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Mrs. John A. Logan, Reminiscences of a Soldier's Wife: An Autobiography 56 0 Browse Search
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 40 0 Browse Search
Francis B. Carpenter, Six Months at the White House 32 2 Browse Search
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 4 18 0 Browse Search
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James Parton, Horace Greeley, T. W. Higginson, J. S. C. Abbott, E. M. Hoppin, William Winter, Theodore Tilton, Fanny Fern, Grace Greenwood, Mrs. E. C. Stanton, Women of the age; being natives of the lives and deeds of the most prominent women of the present gentlemen 9 1 Browse Search
Horace Greeley, The American Conflict: A History of the Great Rebellion in the United States of America, 1860-65: its Causes, Incidents, and Results: Intended to exhibit especially its moral and political phases with the drift and progress of American opinion respecting human slavery from 1776 to the close of the War for the Union. Volume II. 8 0 Browse Search
Francis Jackson Garrison, William Lloyd Garrison, 1805-1879; the story of his life told by his children: volume 4 6 0 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 2. (ed. Frank Moore) 4 0 Browse Search
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Francis B. Carpenter, Six Months at the White House, Iv. (search)
es which indicated their support of the measure; the others were represented in varying moods of discussion or silent deliberation. A few evenings after the completion of the design I went to see a friend who I knew was intimate with the Hon. Schuyler Colfax and Hon. Owen Lovejoy, through whom I hoped to obtain Mr. Lincoln's assent to my plan. I revealed to him my purpose, and asked his assistance in carrying it into effect. During the following week he went to Washington, and in company with Mr. Colfax called upon the President, and laid before him my project. He kindly listened to the details, and then said: In short, if I understand you, you wish me to consent to sit to this artist for the picture? My friends acknowledged this to be the object of their errand. Mr. Lincoln at once, with his accustomed kindness, promised his cooperation. The last day of the year the Hon. Mr. Lovejoy, whom I had never met, but who had become warmly interested in the execution of the work,
Francis B. Carpenter, Six Months at the White House, XXVII. (search)
XXVII. There was one marked element of Mr. Lincoln's character admirably expressed by the Hon. Mr. Colfax, in his oration at Chicago upon his death: When his judgment, which acted slowly, but which was almost as immovable as the eternal hills when settled, was grasping some subject of importance, the arguments against his own desires seemed uppermost in his mind, and, in conversing upon it, he would present those arguments to see if they could be rebutted. In illustration of this, it is only necessary to recall the fact that the interview between himself and the Chicago delegation of clergymen, appointed to urge upon him the issue of a proclamation of emancipation, took place September 13, 1862, more than a month after he had declared to the Cabinet his established purpose to take this step. He said to this committee: I do not want to issue a document that the whole world will see must necessarily be inoperative, like the Pope's bull against the comet! After drawing out thei
Francis B. Carpenter, Six Months at the White House, Xxviii. (search)
the very paper which was used; if not, it was, at any rate, just like it. The original draft is dated September 22d, 1863, and was presented to the Army Relief Bazaar, at Albany, N. Y., in 1864. It is in the proper handwriting of Mr. Lincoln, excepting two interlineations in pencil, by Secretary Seward, and the formal heading and ending, which were written by the chief clerk of the State Department. The final Proclamation was signed on New-Year's Day, 1863. The President remarked to Mr. Colfax, the same evening, that the signature appeared somewhat tremulous and uneven. Not, said he, because of any uncertainty or hesitation on my part; but it was just after the public reception, and three hours hand-shaking is not calculated to improve a man's chirography. Then changing his tone, he added: The South had fair warning, that if they did not return to their duty, I should strike at this pillar of their strength. The promise must now be kept, and I shall never recall one word.
