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Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Margaret Fuller Ossoli, Chapter 2: Hereditary traits. (search)
ar speeches of that period, together with some not so common. They are fervent, patriotic, florid; but there is also a certain exceptional flavor arising from the fact that, unlike nine tenths of those who made such addresses in New England, the speaker was a Republican--or, as men were beginning to say, a Democrat--and not a Federalist. He does not appear in these addresses as a bitter partisan; he is as ready to praise Washington and Adams as Jefferson and Madison; but he never mentions Hamilton and Jay, and seems by implication to condemn the policy of the one, and the treaty with which the name of the other is still identified. Nor does he take sides with Napoleon Bonaparte, as the Federalists charged the Democrats with doing, while he condemns, in a really striking and felicitous passage, the selfish motives of the Allied Powers in crushing him:-- At length the mighty warrior is prostrate; his proud trophies, the spoils of so many vanquished princes, are leveled with the d
Francis Jackson Garrison, William Lloyd Garrison, 1805-1879; the story of his life told by his children: volume 2, Chapter 1: the Boston mob (second stage).—1835. (search)
and reached Boston at noon on the 26th. He found there this greeting from David Lee Child, written at New York on the 23d: Be of good cheer. The Devil comes not out without much Ms. tearing and rending and foaming at the mouth. With all my confidence in my abolition brothers and sisters, you are the only one on whom I entirely rely for pine-and-faggot virtue—not that I trust others less, but that I trust you more. The Southerners are mad past all precedent. The famous spouter, Governor Hamilton, is here, supposed for the countenancing and organizing of kidnappers and assassins. This is hardly credible, yet it is believed. The report now goes that $100,000 is the prize for Arthur Tappan's head, and that two vessels are in the offing to receive him. Catch a fish before you cook it, Said the learned Mother Glass. On October 2, Mr. Garrison writes to G. W. Benson: I have not got regulated yet, since my return from Ms. rusticating in the country, and I already begi
usly, 235, 237, 275, refused a hearing by Nat. Intelligencer, 238, surrender to Virginia urged, 239, indicted by Raleigh Grand Jury, 240, subject of message by Gov. Hamilton (S. C.), 241, of appeal from Savannah authorities, 241, and from R. Y. Hayne, 242, of search by Mayor Otis, 244; repels Hayne's impertinence, 246; reward offer], edits Daily Advocate, 1.482; censures Mayor Lyman, 2.32, 43; on Lovejoy's death, 187. Hallowell, Morris L. [b. Aug. 14, 1809; d. June 16, 1881], 2.217. Hamilton, James [1786-1857], message concerning Lib., 1.241, visits New York, 2.1. Hammond, Ann Eliza, 1.317. Hancock, —, Dr. (of Liverpool), 1.349. Hancock, John, people, 1.234, 255; welcomed in England, 327, characterized by G., 335, 458, proscribed in Georgetown, D. C., and Columbia, S. C., 240; prompts a message by Governor Hamilton of S. C., and appeal by Savannah authorities to Boston, 241; reward offered by Georgia for editor or publisher, 247; office a rendezvous, 273; enlargement, L
Wendell Phillips, Theodore C. Pease, Speeches, Lectures and Letters of Wendell Phillips: Volume 2, The Purtian principle and John Brown (1859). (search)
le and benighted intellect of Gerrit Smith. On that occasion, too, a noble island was calumniated. The New England scholar, bereft of everything else on which to arraign the great movement in Virginia, takes up a lie about St. Domingo, and hurls it in the face of an ignorant audience,--ignorant, because no man ever thought it worth while to do justice to the negro. Edward Everett would be the last to allow us to take an English version of Bunker Hill, to take an Englishman's account of Hamilton and Washington as they stood beneath the scaffold of Andre, and read it to an American audience as a faithful description of the scene. But when he wants to malign a race, he digs up from the prejudice of an enemy they had conquered, a forgotten lie,--showing how weak was the cause he espoused when the opposite must be assailed with falsehood, for it could not be assailed with anything else. I said that they had gone to sleep, and only turned in their graves,--those men in Faneuil Hall.
