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ican statutes; for we have the positive and repeated averment of the Senator from Virginia [Mr. Mason], and also of other Senators, that in not a single State of the Union can any such statutes establishing Slavery be found. From none of these does it come. No, Sir, not from any land of Civilization is this Barbarism derived. It comes from Africa, ancient nurse of monsters,—from Guinea, Dahomey, and Congo. There is its origin and fountain. This benighted region, we are told by Chief-Justice Marshall in a memorable judgment, still asserts a right, discarded by Christendom, to enslave captives taken in war; and this African Barbarism is the beginning of American Slavery. The Supreme Court of Georgia, a Slave State, has not shrunk from this conclusion. Licensed to hold slave property, says the Court, the Georgia planter held the slave as a chattel, either directly from the slave trader or from those who held under him, and he from the slave-captor in Africa. The property of the
Wendell Phillips, Theodore C. Pease, Speeches, Lectures and Letters of Wendell Phillips: Volume 1, chapter 13 (search)
uestioned head of the statesmen of the age; Webster the disgraced and bankrupt chief of a broken and ruined party. Why? Examine the difference. Webster borrowed free trade of Calhoun, and tariff of Clay; took his constitutional principles from Marshall, his constitutional learning from Story, and his doctrine of treason from Mr. George Ticknor Curtis [laughter]; and he followed Channing and Garrison a little way, then turned doughface in the wake of Douglas and Davis [applause and a few hissesprejudices, shall there be no history written Our task is unlike that of some recent meetings,--History, not flattery. [Applause.] Webster moved by compulsion or calculation, not by conviction. He sunk from free trade to a tariff; from Chief Justice Marshall to Mr. George Ticknor Curtis; from Garrison to Douglas; from Algernon Sidney to the slave overseers. I read in this one of the dangers of our form of government. As Tocqueville says so wisely, The weakness of a Democracy is that, unless
Wendell Phillips, Theodore C. Pease, Speeches, Lectures and Letters of Wendell Phillips: Volume 1, chapter 14 (search)
don, would not have tried a man who could not stand on his feet. There is no such record in the blackest roll of tyranny. If Jeffries could speak, he would thank God that at last his name might be taken down from the gibbet of History, since the Virginia bench has made his worst act white, set against the blackness of this modern infamy. [Applause.] And yet the New York press daily prints the accounts of the trial. Trial! In the names of Holt and Somers, of Hale and Erskine, of Parsons, Marshall, and Jay, I protest against the name. Trial for life, in Anglo-Saxon dialect, has a proud, historic meaning. It includes indictment by impartial peers; a copy of such indictment and a list of witnesses furnished the prisoner, with ample time to scrutinize both; liberty to choose, and time to get counsel; a sound body and a sound mind to arrange one's defence; I need not add, a judge and jury impartial as the lot of humanity will admit; honored bulwarks and safeguards, each one the trophy
more Clipper gives an account of the event: Yesterday afternoon, at 4 o'clock, a large flag 26 x 20 feet, was raised to the top of the pole which is 100 feet high, erected by the members of Nims' Boston Battery, at Camp Andrew, West Baltimore Street extended. At the appointed hour the line was formed in the rear of the pole, and the six-rifled cannon placed in front, in a line facing the city. The 17th Massachusetts Regiment then formed a hollow square on the north side, when the Rev. Mr. Marshall, of the Twelfth Presbyterian Church, Franklin Street, by invitation, advanced to the center of the square and offered a most fervent prayer, imploring divine mercies upon this Government. At a signal given the flag was run to the top of the pole, during which the band of the 17th Massachusetts Regiment struck up the Star Spangled Banner, and at every tap of the bass drum a gun was fired. Three cheers were then given for the Stars and Stripes, which were joined in by the many hund
ly 31, 18611862, disability. Macomber, Alexander,21Boston, Ma.Sept. 1, 1864June 11, 1865, expiration of service. Maphin, James,22Chelsea, Ma.Jan. 8, 1864Transferred Feb. 2, 1864, to 28th Regt. Marble, Carlos,22Boston, Ma.July 31, 1861Aug. 16, 1864, expiration of service. Marsh, Lewis H.,23Boston, Ma.July 31, 1861Jan. 5, 1864, re-enlistment. Marsh, Lewis H.,25Belmont, Ma.Jan. 6, 1864Died May 15, 1864, New Orleans, La. Marsh, Rufus D.,18Hadley, Ma.Jan. 4, 1864Mar. 17, 1865, disability. Marshall, W. Henry,32Chelsea, Ma.Jan. 8, 1864Aug. 11, 1865, expiration of service. Maxwell, Chauncey H.,24Boston, Ma.July 31, 1861Died May 10, 1864, Mansfield, La. Mayer, Philip, Jr.,19Boston, Ma.July 31, 1861Apr. 10, 1864, disability. McCarron, Richard,25Roxbury, Ma.Jan. 18, 1864Aug. 11, 1865, expiration of service. McCracker, William,35Boston, Ma.Dec. 2, 1863Dec. 20, 1863, disability. McDonough, Thomas,30Roxbury, Ma.Jan. 18, 1864Aug. 11, 1865, expiration of service. McGraugh, Patrick,29Bridg
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Carlyle's laugh and other surprises, IX: George Bancroft (search)
