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Charles Congdon, Tribune Essays: Leading Articles Contributing to the New York Tribune from 1857 to 1863. (ed. Horace Greeley), Loyalty and light. (search)
ding it by degrading associations, and making it, in the mind of the whole country, responsible for the perils which environ us. It has been the architect of its own ruin. It has been very cunning in its own overthrow. Owing every moment of its existence to the coercions of positive law, and existing in spite of its numerous violations of natural right, it has been the first to demolish the bulwarks which surrounded it, and to cast contempt upon the statute-book which was its only charter. Wise men said that it was perilous to the liberties of the land, and foolish men have been kind enough to demonstrate the truth of the proposition. It has simply succeeded in achieving a bad character at home and abroad. The Maryland Unionists, while indulging in their little harmless fling at the Abolitionists, explicitly admit that Slavery is now injurious to the political and material interests' of the South. We do not see how any Union Slaveholder can think otherwise; because, logically,
Charles Congdon, Tribune Essays: Leading Articles Contributing to the New York Tribune from 1857 to 1863. (ed. Horace Greeley), All means to Crush (search)
ou do take the means whereby I live. Immediately after the delivery of this indisputably correct observation, Shylock, we are told, left the Court-House upon the plea that he felt very unwell — and no doubt he told the truth. There is a method which God, in the interests of His Eternal Justice, has put into our hands of making the Rebels a great deal sicker than Shylock was; and we hum and haw and split a whole head of hairs, and leave the Rebel to the use of the means whereby he lives. Wise — is it not? Look at the money which the Confederacy now owes, and which it has given paper promises to pay! There are $45,000,000 due to its soldiers; $50,000,000 to banks; $65,000,000 for property seized; $45,000,000 for State aid to be reimbursed; $100,000,000 of Treasury notes; and War Loans to the amount of $65,000,000. What is the property which this indebtedness represents? We answer emphatically-Black Men! And what would these certificates of indebtedness be worth if the Black M
Charles Congdon, Tribune Essays: Leading Articles Contributing to the New York Tribune from 1857 to 1863. (ed. Horace Greeley), Waiting for a Partner. (search)
isters, depart in peace! would be its legend. If the people choose to trust Brooks, Seymour) the Woods and men of like kidney with the adjustment of national differences, why the people are omnipotent and can do that in haste which they will bitterly rue at leisure. If the army be in the least demoralized and the progress of the war at all suspended, the fault lies at the door of the Democratic party. If it has done so much mischief out of office, of what will it not be capable in power? Wise and honest men, true lovers of the Union, would look with fear, trembling, distrust and disgust upon any postponement of the assertion, sharp, vigorous and offensive, of the sanctity of the laws, until after the coming, election. We think that to save the whole country from the anarchy which now distracts so great a part of it, we need prompt, muscular and decisive action, military and naval; and that any attempt to carry the question of Peace or War into a Presidential election, might resul
151 Russell, William H158, 187 Repudiation of Northern Debts162 Red Bill, a New Orleans Patriarch318 Romilly, Sir Samuel828 Robertson, Dr., on Slavery803 Screws, Benjamin, Negro Broker8, 88 Society for Promoting National Unity186 Stevens, Alexander H148 Secession, The Ordinance of178 Slidell, Miss204 Secessionists, The Dissensions of219 St. Domingo, The Argument from326 Saulsbury, Senator334, 351 Tyler, John, his Diagnosis128 Times, The London158, 177, 309, 366, 374 Toombs, General, his Trials269 Thirty-Five, The Council of273 Taliaferro, Mr., his Defalcation316 Thugs in New Orleans318 University, a Southern Wanted61 Utopia, A. Slaveholding300 Van Buren, John44 Virginia, Democracy in185 Wise, Henry A.2, 95, 135, 155 Walker, William, his Letter to General Cass33, 35 Winslow, Hubbard136 Williams, Commander206 Winthrop, Robert C.248 Wood, Benjamin379, 383 Yeadon, Richard8 Young, Brigham358, 392
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 11: Goldsborough's expedition to the sounds of North Carolina. (search)
en into account and the number of guns (56) which were brought to bear upon them by the enemy; but the fire from the eight and nine-inch shell guns and rifles of the fleet was so vigorously kept up and accurately aimed that it was the same old story of Port Royal — hearts of oak in wooden ships. The military forces had some hard fighting on shore, and the attack was conducted with great skill. The entire force of the enemy stationed in the batteries and as sharpshooters was 4,000. Governor H. A. Wise had a force in reserve at Nag's Head, but retreated when he heard of the fate of the two forts. The enemy's troops were well posted and their batteries well masked, so that the Federal forces were really fighting an unseen foe. Over 150 officers and 2,500 men surrendered to Generals Foster and Reno. The losses of the Confederates are unknown, but they did not exceed 150 killed and wounded. Our Army lost 15 officers and 32 men killed, 10 officers and 264 men wounded, and 13 men
