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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 1,404 0 Browse Search
George Meade, The Life and Letters of George Gordon Meade, Major-General United States Army (ed. George Gordon Meade) 200 0 Browse Search
C. Edwards Lester, Life and public services of Charles Sumner: Born Jan. 6, 1811. Died March 11, 1874. 188 0 Browse Search
Adam Badeau, Grant in peace: from Appomattox to Mount McGregor, a personal memoir 184 0 Browse Search
Horace Greeley, The American Conflict: A History of the Great Rebellion in the United States of America, 1860-65: its Causes, Incidents, and Results: Intended to exhibit especially its moral and political phases with the drift and progress of American opinion respecting human slavery from 1776 to the close of the War for the Union. Volume I. 174 0 Browse Search
Hon. J. L. M. Curry , LL.D., William Robertson Garrett , A. M. , Ph.D., Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 1.1, Legal Justification of the South in secession, The South as a factor in the territorial expansion of the United States (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 166 0 Browse Search
Colonel William Preston Johnston, The Life of General Albert Sidney Johnston : His Service in the Armies of the United States, the Republic of Texas, and the Confederate States. 164 0 Browse Search
Ulysses S. Grant, Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant 132 0 Browse Search
John M. Schofield, Forty-six years in the Army 100 0 Browse Search
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, to conceal his death from the surrounding hostile savages, was sunk by his surviving followers in the deep current of that mighty stream. Of the entire expedition, less than half, an enfeebled and wretched remnant, finally reached the coast of Mexico, in the summer of 1543, glad to have escaped with their bare lives from the inhospitable swamps and savages they had so recklessly encountered. It does not appear that any of them, nor even De Soto himself, had formed any adequate conception of by its tributaries; since more than a century was allowed to transpire before the Mississippi was revisited by civilized men. And its next discoverers were not Spaniards, but Frenchmen ; although Spain had long possessed and colonized Florida and Mexico on either side of its mouth. But the French--now firmly established in Canada, and penetrating by their traders and voyageurs the wild region stretching westward and south-westward from that Colony — obtained from the savages some account of thi
He traveled in good part on foot, observing the strictest economy, and supporting himself by working at saddlery and harness-mending, from place to place, as circumstances required. Meantime, he had been compelled to remove his paper from Baltimore to Washington; and finally (in 1836), to Philadelphia, where it was entitled The National Inquirer, and at last merged into The Pennsylvania Freeman. His colonizing enterprise took him to Monclova, Comargo, Monterey, Matamoras, and Victoria, in Mexico, and consumed the better part of several years, closing in 1835. He also made a visit to the settlements in Canada, of fugitives from American Slavery, to inquire into the welfare of their inhabitants. On the 17th of May, 1838, at the burning by a mob of Pennsylvania Hall — built by Abolitionists, because they could be heard in no other — his little property, consisting mainly of papers, books, clothes, etc., which had been collected in one of the rooms of that Hall, with a view to his mig
, instructed Joel R. Poinsett, our Minister to Mexico, to offer one million of dollars for the cessi. Texas proclaimed her entire independence of Mexico, March 2, 1836. War, of course, ensued — in fnstration was made against the new republic by Mexico, subsequently to Santa Anna's disastrous failu Power had made sacrifices to wrest Texas from Mexico — with what intent? Mr. Webster, in his speeccases, would be marked with great injustice to Mexico, and peculiarly liable to the darkest suspiciomong them, the actual or suspended war between Mexico and Texas. Of that consequence, there cannot annexation is attempted without the assent of Mexico. If she yields her consent, that would materi character, involving us certainly in war with Mexico, probably with other foreign Powers, dangerous, in his letter to the United States Charge in Mexico several days after the treaty was signed, and lipas, would be an act of direct aggression on Mexico; for all the consequences of which the United [38 more...]<
hus far, the confident predictions of War with Mexico, as a necessary consequence of our annexing Tees. there ends the valley of the West. There Mexico begins. * * * We ought to stop there, because ng, Whereas, by the act of the Republic of Mexico, a state of war exists between that Government before which time, it had become evident that Mexico, distracted and enfeebled by so many revolutios own. The case was now decidedly altered. Mexico had utterly abolished Slavery some twenty yearats from Free States against it. Peace with Mexico having been made, By the treaty of Guadalupg two or three in commendation of the War with Mexico; warmly congratulated France on her recent retitory west of the Rio del Norte, acquired from Mexico by the treaty of February 22, 1848, and authornd observed --in other words, that the laws of Mexico, whereby Slavery was abolished throughout her would not divide with Slavery the vast and hitherto free territories then just acquired from Mexico.[4 more...]
