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n of the Exchequer to the jury in the case of the Alexandra, a vessel of one hundred twenty tons, under construction at Liverpool for our government. The case came on for trial on June 22, 1863, in the Court of Exchequer, sitting at nisi prius, befto be delivered in pursuance of a contract that was perfectly lawful, or whether there was any intention in the port of Liverpool, or any other English port, that the vessel should be fitted out, equipped, furnished, and armed for purposes of aggreswas clearly nothing more than in the course of building. It appears to me that, if true that the Alabama sailed from Liverpool without any arms at all, as a mere ship in ballast, and that her armament was put on board at Terceira, which is not inhe evidence, his lordship said: If you think that the object was to furnish, fit out, equip, and arm that vessel at Liverpool, that is a different matter; but if you think the object really was to build a ship in obedience to an order, in compli
John M. Schofield, Forty-six years in the Army, Chapter XX (search)
sations on this subject, were summed up in the words: I want you to get your legs under Napoleon's mahogany, and tell him he must get out of Mexico. In my visit to Paris I was accompanied by two officers of my staff, Brevet Brigadier-General William M. Wherry and Brevet Brigadier-General G. W. Schofield, who had been given leave of absence for the purpose of going with me to Mexico or elsewhere. We sailed from New York, November 15, 1865, on the Cunard steamer Java, and stayed a day in Liverpool and several days in London, where I explained to Mr. Adams, United States minister, the purpose of my visit. Mr. Adams expressed hearty sympathy with the object of my mission, and gave cordial assent to my wish that I might feel at liberty to consult him in regard to it at any time. Mr. Motley, United States minister at Vienna, whom I had the pleasure of meeting at the residence of Mr. Adams, assured me that the government of Austria was especially desirous of not being regarded by t
John M. Schofield, Forty-six years in the Army, Index (search)
54 Jackson, Lieut.-Gen. Thomas Jonathan (Stonewall), 172 Jacksonville, Fla., S. at, 19 Java, the, S. sails for Liverpool on, 385 Jefferson City, Mo., State Convention at, 71 et seq. Jesup, Gen., 24 Johnson, Andrew, reconstruction pol 63; proposed movement against, 70; capture of, 70, 85 Little Tennessee River, the, military movements on, 115 Liverpool, Eng., S. at, 385 Livingston, La Rhett L., S.'s room-mate at West Point, 13; brevet second lieutenant, Battery D, Firstca, 140 Newtonia, Mo., military movements at, 38 New York, a forbidden trip from West Point to, 7, 8; S. leaves for Liverpool, 385; Gen. Scott removes his headquarters from Washington to, 406, 469; Sherman's fondness for, 542 New York Herald,r, 383; ordered to report at State department, 383 ; final instructions from Seward, 384, 385; sails for Paris, 385; at Liverpool, 385; in London, 385, 392; arrives in Paris, 385; relations with Minister Adams, 385, 392, 33 ; visits Italy, 385, 393;
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Abbott, Lyman, 1835- (search)
oved, and America has moved most rapidly of all the world. It takes us little, if any, longer to cross from our eastern seaboard to Europe's western seaboard than from our eastern to our western boundary. The cable enables us to converse with Liverpool as readily as with Chicago or San Francisco. The prices of wheat in Liverpool determine the prices in our produce exchanges. Commerce, though unfortunately under foreign flags, is carrying the produce of our country into all the markets of thLiverpool determine the prices in our produce exchanges. Commerce, though unfortunately under foreign flags, is carrying the produce of our country into all the markets of the world. Our manufacturers compete with those of the oldest civilizations. The question whether we can establish a currency of our own, disregardful of the financial standards of the civilized world, has been raised and answered emphatically in the negative. Our territory has extended until it nearly equals in dimensions that of the old Roman Empire in its palmiest days. Our population has not only increased in numbers, but become heterogeneous in character. We are no longer an Anglo-Saxon
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Beecher, Henry Ward, 1813- (search)
d. The system of slavery. The following is Mr. Beecher's address in Liverpool, England, Oct. 16, 1863, the feeling of his auditors towards his subject and himsery Ward Beecher? (Laughter, cries of Quite right, and applause.) And when in Liverpool I was told that there were those blood-red placards, purporting to say what Hthe familiar light of your own local experience. To whom do the tradesmen of Liverpool sell the most goods at the highest profit? To the ignorant and poor or to th therefore, we should expect to find it as true of a nation as of a city like Liverpool. I know that it is so, and you know that it is true of all the world; and itas important to have customers educated. intelligent, moral, and rich out of Liverpool as it is in Liverpool. (Applause.) They are able to buy; they want variety;Liverpool. (Applause.) They are able to buy; they want variety; they want the very best, and those are the customers you want. That nation is the best customer that is freest, because freedom works prosperity, industry, and wea
