History Of The United States From The Compromise Of 1850 Volume 3

Paperback | July 9, 2012

byJames Ford Rhodes

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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. 1895 edition. Excerpt: ...Carolina service, obtained admittance to Sumter, and had a conversation with Anderson.1 To ascertain whether there was, as Seward had maintained, a latent Union feeling in South Carolina, the President induced Hurlbut, of Illinois, a personal friend, to visit his native city of Charleston, and learn the public opinion of the city and of the State from Petigru'--now the only Union man of prominence in the city--in whose office he had for four years studied law. Ward H. Lamon, a confidential companion of Lincoln, accompanied him. Hurlbut reported that the sentiment of South Carolina was unanimous for lasting separation, and that there was no attachment to the Union.' Fox's visit confirmed him in the notion that his plan was entirely feasible.4 In the meantime, by direction of the President, an order had been sent by the war-steamer Mohawk to Captain Vogdes on board the sloop-of-war Brooklyn, lying off Fort Pickens, to land his company of artillery and reinforce that fort.' 1 McClure's Lincoln, p. 56. " It makes me heart-sick. All over the country our party arc by the ears, fighting over offices worth one hundred to five hundred dollars."--Colfax to his mother, two weeks after the inauguration, Life of Colfax, Hollister, p. 173. The Diary of a Public Man, entry of March 7, speaks of "the strange and uncouth appearance of a great proportion of the people... lounging about the steps of the Treasury Department and the lobbies of the hotels.... Certainly, in all my long experience of Washington, I have never seen such a swarm of uncouth beings. The clamor for offices is already quite extraordinary, and these poor people undoubtedly belong to the horde which has pressed in here to seek places under the new administration, which neither has nor can hope...

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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. 1895 edition. Excerpt: ...Carolina service, obtained admittance to Sumter, and had a conversation with Anderson.1 To ascertain whether there was,...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:242 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.51 inPublished:July 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217225829

ISBN - 13:9780217225823

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