of the spacious territories recently acquired from Mexico necessarily attracted the early and earnest attentixico (including all the vast area recently ceded by Mexico, apart from Texas proper) as incipient States, and acquired by the United States from the Republic of Mexico, it is inexpedient for Congress to provide by law, st by law in the territories recently acquired from Mexico; insisting that the mere fact of Annexation carriedin any portion of the territory acquired by us from Mexico. He holds a directly contrary opinion to mine, as rrangement of a peculiar nature known to the law of Mexico. But what I mean to say is, that it is as impossib embracing all the territory recently acquired from Mexico, not contained in the boundaries of California. vernment of all the territories newly acquired from Mexico; and there was no radical objection to doing this i her — territory which had been first acquired from Mexico by the forces and then bought of her by the money o
rate such an occurrence. Mr. Josiah S. Johnston, of Louisiana, a friend of the Administration, parried these attacks as follows: We know that Colombia and Mexico have long contemplated the independence of the island [Cuba]. The final decision is now to be made, and the combination of forces and the plan of attack to be forand the duty to defend themselves against the contagion of such near and dangerous examples, would constrain them. even at the hazard of losing the friendship of Mexico and Colombia, to employ all the means necessary to their security. Several years later, Mr. Van Buren, writing as Gen. Jackson's premier to Mr. C. P. Van Nessson to believe that an armed expedition is about to be fitted out in the United States with an intention to invade the island of Cuba, or some of the provinces of Mexico. The best information which the Executive has been able to obtain points to the island of Cuba as the object of this expedition. It is the duty of this Governme
Delaware, to express our unqualified disapproval of the remedy for the existing difficulties suggested by the resolutions of the Legislature of Mississippi. Before the opening of 1861, a perfect reign of terror had been established throughout the Gulf States. A secret order, known as Knights of the Golden circle, or as Knights of the Columbian Star, succeeding that known, six or seven years earlier, as the Order of the Lone Star, having for its ostensible object the acquisition of Cuba, Mexico, and Central America, and the establishment of Slavery in the two latter, but really operating in the interest of Disunion, had spread its network of lodges, grips, passwords, and alluring mystery, all over the South, and had ramifications even in some of the cities of the adjoining Free States. Other clubs, more or less secret, were known as The Precipitators, Vigilance Committee, Minute men, and by kindred designations; but all of them were sworn to fidelity to Southern rights; while thei
ly. Next: Violate your treaties with the Creeks and Cherokees; expel those tribes from the lands they have held from time immemorial, so as to let us expand our plantations. So said, so done. Now for Texas! You have it. Next, a third more of Mexico! Yours it is. Now, break the Missouri Compact, and let Slavery wrestle with Free Labor for the vast region consecrated by that Compact to Freedom! Very good. What next? Buy us Cuba, for One Hundred to One Hundred and Fifty Millions. We haveressed, degraded, and enslaved many, is anarchy and destruction. That fate is written in the history of all enslaved nations — its ancient, seared, and crumbling, but instructive, monuments are seen in Egypt, in Italy, in Central America, and in Mexico. These are the evils — and they are not imaginary — that we desire to avort. But, conscious of the feebleness of a single voice in such a tempest, there is little to expect but to abide its peltings. The Republican party now represents one s<
present and future territories of the Union south of 36° 30′. The direct incitement herein proffered, the strong temptation held out, to fillibustering raids upon Mexico, Central America, Cuba, Hayti, etc., could never be ignored. The Slave Power would have claimed this as a vital element of the new compromise — that she had surrittenden Compromise. II. The essence and substance of Mr. Crittenden's adjustment inhere in his proposition that, of the vast territories acquired by us from Mexico, with all that may be acquired hereafter, so much as lies south of the parallel 36° 30′, shall be absolutely surrendered and guaranteed to Slavery. But this very glory of our country, that we have ever quarreled over the question that we have put at rest; and perhaps when, in the march of events, the northern provinces of Mexico are brought under our sway, they may come in without a ripple on the political sea, whose tumultuous waves now threaten to ingulf us all in one common ruin. I
ancestors of 1770. The density of our population had expelled desirable game almost entirely from all the New-England States but Maine; in the prairie States, it rapidly disappears before the advancing wave of civilized settlement and cultivation. Our Indian wars of the present century have nearly all been fought on our western and south-western borders; our last war with Great Britain was condemned as unwise and unnecessary by a large proportion of the Northern people; so was the war upon Mexico: so that it may be fairly said that, while the South and South-West had been repeatedly accustomed to hostilities during the present century, the North and East had known very little Pollard, in his Southern History of our struggle, smartly, if not quite accurately, says: In the war of 1812, the North furnished 58,552 soldiers; the South 96,812--making a majority of 37,030 in favor of the South. Of the number furnished by the North-- Massachusetts furnished3,110 New Hampshire fur
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