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n person and added verbal instructions, explaining his views, defining his aim, but leaving all details of execution to the subordinate. They easily understood each other, they had so much in common. When Early advanced upon Washington Grant selected Sheridan to oppose him, against the wish of the Government, which thought him too young and inexperienced for the position. But the avalanche of success crushed out all criticism of the choice. In 1878 Grant wrote me on this subject from the Hague: dear General,—Your letter of the 12th, with inclosure, was received before my departure from Paris. But I had no time to do more than read your letter before leaving, so brought the whole here to examine and approve, or otherwise. I have made marginal notes in pencil of all I have to say. I do not think there is anything to strike out, nor anything to add except what you can get from the notes referred to. You may recollect that when I visited Sheridan at Charleston I had a plan of
l it a duty to relieve all three of aspersions so unjust to their memories. We are going all the time and I am becoming very tired of it. Think we will leave several weeks earlier than we expected. Our contemplated route, as you know, is to the Hague, Copenhagen, through Sweden, Norway, then back to St. Petersburg, through Prussia & Austria to quarters for next winter. All send regards to you. I shall write to Babcock in a few days. Yours Truly, U. S. Grant. Letter no. Thirty-sehe Valley of Virginia. The letter to the Herald is the one I wrote at Grant's desire, referred to in his earlier letter of May 19, 1878. Mrs. Robeson was the wife of Grant's Secretary of the Navy. Legation of the United States, at the Hague, June 16″ 1878. Dear General,—Your letter of the 12th, with enclosure, was received before my departure from Paris. But I had not time to do more than read your letter before leaving, so brought the whole here to examine and approve or othe
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 17. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Lee's Lieutenants. (search)
Joseph R. Anderson, Richmond, Va. Frank C. Armstrong, Texas. E. S. Alexander, Savannah, Ga. Arthur S. Bagby, Texas. Alpheus Baker, Louisville, Ky. W. S. Barry, Mississippi. M. L. Bonham, Columbia, S. C. Pinckney D. Bowles, Alabama. William L. Brandon, Mississippi. William F. Brantly, Mississippi. John Bratton, South Carolina. J. L. Brent, Baltimore, Md. James W. Barnes, Texas. Seth M. Barton, Fredericksburg, Va. C. A. Battle, Eufaula, Ala. R. L. T. Beale, The Hague, Va. John R. Baylor, Texas. Hamilton P. Bee, El Paso, Texas. W. R. Boggs, Winston, N. C. Tyree H. Bell, Tennessee. A. G. Blanchard, New Orleans. William L. Cabell, Dallas, Texas. E. Capers, Columbia, S. C. James R. Chalmers, Vicksburg, Miss. Thomas L. Clingman, Charlotte, N. C. George B. Cosby, Kentucky. Francis M. Cockrell, St. Louis, Mo. A. H. Colquitt, United States Senate. R. E. Colston, Washington, D. C. Phil. Cook, Atlanta, Ga. John R. Cooke, Richmond, Va. M.
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 20. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.4 (search)
s Senate, Washington. J. A. Smith, Jackson, Mississippi. Fitzhugh Lee, Glasgow, Virginia. Brigadier-Generals. George T. Anderson, Anniston, Alabama. Frank C. Armstrong, Washington, D. C. E. P Alexander, Savannah, Georgia. Arthur P. Bagby, Texas. Rufus Barringer, Charlotte, North Carolina. Pinckney D. Bowles, Alabama. William L. Brandon, Mississippi. John Bratton, South Carolina. J. L. Brent, Baltimore. C. A. Battle, Newbern, North Carolina. R. L. T. Beale, The Hague, Virginia. Hamilton P. Bee, San Antonio, Texas. W. R. Boggs, Winston, North Carolina. Tyree H. Bell, Tennessee. William L. Cabell, Dallas, Texas. E. Capers, Columbia, South Carolina. James R. Chalmers, Vicksburg, Mississippi. Thomas L. Clingman, Asheville, North Carolina. George B. Cosby, California. Francis M. Cockrell, United States Senate. A. H. Colquitt (Georgia), United States Senate. R. E. Colston, Washington, D. C. Phil. Cook, Atlanta, Georgia. M. D. Corse, Alexan
the Rev. W. Turner , Jun. , MA., Lives of the eminent Unitarians, Thomas Emlyn (search)
iously adopted a different sentiment,—in this case, almost above all others, he would refrain from expressing any opinion so positively as to imply that, if others do not agree with him, it must be the effect of improper bias or prejudice. In 1715, Mr. Emlyn entered the field of biblical criticism with an able and learned view of the argument against the genuineness of the text of the three heavenly witnesses (1 John v. 7). This was answered by a Mr. Martin, pastor of a French church at the Hague, to whom our author published a reply. Martin returned to the charge; but Mr. Emlyn, thinking that the argument was exhausted, was contented, as he well might, to leave his antagonist in possession of the field. There can be no doubt that the series of tracts of which we have now given a short account, had a considerable effect in keeping up the public attention to the Trinitarian controversy, and in promoting a more extensive diffusion, under one modification or another, of Unitarian
