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steel, Kentucky! O Kentucky! Let all thy traitors bite the dust, Kentucky! O Kentucky! Let not thy sword in scabbard rust, Kentucky! O Kentucky! See Breckinridge's breach of trust; Remember Morehead's skulking thrust, And blow a wrathful thunder-gust, Kentucky! O Kentucky! Come I welcome Freedom's new-born day, Kentucky! O Kentucky! Come! fling thy manacles away, Kentucky! O Kentucky! Call Wickliffe home to fast and pray, Stop Powell's mouth while yet you may, Invoke the shade of Henry Clay, Kentucky! O Kentucky! Thy fame is bright, thy limbs are strong, Kentucky! O Kentucky! Come! for thy lagging does thee wrong, Kentucky! O Kentucky! Join heart and hand the martyr throng, Whom love of country bears along, And give new heroes to thy song, Kentucky! O Kentucky! Prepare to break the negro's chain, Kentucky! O Kentucky! Shall West-Virginia call in vain? Kentucky! O Kentucky! Her eagles scream from hill to plain-- “Liberty” is the fierce refrain, It baffles traitors bac
Whittemore, and had--  172-230Joseph Binford, grad. H. C., 1849.  231Helen Emily, m. Theodore Buckman.  232William Whittemore, b. 1830.  233Benjamin, b. 1833; d. young. 110-174BERNARD Tufts m. Lucinda Tufts (No. 203), and had--  174-234Joseph Bernard, lives in Billerica.  235Edmund.  236Alfred, b. c. 1837. 110-175ASA Tufts m. Mary Ann Tufts (No. 204), and had--  175-237Harriett, m. Mr. Holbrook.  238Mary Ann.  239Elizabeth.  240Caroline.  241Lucy.  242Mercy.  243Abby.  244Henry Clay.  245Alice. The following branches I have not been able to locate authoritatively; but those marked with (B) rest upon the decisions of Dr. Boothe, whose large collection of genealogical matters relating to this family has been a very great aid to me.  246James Tufts is said (B) to have been a son of Peter (No. 1); m. Mary Dill, Sept. 4, 1729. He is supposed to have been killed by the Indians, as an old family tradition reports. He had--  246-247James Tufts, who m., 1st, P
nes the eager ears and eyes of the starved men read hope and coming freedom. another prisoner, Lieutenant Rockwell, heard the poem and under the floor of the hospital building, where a number of musical prisoners quartered themselves on mother earth, wrote the music. It was first sung by the prison glee club, led by Major Isett, where, intermingled with the strains of Dixie and kindred airs to adapt it to audiences of Southern ladies, it was heard with applause. it May be added that Henry Clay work's marching through Georgia was sung at the Grand review in Washington on May 24, 1865, and soon became indispensable at all encampments of Grand Army veterans. But General Sherman could never abide the more popular production, always expressing his preference for the poem here reprinted. Our camp-fires shone bright on the mountains That frowned on the river below, While we stood by our guns in the morning, And eagerly watched for the foe; When a rider came out from the darkness Th
nearly every prominent officer in the United States army since the Revolution did duty —Wilkinson and the first Wade Hampton, afterward Gaines and Jesup and Taylor, heroes of 1812. Here Winfield Scott saw his first service. Here Lafayette was received, and Andrew Jackson later. Here was the home of Zachary Taylor, and of his brilliant son ‘Dick,’ the Confederate general, who surrendered the largest Southern army. Yorktown—the house where Cornwallis surrendered, 1781 Monument to Henry Clay at Richmond Tomb of president Polk at Nashville Historic ground at Baton Rouge, Louisiana Blow, Herald, blow! Heart shot a glance To catch his lady's eye; But Brain looked straight a-front, his lance To aim more faithfully. They charged, they struck; both fell, both bled; Brain rose again, ungloved; Heart fainting smiled, and softly said, ‘My love to my Beloved!’ Heart and brain! No more be twain; Throb and think, one flesh again! Lo! they weep, they turn, they run; Lo! the
ffairs, or, in the language of the Kansas bill, to be left perfectly free to form and regulate their institutions in their own way, then, I say, within the limits of each State the population there would have gone on to attend to their own affairs, and would have had little regard to whether this species of property, or any other, was held in any other portion of the Union. You have made it a political war. We are on the defensive. How far are you to push us? The Senator from Alabama [Mr. Clay] has been compelled to notice the resolutions of his State; nor does that State stand alone. To what issue are you now pressing us? To the conclusion that, because within the limits of a Territory slaves are held as property, a State is to be excluded from the Union. I am not in the habit of paying lip-service to the Union. The Union is strong enough to confer favors; it is strong enough to command service. Under these circumstances, the man deserves but little credit who sings paeans
