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Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Cheerful Yesterdays, chapter 10 (search)
le financial panic which made the year 1857 so memorable. As this calamity had begun in Ohio, and was felt most severely there, it was decided that the convention should be postponed, and this, as it proved, forever. In the following year Senator Seward made his great speech in which he accepted fully the attitude, which was the basis of our position, that the whole anti-slavery contest was a thing inevitable,--an irrepressible conflict between opposing and enduring forces, --and that the United States must and would sooner or later become entirely a slave-holding nation or entirely a free labor nation. Either, Seward said, the plantations of the South must ultimately be tilled by free men, or the farms of Massachusetts and New York must be surrendered to the rearing of slaves; there could be no middle ground. Lincoln had said, in the controversy with Douglas, A house divided against itself cannot stand. In view of these suggestions, some of us were for accepting the situation,
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Cheerful Yesterdays, Index. (search)
ltoun, Fletcher of, 183. Sanborn, F. B., 173, 215, 217, 218, 221, 222, 224, 225. Sand, George, 77. Savage, James, 224. Saxton, Rufus, 248, 251, 252, 253, 256, 257, 265. Schelling, F. W. J., 102. Schnetzler, August, 89. Scholar in politics, the, no prejudice against, 336. Schramm, Herr von, 120. Schubert, G. H. von, 86. Scott, Sir, Walter, 16, 132, 133, 219, 272, 276. Seamans, Mr., 233. Sedgwick, Charles, 60. Selden, John, 359. Sewall, S. E., 175. Sewall, Samuel, 122. Seward, W. H., 238, 239. Shadrach (a slave), 135, 136, 137, 139, 140, 142. Shairp, Principal, 277. Shakespeare, William, 64, 287, 294. Shaw, R. G., 256. Shimmin, C. F., 60. Siddons, Mrs., 266. Sidney, Sir, Philip, 258. Sims, Thomas, 131, 142, 143, 144, 146. Sismondi, J. C. L. S. de, 92. Sisterhood of Reforms, the, 119. Sivret, Mrs., 251. Skimpole, Harold, 117. Smalley G. W., 240, 312. Smith, Gerrit, 218. Smith, H. W., 64. Smith, T. C. H., 62. Social feeling in Cambridge, 71.
Cambridge History of American Literature: volume 2 (ed. Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939., Erskine, John, 1879-1951., Sherman, Stuart Pratt, 1881-1926., Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950.), Chapter 18: Prescott and Motley (search)
le. It went further, after a little, and declared that the spirit of George III had passed into Seward and that his reluctance to let the South go its own way was couched in language quite as tyranniller that Sumner is wholly justified and that you have deserted your principles in common with Mr. Seward, who, he says, is hopelessly degraded. Under the influence of his general feeling of distrust and suspicion, the president told Seward to send a formal query to each person mentioned, asking the truth of the accusation against them. Later Seward told John Bigelow that no one resented the quSeward told John Bigelow that no one resented the query, drawn up by a clerk and signed by himself as secretary of state, except Motley. In all other cases, it was taken as it was meant, a simple matter of office routine. Probably, had the President en no notice of a resignation offered under a momentary smart, but when Johnson said Let him go, Seward did not try to stay his hand. According to the story Seward told John Bigelow in 1869, it would
Cambridge History of American Literature: volume 2 (ed. Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939., Erskine, John, 1879-1951., Sherman, Stuart Pratt, 1881-1926., Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950.), Index (search)
38, 341 Schleiermacher, 209 Scott, Sir, Walter, 16, 102, 254, 260, 316, 332 Scribner's monthly, 383, 384 Scriptural idea of man, the, 220 Scudder, H. E., 250 n., 251 n., 401, 406 Seaside and the Fireside, the, 39 Seccomb, John, 149 Sedgwick, Miss, 167, 173, 397, 398, 399, 406 Select journal of foreign periodical literature, the, 209 Selections from the critical writings of Edgar Allan Poe, 63 n. Seven lectures to young men, 214 Seven little sisters, 405 Seward, W. H., 142, 143, 144 Shadow, 68 Shaftesbury, 196 Shakespeare, 3, 63, 95, 96, 133, 235, 248, 253, 259, 264, 266, 332, 340, 341-342, 349, 399 Shanly, C. D., 286 Shaw, Henry Wheeler, 157, 158 Shaw, Robert Gould, 284 Shays' Rebellion, 106 Shelley, 66, 327 Shelton, Mrs., 60 Sheridan, R. B., 230 Sheridan at Cedar Creek, 279, 285 Sheridan's Ride, 279, 285 Sherman, 308, 325, 350 Sherman's in Savannah, 284 Sherman's March to the sea, 284 Shew, Mrs., 60, 66 Sh
Francis Jackson Garrison, William Lloyd Garrison, 1805-1879; the story of his life told by his children: volume 3, Chapter 10: the Rynders Mob.—1850. (search)
o establish a new reign of terror for anti-slavery fanatics and ensure the lasting domination of the Slave Power. They wielded a packed Senate in whose twenty-seven standing committees the South had sixteen chairmanships, to say Lib. 20.6; cf. 21.14. nothing of those which she had assigned to Northern doughfaces, while in sixteen committees she had carefully secured a majority of actual slaveholders, and from all had insolently excluded the three truly Northern Lib. 20.32. Senators, Hale, Seward, and Chase. A House, packed J. P. Hale, W. H. Seward. S. P. Chase. in like manner, completed the Congress whose destiny it was to pour oil upon the flames of the agitation it sought to extinguish. For eight months after Mr. Clay introduced his so-called Compromise Resolutions, they, Jan. 21, 1850; Lib. 20.21. and the measures to which they gave birth in an Omnibus Bill, engrossed the attention of both Houses and of the country. No appropriation bill could be passed. Lib. 20.118. Everyb
