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  • May 1857

    05/24/2017 5:02:32 AM PDT · 55 of 57
    Homer_J_Simpson to chajin; henkster; CougarGA7; BroJoeK; central_va; Larry Lucido; wagglebee; Colonel_Flagg; Amagi; ...
    Continued from May 18 (reply #47).

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

  • May 1857

    05/19/2017 7:26:31 PM PDT · 53 of 57
    Homer_J_Simpson to iowamark

    That is very interesting. I didn’t know that Joseph Davis’ slave wound up owning both plantations after the war. The article says Joseph ‘gifted’ Brierfield to Jefferson. I don’t know if that is strictly true. As I recall from this bio there was never a formal agreement and Jefferson never got title to his patch. So it was more of a loan.

    Good post.

  • May 1857

    05/19/2017 9:15:49 AM PDT · 50 of 57
    Homer_J_Simpson to reg45

    Josiah Willard Gibbs, born 11 February 1839. Eighteen years old in May 1857. Maybe thought a little to young.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Josiah_Willard_Gibbs

  • May 1857

    05/19/2017 4:55:37 AM PDT · 47 of 57
    Homer_J_Simpson to chajin; henkster; CougarGA7; BroJoeK; central_va; Larry Lucido; wagglebee; Colonel_Flagg; Amagi; ...
    Continued from May 17 (reply #45).

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

  • May 1857

    05/19/2017 4:52:53 AM PDT · 46 of 57
    Homer_J_Simpson to chajin; henkster; CougarGA7; BroJoeK; central_va; Larry Lucido; wagglebee; Colonel_Flagg; Amagi; ...
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    Continued from March 4 (reply #15).

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    William J. Cooper, Jr., Jefferson Davis, American

  • May 1857

    05/19/2017 4:47:29 AM PDT · 45 of 57
    Homer_J_Simpson to chajin; henkster; CougarGA7; BroJoeK; central_va; Larry Lucido; wagglebee; Colonel_Flagg; Amagi; ...
    [Continued from May 15 (reply #44).]

    May 17, SUNDAY. Bradish sent for Mr. Ruggles yesterday afternoon to say how much he regretted to find that he was considered mainly instrumental in getting up the late attack on Trinity Church. He deplored and disapproved it, and was disgusted; his motion was a remedy through the courts; the members of the vestry were his most valued friends, and so on. This looks a little uncandid. His name has been conspicuous from first to last. Probably he was willing to let it be conspicuous while it seemed to be on the winning side, and now that reaction has set in pretty strongly, remembers all at once that he didn’t do a great deal of the work after all.

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

  • May 1857

    05/15/2017 4:52:03 AM PDT · 44 of 57
    Homer_J_Simpson to chajin; henkster; CougarGA7; BroJoeK; central_va; Larry Lucido; wagglebee; Colonel_Flagg; Amagi; ...
    Continued from May 12 (reply #36).

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

  • May 1857

    05/13/2017 6:58:32 AM PDT · 38 of 57
    Homer_J_Simpson to chajin; henkster; CougarGA7; BroJoeK; central_va; Larry Lucido; wagglebee; Colonel_Flagg; Amagi; ...
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    [Continued from April 2 (reply #4). ]

    Stung by Taney’s words, Curtis unwisely elected to continue the futile quarrel. In a letter dated May 13, he protested the impugnment of his motives, questioned the authority of three justices to impose such a restriction without first consulting their colleagues, and suggested that it was a violation of the rules of the Court to withhold an opinion for so long a time.* He reasserted his own official right to examine an opinion of the Court that, according to reports, had been “materially altered” since its oral delivery.

    *The Supreme Court’s Rule 25 (in force since 1834) declared: “All opinions delivered by the court shall, immediately upon the delivery thereof, be delivered over to the clerk to be recorded.”

    Don E. Fehrenbacher, The Dred Scott Case: Its Significance in American Law and Politics" (1978)

    Wikipedia page for Associate Justice Benjamin Robbins Curtis

  • May 1857

    05/12/2017 5:09:59 AM PDT · 36 of 57
    Homer_J_Simpson to chajin; henkster; CougarGA7; BroJoeK; central_va; Larry Lucido; wagglebee; Colonel_Flagg; Amagi; ...
    Continued from May 11 (reply #34).

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

    “History of Liberty is downloadable at the following link, in case you care to see for yourself what George Strong is talking about.

    History of Liberty

  • May 1857

    05/11/2017 4:55:39 AM PDT · 34 of 57
    Homer_J_Simpson to chajin; henkster; CougarGA7; BroJoeK; central_va; Larry Lucido; wagglebee; Colonel_Flagg; Amagi; ...
    Continued from May 10 (reply #31).

