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Horace Greeley (search for this): chapter 4
the Log Cabin their character and features Greeley's industry poor business management last ofbe met by some Whigs of means. Only a man of Greeley's indomitable energy and willingness to work as disregarded with disastrous consequences. Greeley who, as he expressed it, profoundly loved Henans, I wholly misapprehend them. But while Greeley would not urge the nomination of his own favos are his), and Weed was powerless to repress Greeley's advocacy of what he considered vagaries in Gaylord Clark, in the Knickerbocker, said of Greeley: A man careless, it may be, of the style of haders only the most entertaining subjects. Greeley was a member of the Young Men's Whig State Cen one of his many partners in the firm of Horace Greeley & Co., which published the New Yorker, but after getting the mail from the post-office, Greeley put it into his overcoat pocket, forgot all a flame when his office was burned in 1845. Greeley names four causes of the New Yorker's financi[16 more...]
Americans (search for this): chapter 4
d not print articles assailing the private character of Mr. Van Buren, or any of his supporters, but in doing so it gave this keen thrust: We do not think it at all material to the present contest to prove Mr. Van Buren a slippery lawyer, dishonest as a man, or incorrect in private life. We have no warfare with him as an individual. As election day approached, the paper's efforts in behalf of its ticket became more and more earnest, and it closed the campaign with an appeal to Freemen! Americans! in which it said: The hour of deliverance has come. . . . Press on to the polls. Speak to your friends and your neighbors. Implore the doubtful and hesitating to give one vote now for their country, and as many as they please hereafter for their party. Harrison received 234 of the 294 electoral votes, and no one will dispute Greeley's modest remark, I judge that there were not many who had done more effective work in the canvass than I. The Log Cabin was a remarkable success in one
favor of his election, and Shepard, in his Martin Van Buren, says that the slaughter of Henry Clay had been effected by the now formidable Whig politicians of New York, cunningly marshaled by Thurlow Weed. Weed did work against the election of Clay delegates to the convention, but he did so because he foresaw that Clay would probably be defeated at the polls, and that there was a good chance of Harrison's election; and he proved himself a wise friend of Clay by urging him, in the campaign of 1844, to write no letters, advice that was disregarded with disastrous consequences. Greeley who, as he expressed it, profoundly loved Henry Clay, and looked for his nomination, defended Weed in this matter in his Busy Life, years after their political partnership was dissolved, saying, If politics do not meditate the achievement of beneficent ends through the choice and use of the safest and most effective means, I wholly misapprehend them. But while Greeley would not urge the nomination of
February 9th, 1839 AD (search for this): chapter 4
at question at issue between the People and the Usurpers. She is the last and only barrier between Freedom and Despotism. She must breast the shock alone. The Whigs carried New York State by 15,000 and elected Seward Governor in 1838 by about 38,000, and as the 15,000 copies of the Jeffersonian circulated principally among readers who had no other paper, Greeley's modest assumption that it did good will not be disputed. The suspension of the publication was announced in the issue of February 9, 1839. In the next two years the Whig cause did not flourish, almost all the States which voted in 1839 showing a return to the Democrats, New York remaining Whig by a reduced majority. Harrison received the nomination for President in the first Whig National Convention, in 1839, and one of the most exciting campaigns in the history of the country followed. Give Harrison a log cabin and a barrel of hard cider, and he will stay contented in Ohio, and not aspire to the presidency, was the
at year he considered himself in a position to start the Tribune. But the New Yorker was a weight on his hands to the last. He gave its editorial conduct more largely to assistants in its last years, and tried hard to sell it, and its end came when it was superseded in September, 1841, by the weekly issue of the Tribune. He was then able to repay what was owing to subscribers who had paid in advance, although his books showed that $10,000 was due him from delinquents. These books, he says, he never opened again, and they were dissolved in smoke and flame when his office was burned in 1845. Greeley names four causes of the New Yorker's financial failure: That it was never properly advertised, that it was never really published, the credit system with subscribers, and the lack of such facilities for distribution as railroads and news-companies afford to-day. Certainly it was never really published, and the want of good business management made its financial success impossible.
