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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), New York, (search)
tain Knights of Labor on the New York Central Railroad......Aug. 8, 1890 Boundary-line with Pennsylvania agreed upon by commissioners, March 26, 1886, approved by Congress......Aug. 19, 1890 Single-tax convention meets in New York City, Sept. 2, and adopts a platform......Sept. 3, 1890 Strike on the New York Central Railroad declared off......Sept. 17, 1890 Governor Hill is elected United States Senator from New York, receiving eightyone votes on joint ballot, to seventy-nine for Evarts......Jan. 21, 1891 Secretary of the Treasury, William Windom, born 1827, dies suddenly at a banquet at Delmonico's, New York......Jan. 29, 1891 Board of regents of the University adopt a plan for university extension under a university extension council of five representatives of colleges to be appointed annually......Feb. 11, 1891 Gen. William T. Sherman, born 1820, dies at New York......Feb. 14, 1891 Ex-Gov. Lucius Robinson dies at Elmira, aged eighty-one......March 23, 1891
Doc. 4.--speech of Senator Seward, New York, Dec. 22. Fellow-citizens: My friend, Mr. Evarts, I believe, is acting as Chairman of Committee here, or President, or something of that sort — I do not exactly understand what. Coming a stranger as I do to the Astor House [laughter] I am put under duresse as soon as I get here, and am brought down from my own private room to this place. That is all I know about myself or you either [laughter]; but I find you here, and Mr. Evarts with his malleMr. Evarts with his mallet in his hand. I suppose it means that he is something like a presiding officer or speaker, or something of that kind. Mr. Draper has intimated to me that you're all Yankees, [A voice--Yes, we are, ] and I thought it as likely as not that you were. Therefore, I suppose that I might as well set all doubt about myself at rest at once, and anticipate all your inquiries. I left Auburn this morning at 9 o'clock, after breakfast; I got here at rather a late hour, for rather a late dinner. [A voic
was then put in nomination, and acceded to:-- Vice-Presidents. W. B. Astor, Greene C. Bronson, Peter Cooper, W. M. Evarts, W. C. Bryant, Pelatiah Perit, Geo. Bancroft, John A. King, Moses Taylor, James Boorman, Stewart Brown, darken the horizon, and ever continue to protect the majestic fabric of American Union and nationality. Speech of Wm. M. Evarts. Mr. Chairman and Gentlemen: I regard this as a business meeting commencing the greatest transaction that this genlowing letter was here read, from James T. Brady: United States Circuit Court, Philadelphia, April 19, 1861. Wm. M. Evarts, Esq. :--My Dear Sir — I have been in this city since Saturday, engaged as counsel in a case, the trial of which is pmmittee of Finance: Moses Taylor, Moses H. Grinnell, Royal Phelps, William E. Dodge, Greene C. Bronson, William M. Evarts, John J. Cisco, James T. Brady, Simeon Draper, James S. Wadsworth, Isaac Bell, James Boorman, Abiel A.
titioners, both grandsons of Noah Webster, Charles C. and W. W. Fowler, contributed $25 each. The subscription having reached near $20,000, it was suggested that the amount must be made to equal that of the merchants, and a new enthusiasm was aroused, and soon the amount reached over $25,000. Mr. Busteed said that so far as the action of the merchants was concerned, he had been informed by Mr. Wm. G. Lambert that the honored merchants of New York, as the result of the meeting of the Chamber of Commerce, had written to the President that they would furnish him with a hundred millions of dollars if it was necessary (loud cheers,) and that to sustain the Government, they had pledged themselves as sacredly as had the Fathers of the Revolution. It was announced, also, that Mr. Birney, of the firm of Birney & Prentice, was also raising a regiment, and had been commissioned. Mr. Evarts made a similar statement in reference to the Hon. Daniel E. Sickles.--N. Y. Tribune, April 23.
The following is a list of the field, staff, and line officers: field officers :--Colonel, William Wilson; Lieut.-Col., John Creighton; Major, William B. Newby. Staff officers:--Adjutant, J. J. Heary; Quartermaster, M. E. Bradley; Surgeon, P. B. Peace; Assistant Surgeon, Edward Lynch. Company A--Captain, Burgess; 1st Lieut., Latham; Ensign, Cox. Company B--Captain, A. T. Whiting; Ensign, Vangieson. Company C--Captain, R. H. Hazeltine; 1st Lieut., R. Baily; Ensign, M. Hanham. Company D--Captain, Patrick Duffy; 1st Lieut., Haggerty; Ensign, Enwhistle. Company E--Captain, Dufraine; 1st Lieut., Roddy; Ensign, Matthews. Company F--Captain, Norman; 1st Lieut., Heary; Ensign, Barker. Company G--Captain, Dobie; 1st Lieut., D'Orville; Ensign, Black. Company H--Captain, Peter Duffy; 1st Lieut., Clapp; Ensign, Evarts. Company I--Captain, McCormick; 1st Lieut., Kauffman; Ensign, Spence. Company K--Captain, Hoelzle; 1st Lieut., Silloway; Ensign, Kraehl.--N. Y. Herald, June 14.