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

  • May 1857

    05/10/2017 5:00:37 AM PDT · 31 of 57
    Homer_J_Simpson to chajin; henkster; CougarGA7; BroJoeK; central_va; Larry Lucido; wagglebee; Colonel_Flagg; Amagi; ...
    Continued from May 6 (reply #27).

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

  • May 1857

    05/06/2017 3:17:20 PM PDT · 29 of 57
    Homer_J_Simpson to Tax-chick

    I visualized a man-sized salamander wearing a robe and mortar board.

  • May 1857

    05/06/2017 7:10:04 AM PDT · 27 of 57
    Homer_J_Simpson to chajin; henkster; CougarGA7; BroJoeK; central_va; Larry Lucido; wagglebee; Colonel_Flagg; Amagi; ...
    [Continued from May 5 (reply #8).]

    May 6. Mr. Ruggles spent the evening in the library, talking over Trinity Church and Columbia College and sundry other matters. Present indications point to Schaeffer as professor of chemistry and Davies for mathematics; the latter probably not a very bad appointment, thought there is certainly somewhat of sliminess and clamminess about the man.

    The Burdell trial seems to bring out no stronger evidence than was disclosed on the inquest. If the prosecution can prove nothing further, its case is one of strong suspicion and nothing more, and should never have been brought to trial.

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

  • May 1857

    05/05/2017 9:43:12 AM PDT · 15 of 57
    Homer_J_Simpson to BroJoeK; Tax-chick

    Per my recent reading Powhatan will be the most powerful ship in the U.S. Navy in 1860. Her CO will receive conflicting orders and the mix-up will have her deploying to Florida when her presence was really required in Charleston Harbor to assist in a resupply operation for the Ft. Sumter garrison.

  • May 1857

    05/05/2017 5:07:44 AM PDT · 8 of 57
    Homer_J_Simpson to chajin; henkster; CougarGA7; BroJoeK; central_va; Larry Lucido; wagglebee; Colonel_Flagg; Amagi; ...
    [Continued from April 30 (reply #101).]

    May 5. . . . Eisfeld’s last concert tonight with Ellie. . . .

    Mrs. Cunningham’s trial has commenced before Judge Davies. City Hall is crowded, of course, but the proceedings interest people comparatively little. Nobody supposes that Mrs. Cunningham can possibly be convicted. Very many hold her entirely innocent. . . .

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

  • May 1857

    05/01/2017 11:27:40 AM PDT · 6 of 57
    Homer_J_Simpson to RepRivFarm

    Thanks for your interest. Welcome aboard.

  • May 1857

    05/01/2017 5:12:06 AM PDT · 2 of 57
    Homer_J_Simpson to chajin; henkster; CougarGA7; BroJoeK; central_va; Larry Lucido; wagglebee; Colonel_Flagg; Amagi; ...
    Monthly Record of Current Events * – 2-5
    Editor’s Drawer – 6-12
    Original Comicalities – 13-14
    Fashions for May – 15-16

    * The Senate confirmed a treaty with Britain relating to Central America. “The Executive declined to lay before the Senate the treaty negotiated with Mexico by Mr. Forsyth; and the draft of a new treaty has been prepared. It proposes the purchase from Mexico of the territory comprised in the States of Sonora, Sinaloa, and Lower California, including the Gulf of California. The sum proposed to be paid for these new acquisitions is stated at some twelve or fifteen millions of dollars.” Commercial treaties have also been negotiated with Persia, Venezuela, Chili and Siam.

    Sixty people died in a train wreck in Canada.

    Governor Geary’s farewell address describing the state of affairs in Kansas – upon his arrival and now – is detailed.

    The people of Utah are angry about not being allowed into the union and are acting out.

    There is also much news of Southern America, Great Britain, the Continent, and the East.

  • May 1857

    05/01/2017 5:09:36 AM PDT · 1 of 57
    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 April 1857 thread

  • April 1857

    04/30/2017 7:01:40 PM PDT · 112 of 117
    Homer_J_Simpson to Tax-chick; Jim 0216

    And as we bid a fond farewell to April 1857 . . . things are getting a little strange.

  • April 1857

    04/30/2017 6:51:08 AM PDT · 101 of 117
    Homer_J_Simpson to chajin; henkster; CougarGA7; BroJoeK; central_va; Larry Lucido; wagglebee; Colonel_Flagg; Amagi; ...
    [Continued from April 28 (reply #99). ]

    April 30. Tonight is the first Thursday night that Mrs. Strong is “at home,” with what results of comfort or of boredom time will tell. . . .

    Half-past one next morning. The “reception” went off pleasantly; thirty or forty people – Judge Daly and wife, Albert Gallatin and wife, George Bancroft (who talked Trinitarianism to me with great pertinacity and expatiated on the significance and logical force of the Athanasian Creed), Miss Mary Ulshoeffer in full-blown splendor, the Anthons, Miss Jane Emmet, John Coster, Newbold Edgar, .

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

    Athanasian Creed Wikipedia page