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Henry Morton Stanley, Dorothy Stanley, The Autobiography of Sir Henry Morton Stanley, part 1.4, chapter 1.9 (search)
o himself, as he was bound to his own wants all his life, and must provide for them under every circumstance; if he neglected to provide for his own needs, he would always be unable to do anything towards the need of others. Then, as his custom was, he would proceed to apply these remarks to my case. I was to retain in my mind the possibility of being again homeless, and friendless, and adrift in the world, the world keeping itself to itself, and barring the door against me, as it did at Liverpool, New Orleans, and St. Louis, The poor man is hated, even by his own neighbour; but the rich man has many friends, etc., etc. An original method of instruction which he practised with me was to present me different circumstances, and ask me what I would do. These were generally difficult cases, wherein honesty, honour, and right-doing, were involved. No sooner had I answered, than he would press me with another view of it, wherein it appeared that his view was just as fair as the one I
Henry Morton Stanley, Dorothy Stanley, The Autobiography of Sir Henry Morton Stanley, part 2.13, chapter 2.20 (search)
hing-space, he threw himself into the work of persuading, preaching, imploring, the ruling powers in English Commerce and in public affairs to seize this grand opportunity. He spoke in all the commercial centres, especially in Manchester and Liverpool, setting forth the immense advantages to trade of such an enterprise. He had audience with such public men as would listen, or seem to listen. But the Government and the people of England turned a deaf ear. Stanley was, by some, called Quicivilised powers. England's contribution was mainly indirect. She had previously made a treaty with Portugal, allowing her a strip of African coast, as the result of which she could now have excluded everyone else from the Congo. Manchester, Liverpool, and Glasgow, through their Chambers of Commerce, had remonstrated in vain. The United States, meanwhile, had been the first to recognise the new State of the Congo. Spurred by General Sandford, formerly Minister to Belgium, who appealed, o
Henry Morton Stanley, Dorothy Stanley, The Autobiography of Sir Henry Morton Stanley, part 2.13, chapter 2.24 (search)
e with me. I might stand it for a week, perhaps a month; but the utter waste of life would begin to present itself, until, at last, my mind would conceive an accusing phantom, composed of lost days and weeks, with their hosts of lost opportunities ever reproaching me for my devotion to the inane and profitless. Ah, no, I must be doing something; no matter what it appears to others, if to me it satisfies the craving for doing or learning, that is enough. On April 15, 1891, we sailed for Liverpool. Stanley ends the Journal of our American tour with the words:-- The greatest part of America is unequalled for its adaptability for the service of man, and her people are doing the utmost they can to utilize its productiveness. They have every right to be grateful for their land, and I think they are both grateful and proud of it. The American farmer, of whom but little mention is made, is one of the finest natures in existence. Milton's description of Adam, the great Sire of all
Henry Morton Stanley, Dorothy Stanley, The Autobiography of Sir Henry Morton Stanley, part 2.13, chapter 2.31 (search)
strongest man; Hicks Owen, the finest preacher; my cousin Moses, the most scholarly; the Vale of Clwyd, the prettiest; Liverpool, the biggest and most populous town; and the Welsh people, the superior of any in the whole world. Without any efforan Hicks Owen, men more scholarly than Moses Owen, prettier scenery than the Clwyd, richer and more populous towns than Liverpool, and more advanced people than the Welsh! The training of young men, and education When I was young, a religious es. A great change has also been effected in the Provinces. Forty years ago, they were years behind the Metropolis, Liverpool and Manchester were only country cousins to London, and the people of the country were very far behind Liverpool and MaLiverpool and Manchester; whereas now, a fashion coming out to-day in London will be out, to-morrow, in every village, almost, in Britain. Of course, the railway, the telegraph, and the Universal Providers are the causes of this universal transmission of metropo
Henry Morton Stanley, Dorothy Stanley, The Autobiography of Sir Henry Morton Stanley, part 2.13, Index (search)
h Stanley, 412-417; concludes treaty with English Government, 418; Stanley the guest of, at Ostend, 424; invites Stanley to Ostend, 434. Leopoldville, 336. Liverpool, Stanley's life at, 56-68. Livingstone, Stanley goes to Aden to meet, 237; Stanley is commissioned to search for, 245; reported character of, 250; Stanley in he National School at Brynford, 47-51; returns to Ffynnon Beuno, 51; life at Ffynnon Beuno, 51-55; leaves Ffynnon Beuno, 55; sadness at departure, 56; arrival at Liverpool, 56-59; visits Mr. Winter, 60; employed at a haberdasher's, 62; about the docks, 64; employed at a butcher's, 65; ships as cabin-boy, 67; sails for New Orleans, y, 207, 208; enrolled in the U. S. Service, 214; has the prison disease and is discharged, 214, 219; events following his discharge, 214, 215, 219. Arrives at Liverpool, 219; visits his mother's house and his reception, 219; returns to America and joins the merchant service, 220; enlists in United States Navy and is ship's write
