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  • November 1857

    11/23/2017 5:53:13 AM PST · 33 of 34
    Homer_J_Simpson to chajin; henkster; CougarGA7; BroJoeK; central_va; Larry Lucido; wagglebee; Colonel_Flagg; Amagi; ...
    Continued from November 21 (reply #28).

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    The Diary of George Templeton Strong, Edited by Allan Nevins and Milton Halsey Thomas

  • November 1857

    11/21/2017 7:36:59 AM PST · 30 of 34
    Homer_J_Simpson to henkster

    Over the next months we will learn what many of those who will become major characters later on are doing to prepare as the clouds form on the horizon.

  • November 1857

    11/21/2017 4:54:06 AM PST · 28 of 34
    Homer_J_Simpson to chajin; henkster; CougarGA7; BroJoeK; central_va; Larry Lucido; wagglebee; Colonel_Flagg; Amagi; ...
    Continued from November 17 (reply #27).

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    The Diary of George Templeton Strong, Edited by Allan Nevins and Milton Halsey Thomas

  • November 1857

    11/17/2017 4:54:31 AM PST · 27 of 34
    Homer_J_Simpson to chajin; henkster; CougarGA7; BroJoeK; central_va; Larry Lucido; wagglebee; Colonel_Flagg; Amagi; ...
    [Continued from November 13 (reply #26).]

    November 17. If the stock market be a reliable index of our condition, we’re reacting toward prosperous times. There are other signs, too of returning confidence and ease. But this will be an anxious winter at best.

    The Diary of George Templeton Strong, Edited by Allan Nevins and Milton Halsey Thomas

  • November 1857

    11/13/2017 4:57:12 AM PST · 26 of 34
    Homer_J_Simpson to chajin; henkster; CougarGA7; BroJoeK; central_va; Larry Lucido; wagglebee; Colonel_Flagg; Amagi; ...
    [Continued from November 10 (reply #22).]

    November 13. News from Europe of the fall of Delhi, for which all lovers of Christianity and civilization may be thankful. Financially, the effect of this steamer’s budget will probably be good. Our disasters of October have produced less disaster and panic on the other side than was expected. The suspension of Wall Street on October 13 and the manifesto of our judicial synod meet the approval of English editors. . . .

    The Diary of George Templeton Strong, Edited by Allan Nevins and Milton Halsey Thomas

  • November 1857

    11/11/2017 6:03:30 AM PST · 24 of 34
    Homer_J_Simpson to chajin; henkster; CougarGA7; BroJoeK; central_va; Larry Lucido; wagglebee; Colonel_Flagg; Amagi; ...
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    Continued from October 21 (Reply #45)

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    Douglas Southall Freeman, Lee, an abridgement by Richard Harwell

  • November 1857

    11/10/2017 6:08:04 AM PST · 22 of 34
    Homer_J_Simpson to chajin; henkster; CougarGA7; BroJoeK; central_va; Larry Lucido; wagglebee; Colonel_Flagg; Amagi; ...
    Continued from November 4 (reply #16).

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    The Diary of George Templeton Strong, Edited by Allan Nevins and Milton Halsey Thomas

  • November 1857

    11/07/2017 4:59:28 AM PST · 20 of 34
    Homer_J_Simpson to chajin; henkster; CougarGA7; BroJoeK; central_va; Larry Lucido; wagglebee; Colonel_Flagg; Amagi; ...
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    Continued from October 5 (reply #10) .

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    Nicole Etcheson, Bleeding Kansas: Contested Liberty in the Civil War Era

  • November 1857

    11/04/2017 6:38:33 AM PDT · 16 of 34
    Homer_J_Simpson to chajin; henkster; CougarGA7; BroJoeK; central_va; Larry Lucido; wagglebee; Colonel_Flagg; Amagi; ...
    Continued from November 3 (reply #14).

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    The Diary of George Templeton Strong, Edited by Allan Nevins and Milton Halsey Thomas

  • November 1857

    11/03/2017 5:03:15 AM PDT · 14 of 34
    Homer_J_Simpson to chajin; henkster; CougarGA7; BroJoeK; central_va; Larry Lucido; wagglebee; Colonel_Flagg; Amagi; ...
    [Continued from November 2 (reply #8).]

    November 3. Voted, on my way downtown, in Twentieth Street. My contribution to the new glass ballot-boxes was a mosaic, little bits from all the tickets, and one or two John Smiths and William Browns derived from my imagination, for in some cases I knew nothing good of any candidate. It has been the quietest of elections. Voting was like going to daily service, a lonely thing to do. Even the ticket distributors in their little boxes seemed desolate and dreary as Simon Stylites (or Simon Stock, rather, in his hollow tree), and found it a delightful novelty to be asked whether this was a verdant voter’s legal district who was the other candidate for assemblyman or constable, and the like.

    The Diary of George Templeton Strong, Edited by Allan Nevins and Milton Halsey Thomas

  • November 1857

    11/03/2017 5:00:46 AM PDT · 13 of 34
    Homer_J_Simpson to chajin; henkster; CougarGA7; BroJoeK; central_va; Larry Lucido; wagglebee; Colonel_Flagg; Amagi; ...
    Continued from November 1 (reply #3). The letter from Salmon Chase to Charles Cleveland quoted in the final paragraph below was written on this date.

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    Doris Kearns Goodwin, Team of Rivals

  • November 1857

    11/02/2017 7:21:26 PM PDT · 11 of 34
    Homer_J_Simpson to Tax-chick
    That looks like it should be a good read. For now I will stick to the Jean Edward Smith Grant that the reviewer mentions, saying it is echoed in Chernow's book. My first Grant excerpt happens next month.

    I got the feeling that NR reviewer would rather talk about Donald Trump and was determined to connect the story of a Civil War general to him by whatever means he could think of.

