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he yard, while the black would champ his bit with impatience to get into a comfortable stall once more. Altogether the sight would be worth seeing; but it will not be seen. The Board holds its sessions in the office of an honorable Mr. Turney, who left on our approach for a more congenial clime, and left suddenly. His letters and papers are lying around us in great confusion and profusion. Among these we have discovered a document bearing the signatures of Jeff. Davis, John Mason, Pierre Soule, and others, pledging themselves to resist, by any and every means, the admission of California, unless it came in with certain boundaries which they prescribed. The document was gotten up in Washington, and Colonel Parkhurst says it is the original contract. Dined with Colonel D. H. Gilmer, Thirty-eighth Illinois. Dinner splendid; corn, cabbage, beans; peach, apple, and blackberry pie; with buttermilk and sweetmilk. It was a grand dinner, served on a snowwhite table-cloth. Where
he first session of the Thirty-first Congress opened on Monday, December 3, 1849. In no preceding Senate had been seen more brilliant groups of statesmen from both South and North. Among the distinguished senators then, or soon subsequently to be, famous, were Davis, Calhoun, Clay, Webster, Benton, Corwin, Cass, Fillmore, Johnson, Stephen A. Douglas, Seward, Chase, Houston, Badger, of North Carolina; Butler, of South Carolina; Hamlin, Hunter, and Mason, of Virginia; Berrien, Mangum, and Pierre Soule. It was to this Congress that Mr. Clay presented his famous compromise resolutions, which may be regarded as the beginning of the last period of the long controversy between the sections before the secession of the Southern States from the Union. It was memorable by the threatening prominence given to the Anti-slavery agitation, which was now beginning to overshadow all other Federal issues. The growth of the Anti-slavery movement in the free States had been rapid and alarming.
er become, that hickory splits are recommended as a substitute in harnesses. In view of the scarcity of lead, merchants and others having old teachests, are recommended to bring them out for the lead they contain. There is also, says the Express, a large quantity of lead on the various iron railings about the city, which the owners could spare. The Board of Provost-Marshals of New Or-leans, consisting of N. Trefaguier, H. M. Spofford, Cyprien Dufour, H. D. Ogden, Victor Burthe, and Pierre Soule, by special order prohibited the traffic in gold and silver against the notes of the confederate States of America, and also declared that all traffic in paper currency, tending to create distrust in the public mind, or otherwise to produce embarrassment, should be held as acts of hostility against the government, and would be dealt with summarily.--New Orleans Delta, April 4. Ashby's cavalry, with a battery of four guns. appeared near Strasburgh, Va., and threw several shells into
eamer Northern Light, under the command of Captain Tinklepaugh, in lat. 31°, lon. 73° 35‘, captured the rebel schooner, Agnes H. Ward, of Wilmington, N. C. She was found sailing under the rebel flag and papers, and bound for Nassau, N. P., with a cargo of cotton, turpentine, and tobacco. The mail steamer took her in tow and carried her into New York. The Charleston and Savannah Railroad at Pocotaligo, S. C., was destroyed by the National troops under the command of Col. Christ. Pierre Soule was arrested at New Orleans, La., by order of Gen. Butler.--New Orleans Picayune, May 29. General Shepley, Military Commandant at New Orleans, ordered that prayers should not be offered up for the destruction of the Union or Constitution of the United States or for the success of the rebel armies. Lieutenant-Colonel Sickles, in command of four companies of the Ninth Illinois cavalry, had a skirmish with a party of rebels near Cache River bridge, Arkansas, totally defeating them.
