Chicago Historical Society's Collection (volume 8) by Chicago Historical SocietyChicago Historical Society's Collection (volume 8) by Chicago Historical Society

Chicago Historical Society's Collection (volume 8)

byChicago Historical Society

Paperback | January 31, 2012

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1910. Excerpt: ... the army which had been published in the U. States, had done injustice to other officers, & had done Gen'l Pillow an injury in the estimation of the army; but, he added, no one doubts his bravery & gallantry, and that he was a good officer. I told him that he had been very much abused by some of the opponents of the administration, and that I had heard last evening that Col. Haskell ' of the Ho. Repts. was exerting what influence he had to have him rejected as a Maj'r Gen'l by the Senate. Gen'l Shields at once said he ought to be confirmed, that it would be doing him great injustice to reject him, and that he would freely express this opinion to Senators. He spoke of the story in the newspapers of the alleged council of war held at Puebla, and the proposition to bribe Santa Anna. He said that he had not seen the newspaper publication. I repeated to him, as well as I could remember, its substance. He said it was not true that any consultation had been held about a proposition to bribe. He said there was a confidential conference at Gen'l Scott's Head Quarters, not about bribing, but whether it would be proper, if it was ascertained that a satisfactory Treaty could be obtained, to pay a part of the consideration for a cession of Territory in advance of the ratification of such a Treaty. He repeated that the idea of bribery was not suggested or considered, but the question was that stated by him, & whether, if deemed proper, there was any legal authority to apply any part of the public money in that way. He did not mention the names of the officers present at this council, but said Mr. Trist was not present. He said he made no such speech as I informed him was attributed to him in the newspapers. I told him that Mr. Trist was furnished with written instructi...
Title:Chicago Historical Society's Collection (volume 8)Format:PaperbackDimensions:126 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.27 inPublished:January 31, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217338224

ISBN - 13:9780217338226