  • November 1857

    11/02/2017 4:56:24 AM PDT · 8 of 34
    Homer_J_Simpson to chajin; henkster; CougarGA7; BroJoeK; central_va; Larry Lucido; wagglebee; Colonel_Flagg; Amagi; ...
    [Continued from October 28 (reply #55).]

    November 2, MONDAY. The baby walked all alone today. Poor George Cornell’s death is announced at last. He was a useful man, and his prominent fault, cynicism of speech, merely assumed. . . .

    State election comes off tomorrow. Nobody cares. Twelve months and a crisis have toned down people’s interest in politics wonderfully. John C. Fremont is a very insignificant person, and Kansas a very remote insignificant territory. The Democrats are likely to carry the state by default.

    The Diary of George Templeton Strong, Edited by Allan Nevins and Milton Halsey Thomas

  • November 1857

    11/01/2017 4:52:13 AM PDT · 4 of 34
    Homer_J_Simpson to chajin; henkster; CougarGA7; BroJoeK; central_va; Larry Lucido; wagglebee; Colonel_Flagg; Amagi; ...
    Continued from September 23 (reply #62).

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    Abraham Lincoln: Speeches and Writings 1832-1858, edited by Don E. Fehrenbacher

  • November 1857

    11/01/2017 4:49:54 AM PDT · 3 of 34
    Homer_J_Simpson to chajin; henkster; CougarGA7; BroJoeK; central_va; Larry Lucido; wagglebee; Colonel_Flagg; Amagi; ...
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    Continued from March 6 (reply #23). A letter from Francis Blair, Sr. to William Seward quoted in the last paragraph of the following was written on this date.

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    Doris Kearns Goodwin, Team of Rivals

  • November 1857

    11/01/2017 4:47:15 AM PDT · 2 of 34
    Homer_J_Simpson to chajin; henkster; CougarGA7; BroJoeK; central_va; Larry Lucido; wagglebee; Colonel_Flagg; Amagi; ...
    Monthly Record of Current Events * – 2-6
    Editor’s Drawer – 7-15
    Charlie’s Side-Walk Acquaintences – 16-17
    Fashions for November – 18-19

    * Financial panic!

    The details of the sinking of the steamer Central America are related.

    “The Kansas Constitutional Convention met and organized, then adjourned until the 19th of October. The election for delegate to Congress, members of the Legislature, and various county officers, was held October 5. The result has not yet reached us. In view of this election Governor Walker issued a proclamation giving his views in reference to the qualifications required for voting, and other matters of interest. . . .”

    “General Gideon J. Pillow of Tennessee has published a long letter purporting to give a portion of the secret history of the late Mexican war. . . .”

    “An overland emigrant train, consisting of ten persons, had been attacked by Indians, and all its members killed, with the exception of one woman, who escaped after having been left for dead. Other Indian murders are reported. – The inhabitants of Carson Valley are about to petition Congress for a separate Territorial organization. They wish to be separated from Utah because they dislike the Mormon supremacy, and also because they are during the winter months unable to hold any communication with Salt Lake City, even if they desired it. The present population of the Territory within the proposed boundaries is about 7000, and is rapidly increasing.”

    “EUROPE: Public interest in Great Britain is almost wholly concentrated upon the affairs of India.” News of the Indian mutiny is presented in detail.

    “THE EAST: The United States sloop of war Portsmouth, visited Siam for the purpose of exchanging ratifications of the treaty lately concluded between that country and the United States. . . . Just before the Portsmouth sailed, the Second King came down the river from Bangkok to the anchorage, thirty-five miles distant, in order to visit the ship; and was so much gratified with his visit that he repeated it the next day, remaining on board nearly the whole of each day. He was accompanied by his son, Prince George Washington, and by a suite of officers and nobles. This is the first time that a King of Siam has ever visited a man-of-war, and it is received as an act expressive of friendship toward the United States.”

    It is said that the king greatly resembles Rex Harrison.

  • November 1857

    11/01/2017 4:44:16 AM PDT · 1 of 34
    Homer_J_Simpson
    Free Republic University, Department of History presents U.S. History, 1855-1860: Seminar and Discussion Forum
    Bleeding Kansas, Dred Scott, Lincoln-Douglas, Harper’s Ferry, the election of 1860, secession – all the events leading up to the Civil War, as seen through news reports of the time and later historical accounts

    First session: November 21, 2015. Last date to add: Sometime in the future.
    Reading: Self-assigned. Recommendations made and welcomed. To add this class to or drop it from your schedule notify Admissions and Records (Attn: Homer_J_Simpson) by reply or freepmail.

    Link to October 1857 thread

  • October 1857

    10/28/2017 6:11:37 AM PDT · 58 of 63
    Homer_J_Simpson to Tax-chick

    Occasionally, when I simply transcribe a short entry rather than do the whole copy, scan, upload, download routine, I fear readers will think I have made a typo due to one or another of George’s archaic usages. “Shew” comes to mind as an example.

  • October 1857

    10/28/2017 5:43:24 AM PDT · 55 of 63
    Homer_J_Simpson to chajin; henkster; CougarGA7; BroJoeK; central_va; Larry Lucido; wagglebee; Colonel_Flagg; Amagi; ...
    Continued from October 26 (reply #52).

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    The Diary of George Templeton Strong, Edited by Allan Nevins and Milton Halsey Thomas

  • October 1857

    10/26/2017 4:47:00 AM PDT · 52 of 63
    Homer_J_Simpson to chajin; henkster; CougarGA7; BroJoeK; central_va; Larry Lucido; wagglebee; Colonel_Flagg; Amagi; ...
    Continued from October 22 (reply #42).

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    The Diary of George Templeton Strong, Edited by Allan Nevins and Milton Halsey Thomas