Utrecht, in January, 1579, perfected the insurrection by forming the basis of a sovereignty; and when their ablest chiefs were put under the ban and a price offered for the assassination of the Prince of Orange, the deputies in the assembly at the Hague, on the twenty-sixth of July, 1581, making few changes in 1581 July 26. their ancient laws, declared their independence by abjuring their king. The prince, said they, in their manifesto, is made for the subjects, without whom there would be nthe English privy council listened to the complaint of Arundel, Gorges, Argall and Mason of the Plymouth Company against the Dutch intruders, and by the king's direction, in February, 1622, Sir Dudley Carleton, then British ambassador 1622. at the Hague, claiming the country as a part of New England, required the States General to stay the prosecution of their plantation. This remonstrance received no explicit answer; while Carleton reported of the Dutch that all their trade there was in ship
ophy; and the federation of the weaker maritime states presented itself to the world as the protector of equality on the seas. England, on the other hand, had no motive to continue hostilities, but the love of rapine and of conquest; and on the twelfth of January, about a week after the declaration against Spain, the king directed measures to be taken to detach Austria from the House of Bourbon, and recover its alliance for England. The proposition was made through Sir Joseph Yorke, at the Hague, who was to tempt the empress by the hope of some ulterior acquisitions in Italy. The experienced diplomatist promptly hinted to his employers that offers from Prussia, that is, the offer of the restoration of Silesia, would be more effective. A clandestine proposition from England to Austria was itself a treachery to Frederic and a violation of treaties; it became doubly so, when the consequence of success in the negotiation would certainly have been the employment of England's influenc
papers from the Ministry of the Marine, and from that of War. The Duke de Broglie gave me a most pleasing journal of his father when in America; Mr. Augustin Thierry favored me with exact and interesting anecdotes, derived from Lafayette; and my friend Count Circourt was never weary of furthering my inquiries. My friend Mr. J. Romeyn Brodhead, was so kind as to make for me selections of papers in Holland, and I take leave to acknowledge, that Mr. J. A. de Zwaan of the Royal Archives at the Hague, was most zealous and unremitting in his efforts to render the researches undertaken for me, effective and complete. I have obtained so much of Spanish Correspondence, as to have become accurately acquainted with the maxims by which the Court of Spain governed its conduct towards our part of America. Accounts of the differences between America and England are to be sought not only in the sources already referred to, but specially in the correspondence of the Colony Agents resident in
with ingenuous confidence assumed that Charles Lee,—the son of an English officer, trained up from boyhood for the army,—was, as he represented himself, well versed in the science of war, familiar with active service in America, Portugal, Poland, and Turkey, and altogether a soldier of consummate ability, who had joined their cause from the purest impulses of a generous nature. In England he was better understood. From what I know of him, wrote Sir Joseph Yorke, then British minister at the Hague, he is the worst present which could be made to any army. He left the standard of his king, because he saw no Chap. XLI.} 1775. June 17. chance of being provided for at home, and, as an adventurer, sought employment in any part of the world. Venerating England all the while, and holding it wretchedness itself not to be able to herd with the class of men to which he had been accustomed from his infancy, he was continually craving intimate relations with British general officers and his
ave in North America an army of twenty thousand men, exclusive of the Canadians and Indians. The first contribution was made by the king as elector of Hanover; nor did he drive a hard bargain with the British treasury: his predecessor, through Newcastle, took so much for the loan of Hanoverian troops, that no account of the payment could be found; George the Third asked only the reimbursement of all expenses. His agent, Colonel William Faucett, leaving England early in August, stopped at the Hague just long enough to confer with Sir Joseph Yorke on getting further assistance in Holland and Germany, and straightway repaired to Hanover to muster and receive into the service of Great Britain five battalions of electoral infantry. They consisted of two thousand three hundred and fifty men, who were to be employed in the garrisons of Gibraltar and Minorca, and thus to disengage an equal number of British troops for service in America. The recruiting officers of Frederic of Prussia and
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