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ant at New-York to purchase or charter, and arm an equal number. I directed Commander Gillis to purchase or charter, and arm and put to sea two other vessels. Similar directions were given to Commodore Du Pont, with a view to the opening of passages by water to and from the capital. I directed the several officers to take the advice and obtain the aid and efficient services in the matter of His Excellency Edwin D. Morgan, the Governor of New-York, or, in his absence, George D. Morgan, Wm. M. Evarts, R. M. Blatchford, and Moses H. Grinnell, who were, by my directions, especially empowered by the Secretary of the Navy to act for his Department in that crisis, in matters pertaining to the forwarding of troops and supplies for the public defence. On the same occasion I directed that Gov. Morgan and Alexander Cummings, of the city of New-York, should be authorized by the Secretary of War, Simon Cameron, to make all necessary arrangements for the transportation of troops and munitions o
and Soldiers' Relief Association was held, February 12, 1866, at 57 Broadway, Room No. 12; Hon. Wm. M. Evarts, President, in the chair. On motion of Colonel F. E. Howe, Colonel J. H. Almy was appointed secretary pro tern. Members present--Wm. M. Evarts, Samuel E. Low, Hon. Rufus F. Andrews, L. W. Winchester, Prosper M. Wetmore, Charles Gould, Henry M. Taber, William H. Fogg, Hon. B. W. Bonn was Resolved, That the thanks of this association are due, and are hereby tendered, to Hon. Wm. M. Evarts, president, for the able and efficient manner in which he has discharged his duties, and for the benefits which the association has received from the influence of his name. Mr. Evarts, in thanking the meeting for the honors done him, briefly referred to his connection with the associati and satisfaction he had taken in being so honorably identified with its service. In closing, Mr. Evarts pronounced the New England Soldiers' Relief Association dissolved. J. H. Almy, Secretary pro
John M. Schofield, Forty-six years in the Army, Chapter II (search)
: so few, indeed, that I learned them nearly all by heart; then, for want of anything better, I read over the entire code of the State of Florida. Several times in after years I found it necessary, in order to save time, to repeat to great lawyers the exact words of the Constitution of the United States; but their habit was much the better. It is seldom wise to burden the memory with those things which you have only to open a book to find out. I recollect well the answer once made by William M. Evarts, then attorney-general of the United States, to my inquiry whether he would give me, offhand, the law on a certain point, to save the time requisite for a formal application and answer in writing. He said if it was a question of statute law he would have to examine the books, but if only a question of common law he could make that as well as anybody. But I had nothing better to do for a time in Florida, and when I got out I did not find my memory half so much overloaded with law as
John M. Schofield, Forty-six years in the Army, Chapter XXII (search)
partment General Grant's special powers his appointment as Secretary of War ad interim the impeachment of President Johnson memorandum of interviews with William M. Evarts and General Grant in regard to the secretaryship of War failure of the impeachment trial harmony in the War Department a New policy at army headquarters. ed, constituted the only vital issue involved in the impeachment trial. The following memorandum, made by me at the time, and now published with the consent of Mr. Evarts, explains the circumstances under which I became Secretary of War in 1868, and the connection of that event with the termination of the impeachment trial: memorandum May, 1868. In compliance with a written request from Mr. W. M. Evarts, dated Tuesday, April 21, 1868, 2 P. M., I called upon that gentleman in his room at Willard's Hotel, Washington, a few minutes before three o'clock P. M. of the same day. Mr. Evarts introduced conversation by saying something about the appr
John M. Schofield, Forty-six years in the Army, Chapter XXVI (search)
predecessors in command of the army, Scott and Sherman had given up the contest, Sheridan had been quickly put hors de combat, while Grant alone had won the fight, and that after a long contest, involving several issues, in which a Secretary of War was finally removed from office with the consent of his own personal and political friends, a President was impeached and escaped removal from office by only one vote, and the country was brought to the verge of another civil war. As I had helped Evarts, Seward, and some others whose names I never knew, to pour oil on the troubled waters in the time of Grant and Stanton, and to get everybody into the humor to respond heartily to that great aspiration, Let us have peace, I thought perhaps I might do something in the same direction in later years. Be that as it might, I had no desire to try again what so many others had failed to accomplish, but thought it better to make an experiment with a less ambitious plan of my own, which I had worked