to time pass through New York on their return from the seat of war to their homes. The first meeting was held at the Fifth-avenue Hotel, March 31, 1862. Mr. William M. Evarts was chosen chairman, and subsequently president of the association, and Mr. William Bond and Dr. Maurice Perkins were chosen secretaries, and S. E. Low, Esearty will, with the refusal to receive any thing but thanks. At the final meeting of the New-England Soldiers' Relief Association, held Feb. 12, 1866, Hon. William M. Evarts, President, presiding, the following resolution passed unanimously:— Resolved, That the grateful acknowledgments and high appreciation of this assocoughtful kindness and care. Also, on motion of Hon. R. E. Andrews,— Resolved, That the thanks of this association are due and hereby tendered to Hon. William M. Evarts, President, for the able and efficient manner in which he has discharged his duties, and for the benefits which the association has received from his nam
young man, he declared, would yet make a mark in the world. From that time every important move was directed by Chase. He prepared the calls for important meetings. He wrote their addresses and their platforms. He made the leading speeches. He presided at the great convention at Buffalo in 1848, which formulated the Free-soil party-successor to the Liberty party-and wrote the platform which it adopted. In speaking of Chase's share in the independent organization of this time, William M. Evarts says: He must be awarded the full credit of having understood, resolved upon, planned, organized, and executed this political movement. The movement thus conducted by Mr. Chase was slow and tremendously laborious, but it was effective. In the presidential elections of 1844 and 1848 it held the balance of power and turned the scale to further its purposes. In 1852 it shattered and destroyed one of the old pro-slavery parties, and became the second party in the country instead of t
John Harrison Wilson, The life of Charles Henry Dana, Chapter 23: period of reconstruction (search)
f Grant's administration Opposes creation of New departments of government Approves general amnesty Recommends Greeley for Grant's cabinet or minister to England manifest Destiny or Continental Union annexation of Haiti and Santo Domingo repeal of tenure of office act arrest of Samuel Bowles Dana closed the contract for the control of the New York Sun late in December, 1867, or early in January, 1868, for himself and his associates, among whom were such distinguished men as William M. Evarts, Roscoe Conkling, Thomas Hitchcock, Alonzo B. Cornell, Cyrus W. Field, Edwin D. Morgan, George Opdyke, David Dows, Salem H. Wales, William H. Webb, and Freeman Clarke. Several other gentlemen of nearly equal prominence were included in the list of stockholders. They were nearly all Republicans, and all influential in the political or commercial life of New York and of the country at large. The prospectus of the new management of the newspaper was printed in its editorial page of Jan
William Alexander Linn, Horace Greeley Founder and Editor of The New York Tribune, Chapter 8: during the civil war (search)
In conclusion, we can not withhold an expression of sincere regret that this letter has been called out. Having remained six years in blissful ignorance of its contents, we should much prefer to have ever remained so. It jars harshly upon cherished memories. It destroys ideals of disinterestedness and generosity which relieve political life from so much that is selfish, sordid, and rapacious. When, in 1861, the nomination for United States Senator at Albany lay between Greeley and William M. Evarts, and Greeley was gaining in the caucus balloting, Weed had the name of Ira Harris presented, and so snatched the nomination from his old friend. When, in 1869, Greeley accepted the nomination for State Comptroller, after three candidates on the ticket had declined their nominations, Weed refused to support him, and wrote a letter in which he analyzed Greeley's course in later years, and declared that it was preposterous to suppose that the editor of a daily journal in New York could
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 4, Chapter 45: an antislavery policy.—the Trent case.—Theories of reconstruction.—confiscation.—the session of 1861-1862. (search)
at so little cost. To the enemy such a blow will be a terror; to good men it will be an encouragement; and to foreign nations watching this contest it will be an earnest of something beyond a mere carnival of battle. The audience approved the address by a resolution adopted by acclamation. Sumner was entertained after the address at Curet's restaurant, 764 Broadway, where his views were approved in brief remarks by distinguished guests,—fully by Mr. Noyes, and with some reserve by Mr. Evarts. Sumner signified his purpose at the time to renew the discussion in the Senate, a pledge which he fulfilled. From this time forward, as he wrote some years later, he never missed an opportunity of urging emancipation, whether in addresses before the people and in the Senate, or in direct personal appeal to the President. In the last he was constant, rarely seeing the President without in some way presenting the all-absorbing question. Works, vol. VI. p. 64. This address encounte
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