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Massachusetts (Massachusetts, United States) (search for this): chapter 151
to a higher plane, than ever before opened to the gaze of man. Massachusetts cannot if she would, and thank God, she would not if she could,d occurred. But he well knew that the Republican party even in Massachusetts, was by no means unanimous in regard to the policy which the adthe reducing them to a single volume, as the cumbersome laws of Massachusetts had been, and of which the people of that State had purchased uental colors. It ended years after, as all the world knows—and Massachusetts too well—in covering that State with dishonor, and her Senator res him to prodigious eloquence. Not merely as the Senator for Massachusetts, the honored chieftain of the political Abolitionists, but as t Sumner had now been in the Senate for nearly twelve years, and Massachusetts was to re-elect him for the third term, or choose another man. ienated from him large numbers of his party, and especially in Massachusetts it was known that in attempting his re-election, his friends wo
Sedan (France) (search for this): chapter 151
hrone of Mexico, was brought to a just and ignominious death,—many thousands of the finest soldiers in France left their bones on the soil;—her generals reaped no laurels in the field;—her ministers gained no fame in the cabinet;—an enormous amount of treasure was uselessly expended; and Napoleon discovered, only too late, that in the insane expedition, he had found his Moscow, from which dated the beginning of the decline of his power, which was effectually extinguished a few years later at Sedan. On the 17th of December, 1861, the President, in a message, transmitted to the Senate a draft of a Convention with the Republic of Mexico, in pursuance of the plan suggested by Mr. Corwin. Mr. Seward earnestly recommended the proposition of the President, but the following resolution finally passed that body: That, in reply to several messages of the President, with regard to a treaty with Mexico, the Senate express the opinion that it is not advisable to negotiate a treaty that wil
England (United Kingdom) (search for this): chapter 151
vernment, much to the regret of the war party of Great Britain. Before this had taken place, however, Mr. Sue whole matter on a hypothesis, by assuming that Great Britain had made an arrogant demand, when he knew nothinough the subtle diplomacy of his agents, induced Great Britain and Spain to unite with France, in obtaining redwere opened, and finally a Treaty concluded with Great Britain, for a mutual and restricted right of search, ane during the continuance of the present war with Great Britain; that every slave so enlisting shall be entitledteering to serve during the present contest with Great Britain, and no longer, there will be paid the same bouns, if not the probabilities, of a collision with Great Britain. That struggle is as inevitable as this rebellifriend of peace, and especially of peace between Great Britain and America. The eloquent voice which has so of-trade placed under the ban of a new treaty with Great Britain; all persons in the military and naval service p
Bristol (United Kingdom) (search for this): chapter 151
are accusations to which I briefly reply. Now that we are all united in the policy of Emancipation, they become of little consequence; for even if I was once alone, I am no longer so. With me are the loyal multitudes of the North, now arrayed by the side of the President, where, indeed, I have ever been. If you will bear with me yet longer in allusions which I make with reluctance, I would quote, as my unanswerable defence, the words of Edmund Burke, when addressing his constituents at Bristol. And now, gentlemen, on this serious day, when I come, as it were, to make up my account with you, let me take to myself some degree of honest pride on the nature of the charges that are against me. I do not here stand before you accused of venality, or of neglect of duty. It is not said that, in the long period of my service, I have in a single instance sacrificed the slightest of your interests to my ambition or to my fortune. It is not alleged, that, to gratify any anger or reveng
Georgia (Georgia, United States) (search for this): chapter 151
o be apprehended that they may seek employ in the ministerial army, I have presumed to depart from the resolution respecting them, and have given license for their being enlisted. If this is disapproved of by Congress, I will put a stop to it.—Sparks's Life of Washington, vol. III., pp. 218, 219. Congress sustained Washington in disregarding the resolution. Xlv. The secret journals of Congress (vol. i., pp. 107, 110), March 29, 1779, show that the States of South Carolina and Georgia were recommended to raise immediately three thousand able-bodied negroes. That every negro who shall well and faithfully serve as a soldier to the end of the present war, and shall then return his arms, be emancipated and receive the sum of fifty dollars. Washington, Hamilton, Greene, Lincoln, and Lawrence, warmly approved of the measure. In 1783 the General Assembly of Virginia passed An act directing the emancipation of certain slaves who have served as soldiers in this war. We ne