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 32: Navy Department.--energies displayed.--building of iron-clads (search)
rife that had to be conciliated and the enemies that had to be opposed, Captain H. A. Wise. U. S. Navy, Chief of Bureau of Ordance. out of all which grew up a Navy men great credit is due, although they generally receive but little. Captain Henry A. Wise, Chief of the Bureau of Ordnance in the Navy Department, was one of thoas in the right place while he occupied his important post. Everything in Captain Wise's bureau moved like clockwork, and ships and squadrons lost no valuable timecasions were many in which commanding officers paid the highest eulogiums to Captain Wise's energy and ability, and he was thoroughly appreciated by the head of the Dry Fox. The Board of Admirals convened at the close of the civil war paid Captain Wise the high compliment of recommending his promotion to the grade of commodore,Welles did not feel himself authorized to recommend to the President to send Captain Wise's name to the Senate. Paymaster Horatio Bridge. Chief of the Bureau of Pr
Owen Wister, Ulysses S. Grant, VI. (search)
trust for politics and politicians, with which and whom he intended to have nothing to do. Certainly, Johnson did not better Grant's opinion of politicians — nor did those men who now led the South far and wide astray from the noble spirit of Lee at Appomattox. Their continued malignity lost them a great chance, and cost the South dear. Following their manifesto at Richmond, already quoted, they now met each step of clemency with a temper which is completely heralded in the words of Henry A. Wise when he surrendered: We won't be forgiven. We hate you, and that is the whole of it! They now, with an arrogance which our language has no word to express, demanded to return to Congress on the old slave ratio. This gave white owners the benefit of their slaves by adding three-fifths of the number of the black non-voting population to the sum of the white voting population. Slaves were free now, but this was the arrangement which the South proposed to continue. Let the reader pause,
. At the South, there was but one mode of dealing with Abolitionists — that described by Henry A. Wise as made up of Dupont's best [Gunpowder], and cold steel. Let your emissaries cross the Poto the laws for such cases made and provided; for these were certainly harsh enough to satisfy even Wise himself. At Charleston, S. C., July 29, 1835, it was noised about that the mails just arrived Maine (Mr. Jarvis), with the amendment thereto, proposed by an honorable member from Virginia (Mr. Wise), and every other paper or proposition that may be submitted in relation to that subject, be re the various sections of the Union. After some demur by Mr. Hammond, of South Carolina, and Mr. Wise, of Virginia, the Previous Question was ordered on this resolve — Yeas 118, Nays 47. Mr. Vintonmer part adopted by Yeas 147 to Nays 51; and the latter or gag portion by Yeas 127, Nays 78--Henry A. Wise refusing to vote. This would seem quite stringent enough; but, two years later, Januar
tion from Government on a most liberal scale; under which encouragement they have improved and flourished beyond example. The South has very peculiar interests to preserve, interests already violently assailed and boldly threatened. Your Committee are fully persuaded that this protection to her best interests will be afforded by the Annexation of Texas; an equipoise of influence in the halls of Congress will be secured, which will furnish us a permanent guarantee of protection. Mr. Henry A. Wise, of Virginia, of the same political school with Gilmer, in a speech in the House, January 26, 1842, said: True, if Iowa be added on the one side, Florida will be added on the other. But there the equation must stop. Let one more Northern State be admitted, and the equilibrium is gone — gone forever. The balance of interests is gone — the safeguard of American property — of the American Constitution — of the American Union, vanished into thin air. This must be the inevitable res
killed and six wounded. Still, militia continued to pour in; the telegraph and railroad having been completely repaired, so that the Government at Washington, Gov. Wise at Richmond, and the authorities at Baltimore, were in immediate communication with Harper's Ferry, and hurrying forward troops from all quarters to overwhelm those to the engine-house. Brown, of course, remained awake and alert through the night, discomfited and beyond earthly hope, but perfectly cool and calm. Said Gov. Wise, in a speech at Richmond soon after: Col. Washington said that Brown was the coolest man he ever saw in defying death and danger. With one son dead by his s Green and Coppoc, unhurt, walked between files of soldiers, followed by hundreds, who at first cried, Lynch them! but were very properly shamed into silence by Gov. Wise. It is not necessary to linger here over the legal proceedings in this case; nor do the complaints, so freely made at the time, of indecent haste and unfair d
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