Annual Report of the American Historical Association

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1903
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Page 88 - I have got you together to hear what I have written down. I do not wish your advice about the main matter, for that I have determined for myself.
Page 77 - I think, that the President with the most honest intentions in the world, and a naturally clear judgment and a true, unselfish patriotism, has yielded so much to Border State and negrophobic counsels that he now finds it difficult to arrest his own descent towards the most fatal concessions.
Page 89 - Proclamation; but he would ask to have his paper, presented some days since, against the policy, filed with the Proclamation. The President consented to this readily. And then Mr. Blair went on to say that he was afraid of the influence of the Proclamation on the Border States and on the Army, and stated at some length the grounds of his apprehensions. He disclaimed most expressly, however, all objection to Emancipation per se, saying he had always been personally in favor of it — always ready...
Page 447 - I have just seen the new Constitution adopted by the Convention of 1/misiana and I am anxious that it shall be ratified by the people. I will thank you to let the civil officers in Louisiana, holding under me, know that this is my wish, and to let me know at once who of them openly declares for the Constitution, and who of them, if any, decline to so declare.
Page 88 - I were satisfied that the public confidence was more fully possessed by any one of them than by me, and knew of any Constitutional way in which he could be put in my place, he should have it. I would gladly yield it to him. But though I believe that I have not so much of the confidence of the people as I had some time since, I do not know that, all things considered, any other person has more...
Page 105 - A man irresolute but of honest intentions — born a poor white in a slave state, and of course among aristocrats — kind in spirit and not envious, but anxious for approval, especially of those to whom he has been accustomed to look up — hence solicitous of...
Page 203 - At about the same time the house took up a presidential message presenting the free soil constitution of California. Doty, a free soil democrat, introduced on February 28 a resolution instructing the committee on territories to report a bill for the admission of California.20 After a motion to table the resolution had been defeated by a strictly sectional vote, the southerners began a filibuster. The obstructionists were not opposed to the admission of California on a constitution of her own choice,21...
Page 89 - ... about that. Would it not, however, make the Proclamation more clear and decided, to leave out all reference to the act being sustained during the incumbency of the present President: and not merely say. that the Government > recognizes,' but that it will maintain the freedom it proclaims?
Page 88 - I have not so much confidence of the people as I had some time since, I do not know that, all things considered, any other person has more; and, however this may be, there is no way in which I can have any other man put where I am. I am here. I must do the best I can, and bear the responsibility...
Page 509 - He was sacrificed upon the altar of "great preparations." .So the people think. Consequently he is now, so far as the West is concerned, the most popular man in the country. He is to the West what Napoleon was to France; while the President has lost the confidence of the people.

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