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Francis Jackson Garrison, William Lloyd Garrison, 1805-1879; the story of his life told by his children: volume 4, Chapter 1: no union with non-slaveholders!1861. (search)
bondman on the American soil, and thenceforward the commencement of an era of universal reconciliation, happiness, and prosperity, such as the world has never yet witnessed. Yours, to break every yoke, Wm. Lloyd Garrison. The resolutions, which were presented to the meeting by Wendell Phillips, were drawn by Mr. Garrison with his usual tact, and enunciated the fundamental principles of the abolitionists in a series of quotations from the speeches and writings of Webster, Channing, and Clay, and from the first article of the Constitution of Massachusetts. It was not easy for a Union-saving mob of Webster idolators to take exception to, or howl down, a resolution beginning: Resolved, That (to quote the language of Daniel Webster), and they were compelled to listen in silence, if not with composure. The first speaker of the morning was the Rev. James Freeman Clarke, who made a forcible speech, interrupted only by occasional hisses from the rear gallery, where a crowd of turbul
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Atlantic Essays, A letter to a young contributor. (search)
omacy ebbed away, like Greece and Rome before them, and there seemed nothing real in the universe but Plato's archetypal man. Indeed, it is the same with all contemporary notorieties. In all free governments, especially, it is the habit to overrate the dramatisatis personae of the hour. How empty to us are now the names of the great American politicians of the last generation, as Crawford and Lowndes!--yet it is but a few years since these men filled in the public ear as large a space as Clay or Calhoun afterwards, and when they died, the race of the giants seemed ended. The path to oblivion of these later idols is just as sure; even Webster will be to the next age but a mighty tradition, and all that he has left will appear no more commensurate with his fame than is his statue by Powers. If anything is to give longer life to the statesmen of today, it is only because we are engaged in a contest of more vital principles, which may better embalm the men. Of all gifts, eloquence i
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Harvard Memorial Biographies, 1843. (search)
nited States. He was in favor of a settlement; but, in the language of Honorable Charles Sumner, Nothing is ever settled that is not settled right. Let us stand right ourselves, and then we can demand right from others. He urged the Republicans to stand by the election of Lincoln and Hamlin. . . . . He was opposed to compromise,— even to the admission of New Mexico,--because it would be in violation of our platform, and at variance with the opinions of such honored statesmen as Webster and Clay, and because it interdicted the spirit of the Gospel. He at once began to visit the camps for religious exhortation; was soon elected chaplain of the Sixteenth Massachusetts Infantry, and was commissioned as such, August 1, 1861. In his letter of resignation, he thus stated to his parish his motives:— The moral and religious welfare of our patriotic soldiery cannot be neglected, save to the demoralization and permanent spiritual injury of those who are perilling their all in our co
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Harvard Memorial Biographies, 1863. (search)
er light How much there is that ought to woo Our minds to truth, our hearts to right, In these fair scenes we travel through. In College he was a faithful though not a brilliant student. He had always looked forward to the profession of the law, and all his studies tended to prepare him for that. The study of Cicero's pleadings, so tiresome to many, he heartily enjoyed; and his favorite reading was in such works as Brougham's Statesmen, Campbell's Chancellors, Sheil's Irish Bar, Burke, Clay, and Webster. In the Presidential election of 1860 he showed an interest in public affairs which was made more intense during the last Sophomore term by the actual commencement of civil war. He then took an active part in College drill and in guard duty. In July, 1861, he had been unanimously elected the first editor of the Harvard Magazine for his Junior year; and his last vacation was spent in preparation for his duties, and in a pleasant service with other students in making surveys up
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Harvard Memorial Biographies, Biographical Index. (search)
. 146. Chandler, P. W., Hon., I. 327, 329;. Channing, W. H., Rev., I. 45, 47;. Chapin, Edward, Private, Memoir, II. 425-432. Chapin, Nicholas, II. 425. Chapin, Samuel, II. 425. Chapman, Jonathan, I. 29. Chase, C. C., II. 77. Chesborough, Mr., I. 152. Child, F. J., Prof., I. 432; II. 397. Choate, C. F., II. 199. Choate, R., Lieut., II. 186. Christ, Col., I. 100. Clark, D., Hon., I. 90. Clarke, J. F., Rev., I. 72; II. 13,14. Clarke, J. J., I. 380. Clay, Henry, Hon., I. 82. Codman, O., II. 262. Cogswell, J. G., I. 29. Cogswell, Wm., Col., I. 412, 413;; II. 85,146, 147, 148, 448, 449. Colcock, Col. (Rebel service), II. 381. Cooke, J. P., Prof., II. 209, 277;, 281, 375. Copeland, R. M., Maj., I. 319, 321;. Cotting, B. E., Dr., I. 133. Couch, D. N., Maj.-Gen., I. 214, 426;, 427. Coulter, Col., II. 222. Cozzens, F. S., I. 94. Cradlebaugh, J., Colonel, II. 438. Crane, E., Maj.-Gen., II. 374. Crane, Peter, Ma