Wendell Phillips, Theodore C. Pease, Speeches, Lectures and Letters of Wendell Phillips: Volume 2, The scholar in a republic (1881). (search)
ave him the most trouble ; the one that resisted the new order of things most angrily and obstinately, and put the safety of the city into most serious peril,--was the body of old office-holders, poisoned with length of official life, scoffing at the people as intrusive intermeddlers; men in whom something like a fixed tenure of office had killed all sympathy with the democratic tendency of our system. Some might fear that our government could not be carried on without this patronage. Hamilton is quoted as saying, Purge the British Government of its corruption, and give to its popular branch equality of representation, and it would become an impracticable government. The British Government has been pretty well purged, and its popular branch comes now very near to equality of representation. Yet, spite of Hamilton's prophecy, the machine still works, and works better and better for every successive measure of such purification and reform. So our government, relieved of the
Wendell Phillips, Theodore C. Pease, Speeches, Lectures and Letters of Wendell Phillips: Volume 2, Abraham Lincoln (1865). (search)
s saw; and in any deed which needed his actual sanction, if his sympathy had limits,recollect he was human, and that he welcomed light more than most men, was more honest than his fellows, and with a truth to his own convictions such as few politicians achieve. With all his shortcomings, we point proudly to him as the natural growth of democratic institutions. [Applause.] Coming time will put him in that galaxy of Americans which makes our history the day-star of the nations,--Washington, Hamilton, Franklin, Jefferson, and Jay. History will add his name to the bright list, with a more loving claim on our gratitude than either of them. No one of those was called to die for his cause. For him, when the nation needed to be raised to its last dread duty, we were prepared for it by the baptism of his blood. What shall we say as to the punishment of rebels? The air is thick with threats of vengeance. I admire the motive which prompts these; but let us remember no cause, however infa
Hale, Russell,19Gardner, Ma.July 2, 1864Aug. 11, 1865, expiration of service. Haley, Samuel, Jr.,21West Boylston, Ma.July 31, 1861Sept. .., 1862, disability. Hammond, Charles,31Dorchester, Ma.July 26, 1864Aug. 11, 1865, expiration of service. Hamilton, Charles,31Truro, Ma.Jan. 12, 1864Jan. 13, 1864, rejected recruit. Hamilton, Charles H.,21Taunton, Ma.Sept. 2, 1864June 11, 1865, expiration of service. Hammond, Daniel M.,19Charlestown, Ma.July 31, 1861Jan. 5, 1864, re-enlistment. Hammond, DHamilton, Charles H.,21Taunton, Ma.Sept. 2, 1864June 11, 1865, expiration of service. Hammond, Daniel M.,19Charlestown, Ma.July 31, 1861Jan. 5, 1864, re-enlistment. Hammond, Daniel M.,21Charlestown, Ma.Jan. 6, 1864Aug. 11, 1865, expiration of service. Hamour, George B.,23Boston, Ma.July 31, 1861Apr. 20, 1863, disability. Ham, James H.,20Boston, Ma.Jan. 14, 1864Transferred June 21, 1864, to Navy. Harvey, Alexander D.,21Boston, Ma.Oct. 10, 1861Oct. 15, 1864, expiration of service. Harkins, Daniel,21Templeton, Ma.Jan. 4, 1864Jan. 6, 1864, rejected recruit. Harvey, George B.,22Taunton, Ma.Sept. 5, 1864Transferred Dec. 23, 1864, to 13th Battery. Harvey, Joseph R.,22
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Letters and Journals of Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Chapter 2: the Worcester period (search)
I never had a scantier supply of water and towels — far inferior to Niagara, though, to be sure, water is what people come there for. I am now writing in the Institute News Room and Library. Little bluff Canadian boys in fur caps are coming in for books to my kind and busy friend Mr. Milne (pronounced Mellen) .. . and a group of sturdy seniors are debating the £1000 which the city has just voted toward the fund for relieving the wives and children of those killed in the Russian War. Hamilton is a city nearly as large as Worcester and growing rapidly, but with nothing in the least resembling its apparent life. A set of English and Scotch merchants, old and young, congregate in this Reading-Room, which has a sort of provincial or Little Pedlington air. For instance there are six little tables, with chessboards on top;--conceive of persons with time to play chess in New England! I had a fine afternoon walk up the mountain west of the city. .... At the top I passed a tollgat
Francis Jackson Garrison, William Lloyd Garrison, 1805-1879; the story of his life told by his children: volume 1, Chapter 8: the Liberator1831. (search)
of Arthur Tappan, p. 112) and Immediate Emancipation. See, also, Lib. 1.171. That there was no law in Massachusetts for suppressing the Liberator, or that any was needed, was a cause of the greatest surprise to the South. In December, Governor Hamilton, of South Carolina, sent a special message to the Legislature, accompanied by copies of the Lib. 1.207. Liberator and of Mr. Garrison's Address to the free people of color delivered in June in various cities of the North. In this messagor their suppression with suitable punishments—a complaint which was answered by the constituted authorities of Boston that they had no power to interfere, however justly they might reprehend the mischievous tendency of these publications. Governor Hamilton was confident that the same agencies were at work in South Carolina and throughout the South, and thought it an extraordinary fact that, in a peaceful and united confederacy of States, it was necessary to submit without remedy to acts of ho
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Henry Walcott Boynton, Reader's History of American Literature, Chapter 4: the New York period (search)
ork by Gulian C. Verplanck and William C. Bryant the poet. This passage, probably by Mr. Verplanck, gives a glimpse at the semi-official society of the city in those days. Cedar street, since that day, has declined from its ancient consequence. I had the pleasure of seeing Mr. Jefferson in an old two-story house in that street, unbending himself in the society of the learned and polite from the labors of the bureau. And there was Talleyrand, whom I used to meet at the houses of General Hamilton and of Noah Webster, with his club-foot and passionless immovable countenance, sarcastic and malicious even in his intercourse with children. He was disposed to amuse himself with gallantry too; but who does not know, or rather, who ever did know Talleyrand?--About the same time I met with Priestley — grave and placid in his manners, with a slight difficulty of utterance — dry, polite, learned and instructive in his conversation. At a period somewhat later, I saw here the deputy Billa
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