pham's------RogersHall & CurtisBoston165 98 Sch.LucretiaS. Lapham's------RogersE. HaywoodBoston82 99 Sch.TremiumS. Lapham's------RogersRobert RipleyBoston62 100 ShipHannibal Struck with lightning, at sea, on her passage from Charleston to Liverpool, and burnt, with the loss of a part of her crew.Sprague & James'sSprague & JamesAustin & LewisBoston317 101 BrigGrecian Burnt at the wharf, in New Orleans.Sprague & James'sSprague & JamesR. D. ShepherdBoston244 102 BrigPheasantGeorge Fullequal to the value of one hundred tons.Sprague & James'sSprague & JamesR. D. ShepherdBoston100 137 ShipJames PerkinsGeorge Fuller'sGeorge FullerStephen GloverBoston370 1381828ShipBostonT. Magoun'sT. MagounLiverpool Packet Co.Boston428 139 ShipLiverpoolT. Magoun'sT. MagounLiverpool Packet Co.Boston429 1/2 140 ShipColiseumT. Magoun'sT. MagounBrown, Soule, & MagounBoston & Medford299 141 ShipTimorS. Lapham'sGeorge FullerDaniel C. BaconBoston300 142 ShipParisSprague & James'sSprague & James
James Barnes, author of David G. Farragut, Naval Actions of 1812, Yank ee Ships and Yankee Sailors, Commodore Bainbridge , The Blockaders, and other naval and historical works, The Photographic History of The Civil War: in ten volumes, Thousands of Scenes Photographed 1861-65, with Text by many Special Authorities, Volume 6: The Navy. (ed. Francis Trevelyan Miller), The Confederate cruisers and the Alabama : the Confederate destroyers of commerce (search)
elf in the Alabama. The Florida was the first cruiser built for the Confederacy abroad. She was allowed to clear from Liverpool on March 22, 1862, under the name Oreto. On August 7th she began her career under Captain John Newland Maffit, with a tly compelled to enter port to take on coal. This circumstance made her useless for long cruises, and she was taken to Liverpool and sold, after a year's activity in the Middle and South Atlantic. The Victor, an old despatch-boat of the British nahe work up until the end of June, 1865, in ignorance of the termination of the war. Lieutenant Waddell then returned to Liverpool and surrendered the Shenandoah to the British Government. A ship of many names began her adventures as the blockade-ington or Charleston, the only ports then in the hands of the Confederacy. So her captain was compelled to take her to Liverpool, where she was seized and delivered to the United States Government. Beside the cruisers, the Confederate agents att
ps, docks and Transport by ship. Army transports represented all types of river craft and sea-going vessels. Steamboats, propellers, tugs, barges, and canal boats were all utilized for this important service. The vessels shown upon this page were used for moving regiments, brigades, divisions, and even entire corps from point to point along the rivers and up and down the Atlantic coast-line. The Arago had been one of the great sidewheel ocean-liners plying between New York and Liverpool in the days preceding the war. She was especially desirable for the transportation of large bodies of troops along the Southern coast. The Washington Irving in the lower picture was a North River passenger-boat loaned or leased to the Federal Government. Transport on the Tennessee An ocean-liner transport Ocean transport at Charleston The deck of the Arago Transport on the Appomattox wharves; constructed and repaired roads, bridges, and even railroads; clothed the soldier
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 3. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Torpedoes. (search)
marine torpedo. We have thus numbered them, as all others before made were abortions. We remember the doggerel of the battle of the kegs of the revolution, and a more subsequent attempt to blow up British shipping blockading our ports in the war of 1812, which premature explosions rendered ineffective, and even Lord-Admiral Lyon's flag-ship, at Cronstadt, which had her stern nearly blown out of water by a torpedo, set by the Russians during the Crimean war, was found in the dry-dock at Liverpool not to have had a plank started. Our story of the first torpedo ended in the fighting of sixteen soldiers and an officer with some one hundred or more Indians, and among the casualties the wounding of the officer and his being carried to Fort King in the arms of his men. Another and second torpedo had been previously placed at the post by him, and soon after the fight a thousand or more troops were collected there, and it became such an object of dread to the whole army that a soldier gua
us. I have referred to the bills of entry in the custom-houses of London and Liverpool, and I find that there has been vast shipments of implements of war to the No, Captain Bullock summoned Captain Semmes, lately commander of the Sumter, to Liverpool, where he spent a few days in financial arrangements, and in collecting the onding were left to their option whether to be paid off with a free passage to Liverpool, or to enlist in the crew of the Alabama. Eighty of the men who had come out ransaction which will be elsewhere presented. The Oreto, which sailed from Liverpool about March 23, 1862, was, while under construction at Liverpool, the subjectLiverpool, the subject of diplomatic correspondence and close scrutiny by the customs officers. After her arrival off Nassau, upon representations by the United States consul at that pore of the war, he ceased his pursuit of United States commerce, sailed for Liverpool, England, and surrendered his ship to the English government, which transferred it
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