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Posts by Homer_J_Simpson

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  • September 1857

    09/18/2017 4:56:23 AM PDT · 56 of 59
    Homer_J_Simpson to chajin; henkster; CougarGA7; BroJoeK; central_va; Larry Lucido; wagglebee; Colonel_Flagg; Amagi; ...
    Continued from September 14 (reply #54).

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

  • September 1857

    09/18/2017 4:53:45 AM PDT · 55 of 59
    Homer_J_Simpson to chajin; henkster; CougarGA7; BroJoeK; central_va; Larry Lucido; wagglebee; Colonel_Flagg; Amagi; ...
    Sherman’s August 24 letter placed his bank branch – Lucas, Turner and Company – at 12 Wall Street. I did some searching to find out if he was then a neighbor of George Strong’s firm (Strong, Bidwell and Strong). Unsuccessful. Yesterday I send an email to the current iteration of the Strong firm, now known as Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP, and asked if anyone there knows their historical Wall Street address. I imagine the information exists but not hopeful anyone will be interested in spending unbillable time getting back to me.

    This letter is also to Sherman’s wife, Ellen.

    Continued from August 24 (reply #24).

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    Home Letters of General Sherman, edited by M.A. DeWolfe Howe, 1909

  • September 1857

    09/14/2017 6:29:15 AM PDT · 54 of 59
    Homer_J_Simpson to chajin; henkster; CougarGA7; BroJoeK; central_va; Larry Lucido; wagglebee; Colonel_Flagg; Amagi; ...
    [Continued from September 4 (reply #24). ]

    September 14. News in town not much, except the money panic, which is farther than ever from relief. Wall Street stocks panting and trembling under a pressure that reminds one of the financial tragedies of 1837. Prophets of evil say that if it last a week longer everything must go down in wreck, that this is but the beginning of trouble, and that a general smash is certainly close at hand. Things look very blue, undoubtedly. There have been several most startling apprehensions of old houses in the best credit; for example, G.H. Swords, and Allen of Providence, whose wealthy manufacturing concerns are brought down by the failure of one of the Swans (!) and will make a very bad show of assets, it is said.

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

  • September 1857

    09/11/2017 4:52:10 AM PDT · 41 of 59
    Homer_J_Simpson to chajin; henkster; CougarGA7; BroJoeK; central_va; Larry Lucido; wagglebee; Colonel_Flagg; Amagi; ...
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    Continued from August 20 (reply #18).

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

    John Calhoun Kansapedia page

  • September 1857

    09/05/2017 6:06:15 AM PDT · 40 of 59
    Homer_J_Simpson to rockrr

    That seems to be the consensus. On to Plan B.

  • September 1857

    09/04/2017 5:16:10 PM PDT · 37 of 59
    Homer_J_Simpson to Tax-chick
    You mean

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    or more like . . .

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  • September 1857

    09/04/2017 3:15:06 PM PDT · 35 of 59
    Homer_J_Simpson to Tax-chick

    I need to make it readable for people without your unique skill set. I have a couple months to figure it out, so suggestions will be accepted for consideration through year-end.

  • September 1857

    09/04/2017 3:11:13 PM PDT · 34 of 59
    Homer_J_Simpson to GreenLanternCorps

    Why bother? Some people are just hopeless.

  • September 1857

    09/04/2017 10:47:10 AM PDT · 31 of 59
    Homer_J_Simpson to rdl6989

    I’m trying to come up with a plan B. Involves chopping up the stories and relaying them, like I did with NY Times WWII posts.

  • September 1857

    09/04/2017 10:05:08 AM PDT · 29 of 59
    Homer_J_Simpson to SamAdams76

    Good idea. I will try to print in black & white only. I’m afraid it will come out as black and gray, however.

  • September 1857

    09/04/2017 10:02:17 AM PDT · 28 of 59
    Homer_J_Simpson to chajin; henkster; CougarGA7; BroJoeK; central_va; Larry Lucido; wagglebee; Colonel_Flagg; Amagi; ...

