History of the United States of America: 1865-1877. The reconstruction period (Google eBook)

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Dodd, Mead, 1913 - United States
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Page 226 - I have been the subject of abuse and slander scarcely ever equalled in political history, which to-day I feel that I can afford to disregard in view of your verdict, which I gratefully accept as my vindication.
Page 104 - No law so unjust in its policy, so direful in its results, 1807 had passed the American Congress since the Kansas-Nebraska Act of 1854.
Page 281 - If the British march By land or sea from the town to-night, Hang a lantern aloft in the belfry arch Of the North Church tower as a signal...
Page 199 - Queen, and the others respectively by the President of the United States, the King of Italy, the President of the Swiss Confederation, and the Emperor of Brazil.
Page 313 - Should there be any grounds of suspicion of a fraudulent count on either side, it should be reported and denounced at once. No man worthy of the office of President should be willing to hold it if counted in or placed there by fraud. Either party can afford to be disappointed in the result. The country cannot afford to have the result tainted by the suspicion of illegal or false returns.
Page 234 - Rhodes has succinctly described the situation in those five years, which were, he wrote, "a long dismal tale of declining markets, exhaustion of capital, a lowering in value of all kinds of property, including real estate, constant bankruptcies, close economy in business, and grinding frugality in living, idle mills, furnaces and factories, former profit-earning iron mills reduced to the value of a scrap heap, laborers out of employment, reductions of wages, strikes and lockouts, the great railroad...
Page 272 - And since the passions and prejudices which attended the conflict are fast subsiding and passing away, the period has now come for the descendants of a common ancestry, in all the States and sections of the country, to return to the original principles of their fathers, with the hopeful prospect of a higher and brighter career in the future than any heretofore achieved in the past. On such return depends, in my judgment, not only the liberties of the white and colored races of this continent, but...
Page 246 - ... Committee. By authority of the AttorneyGeneral he had the United States troops at his disposal, and with them he seized and held the State House. Under his protection, Kellogg assumed the governorship. Grant sent a special message, February 25, 1873, arguing in favor of the Kellogg Government. He said that if Congress took no action he should recognize and support it. Turbulence followed in the trail of recognition. There was a massacre at Colfax on the Red River, three hundred and fifty miles...
Page 102 - with acquiescence of the country . . . subdued the Supreme Court" as well as "conquered the President." Thus, when the functions of the court were most needed to defend constitutional rights, representatives of the section which in 1832 had urged that South Carolina should submit her grievances to the court adopted the old nullification doctrine that the court could not be allowed to judge "a political...
Page 327 - You feel. I am sure, as I do about this whole business. A fair election would have given us about forty electoral votes at the south at least that many. But we are not to allow our friends to defeat one outrage and fraud by another. There must be nothing crooked on our part. Let Mr. Tilden have the place by violence, intimidation, and fraud, rather than undertake to prevent it by means that will not bear the severest scrutiny.

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