. (search)
rrying the flag of either nation. This convention was signed by Richard Rush for the United States, and by W. Huskisson and Sir Stratford Canning for Great Britain. On March 6, 1857, Roger B. Taney, chief-justice of the United States, and a majority of his associates in the Supreme Court, uttered an extra-judicial opinion, that any person who had been a slave, or was a descendant of a slave, could not enjoy the rights of citizenship in the United States. Five years afterwards (1862) Secretary Seward issued a passport to a man who had been a slave to travel abroad as a citizen of the United States. Six years later still (July 20, 1868) the national Constitution was so amended that all persons, of whatever race or color, born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. By the same amendment every civil right was given to every such person. And by a subsequent amendment (1869)