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: Volume 2., Incidents of the occupation of New Orleans. (search)
filled the streets, but no actual violence was offered us. We found the mayor in the City Hall with his council. The Hon. Pierre Soule was also there, having doubtless been called in as an adviser. The mayor declined to surrender the city formallygeneral din was heard an occasional invitation to the----Yankees to come out and be run up to lamp-posts. At this time Mr. Soule suggested to me that it would save much trouble to all concerned if I would take my party in a carriage from the rear ee to get to the landing; and he accomplished his undertaking admirably. Few people ever knew what an important service Mr. Soule thus rendered to New Orleans. Farragut fully approved my action. I was not expected to bring a satisfactory answer Mayor's Clerk, and Master Tyson, U. S. N., passing out through a private way, drove to the landing without meeting mob. Mr. Soule was present and seated on the right hand of Mayor — the only man seated in the chamber. Their countenances expressed c
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: Volume 2., Farragut's demands for the surrender of New Orleans. (search)
roe received them courteously and presented them to the Hon. Pierre Soule and a number of other gentlemen who chanced to be pal, open conference between Captain Bailey and the mayor, Mr. Soule, and the other gentlemen whose connection with public aff mayor's office to make our report. While still with him Mr. Soule entered, accompanied by his son, and with much excitementin his consent to the substitution of a letter written by Mr. Soule, and submitted to their consideration by one of the membehe mayor ordered the heavy doors to be closed. Upon Pierre Soule. from a Daguerreotype taken about 1851. my arrival, I the disputants appeared, represented by learned counsel. Mr. Soule was advocate for one side, and under the threatening gunsartford early on the morning of the 29th. On our arrival Mr. Soule at once entered upon a discussion of international law, w fleet and aimed only to do his duty in that capacity. Mr. Soule, having apparently fulfilled his mission, now asked to be
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 13: the capture of New Orleans. (search)
ing counsel of prudence, waited upon General Butler at the St. Charles, with Pierre Soule, formerly a representative in Congress, and some other friends. The interviernment, could be allowed in the management of the public affairs of the city. Soule and his friends persisted in regarding Louisiana as an independent sovereignty,ns. It had been read at the conference at the St. Charles just mentioned, when Soule declared that it would give great offense, and that the people, who were not coa withering rebuke from the commanding general. I did not expect to hear from Mr. Soule a threat on this occasion, he said. I have long been accustomed to hear thrents in the vicinity of New Orleans, and in the course of a few days the wish of Soule was literally complied with, for the troops were all withdrawn from the city, es felt by the former, by arrest and threatened imprisonment in Fort Jackson; by Soule, the ablest of the instigators of treason in Louisiana, as a prisoner in Fort W
the part of this Government, contained in the present note, affords all the assurance which the President can constitutionally, or to any useful purpose, give, of a practical concurrence with France and England in the wish not to disturb the possession of that island by Spain. Soon after the passage of the Nebraska bill, President Pierce, through a dispatch from Gov. Marcy as Secretary of State, Dated Washington, August 16, 1854. directed Messrs. James Buchanan, John Y. Mason, and Pierre Soule, our Embassadors at London, Paris, and Madrid respectively, to convene in some European city, there to confer with regard to the best means of getting possession of Cuba. They met accordingly at Ostend, October 9, 1854. and sat three days; adjourning thence to Aix-la-Chapelle, where they held sweet council together for several days more, and the result of their deliberations was transmitted to our Government in a dispatch known as the Ostend Manifesto. In that dispatch, they say:
ugitive slaves, 218. Slocum, Col. H. W., wounded at Bull Run, 545. Slocum, Col., killed at Bull Run, 545; 552. Smith, Caleb B., of Ind., 194; reports a bill to organize Oregon, 197; a member of the cabinet, 428. Smith, Gen. E. K., wounded at Bull Run, 545. Smith, Gen., makes a feint to Columbus, Ky., 595. Smith, Gerrit, 127; forms an Abolition Society at Peterborough, N. Y., 128. Smith, Wm. N. H., supported for Speaker, 305. Snead, Thos. L., Jackson to Davis, 577. Soule, Pierre, at the Ostend meeting, etc., 273. South Carolina, concurs in the Declaration of Independence, 35; slave population in 1790; troops furnished during the Revolution, 36; 37; ratification Convention meets, 1788, 48; the Cotton-Gin, 63-4; Nullification inaugurated, 93; is satisfied with the Compromise Tariff, 101; 108; 123; mails rifled at Charleston, 128-9; votes for Van Buren, etc., 154; 178; treatment of negro seamen, 179; of Mr. Hoar's mission to, 181; 185; votes against unqualif
rences which ensued between the commanding General and the municipality, Mayor Monroe was counseled and prompted by Hon. Pierre Soule, a gentleman whose ability and tact shone forth in striking contrast with the pitiable exhibition previously made of himself by the Mayor. In fact, if Soule had had 10 or 15 good regiments and as many batteries at his back, he might have argued Butler out of New Orleans. A wide diversity as to premises rendered the progress and results of these discussions quits rightful and lawful allegiance, and wherein no authority must be asserted, no flag displayed, but those of the Union. Soule, Monroe, and the mob, could not see the matter in that light; but insisted on regarding our forces as intruders, who oughr too long enduring his palterings and equivocations, to send Mayor Monroe to prison, abolish his municipality, banish Pierre Soule, and appoint Col. G. F. Shepley military commandant, to the signal improvement of the government of New Orleans and th
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