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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Black Warrior seizure. (search)
ing to citizens of the United States, was seized Feb. 28, at Havana, by order of the Spanish authorities in Cuba, and the vessel and cargo were declared confiscated. This flagrant outrage aroused a bitter feeling against those authorities; and a motion was made in the House of Representatives to suspend the neutrality laws and compel those officials to act more justly. A better measure was adopted. A special messenger was sent to Madrid, with instructions to the American minister there, Mr. Soule, to demand from the Spanish government immediate redress in the form of indemnification to the owners of the vessel in the amount of $300,000. The Spanish government justified the outrage, and this justification, operating with other causes for irritation, led to the famous consultation of American ministers in Europe known as the Ostend conference. (See Ostend manifesto.) Meanwhile the perpetrators of the outrage became alarmed, and the captain-general of Cuba, with pretended generosity,
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Butler, Benjamin Franklin, 1818-1893 (search)
rom the city hall. The editor of the True Delta refused to print Butler's proclamation in hand-bill form. The general invited the city authorities to a conference. The mayor at first refused to go, but finally went to the St. Charles, with Pierre Soule (formerly member of Congress) and other friends. They persisted in regarding Louisiana as an independent nation, and the National troops as invaders or intruders. An immense and threatening mob had collected in the streets in front of the Stmen? said Butler; the mob must be controlled. We can't have a disturbance in the street. The mayor went to a balcony, informed the mob of the general's order, and persuaded them to disperse. Butler read a proclamation which he had prepared to Soule, who declared it would give great offence; that the people were not conquered and would never submit, and uttered a threat in smooth terms. To this Butler replied: I have long been accustomed to hear threats from Southern gentlemen in political
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Louisiana, (search)
ander Mouton 24th to 27th 1837 to 1842 Robert C. Nicholas 24th to 26th 1836 to 1841 Charles M. Conrad 27th 1842 to 1843 Alexander Barrow 27th to 29th 1841 to 1846 Alexander Porter 28th 1843 to 1844 Henry Johnson 28th to 30th 1844 to 1849 Pierre Soule 29th 1847 Solomon W. Downs 30th to 32d 1847 to 1853 Pierre Soule 31st to 32d 1849 to 1853 Judah P. Benjamin 33d to 36th 1853 to 1861 John Slidell 33d to 36th1853 to 1861 36th to 40th 1861 to 1868 John S. Harris 40th 1868 William Pitt KPierre Soule 31st to 32d 1849 to 1853 Judah P. Benjamin 33d to 36th 1853 to 1861 John Slidell 33d to 36th1853 to 1861 36th to 40th 1861 to 1868 John S. Harris 40th 1868 William Pitt Kellogg 40th to 42d 1868 to 1872 J. Rodman West 42d to 45th 1871 to 1877 James B. Eustis 45th to 46th 1877 to 1879 William Pitt Kellogg 45th to 48th 1877 to 1883 Benjamin F. Jones 46th to 48th 1879 to 1885 Randall L. Gibson 48th to 52d 1883 to 1892 James B. Eustis 49th to 51st 1885 to 1891 Edward D. White 52d to 53d 1891 to 1894 Donaldson Caffrey 52d to 57th 1893 to 1901 Newton C. Blanchard 53d to 55th 1894 to 1897 Samuel D. McEnery 55th to — 1897 to — Murphy J. Foster57th to — 1901 to<
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Ostend manifesto. (search)
Ostend manifesto. In July, 1853, William L. Marcy, the Secretary of State, wrote to Pierre Soule, American minister at Madrid, directing him to urge upon the Spanish government the sale or cession of Cuba to the United States. Nothing more was done until after the affair of the Black Warrior in the winter of 1854. In April, 1854, Mr. Soule was instructed and clothed with full power to negotiate for the purchase of the island. In August the Secretary suggested to Minister Buchanan in London, Minister Mason at Paris, and Minister Soule at Madrid the propriety of holding a conference for the purpose of adopting measures for a concert of action in aid of negotiations with Spain. They accordingly met at Ostend, a seaport town in Belgiy law, human and divine, in wresting it from Spain, if we possess the power. President Pierce did not think it prudent to act upon the advice of these ministers, and Mr. Soule. dissatisfied with his prudence, resigned his office and returned home.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Soule, Pierre 1802- (search)
Soule, Pierre 1802- Statesman; born in Castillon, in the French Pyrenees, in September, 1802. His father was a lieutenantgeneral in the army of the French Republic. Pierre, destined for the Ch 1870. The following is the correspondence between the United States State Department and Messrs. Soule. Mason, and Buchanan, resulting in the Ostend manifesto (q. v.): Department of State, Washtained in a formal despatch. I am, sir, respectfully your obedient servant, W. L. Marcy. Pierre Soule, Esq., Madrid. United States Legation to Spain, London, Oct. 20, 1854. Sir,—Herewith I hpart to you what of my mind I am not able to pour out in these lines. Respectfully yours, Pierre Soule. Hon. William L. Marcy, Secretary of State. Aix la Chapelle, Oct. 18, 1857. Sir,—The undresults for both countries which followed a similar arrangement in regard to Florida. Yours, very respectfully, James Buchanan, J. Y. Mason, Pierre Soule. Hon. Wm. L. Marcy, Secretary of St