and the nation by his candidate, Henry Clay, and Marcy defeated Seward for Governor the year following. The Whig party, as the National Republicans had come to be called, was stunned by these defeats, and when Harrison ran against Van Buren in 1836, Van Buren carried forty-two of the fifty-six counties of New York State, Massachusetts wasted her vote on Webster, and Van Buren carried New England and had a popular majority over his three opponents. But the Whigs were now to have as an ally te Harrison, and again on the Taylor ticket, but in vain; if Webster had followed this advice, his ambition to be President would have been gratified. Weed personally favored a United States Bank, but he would not print in the Evening Journal, in 1836, Webster's speech at a Whig mass meeting, in Boston, in support of the bank scheme, and against Jackson's veto, saying that two sentences in the veto message would carry ten votes against the bank to one gained for it by Webster's eloquence-viz.,
September, 1841 AD (search for this): chapter 4
were no help to me, withdrew, one after another. But the Log Cabin did afford some pecuniary aid, and he wrote to Weed in January, 1841, that he was beginning to feel quite snug and comfortable, and by the spring of that year he considered himself in a position to start the Tribune. But the New Yorker was a weight on his hands to the last. He gave its editorial conduct more largely to assistants in its last years, and tried hard to sell it, and its end came when it was superseded in September, 1841, by the weekly issue of the Tribune. He was then able to repay what was owing to subscribers who had paid in advance, although his books showed that $10,000 was due him from delinquents. These books, he says, he never opened again, and they were dissolved in smoke and flame when his office was burned in 1845. Greeley names four causes of the New Yorker's financial failure: That it was never properly advertised, that it was never really published, the credit system with subscribers
December 5th, 1840 AD (search for this): chapter 4
which published the New Yorker, but the new partner was so alarmed by the rush of subscribers, in connection with the low subscription price, that he soon retired. An extra number of the Log Cabin was issued on November 9, giving the election returns, and a prospectus was published announcing that, yielding to urgent requests, the editor would soon begin a new series of the paper, the subscription price of which would be $1.50 per annum. The first number of this new series was dated December 5, 1840, and the last number November 20, 1841, when it was succeeded by the Weekly Tribune. With good business management, a paper with the circulation of the Log Cabin should have made money for its proprietors. Even in those days advertising might have been secured. The Log Cabin in most of its numbers published less than a column of advertisements, increasing them to three and a half columns for a short time in November. The Herald in 1840 printed from ten to fifteen columns a day.
he Assembly voted for. Weed and his associates in the Whig party leadership saw in this change of public feeling hope of electing a Whig Governor in New York in 1838, as well as a Whig President in 1840, and they looked on a cheap weekly newspaper, which would vigorously espouse their cause and keep the voters informed and stire last and only barrier between Freedom and Despotism. She must breast the shock alone. The Whigs carried New York State by 15,000 and elected Seward Governor in 1838 by about 38,000, and as the 15,000 copies of the Jeffersonian circulated principally among readers who had no other paper, Greeley's modest assumption that it did good business man, and it would have required a man of extraordinary business, as well as literary, ability to do the work he did in New York city and Albany from 1838 to 1841, with two journals almost constantly on his hands, and taking an active part in committee work, making speeches, and receiving the hundreds of people who
February 17th, 1838 AD (search for this): chapter 4
editorial contributions to, and for a time the practical supervision of, the Daily Whig, a short-lived journal, he received a salary of $12 a week. Greeley, in a letter to R. W. Griswold dated March 18, 1839, said: I think better of my new pet, the Whig. I write the editorial for that, and edit it generally. Don't you think it better than formerly? If not, it's wretched bad, that's a fact. It is rather gaining in patronage. The first number of the Jeffersonian was issued on February 17, 1838, with Horace Greeley's name as editor under the title. Its prospectus announced its purpose to be to supply a notorious and vital deficiency-to furnish counties and neighborhoods not otherwise provided with correct and reliable information upon political subjects, at a price within the reach of all (six subscriptions for $3). It was not to be a mere party organ, but would print the views of public men on both sides. The Jeffersonian was an eight-page quarto, containing usually a pag
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