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William Alexander Linn, Horace Greeley Founder and Editor of The New York Tribune, Chapter 8: during the civil war (search)
nsidered a cry of despair. He told me he thought the suggestion a good one, and so held on to the proclamation until after the battle of Antietam. The earliest opposition to Lincoln's renomination manifested itself in a call for a convention to be held in Cleveland, Ohio, one week before the date of the National Republican Convention. The New Yorkers who signed this call included advocates of the nomination of General Fremont, the Rev. George B. Cheever and Elizabeth Cady Stanton. B. Gratz Brown, Greeley's running mate in 1872, was one of the signers in St. Louis, and Wendell Phillips was a warm sympathizer with the movement. The convention, amid much disorder, nominated General Fremont for President, and John Cochran for Vice-President (both from the same State, the Constitution to the contrary, notwithstanding). Fremont accepted, but Cochran withdrew his name, and the Cleveland ticket was not heard of further. Meanwhile, the Republicans all over the country were manifesti
William Alexander Linn, Horace Greeley Founder and Editor of The New York Tribune, Chapter 9: Greeley's presidential campaign-his death (search)
States Supreme Court. In December, 1866, B. Gratz Brown, an ex-United States Senator, took the leato say on the authority of Mr. Schurz himself. Brown was elected Governor by 41,917 majority. Thname in the Liberal Republican Convention. Governor Brown was the favorite of most of the Missouri dven to his friends. The Missourians held that Brown was the logical leader of a movement which, ththe strongest for Adams, the most boastful for Brown, while the friends of Trumbull and Cox counsel it was rumored in convention circles that B. Gratz Brown and Frank Blair were on their way to Cinciom the time the delegates began to arrive that Brown would not attend the convention, and differentceive the nomination for President. Moreover, Brown could easily have ascertained that Schurz advie movement. The real explanation of the Blair-Brown scheme in favor of Greeley is rather to be souvotes desired to make a communication, and Governor Brown ascended the platform. In his remarks he[5 more...]
rer (magazine), 115. B. Banking, Greeley on, in New Yorker, 35-38. Banks speakership contest, 166. Bates, Edward, Greeley's candidate for presidential nomination, 179. Beggars, Greeley's experience with, 106-108. Benjamin, Park, work on New Yorker, 29; advice to Greeley, 67. Bennett, James Gordon, offer to Greeley, 26; Greeley on, 67. Blaine, J. G., motion for amnesty, 220. Blunt, Joseph, 115. Brisbane, Albert, Greeley's support of, 79-84. Brook Farm, 81. Brown, B. Gratz, leader in Liberal Republican movement, 227, 228 ; candidate for presidential nomination, 235; withdrawal in favor of Greeley, 241-243. Brown, John, raid, 168. Bryant, William Cullen, 200, 248. C. Calhoun, John C., for Texas annexation, 142; Greeley's reply to, 154. California statehood question, 156160. Carpetbagger scandals, 216, 226. Cass, presidential candidate , 151. Chappaqua farm, 92. Clark, Lewis Gaylord, on Greeley, 46 note. Clark, Myron H., candidat