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William Alexander Linn, Horace Greeley Founder and Editor of The New York Tribune, Chapter 7: Greeley's part in the antislavery contest (search)
the war to arouse Northern opinion, make clear the aim of the slave power, and elect an antislavery President. Clay's compromise and Webster's famous speech had their origin in the fear that the South would attempt to destroy the Union, and Henry Wilson almost excuses Webster in view of the picture which the orator drew of the conflict that such an attempt would incite. The South had been growing more and more restless under the continued opposition to the introduction of slavery in Californd Chase, Abolitionists like Owen Lovejoy and Giddings, and Democrats like Trumbull and Blair saw a common ground on which they could fight under the same banner; and on this ground the foundation of the new Republican party was laid in 1854. Henry Wilson says: At the outset, Mr. Greeley was hopeless, and seemed disinclined to enter upon the contest. So often defeated by Northern defection therein, he distrusted Congress, nor had he faith that the people would reverse the verdict of their
William Alexander Linn, Horace Greeley Founder and Editor of The New York Tribune, Chapter 8: during the civil war (search)
State, or to a dozen different States, the right to dissolve this Union. It can only be legally dissolved as it was formed-by the free consent of all the parties concerned. Aside from its support of Greeley's schemes for meddling, and its hostility to Lincoln, the Tribune vigorously supported the Union cause during the war, and so concentrated on itself the hatred of the Southern sympathizers in New York city that, during the draft riots in 1863, its building was attacked by the mob. Henry Wilson gave to its managing editor, Sidney Howard Gay, the credit of keeping the Tribune loyal during the war. When Lincoln's first call for troops came, and war was actually begun, the nation had had no experience in warfare for fifty years. It had to rely, too, not on an organized force, but on raw recruits, hurriedly summoned from peaceful pursuits, and who had to be organized, drilled, fed, and sheltered under the direction of officers who were themselves without experience, save what s
Webb, James Watson, on Greeley's dress, 11. Webster, Daniel, on Texas question, 138, 139, 141 ; 7th of March speech, 153-158. Weed, Thurlow, founding of the Albany Journal, 40; first meeting with Greeley, 42; the Jeffersonian, 43; Weed and Greeley contrasted, 44, 46; Clay's defeat in 1837, 45; discovery of Greeley, 46; Greeley's independence of, 78; on Greeley's proposed nomination for Governor, 172; Greeley's complaints to Seward, 173-176; Seward's letter to, 177; on Greeley's letter to Seward, 182; defeats Greeley's chances for office, 182. Whig (daily newspaper), 47. Whig party, 1836 to 1840, 41-52; final defeat of, 163. White, Horace, on New York banking laws, 35; reports Liberal Republican platform, 239. Wilmot proviso, Greeley on, 158, 159. Wilson, Henry, on Greeley, 166,187. Winchester, Jonas, 26. Women's suffrage, Greeley on, 89. Wood, Fernando, proposed secession of New York city, 185. Y. Young, John Russell, on Grant's administration, 214.