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Switzerland (Switzerland) (search for this): chapter 6
ged positions of public trust. Mr. Mason had become an experienced legislator in the House and Senate of the United States; Mr. Slidell, also a member of Congress from Louisiana, a minister to Mexico, and United States Senator, and Judge Yost, a distinguished jurist from the same State, were all competent to discharge the duties assigned to them, Mr. A. Dudley Mann had gained extensive diplomatic experience in negotiation of treaties with the German states, and as special commissioner to Switzerland in 1850. He was also the private secretary of President Pierce for a short time in 1853, and had afterward given his services to development of Southern resources. The manufacturing and general commercial interests of European nations began to suffer, especially from the anticipated want of the usual cotton supply. The blockade was not regarded with favor nor a long continuance of hostilities in America, which had already suspended the profitable commerce of England and France. The
Tybee Island (Georgia, United States) (search for this): chapter 6
prevailed. The Vice-President, Mr. Stephens, who had negotiated with Virginia the immediate union of that great State with the Confederacy, said in a public speech April 30th, A general opinion is that Washington City is soon to be attacked. On this subject I can only say that our object is peace. We wish no aggressions on any one's rights, and will make none. But if Maryland secedes, the District of Columbia will fall to her by reversionary right, the same as Sumter to South Carolina, Pulaski to Georgia, and Pickens to Florida. When we have the right, we will demand the surrender of Washington, just as we did in the other cases, and will enforce our demand at every hazard, and at whatever cost. President Davis, perceiving that the main attack by land would be made upon Virginia, was actively co-operating with Governor Letcher to meet the threatened invasion of his State. His unavailing sympathy for Maryland is at this day expressed in his correspondence with the Virginia aut
Florida (Florida, United States) (search for this): chapter 6
urged and established to provide the supplies needed by armies in the field. By the first of April the general condition of the Confederacy for defense was greatly improved. The absentees from the armies had returned, new recruits had come in, the short term regiments had re-enlisted, and the general spirit of the army and the people improved. One event scarcely known, however, throughout the Confederacy, was the enforced abandonment by the direction of the war department, of all lower Florida. The State had enjoyed a general exemption from invasion until the naval expeditions under Dupont resulted in the capture of the towns on the Atlantic side with little resistance. Fernandina, Jacksonville and St. Augustine fell into the hands of the United States. Finally the entire coast of Florida was under Federal control. The war department removed munitions from the State and transferred the troops to Tennessee. A singular scheme for the armed colonization of this State is d
North Carolina (North Carolina, United States) (search for this): chapter 6
d; had the views of Virginia, Kentucky and North Carolina been fostered and made effective by Northets people. The legislatures of Georgia, North Carolina, Mississippi and Alabama met during Novembaid, led to the same end. Mr. Clingman, of North Carolina, argued that one of the three contingencief the South, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, Tennessee, Kentucky and Missouri, had the once to rally the North. While Virginia, North Carolina and Maryland were yet in the Union on the to the important accessions already named North Carolina joined the Confederacy; Tennessee authorized in securing a foothold on the coasts of North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia; armies were c part of Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee and North Carolina were occupied or raided by Federal commandssissippi; Clark from Missouri; Davis from North Carolina; Barnwell and Orr from South Carolina; Haytox and of the army of General Johnston in North Carolina quickly followed. President Davis having [15 more...]