    Follow up from above. I found that if I magnify the screen to 170% it is more easily readable. I guess the original magazine was meant to be read with a magnifying glass.

  • September 1857

    09/04/2017 9:53:03 AM PDT · 25 of 59
    Homer_J_Simpson to chajin; henkster; CougarGA7; BroJoeK; central_va; Larry Lucido; wagglebee; Colonel_Flagg; Amagi; ...
    I need some input, class.

    I would really like to post the Harper's Weekly on a regular basis. Archived copies from 1858 on are availiable for free in pdf. I saved the first year and found that the font is so small I can barely read it. I printed out a page at 175% of the original size and it is a little better, but how much better? I will post a sample page of text below. It looks like there are about 16 pages per week. Would it be worthwhile to print them all?

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  • September 1857

    09/04/2017 7:07:42 AM PDT · 24 of 59
    Homer_J_Simpson to chajin; henkster; CougarGA7; BroJoeK; central_va; Larry Lucido; wagglebee; Colonel_Flagg; Amagi; ...
    [Continued from September 1 (reply #4).]

    September 4. Aquaria at a premium. Ever since I read Gosse’s book* three summers ago, I’ve been predicting that they would become fashionable and trying to find a workman who would undertake to construct them. The obstacle has been the want of proper cement. Now they are announced on sale at several places and are destined to be the fashionable plaything of next season. I got a small tank yesterday and have stocked it with George Anthon’s surplus that had been lying in jars since his return from Newport (soaking in putrescent sea water) and with a few fish from his aquarium. Results tonight are better than could have been hoped.

    * Philip Henry Gosse (1810-1888), English naturalist, had published a book called The Aquarium (1854)

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

    Philip Henry Gosse Wikipedia page

  • September 1857

    09/02/2017 8:46:32 AM PDT · 21 of 59
    Homer_J_Simpson to BroJoeK
    There's a seminary in Louisiana will need a new superintendent, I'd just bet Sherman will be perfect for it!

    A seminary, eh? I don't know if Cump would be a good fit there. He has resisted his wife's efforts to make a Roman Catholic of him their entire marriage. He would be better off in a military school.

  • September 1857

    09/01/2017 1:38:15 PM PDT · 19 of 59
    Homer_J_Simpson to BroJoeK
    Our dissatisfied banker, W. Tecumseh Sherman, despite his concern for his personal situation, manages to keep up with events in the wider world. Last month he gave his thoughts on the Ohio Life and Trust Co. and in a few weeks he will have some information to share regarding the Central America. I don't see any postings about the Mountain Meadows massacre in the immediate future.
  • September 1857

    09/01/2017 8:29:40 AM PDT · 13 of 59
    Homer_J_Simpson to Tax-chick; dfwgator
    The October news from India is not pretty. There is nothing about Col. Nichols. I just learned from Wikipedia that he will meet his end on the 14th of September.

    My time zone fluctuates. I am following events in 2017 and 1857 and an old friend just bumped my thread from 1 September 1939.

  • September 1857

    09/01/2017 7:49:48 AM PDT · 10 of 59
    Homer_J_Simpson to Tax-chick

    Don’t get rid of all your old clothes. Sooner or later they will come back into fashion.

  • September 1857

    09/01/2017 6:36:06 AM PDT · 7 of 59
    Homer_J_Simpson to WKUHilltopper

    The footnote doesn’t shed light on the term. Only that she wrote it in a letter of August 31. Short for husband maybe?

  • September 1857

    09/01/2017 5:12:30 AM PDT · 4 of 59
    Homer_J_Simpson to chajin; henkster; CougarGA7; BroJoeK; central_va; Larry Lucido; wagglebee; Colonel_Flagg; Amagi; ...
    Continued from August 30 (reply #29) .

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

  • September 1857

    09/01/2017 5:09:00 AM PDT · 3 of 59
    Homer_J_Simpson to chajin; henkster; CougarGA7; BroJoeK; central_va; Larry Lucido; wagglebee; Colonel_Flagg; Amagi; ...
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    Continued from May 18 (reply #46).

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