46 On Brown's Wharf, occupied, Sep., 1833 On Brown's Wharf, burned, Aug. 31, 1859 On Harrison avenue, occupied, Oct. 4, 1862 On North Charles street, occupied, Sep. 1, 1859 Treasurer, Turner Phillips, chosen, June 12, 1822 William McKay, chosen, July 8, 1822 Richard D. Harris, chosen, Feb. 6, 1832 James C. Dunn, chosen, May 17, 1847 Frederick U. Tracy, chosen, Feb. 26, 1852 Charles H. Dennie, chosen July, 1875 Collector, Thomas Sherwin, chosen, Aug. 9, 1875 Clay, Henry, Hon. visited Boston, Oct. 22, 1833 Coaches first used in Boston, 1669 Hackney, came in use, 1774 One horse, called cabs, in use, 1835 Hackney carriages to be licensed, 1847 Coburn, Daniel J. ex-Chief of Police, died, Jan. 11, 1866 Cockade black, first worn by the Federalists, April 2, 1798 Adopted by the U. S. War Department, Apr. 22, 1798 Corcoran, Gen. had reception at Boston, Aug. 29, 1862 Cod Fish placed in old State House over Speaker'
Mission, 25 Chinese Junk, 25 Chinese Embassy, 25 Chimneys, 25 Christmas, 25 Cholera, 25 Churches, 25-33 City Auditor, 33 City Building, 33 City Clerk, 33 City Crier, 33 City Council Clerk, 33 City Engineer, 34 City Government, 34 City Hall, 34 City Hall Grounds, 34 City Messenger, 35 City Marshal, 35 City Physician, 35 City Prison, 35 City Registrar, 35 City Solicitor, 35 City Stables, 36 City Treasurer, 36 City Collector, 36 Clay, Henry 36 Coaches, 36 Coburn, Daniel J 36 Cockade, 36 Corcoran, Gen 36 Cod Fish, 36 Coliseum, 36 Collamore, Geo. W 37 Committee of Safety, 37 Common, 37-39 Common, Superintendent 39 Common Sewer, Superintendent, 39 Concert Hall, 39 Conduit, 39 Constables, 39, 40 Convent, Ursuline 40 Continental Congress, 40 Cook and Beer Shops, 40 Cooper, William 40 Corn Measurer, 40 Corn Market, 40 Cotton, Rev. John 41 Count Johannes 41 Court, Coloni
oom emanated from the great and powerful State of Pennsylvania. Her House of Representatives refused to consider instructing resolutions in favor of the Wilmot Proviso. Soon thereafter, on the 4th of February, 1850, the House of Representatives at Washington, by a vote of 105 to 75, laid resolutions favoring this proviso upon the table. Con. Globe, 184-50, p. 276. The way was now opened for compromising all the existing questions in regard to slavery. The bold, eloquent, and patriotic Clay, who, thirty years before, had contributed so much to the passage of the Missouri Compromise, was designated by the voice of the country as the leader in effecting this new Compromise. He did not, in his old age, shrink from the task. In this he was powerfully aided by several of our wisest and most conservative statesmen. The necessary legislation for this purpose was accomplished in September, 1850, by the passage of five distinct acts of Congress These were: 1. An Act to amend and su
es H. Chandler, of Volusia; William W. Woodruff, of Orange; William B. Yates, of Brevard; David G. Leigh, of Sumter; Q. N. Rutland, of Nineteenth senatorial district; James Gettis, of Twentieth senatorial district; George Helvenston, of Levy; Benjamin W. Saxon, of Hernando; Simon Turman, of Hillsboro; Ezekiel Glazier, of Manatee; Wm. Pinckney, Winer Bethel, of Monroe; Asa F. Tift, of Dade; Jackson Morton, Wm. Simpson, of Santa Rosa; Wm. Wright, Wm. Nicholson, of Escambia; T. J. Hendricks, of Clay; Daniel D. McLean, of Fourth senatorial district; Samuel B. Stephens, of Seventh senatorial district; S. W. Spencer, of Franklin; W. S. Gregory, of Liberty. The permanent president then selected, Hon. John C. McGehee, of Madison county, was sworn by Judge J. J. Finley. His address, so clear and dispassionate on this momentous occasion, is worthy of a record in these pages, that the youth of our land may better understand the lofty spirit that characterized the men who were there assembled
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 11. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), General Beauregard's report of the battle of Drury's Bluff. (search)
lery were very anxious to demolish it, and preparations were made to do so. A thousand rounds of good percussion-shell would doubtless have accomplished it easily, but some experimental firing in preparation for the attempt showed so very great a proportion of defective shell that it was abandoned. A few of the favorite English rifled guns were brought through the blockade, and used in the Army of Northern Virginia, comprising the Clay, Whitworth, Blakely, and Armstrong shunt-pattern. The Clay gun was a breech-loader, and was called an improvement upon the breech-loading Armstrong, which was manufactured for the English Government only, and could not be obtained. Its grooving and projectiles were very similar to the breech-loading Armstrong, and its breech-loading arrangements appeared simpler and of greater strength. On trial, however, it failed in every particular. Every projectile fired tumbled and fell nearer the gun than the target, and at the seventh round the solid breech
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