Life And Public Services Of William Pitt Fessenden (volume 1); United States Senator From Maine…

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byJames D. Fessenden

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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. 1907. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER V SEWARD AND STANTON: NEGRO SOLDIERS: LEGAL TENDER 1862-1864 A He preceding chapter was confined to Senator Fessenden's part in financial legislation, and this chapter will be given to other events participated in by him during the same period. The autumn of 1862 was gloomy in the North. The Federal armies had not met with an encouraging success. The fall elections went against the administration; Mr. Seward was the Secretary of State, Mr. Stanton, Secretary of War, but there was a feeling in the North that the administration was not vigorous in maintaining and prosecuting the war. There was a desire for the removal of Mr. Seward and the substitution of a man who would be more vigorous than he in pushing the war. It was reported that Senator Fessenden was to succeed Mr. Seward, and he received many letters urging him not to decline if such a proposition was made. To all he replied that he would not consider the office, desiring no position other than the one he had and requesting that no action should be taken. Prior to this time Senator Fessenden had taken an interesting part in the confirmation of Mr. Stanton as Secretary of War. The practice had grown up of confirming appointments to the Cabinet without a reference to committees of the Senate, but the nomination by President Lincoln of Edwin M. Stanton for Secretary of War, in January, 1862, astounded the Senate because Mr. Stanton was known as a Democrat, and many believed that his appointment indicated the adoption of a peace policy by the administration concerning the war. Upon receipt by the Senate of the nomination, Senator Fessenden moved that action lay over. The Republican senators held a consultation and requested Senator Fessenden to confer with Mr. Chase, the then Secretary of the Tr...

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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. 1907. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER V SEWARD AND STANTON: NEGRO SOLDIERS: LEGAL TENDER 1862-1864 A He preceding chapter was confined to Senator Fessenden'...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:112 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.23 inPublished:February 4, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217232272

ISBN - 13:9780217232272

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