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were so great; but his only answer would be, Billy, you're too rampant and spontaneous. I was in correspondence with Sumner, Greely, Phillips, and Garrison, and was thus thoroughly imbued with all the rancor drawn from such strong anti-slavery sources. I adhered to Lincoln, relying on the final outcome of his sense of justice and right. Every time a good speech on the great issue was made I sent for it. Hence you could find on my table the latest utterances of Giddings, Phillips, Sumner, Seward, and one whom I considered grander than all the others -Theodore Parker. Lincoln and I took such papers as the Chicago Tribune, New York Tribune, Anti-Slavery Standard, Emancipator, and National Era. On the other side of the question we took the Charleston Mercury and the Richmond Esquirer. I also bought a book called Sociology, written by one Fitzhugh, which defended and justified slavery in every conceivable way. In addition I purchased all the leading histories of the slavery movement, a
n's mission to the Eastern states. interviews with Seward, Douglas, Greeley, Beecher, and others. the letterfear Greeley's attitude will damage me with Sumner, Seward, Wilson, Phillips, and other friends in the East. n in correspondence on my own account with Greeley, Seward, Sumner, Phillips, and others for several years, haer, December 27, 1857, Ms. In Washington I saw also Seward, Wilson, and others of equal prominence. Douglas w Douglas might be taken up by the Republicans. Senator Seward, when I met him in Washington, assured me therehey get their cue, ideas, or what not from Greeley, Seward, et al. By-the-bye, Greeley remarked to me this, Thble mention I had heard of him by Phillips, Sumner, Seward, Garrison, Beecher, and Greeley. I brought with meered just as we had heard it read. Up to this time Seward had held sway over the North by his higher-law sentspeech by Lincoln in my opinion drove the nail into Seward's political coffin. In any student of oratorical
nation for the Presidency. To be classed with Seward, Chase, McLean, and other celebrities was enout congratulations on the part of his friends. Seward was the great man of the day, but Lincoln had s irrepressible conflict attracted warriors to Seward's standard in the Mississippi valley. It was d any kind of personal organization whatever. Seward had all these things, and, behind them all, a l as well. His eye was constantly fastened on Seward, who had already freely exercised the rights oland are a drawback upon the prospects of Governor Seward; and Trumbull writes Dubois to the same etates are safe enough in the fall. But, while Seward may have lost ground near his home, he was acqsas has appointed delegates and instructed for Seward. Don't stir them up to anger, but come along is already well familiar. On the first ballot Seward led, but was closely followed by Lincoln; on tLincoln had marked three passages referring to Seward's position on the slavery question. On the ma[1 more...]
lism and politics, came out from New York and spent several days with Lincoln. He was not only the representative of Senator Seward, but rendered the President-elect signal service in the formation of his cabinet. In his autobiography Mr. Weed relaof time had been alloted for the purpose. Mr. Lincoln had told me that a man named Wood had been recommended to him by Mr. Seward, and he had been placed in charge of the party as a sort of general manager. The party, besides the President, his wifrne anxiously awaiting him. He was taken into a carriage and in a few minutes he was talking over his adventures with Senator Seward at Willard's Hotel. The remaining members of the Presidential party from whom Mr. Lincoln separated at Harrisburg leformed to attack the train, blow it up with explosives or in some equally effective way dispose of the President-elect. Mr. Seward and others were so deeply impressed with the grave features of the reports afloat that Allan Pinkerton, the noted detec
human nature, often telling me, when about to make some important appointment, that he had no knowledge of men and their motives. It was his intention to remove Seward as soon as peace with the South was declared. He greatly disliked Andrew Johnson. Once the latter, when we were in company, followed us around not a little. ItWashington many thought Mr. Lincoln was weak, but he rose grandly with the circumstances. I told him once of the assertion I had heard coming from the friends of Seward, that the latter was the power behind the throne; that he could rule him. He replied, I may not rule myself, but certainly Seward shall not. The only ruler I haveSeward shall not. The only ruler I have is my conscience — following God in it — and these men will have to learn that yet. Some of the newspaper attacks on him gave him great pain. I sometimes read them to him, but he would beg me to desist, saying, I have enough to bear now, but yet I care nothing for them. If I'm right I'll live, and if wrong I'll die anyhow; s
Manassas, as it was then called, having failed in obtaining any information at Seward's office and elsewhere. Stragglers were coming with all sorts of wild rumors, ld-time cordiality. After the room had been partially cleared of visitors Secretary Seward came in and called up a case which related to the territory of New Mexico.t. Well, you see Jim Lane; the secretary is his man, and he must hunt him up. Seward then left, under the impression, as I then thought, that Lincoln wanted to get The night of Lincoln's assassination was a memorable, one in Washington. Secretary Seward was attacked and wounded while lying in bed with a broken arm. The murmurder of Lincoln was one result of a conspiracy which had for its victims Secretary Seward and probably Vice-President. Johnson, Secretary Stanton, General Grant, a for Mr. Johnson the day before, possibly with the intention of killing him. Mr. Seward received wounds, from which he soon recovered. Grant, who was to have accomp