Francis B. Carpenter, Six Months at the White House, Liii. (search)
ress together.) He at length said: Well, I don't believe shooting him will do him any good. Give me that pen. And, so saying, red tape was unceremoniously cut, and another poor fellow's lease of life was indefinitely extended. One night Speaker Colfax left all other business to ask the President to respite the son of a constituent, who was sentenced to be shot, at Davenport, for desertion. He heard the story with his usual patience, though he was wearied out with incessant calls, and anxid's name and place of residence, this message was written on the back of the card, and sent to the War Department:-- This poor boy is said to be idiotic. Find him, if possible, and return him to his mother. A. Lincoln. Calling, says Mr. Colfax, upon the President one morning in the winter of 1863, I found him looking more than usually pale and careworn, and inquired the reason. He replied, with the bad news he had received at a late hour the previous night, which had not yet been co
Francis B. Carpenter, Six Months at the White House, Lvi. (search)
had, in his quiet way, found a path to the Christian standpoint — that he had found God, and rested on the eternal truth of God. As the two men were about to separate, Mr. Bateman remarked: I have not supposed that you were accustomed to think so much upon this class of subjects; certainly your friends generally are ignorant of the sentiments you have expressed to me. He replied quickly: I know they are, but I think more on these subjects than upon all others, and I have done so for years; and I am willing you should know it. Schuyler Colfax once said to me that Mr. Lincoln had two ruling ideas, or principles, which governed his life. The first was hatred of slavery, which he inherited in part from his parents; the other was sympathy with the lowly born and humble, and the desire to lift them up. I know of no better epitaph for his tombstone than this, save that suggested by Theodore Tilton, the editor of the New York Independent, --He bound the nation, and unbound the slav
Francis B. Carpenter, Six Months at the White House, Lxviii. (search)
nton, and was very briefly disposed of, with the same result. Finally, he obtained an interview with Mr. Lincoln, and stated his case. Have you applied to General Halleck? inquired the President. Yes, and met with a flat refusal, said Judge B. Then you must see Stanton, continued the President. I have, and with the same result, was the reply. Well, then, said Mr. Lincoln, with a smile, I can do nothing; for you must know that I have very little influence with this Administration. Mr. Colfax told me of a gentleman's going to the President, one day, with a bitter denunciation of Secretary Stanton and his management of the War Department. Go home, my friend, interrupted Mr. Lincoln, and read attentively the tenth verse of the thirtieth chapter of Proverbs! Accuse not a servant to his master, lest he curse thee, and thou be found guilty. A lieutenant, whom debts compelled to leave his father-land and service, succeeded in being admitted to President Lincoln, and, by reason
Francis B. Carpenter, Six Months at the White House, Lxix. (search)
by a circumstance which occurred just before the interview with Messrs. Colfax and Ashmun, on the evening of his assassination. Marshal Las well begin it just here, At the subsequent interview with Messrs. Colfax and Ashmun, Mr. Lincoln was in high spirits. The uneasiness feit was, he felt no apprehension of danger whatever. Turning to Speaker Colfax, he said: Sumner has the gavel of the Confederate Congress, whi A. Lincoln. These were his last written words. Turning to Mr. Colfax he said: You will accompany Mrs. Lincoln and me to the theatre, I hope? Mr. Colfax pleaded other engagements,--expecting to start on his Pacific trip the next morning. The party passed out on the portico together, the President saying at the very last, Colfax, don't forget to tell the people of the mining regions what I told you this morning abo last moment, to say as they were driven off, I will telegraph you, Colfax, at San Francisco, --passing thus forth for the last time from und
Francis B. Carpenter, Six Months at the White House, Index. (search)
on, Colonel L. B., 115. Cass, General, 271. Chase, 21, 84, 85, 86, 88-90, 180, 218, 223; letter to Stanton, 180. Cheever, Rev. Dr., 147. Chicago Convention, 119. Christian Commission, 161. Clark, Senator, 276. Clay, Henry, 71. Colfax, Hon., Schuyler, 14, 85, 87, 172, 177, 195, 285. Concert, Marine Band, 143, 168. Creech, 68. Creeds, 190. Crittenden, General, 46. Cropsey, 168. Curtin, 82-84. Cushing, Lieutenant, 232. D. Dall, Mrs. C. H., 165. Defrees, 126. Delection of President the people's business, 275; appointment of chaplains, 277; appreciation of humor, 278; public opinion baths, 281; on the Lord's side, 282; going down with colors flying, 282; opinion of General Grant, 253; interview with Messrs. Colfax and Ashmun, evening of assassination, 284; at City-Point hospital, 287; Lincoln and the rebel soldier, 288; last interview with Secretary Seward, 290; his dream, 292; last afternoon, 293; Lincoln and Willie Bladen, 294; you don't wear hoops,