advocate of the measures of that year, who, great in many periods of our history, perhaps shone then with the brightest light his genius ever emitted—I refer to Henry Clay—has given his own view on this subject; and I suppose he may be considered as the highest authority. On June 18, 1850, I had introduced an amendment to the comthe United States, as recognized or guaranteed by the Constitution or laws of the United States, are hereby declared and shall be held as repealed. Upon that, Mr. Clay said: Mr. President: I thought that upon this subject there had been a clear understanding in the Senate that the Senate would not decide itself upon the lex ibunal—the Supreme Court of the United States. Appendix to Congressional Globe, Thirty-first Congress, First Session, p. 916. That was the position taken by Mr. Clay, the leader. A mere sentence will show with what view I regarded the dogma of non-intervention when that amendment was offered. I said: But what is non-inte<
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Abolitionists. (search)
e espoused by them. In 1838 the political abolitionists, including Birney, the Tappans, Gerrit Smith, Whittier. Judge Jay, Edward Beecher, Thomas Morris, and others seceded, and in 1840 organized the American and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society, and under this name prosecuted their work with more success than the original society. In 1839-40 the liberty party (q. v.) was formed, and in the Presidential election of 1844 Birney and Morris received 62,300 votes, most of which would have gone to Clay, and thus made possible the election of Polk, the annexation of Texas. and the addition of an immense amount of slave territory to the United States. In the next two Presidential elections the abolitionists voted with the free soil party (q. v.), and after 1856 with the Republicans, though rather as an auxiliary than as an integral part of the party. During the period 1850-60 the most active exertions of the abolitionists were centred in assisting fugitive slaves to reach places of safety
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Adams, John Quincy, 1767- (search)
College. In the latter year he was appointed by President Madison minister to Russia; and in 1814, while serving in that office, he was chosen one of the United States commissioners to negotiate a treaty of peace at Ghent. After that, he and Henry Clay and Albert Gallatin negotiated a commercial treaty with Great Britain, which was signed July 13, 1815. Mr. Adams remained in London as minister until 1817, when he was recalled to take the office of Secretary of State. This was at the beginnins, Mr. Adams stood alone in the opinion that the word forever meant forever. When Monroe's administration was drawing to a close, several prominent men were spoken of as candidates for the Presidency — William C. Crawford, John Quincy Adams, Henry Clay, John C. Calhoun, and Andrew Jackson. The votes in the autumn of 1824 showed that the people had not elected either of the candidates; and when the votes of the Electoral College were counted, it was found that the choice of President devolved
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Alabama letter, the. (search)
Alabama letter, the. Henry Clay, Whig candidate for President in 1844, had a fair prospect for election when his letter to a friend in Alabama, on the annexation of Texas, appeared in the North Alabamian, on Aug. 16. It was represented by his adversaries as a complete change of policy on his part. The Whig campaign became defensive from this time, and resulted in defeat. See Clay, Henry.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), American system, (search)
American system, A phrase used to express the policy of protection to home industries by means of duties on imports; applied by Henry Clay to his scheme for protective duties and internal improvements, which resulted in the enactment of the tariff bill of 1824. See free trade; protection.
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