Francis Jackson Garrison, William Lloyd Garrison, 1805-1879; the story of his life told by his children: volume 3, Chapter 13: the Bible Convention.—1853. (search)
amid a contemptuous and murderous pro-slavery body like the Senate of the United States deserved, and had always received, recognition in the Liberator. Mr. Lib. 23:[83]. Garrison, therefore, took his place without scruple beside Charles Sumner, John G. Palfrey, Horace Mann, Henry Wilson, Anson Burlingame, Richard H. Dana, Jr., John Jay, and Joshua Leavitt. On Cassius Clay's offering the toast—The True Union: To Benton, to Bryant, to T. H. Benton. W. C. Bryant. W. H. Seward. H. Greeley. Seward, to Greeley, to Garrison, to Phillips, to Quincy— the union of all the opponents of the propaganda of slavery, there were loud calls for Garrison, who responded with peculiar felicity, paying just tributes to Hale and to Lib. 23.74. Clay, The first meeting of Garrison and C. M. Clay, whenever it took place, was not as early as 1844, as the latter records in his Autobiography (1: 99; see Lib. 16: 23). I said to him: Why, Garrison, I had expected to see a long-faced ascetic; but I see you
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 4, Chapter 50: last months of the Civil War.—Chase and Taney, chief-justices.—the first colored attorney in the supreme court —reciprocity with Canada.—the New Jersey monopoly.— retaliation in war.—reconstruction.—debate on Louisiana.—Lincoln and Sumner.—visit to Richmond.—the president's death by assassination.—Sumner's eulogy upon him. —President Johnson; his method of reconstruction.—Sumner's protests against race distinctions.—death of friends. —French visitors and correspondents.—1864-1865. (search)
able in political scheming; and above all to Mr. Seward, who, partly recovered from his wounds, had can be indicated..The President was doing what Seward had advised, and what Welles and McCulloch cornnett, Henry J. Raymond, Simon Cameron, and W. H. Seward. Charles A. Dana, then an editor in Chicagoization, and is ruining himself by wild talk. Seward wishes to stay in the Cabinet long enough to f:—-- You will be pained to hear that poor Seward has been called to bear another blow. His wif her, and have been sure of her sympathy. How Seward can travel I do not understand, or how he can and is so unjust, that he offends me. I think Seward wishes to finish the controversies growing oute administration of Polk, and he complained to Seward that he had not pushed him for the chief-justiceship against Chase. Seward said that he had presented his papers, and that Blair was his candidate. Blair thought that if Seward had been much in earnest he could have prevented Chase's nomination[1 more...]
thern mind, especially as it was lauded by the official authorities of those Northern States which had refused to comply with their obligations under the Constitution in the matter of the rendition of fugitive slaves. It is interesting to note the men who appeared upon the scenes of these opening hostilities between the North and the South, and who subsequently became famous or celebrated characters in the great drama of the civil war. Among those who became Confederate generals were: S. Cooper, R. E. Lee, J. E. B. Stuart, John B. Floyd and Henry A. Wise; and among colonels, C. J. Faulkner and A. R. Boteler. In the committee of the United States Senate, appointed by resolution of December 14, 1859, to inquire into the facts attending this invasion, were Hons. Jefferson Davis and J. M. Mason, and this committee had before it as witnesses, Hons. W. H. Seward, J. R. Giddings, Henry Wilson and Andrew Hunter. John A. Andrews, of Massachusetts, secured funds to pay Brown's counsel.
ort the death of our gallant and able commander, Lieutenant-Colonel Dreux, and of Private Stephen Hackett, of the Shreveport Grays. * * * S. W. Fisk, Captain, commanding Crescent Rifles. Charles D. Dreux, so early killed in the war, was mourned in the city which knew him best as a loss both as a citizen and soldier. In New Orleans and Shreveport, Confederate crape was first displayed in Louisiana. The battalion had enlisted for a year. The enlistment was made at the time when Hon. W. H. Seward, of New York, was proclaiming that the war would not last three months. The command had received from General Magruder, in consideration of their being the pioneer volunteers from their State, an assurance that at the expiration of the time of enlistment the battalion would be permitted, as its members should prefer, either to re-enlist or to return to New Orleans. In April, 1862, the Confederate Congress had already legislated the conscript law. At the crossing of the ways the battal
October 31, 1864. Hon. E. M. Stanton: We have a village of over three thousand inhabitants, ten miles from the Canada line; principal shops of Ogdensburg road here; we will take care of ourselves, if you will give us arms and ammunition. The fire-arms under the control of the provost-marshal here are worthless. Will you give him arms for our use? Refer to Major McKeever, in your department, Governor Morton, or Treasurer Spinner. Respectfully, W. H. Wheeler. Mr. Jackson to Secretary Seward.—(telegram.) Halifax, N. S., November 1, 1864. Hon. W. H. Seward, Secretary of State: It is secretly asserted by secessionists here, that plans have been formed and will be carried into execution by rebels and their allies, for setting fire to the principal cities in the Northern states on the day of the presidential election. M. M. Jackson, United States Consul. General Dix to Secretary Stanton.—(telegram.) New York, November 4, 1864. Hon. E. M. Stanton, Secretary of War: W
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