John M. Schofield, Forty-six years in the Army, Index (search)
d at Resaca, 141; foreboding of death, 141 Eugenie, Empress, S. presented to, 392 Europe, the modern wars of, 357; S.'s visits to, 384-393, 449-453 Evarts, William M., U. S. Attorney-General, 22; interviews and relations with S. concerning the War Department, 413 et seq., 478 Everglades, the, Fla., the Seminoles in, 23titutional Convention, 400, 402; nullifies the worst features of the Virginia Constitution, 402-404; resigns the War portfolio, 405; interviews and relations with Evarts concerning the War Department, 413 et seq., 478; interviews and relations with Grant concerning the War Department, 414 et seq.; views on the removal of Stanton, f living expenses at, 538; Gen. Scott removes his headquarters to New York from, 406; Sherman removes his headquarters to St. Louis from, 406; interviews between Evarts and S. at, 413-418; meeting of Miles and S. at, 494 Washington State, obstruction of rail-roads in, 512 Washington University, S. accepts professorship of p
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Cod fisheries. (search)
Cod fisheries. At Fortune Bay, United States fishers set nets on Sunday, Jan. 13, 1878, contrary to local regulations; they were forcibly removed; controversy ensued. Mr. Evarts, for the United States, sent despatch Aug. 24; correspondence, September, October; Marquis of Salisbury refused compensation; but Earl Granville granted it; £15,000 awarded by arbitration, May 28, 1881
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Evans, Robley Dunglison, 1863- (search)
Evans, Robley Dunglison, 1863- Naval officer; born in Virginia; graduated at the United States Naval Academy in 1863; took part in the attack on Fort Fisher, where he was severely wounded; was in command of the Yorktown in the harbor of Valparaiso, Chile, in 1891, during a period of strained relations between the United States and Chile; commanded the battle-ship Iowa and took an active part in the destruction of Cervera's fleet; was promoted rear-admiral in 1901. He is author of A sailor's log and many magazine articles. Evarts, William Maxwell
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Presidential administrations. (search)
te; McCulloch, Treasury; Stanton, until 1867, War. Congress, Republican; Colfax, speaker. 1869-73: Grant; Colfax, Vice-President, Republican; Fish, State; Boutwell, Treasury. Congress, Republican; Blaine, speaker. 1873-77: Grant; Wilson, Vice-President, Republican; Fish, State; Bristow and others, Treasury. Congress, 1873-75, Republican; Blaine, speaker; 1875-77, Senate Republican, House Democratic; Kerr, later Randall, speaker. 1877-81: Hayes; Wheeler, Vice-President, Republican; Evarts, State; Sherman, Treasury. Congress, House Democratic; Randall, speaker; Senate, 1877-79, Republican; 1879-81, Democratic. 1881-85; Garfield; Arthur, Vice-Presi- dent (succeeded as President Sept. 19, 1881), Republican; Blaine, later Frelinghuysen, State; Windom and others, Treasury; Lincoln, War. Congress, 1881-83, Senate tie, House Republican; Keifer, speaker; 1883-85, Senate Republican, House Democratic; Carlisle, speaker. 1885-89: Cleveland; Hendricks, Vice-President, Democrat; Ba
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Senate, United States (search)
roy, chairman of the committee heretofore appointed for that purpose. The chief-justice.— The sergeant-at-arms will open the court by proclamation. The sergeant-at-arms.— Hear ye! hear ye! hear ye! All persons are commanded to keep silence while the Senate of the United States is sitting for the trial of the articles of impeachment exhibited by the House of Representatives against Andrew Johnson, President of the United States. The President's counsel, Messrs. Stanbery, Curtis, Evarts, and Groesbeck, entered the chamber and took the seats assigned to them. At twelve o'clock and thirty-five minutes, P. M., the sergeant-at-arms announced the presence of the managers of the impeachment on the part of the House of Representatives, and they were conducted to the seats assigned to them. Immediately afterwards the presence of the members of the House of Representatives was announced, and the members of the committee of the whole House, headed by Mr. E. B. Washburn, of Illi
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