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ven after he had, in his messages, exposed the dangerous condition of public affairs, and when it had become morally certain that all his efforts to avoid the civil war would be frustrated by agencies far beyond his control, they persistently refused to pass any measures enabling him or his successor to execute the laws against armed resistance, or to defend the country against approaching rebellion. The book concludes by a notice of the successful domestic and foreign policy of the administration. In the portion of it concerning our relations with the Mexican Republic, a history of the origin and nature of the Monroe doctrine is appropriately included: It has been the author's intention, in the following pages, to, verify every statement of fact by a documentary or other authentic reference, and thus save the reader, as far as may be possible, from reliance on individual memory. From the use of private correspondence he has resolutely abstained. Wheatland, September 1865.
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 3. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), Addenda by the editor (search)
mac and Shenandoah rivers at Harper's Ferry; the Third corps, from near Harper's Ferry to Hillsboroa; the Fifth corps, from Lovettsville to near Purcellville; and Buford's cavalry division, from Petersville to Purcellville, crossing the Potomac at Berlin. July 19. The First corps marched from Waterford to Hamilton; the Second and Third corps, from Hillsboroa to Woodgrove; the Fifth corps, from near Purcellville to a point on the road to Philomont; the Sixth corps, from near Berlin to Wheatland; and the Eleventh corps, from Berlin to near Hamilton, both corps crossing the Potomac at Berlin; the Twelfth corps, from Pleasant Valley to near Hillsboroa, crossing the Potomac and Shenandoah rivers at Harper's Ferry. Buford's cavalry division moved from Purcellville, via Philomont, to near Rector's Cross-roads. McIntosh's brigade, of Gregg's cavalry division, moved from Harper's Ferry toward Purcellville, and Huey's and J. I. Gregg's brigades, of the same division, from Harper's Ferr
lecturing with much success in Canada. Last week he was in Montreal, and created considerable excitement and interest. The Mayor of Washington has issued a proclamation, declaring Thursday, the 29th inst., a day of thanksgiving and prayer. Rev. Jno. S. Kirkpatrick, of Charleston, S. C., has been elected President of Davidson College, N. C. Fifty-one vessels arrived at the port of New York during the last quarantine season, with yellow fever patients on board. President Buchanan is having his homestead "Wheatland," near Lancaster, put in order for his future residence. Diphtheria has appeared in Fredericksburg, Va. A son of R. W. Hart, aged about twelve years, died with the disease on Saturday last. Alfred Palmer has been appointed Surveyor of the Customs for the port of Urbana, Va. Marlborough House, London, is being converted into a residence for the Prince of Wale. J. L. Wyman, editor of the Havana (Cuba) Messenger, died on the 15th inst.
erly of the Washington Constitution, has become associated in the publication of the Jackson Mississippian. Clarence G. Keats, nephew of John Keats, the English poet, died in Evansville, Indians, recently, of consumption, in his thirtieth year. The next House of Representatives in Congress will be reduced in number 33 members, by the States which have seceded. The battalion of Baltimore City Guards has tendered an escort to President Buchanan, on his route from Washington to Wheatland. Major A. H. Bowman, of the corps of engineers, has been appointed superintendent of the West Point Military Academy. Mrs F. A. Tradewell was burned to death in Columbia, S. C., Monday night, by her dress taking fire. Donations of $2,600 have been sent to the South Carolina Government, of which $500 was contributed by a lady. The U. S. store bark Release, Lieut. Cowdy, and J. M. Frailey, arrived at New York, Wednesday, in 39 days from Gibraltar. Among the graduates
The Daily Dispatch: March 9, 1861., [Electronic resource], Arrival of Ex-President Buchanan at home (search)
thers would have done had they lived to this day. Generations of martial men rise and sink and are forgotten, but the kindness of the past generation to me, now so conspicuous in their sons, can never be forgotten. I come home, fellow citizen, to pass the remainder of my days among you as a good citizen, a faithful friend, a benefactor of the widows and the fatherless. [Loud applause.] All political aspirations have departed. All that I have done during a somewhat protracted life has passed into history, and if I have done aught to offend a single citizen, I now sincerely ask his pardon. May God grant that this Union and Constitution may be perpetual. [Applause.] I close by repeating the sentiment dear to my heart: God grant that the Constitution and the Union may be perpetual, and continue a shield of protection to ourselves and our children forever. Mr. Buchanan retired amid enthusiastic applause. He then resumed his place in the carriage, and was escorted to Wheatland.