vard College in 1778, studied for the ministry, preached for a time in Nova Scotia, was settled at Worcester in 1788, and died there in 1839. He was a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, was an Arminian in theology, and in later life was President of the American Unitarian Association. He published various occasional sermons, a volume of doctrinal discourses, and (in 1807) a Life of Washington, which was reprinted in England, and rivaled in circulation the larger work of Marshall, which appeared at about the same time. He thus bequeathed literary tastes to his thirteen children; and though only one of these reached public eminence, yet three of the daughters were prominent for many years in Worcester, being in charge of a school for girls, and highly esteemed; while another sister was well known in Massachusetts and at Washington as the wife of Governor (afterwards Senator) John Davis. George Bancroft was fitted for college at Exeter Academy, where he was especi
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 4, Chapter 49: letters to Europe.—test oath in the senate.—final repeal of the fugitive-slave act.—abolition of the coastwise slave-trade.—Freedmen's Bureau.—equal rights of the colored people as witnesses and passengers.—equal pay of colored troops.—first struggle for suffrage of the colored people.—thirteenth amendment of the constitution.— French spoliation claims.—taxation of national banks.— differences with Fessenden.—Civil service Reform.—Lincoln's re-election.—parting with friends.—1863-1864. (search)
at this moment the principle is much more important than the bill. The bill may be postponed, but the principle must not be postponed. One incident of the debate was an encounter, sharp but friendly, between Sumner and Reverdy Johnson as to the merits of the Dred Scott decision,—an atrocious judgment, as Sumner called it,—in which Johnson bore witness to his personal regard for Sumner, and the courtesy he had received from him. Sumner recalled in this debate his early association with Marshall. Ante, vol. i. pp. 124, 125. Sumner struggled hard at the same session, in the consideration of two bills amending the city charter, to include the colored people among the electors of the city of Washington; but the Senate was deaf to his entreaties, even rejecting the inclusion of colored soldiers. May 12, 26, 27, 28, 1864. Works, vol. VIII. pp. 458-469. Those like Morrill of Maine, Grimes, and Wade, who thought the proposition untimely, and those who were opposed to it altoget
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 4, Chapter 59: cordiality of senators.—last appeal for the Civil-rights bill. —death of Agassiz.—guest of the New England Society in New York.—the nomination of Caleb Cushing as chief-justice.—an appointment for the Boston custom-house.— the rescinding of the legislative censure.—last effort in debate.—last day in the senate.—illness, death, funeral, and memorial tributes.—Dec. 1, 1873March 11, 1874. (search)
it. Without dwelling on the nominee whom, as he remarked, he had heard well spoken of, he passed to consider the greatness of the office, the qualities it called for, the duty of those who assisted in filling it, and the careers and services of former chief-justices. It was a field in which he was at home. He had been from his youth familiar with the characteristics and work of great judges; he had been drawn as a pupil to the subject by Story's recollections and descriptions; he had seen Marshall preside with his associates, and been admitted to their mess-room; Ante, vol. i. p. 125; Works, vol. III. p. 145; Ibid., vol. VIII. p. 238. while still fresh in professional enthusiasm he had become the intimate friend of the most distinguished English judges, and had been a careful observer of French tribunals. It was easy for him to dwell for a half hour or more on a theme which had interested him for a lifetime; and the Senate always listened well—better than ever—when he was on a
James Parton, The life of Horace Greeley, Chapter 21: editorial repartees. (search)
ation. An allusion in the Courier and Enquirer to Mr. Greeley's diet, attire, socialism, philosophy, etc. Reply. It is true that the editor of the Tribune chooses mainly (not entirely) vegetable food; but he never troubles his readers on the subject; it does not worry them; why should it concern the Colonel? * * * It is hard for Philosophy that so humble a man shall be made to stand as its exemplar; while Christianity is personified by the here of the Sunday duel with Hon. Tom. Marshall; but such luck will happen. As to our personal appearance, it does seem time that we should say something, to stay the flood of nonsense with which the town must by this time be nauseated. Some donkey a while ago, apparently anxious to assail or annoy the editor of this paper, and not well knowing with what, originated the story of his carelessness of personal appearances; and since then every blockhead of the same disposition and distressed by a similar lack of ideas, has repeated and
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865, vol. 1, Condensed history of regiments., Fortieth regiment Massachusetts Infantry. (search)
d, August 6, to Folly Island, S. C., and served in the trenches at Fort Wagner until the evacuation by the Confederates. In November, Colonel Porter having resigned, Capt. Guy V. Henry, a graduate of West Point, was appointed colonel, and took command of the regiment November 10. Equipped as mounted infantry at Hilton Head in January, 1864, it moved, February 4, to Jacksonville, Fla.; engaged at Barber's Ford February 10, and at Olustee on the 20th. A detachment of the regiment under Captain Marshall met with loss also at Gainesville February 15. Unmounted, the regiment joined General Butler's forces March 28, at Gloucester Point, Va., and shared in the engagements at Arrowfield Church and Drewry's Bluff. Becoming part of the 18th Corps, it joined the Army of the Potomac at Cold Harbor June 1, and went at once into action, suffering loss, engaging again actively on the 3d. It reached Petersburg June 15, took part in the assault on that day and shared afterward in the siege. Reli
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