Williamsburg (Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 151
assachusetts too well—in covering that State with dishonor, and her Senator with undying glory;—her vote of censure was a stain which, however, she was able to wipe out before her great Senator was called to his reward. After the capture of Williamsburg, May 6th, General McClellan having, in a dispatch, asked of the War Department whether he would be authorized in following the example of other Generals, to direct the names of battles to be placed on the colors of regiments, Mr. Sumner's Resoaid, Tell them that Lafayette Morrow, the boy soldier, died at his post, and sends his love. Turning over with a deep sigh, he added wearily, I think I will sleep now. He did— the sleep that knows no waking. During the desperate fight at Williamsburg, while the Color-company of the 57th New York went rushing over the bodies of the dying and dead, to take the place of a New Jersey regiment which had fallen back half slaughtered, one gallant fellow, who had been carried to the rear, was seen<
South Carolina (South Carolina, United States) (search for this): chapter 151
ed States has no more right to interfere with the institution of Slavery in South Carolina, than it has to intefere with the peculiar institution of Rhode Island whosmonstrations of disloyalty. In both Houses of Congress, men no better than South Carolina traitors (often not half so bad, and always more dangerous, unblushingly rece was heard in either House in advocacy of the measure. Mr. Hamilton, of South Carolina, declared that Haytien independence could not be tolerated in any form; and Congress (vol. i., pp. 107, 110), March 29, 1779, show that the States of South Carolina and Georgia were recommended to raise immediately three thousand able-bodieneral Hunter's department, In a letter from General Hunter, written from South Carolina, Feb. II, 1863, to a friend, he says:— Finding that the able-bodied nment of Military Governors, which had then already been done for Tennessee, South Carolina, North Carolina, and Louisiana, and as was subsequently done over other sub
Chicago (Illinois, United States) (search for this): chapter 151
were accessible to British gunboats, and the lake cities and commerce were exposed to destruction. This canal will enable us to place our gunboats on the lakes. He read a letter from Admiral Porter, showing that we had now afloat more than fifty gunboats which could pass from the ocean to the lakes by this canal. He then presented the importance—fiscal, commercial, and agricultural—of the interests thus seeking protection. Fifty-eight million bushels of breadstuffs were shipped from Chicago alone during the past year. The commerce of the lakes was at least four hundred millions per annum. Corn, since cotton had committed felo de se, was now king, and kept the peace between Europe and America. This enlarged canal is the cheapest mode of defending the lakes. The whole cost of the canal was only thirteen million dollars. This will turn the Mississippi into the lakes, and unite forever the East and the West. Every dollar thus expended in defence cheapens transportation. Th
Edgefield (Tennessee, United States) (search for this): chapter 151
s of the Rebels, as well as from their indispensable services as faithful and intelligent guides,—still, the prevailing sentiment in the army was for the rendition of such fugitives. Slave-holders were allowed to enter the camps of our Generals, and search private quarters of officers for slaves. This was particularly the case under General Hooker's command; while General McCook's conduct, by way of rendering extraordinary facilities to Slave-hunters, was widely applauded by a journal at Nashville; and in many other instances. Yet these officers could all plead, in behalf of their conduct, the infamous Order No. 3, of Major-General Halleck, in which he said: We will prove to them—Slave-holders—that we come to restore, not to violate, the Constitution and the laws. * * * It does not belong to the military to decide upon the relation of master and slave: such questions must be settled by the civil courts. No fugitive slaves will, therefore, be admitted within our lines or camps<
Panama City (Panama) (search for this): chapter 151
as injustice,—that the country which gains a large accession of territory or of wealth at the cost of violating the least tittle of the canons of eternal rectitude, has therein made a ruinous mistake,—that nothing else can be so important or so profitable as stern uprightness; such is the key-note of his lofty and beneficent career. May it be vouchsafed him to announce from his seat in the Senate the final overthrow of the demon he has so faithfully, so nobly resisted; and from Greenland to Panama, from the St. John to the Pacific, the sun in his daily course looks down on no master, and no slave! Lvi. At the same time, another and more significant article appeared in the National Inelligencer, of Washington, which had always been politically hostile to Mr. Sumner; and this hostility had been displayed with as much asperity as its venerable editor ever allowed to appear in the columns of that dignified and able journal. This is the third time that this gentleman has been th
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