Death from hydrophobia. --A man named Wheatland died in Clinton, Iowa, last week, of hydrophobia. He was bitten by a dog nine years ago, and the canine virus seems to have remained semi-dominantly in his system until now. He had to be locked into an old freight car in order to prevent his injuring those in attendance upon him.
James Buchanan. --The editor of the Monmouth (N. J.) Democrat has been on a visit to ex-President Buchanan. He writes back to his paper as follows: "I visited Wheatland, the residence of ex-President Buchanan. I had never seen him, and gladly embraced the present opportunity. As we approached the house we saw the stars and stripes floating from a fine flag-staff in front. He received us in the library. He had just recovered from a fit of sickness, the first, he says, he had ever had. He looked well, but complained that his former strength of body was gone. He entertained us for an hour in conversation, which principally turned upon the rebellion. He related many personal anecdotes of the leading military men now before the country, North and South. He was emphatically of the opinion that there is no way to get out of our difficulties but to fight it out. I came away well satisfied that, for weal or woe, James Buchanan stands firmly for the Union, and that, whether m
The Daily Dispatch: March 14, 1862., [Electronic resource], One hundred and twenty-five Dollars reward. (search)
Wamsutta, are to be put in commission the coming week. Their armament will be put on board tomorrow or Wednesday. The occupation of Leesburg. As before stated, the town of Leesburg, in Loudoun county, Va., was occupied by the Federals on the 8th inst. They give the following account of the movement: The details of the affair are to the effect that Col. Geary left Lovettsville on the night of the 7th inst., with his whole command, and marched by two distinct routes through. Wheatland and Waterford to Leesburg, capturing prisoners by the way, and scattering the rebels pell mell. In consequence of his taking these routes the military necessarily entered Leesburg on the easterly and westerly sides, which movements they doubtless effected at the same moment, after taking possession of Fort Johnston, which has been since re-christened Fort Geary. They entered the town with all the military glory of a victorious command, the rebels retreating rapidly as the Union troops ar
the existing troubles commenced. I have never doubted that my countrymen would yet do me justice. In my special message of the 8th of January, 1861, I presented a full and fair exposition of the alarming condition of the country, and urged Congress either to adopt measures of compromise, or, failing in this, to prepare for the last alternative. In both aspects my recommendation was disregarded. I shall close this document with a quotation of the last sentences of that message, as follows: "In conclusion, it will be permitted me to remark that I have often warned my countrymen of the dangers which now surround us. This may be the last time I shall refer to the subject officially. I feel that my duty has been faithfully, though it may be imperfectly, performed; and whatever the result may be, I shall carry to my grave the consciousness that I at least meant well for my country." Your obedient servant. James Buchanan. Wheatland, near Lancaster, Oct. 23, 1862.
d, not for sale, but for immediate use in the field. The truth is, that it is impossible to steal arms and transport them from one depository to another without the knowledge and active participation of the officers of the Ordnance Bureau, both in Washington and at those depositories. It may be observed that Col. Craig, the head of the Bureau at this period, was as correct an officer and as loyal and as honest a man as exists in the country. Yours, very respectfully, James Buchanan. Wheatland, near Lancaster, Nov. 17, 1862 Concentration of force the great Necessity. The New York Times, of Wednesday last, contains the following editorial: Do we mean to kill this rebellion or not? If we do, why this hacking at the extremities? Why this skin deep scarifying of the sides? Why this mere pricking at the vitals? Why don't we drive our lance, with might and main, straight into the heart of the monster? Will it be said it has no heart? It has. A heart is an essential
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