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Burgoyne, Sir John, 1723-1792 (search)
r number to about 2,100. Afterwards they were removed to Lancaster, Pa., and some to East Windsor, Conn. In the course of 1782 they were all dispersed, either by exchange or desertion. Many of the Germans remained in America. The disaster to Burgoyne's army produced a profound sensation in England. This was intensified by indications that France was disposed to acknowledge the independence of the colonies. Efforts were made to supply the place of the lost troops by fresh recruits. Liverpool and Manchester undertook to raise each 1,000 men, and efforts were made to induce London to follow the example. The new lord mayor worked zealously for that purpose, but failed, and the ministry had to be content with a subscription of $100,000 raised among their adherents. Nor did the plan succeed in the English counties. In Scotland it was more successful; Glasgow and Edinburgh both raised a regiment, and several more were enlisted in the Scotch Highlands by the great landholders of t
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Cannon, George Q. 1827- (search)
Cannon, George Q. 1827- Mormon leader; born in Liverpool, England, Jan. 11, 1827; came to the United States in 1844; brought up in the Mormon faith; was driven out of Nauvoo, Ill., with the other Mormons in 1846, and settled in Utah in 1847. In 1857 he was chosen an apostle; in 1872-82 represented the Territory of Utah in Congress; and during this period his right to a seat in that body was many times hotly contested. He became the object of public scorn and suffered much personal calumniation both in Congress and in the press, but held his seat till absolutely forced to retire. When Utah was seeking admission into the Union he was one of the chief promoters of the movement. He died in Monterey, Cal., April 12, 1901.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Civil War in the United States. (search)
ravaged in Red River. Serious bread-riot in Richmond; the mob mostly women.—3. Arrest of Knights of the Golden Circle at Reading, Pa.—4. Town of Palmyra, on the Cumberland, destroyed by National gunboats.—5. Confederate vessels detained at Liverpool by order of the British government.—6. President Lincoln and family visited the Army of the Potomac.—7. Combined attack of iron-clad vessels on Fort Sumter; five out of seven National vessels disabled. Emperor of the French intimates his aban, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, and Missouri held a conference at Augusta, Ga., and resolved to strengthen the Confederate army with white men and negroes.—18. Some of the feminine nobility of England and Confederate women opened a fair in Liverpool for the benefit of the Confederate cause.—22. General Auger, about this time, put in practice an effective way of defending National army trains on the Manassas Gap Railway from guerillas, by placing in each train, in conspicuous positio
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Confederate privateers (search)
an among the West India islands, making many prizes of vessels bearing the American flag, and became the terror of the Privateer ship Sumter. Confederate naval commission. American merchant service, skilfully eluding National vessels of war sent out to capture her. She crossed the Atlantic and, at the close of 1861, sought the shelter of British guns at Gibraltar. There she was watched by the Tuscarora, United States navy, and was sold early in 1862. Mr. Laird, a ship-builder at Liverpool and a member of the British Parliament, contracted to build sea-rovers for the Confederates. The first of his production that went to sea was the Oreto. Mr. Adams, the American minister, called the attention of the British government to the matter (Feb. 18, 1862), but nothing was done. She went to a British port of the Bahamas, and ran the blockade at Mobile, under British colors, with a valuable cargo. Her name was changed to Florida, and she was placed in charge of a late officer of
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Consular service, the (search)
e above offices for one and the same salary. The consul-general at Havana receives $6,000, and the consul-general at Melbourne $4,500. There are twelve offices where $5,000 are paid, viz.: Rio de Janeiro, Shanghai, Paris, Calcutta, Hong-Kong, Liverpool, London, Port au Prince, Rome, Teheran, Cairo, and Bangkok (where the consul is also minister resident); seven offices where $4,000 are paid, viz.: Panama, Berlin, Montreal, Honolulu, Kanagawa, Monrovia, and Mexico; seven where $3,500 are paid,l fees—and these are prescribed by the President—every consular officer receiving a salary is bound to account for and to turn over to the treasury of the United States. The unofficial fees in some places amount to large sums, and in London, Liverpool, Paris, and a few others of the important business centres, render the office of unusual value. In London, for instance, the unofficial fees amount to five or six times the prescribed salary. But the places where such large fees are to be sec
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