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Francis Glass, Washingtonii Vita (ed. J.N. Reynolds), CAPUT QUARTUM. (search)
consalutant. Coloniarum quoque fœderatarum Congressus ei gratias agendas esse decrevit. Vacuefactâ à Britonibus Bostoniâ, ordo seriesque rerum in meliùs mutabantur, Washingtonii, autem, laboribus interim haud imminutis Cum hostibus deinceps longè potentioribus confli gendum crat. Exercitus enim Anglicanus, apud Bostonienses, nil aliud præter metâs Massachusetts Provinciæ injectionem sibi voluit. Bellum, autem, anno millesime septingentesimo septuagesimo sexto ab Christo nato, apud Neo-Eboracenses longe amplissimis copiis quas vidit unquam antea terra Columbi,Terra Columbi, “ the land of Columbus; ” by this we understand the United States of North America, and not the other discoveries in the West Indies and elsewhere, of that most enterprising and distinguished navigator. geri cœptum. Classis exercitusque Anglicanus ex quinquaginta quinque hominum millibus tunc temporis constabant, cunctasque colonias fœderatas in regiam potestatem redigendi, armisque pacandi, consi
Francis Glass, Washingtonii Vita (ed. J.N. Reynolds), CAPUT UNDECIMUM. (search)
septingentesimi septuagesimi octavi, cum plurima jam transacta fuissent, cumque hiems instaret, ad Canadam, Britannicam provinciam, et civitatibus Americanis conterminam, manu magnâ, invadendam, animum appulit Congressus. Coloniarum Coloniarum, &c. “ It was the design of the Congress of the confederated American colonies. ” The verbal noun Congressus, throughout this work, is, emphatically, and by way of eminence, confined to the Congress of the then Colonies, now the United States of North America. fœderatarum Americanarum consilium Congressûs erat, anno insequenti, Canadam, in gentibus copiis, terrâ marique simul invadere. Consilium hocce Canadam invadendi conceptum, et penè perfectum erat, inscio Washingtonio. Ut Ut, &c, literally, “ it was directed by Congress toWashington that a letter ” &c. ad Benjaminum Franklin, philosophum clarissimum, qui, Qui, &c., a periphrasis for an embassador to the French court. eo tempore, reipublicæ Americanæ, apud Parisios, vicem gerebat,
Richard Hakluyt, The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques, and Discoveries of the English Nation, The English Voyages, Navigations, and Discoveries (intended for the finding of a North-west passage) to the North parts of America, to Meta incognita, and the backeside of Gronland , as farre as 72 degrees and 12 minuts: performed first by Sebastian Cabota, and since by Sir Martin Frobisher, and M. John Davis, with the Patents, Discourses, and Advertisements thereto belonging. (search)
The English Voyages, Navigations, and Discoveries (intended for the finding of a North-west passage) to the North parts of America, to Meta incognita, and the backeside of Gronland , as farre as 72 degrees and 12 minuts: performed first by Sebastian Cabota, and since by Sir Martin Frobisher, and M. John Davis, with the Patents, Discourses, and Advertisements thereto belonging. The Letters patents of King Henry the seventh granted unto John Cabot and his three sonnes, Lewis, Sebastian, and Sancius for the discoverie of new and unknowen lands. HENRY by the grace of God, king of England and France, and lord of Ireland, to all to whom these presents shall come, Greeting. Be it knowen that we have given and granted, and by these presents do give and grant for us and our heires, to our welbeloved John Cabot citizen of Venice , to Lewis, Sebastian, and Santius, sonnes of the sayd John, and to the heires of them, and every of them, and their deputies, full and free authority, leave, an
thority, that this western country was once occupied by a race of people quite different, in some respects, to our present Indians. At various places in the Mississippi valley mounds are found which are known to have been thrown up by human hands; and in some instances there have also been found human skeletons, pieces of pottery and implements indicative of their domestic life. These mounds are believed to be of high antiquity and not to have been made by any of the existing races of North America. If a numerous people inhabited the Mississippi valley at some distant age of the past, they also probably spread over this region, for its ever-living streams, lovely valleys, and occasional prairies, must always have been very inviting to peoples following a nomadic or pastoral life. Though our camp is on the edge of a prairie, the country a few miles to the east of us is rugged and hilly, and less adapted to agricultural purposes than the country to the west of us, in the Grand R
rs and men had made him bitter enemies, but the admiration which he aroused was unbounded. The men were often heard to say, in critical places: There goes old Jeb to the front, boys; it's all right. And an officer whom he had offended, and who hated him bitterly, declared with an oath that he was the greatest cavalry commander that had ever lived. The reported words of General Sedgwick, of the United States Army, may be added here: Stuart is the greatest cavalry officer ever foaled in North America. The impetuosity here noted was undoubtedly one of the most striking traits of the man. In a charge, Stuart seemed on fire, and was more the Chief of Squadron than the Corps Commander. He estimated justly his own value as a fighting man, when he said one day: My proper place would be major of artillery; and it is certain that in command of a battalion of fieldpieces, he would have fought until the enemy were at the very muzzles of his guns. But in the cavalry he had even a better fi