Denmark (Denmark) (search for this): chapter 6
affairs, had on the 9th of March addressed a circular letter to all the ministers of the United States in foreign nations urging them to counteract the designs of those who would invoke foreign aid in their attempts to overthrow the Republic, and describing the disturbance at home as a transient affair. Again on April 24th the Secretary forwarded a more formal and impressive letter to those ministers who were appointed to Great Britain, France, Russia, Prussia, Austria, Belgium, Italy and Denmark, specially relating to the question of neutrality in war. This diplomatic correspondence exhibits the early anxiety of the United States concerning the attitude of these great nations. It is understood, he wrote to Mr. Judd, who was appointed to the court of Prussia, that the so-called Confederate States of America have sent or are about to send agents to solicit recognition in Europe. * * * Your most efficient and unfailing efforts must be put forth directly and even indirectly to prevent
Havana (Cuba) (search for this): chapter 6
a nation, based upon the vast extent of territory, its large and intelligent population, its ample resources, its importance as a commercial nation, and withal the justice of its separation from the United States. It was expected that these statesmen would be able to convince Europe of the ability of the Confederate States to maintain a national existence, as belligerent rights had already been accorded. With all the usual credentials and necessary powers the commissioners departed for Havana, Cuba, on the blockade-runner Theodora, where they arrived in safety and were presented to the captain-general of the island by the British consul, not in official capacity but as gentlemen of distinction. Afterward they went as passengers aboard a British merchant vessel, The Trent, carrying English mails, and sailed for England. In the meantime Captain Charles Wilkes, U. S. N., commanding the United States sloop-of-war, San Jacinto, carrying thirteen guns, who appears to have had a zeal no
West Indies (search for this): chapter 6
interest. Rather than make war on the United States, she would pay for the maintenance of her horde of starving operators in order to gain time to foster the growth of cotton in her colonies. Warning should be given to the South to prepare for a lengthy war, and that produce must be raised for subsistence. Mr. Wigfall suggested that England wished to see the Southern production of cotton destroyed in order to become both spinner and raiser and thus command the world. She abandoned the West Indies to abolition in order to foster cotton raising in India. The resolution was lost upon the final vote, but the debate showed on the one hand a conscientious and delicate regard for constitutional safeguards, even in doubtful questions, and on the other hand the admitted necessity for the production of ample supplies out of the soil to sustain the Confederacy. The allusions to England indicated the growing distrust of the policy of that influential power and the waning of the only hope th
Accomack (Massachusetts, United States) (search for this): chapter 6
ty three years later, and the conclusion was reached before the close of the eighteenth century that the slavery system of labor could be made useful in some latitudes, but could not be made profitable in all sections of America. Therefore, Massachusetts, following a Canadian precedent, abolished slavery after being a slave holding State over a hundred years, and soon after the American Revolution several States in the higher latitudes, all included in the old North Section of the original Plymouth colony, adopted the same policy. But it will be observed that generally this Northern abolition was to take effect after lapse of time, and thus notice was given to the owners sufficient to enable them, if so disposed, to sell their property to purchasers living farther South who still found such labor remunerative. Some availed themselves of this privilege and converted their slaves into other more productive property. Some were conscientious or were attached to their negroes and, the
Minnesota (Minnesota, United States) (search for this): chapter 6
itation in which the North might not freely and fraternally participate. There was a lull in crisis-producing causes. Minnesota had just come, May, 1858, into the sisterhood of States with an anti-slavery constitution. Oregon was admitted also asng the vote this first resolution was affirmed by the solid vote of the Southern States joined by California, Indiana, Minnesota, Oregon and Pennsylvania. It was as solemnly denied by ten Northern States in solid array, with Ohio and New Jersey di had their embassadors, while Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, and Kansas stood for the West. Wisconsin, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, California and Oregon sent no delegates. The venerable John Tyler, ex-President of the United States, was chosen prow called the Virginia and commanded by Captain Buchanan, destroyed the U. S. sloops Cumberland and Congress, stuck the Minnesota aground in shallow water where she could not be reached, and ran off the other two Federal frigates. This gallant vess
Springfield (Illinois, United States) (search for this): chapter 6
ember, the day after the secession of South Carolina, and nearly a week before the occupation of any fort by South Carolina, Mr. Lincoln wrote the following letter to Mr. E. B. Washburne, marked Confidential but given to the public in 1885: Springfield, Dec. 21, 1860. Hon. E. B. Washburne, My Dear Sir:—Last night I received your letter giving an account of your interview with Gen. Scott, for which I thank you. Please present my respects to the General and tell him confidentially I shall by imaginary, as has been abundantly proved. Other preparations accorded with the dignity of the occasion when an eminent citizen, duly elected, was to be installed in an office equal to any which a nation may create. Mr. Lincoln's route from Springfield to the capital was made the scene of popular demonstrations, particularly in Philadelphia, where it was determined to convey him secretly into Washington because General Scott feared he would be assassinated. Mr. Lincoln did not share in thes
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