The Annals of the Civil War Written by Leading Participants North and South (ed. Alexander Kelly McClure), General Stuart in camp and field. (search)
to battle with a camp song on his lips; here to-day and away to-morrow, raiding, fighting, laughing, dancing, and as famous for his gallantry toward women as for his reckless courage. Stuart was in every particular a singular and striking human being, drawing to himself the strongest public interest both as a man and a soldier. Of his military ability as a cavalry leader, General Sedgwick probably summed up the general opinion when he said: Stuart is the best cavalryman ever foaled in North America. Of his courage, devotion, and many lovable traits, General Lee bore his testimony on his death, when he retired to his tent with the words: I can scarcely think of him without weeping. Stuart thus made a very strong impression both on the people at large and on the eminent soldiers with whom he was associated, and a sketch of him ought to interest, if faithfully drawn. The writer of this paper believes it is in his power to present such a sketch, having enjoyed his personal friendshi
hey wanted to marry. So, a council of war was held, no chaplain being available; and the general insisted on O'Hara tying the knot. Finally, he consented to try;, the couple stood before him; the responses as to obedience and endowment were made; and there O'Hara stuck fast! Go on! prompted the general-The benediction. The A. A. G. paused, stammered; then, raising his hand grandly, shouted in stentorian tones: In the name and by the authority of the Confederate States of North America, I proclaim you man and wife! A grim joke is handed down from the winter camps before Atlanta, when rations were not only worst but least. A knot round a messfire examined ruefully the tiny bits of moldy bacon, stuck on their bayonet-grills, when one hard old veteran remarked: Say, boys! Didn't them fellers wot died las' spring jest git th‘ commissary, though! Another, not very nice, still points equally the dire straits of the men, from unchanged clothing, and their grim
Lt.-Colonel Arthur J. Fremantle, Three Months in the Southern States, May, 1863. (search)
re republicans; and as they can't get any other sort, they all take military ones. Whilst seated round the camp fire in the evening, one of the officers remarked to me, I can assure you, colonel, that nine men out of ten in the South would sooner become subjects of Queen Victoria than return to the Union. Nine men out ten! said General Johnston-ninety-nine out of a hundred; I consider that few people in the world can be more fortunate in their government than the British colonies of North America. But the effect of these compliments was rather spoilt when some one else said they would prefer to serve under the Emperor of the French or the Emperor of Japan to returning to the dominion of Uncle Abe; and it was still more damaged when another officer alluded in an undertone to the infernal regions as a more agreeable alternative than reunion with the Yankees. 22d may, 1863 (Friday). The bombardment at Vicksburg was very heavy and continuous this morning. I had a long co
Varina Davis, Jefferson Davis: Ex-President of the Confederate States of America, A Memoir by his Wife, Volume 2, Chapter 30: foreign Relations.—Unjust discrimination against us.—Diplomatic correspondence. (search)
ntion of Her Majesty's Government to tender offices of mediation to the contending powers in North America, it was replied in substance, by Lord Palmerston and your Lordship, that Her Majesty's Gover. I then represented to your Lordship that the dissolution of the Union of the States of North America, by the withdrawal therefrom of certain of the Confederate States, was not to be considered ume, as the judgment of the intelligence of all Europe, that the separation of the States of North America is final; that under no possible circumstances can the late Federal Union be restored; that s before, that the withdrawal of certain of the Confederates from the Union of the States of North America is not to be considered as a revolution, in the ordinary acceptation of that term, far less must be determined, in the opinion of Her Majesty's Government, by the States and people in North America who have inherited, and until recently upheld, that Constitution. Her Majesty's Government
in all eleven sail destroyed or captured. The names of the captured vessels are the Shark, Venus, Ann Ryan, McCaulfield, Louisa, Dart, Covalia, Falcon, George Baker, and Sam. Houston. A portion of them had cargoes, chiefly of lumber. Among other things captured were 13 mail bags, and 31 bags containing express matter.--N. Y. Times, August 7. Queen Victoria, in her speech to the British Parliament this day, said:--The dissensions which arose some months ago in the United States of North America, have unfortunately assumed the character of open war. Her Majesty, deeply lamenting this calamitous result, has determined, in common with the other powers of Europe, to preserve a strict neutrality between the contending parties.--London News, August 7. There was great excitement in the House of Representatives at Washington this morning. The near approach of the hour of adjourning, and the busy and exciting scenes which always attend the adjournment, attracted quite a crowd of l
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