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Grant’s Tomb—Dedicated April 27, 1897

Grant’s Tomb—Dedicated April 27, 1897. Schofield, on Grant. ————— THE subject of this volume being limited to events of which I have had personal knowledge, and it...

Thomas à Kempis: On Religious Exercises

Considerations by the Way A medieval philosopher illustrates a fundamental principle. For man proposes, but God disposes; for man’s way is not in himself. CHAPTER XIX.—On Religious...

American Life: Military Laboratory, Arms and Supplies

American Life Military Laboratory, of Philadelphia, lists military arms and supplies available to the public in the new republic. Clayton Cramer notes that all these...

The Battle of Lexington

The American Revolution Isiah Thomas, for the Massachusetts Spy, publishes an account of the Battle of Lexington. We have pleasure to say, that notwithstanding the highest...

Encounter Between Generals Nelson and Davis

Weekly Story A dispute between General Jefferson C. Davis and his superior, General William “Bull” Nelson, ends badly. General Nelson—roughly and angrily—“About twenty-five hundred! About twenty-five...

Jefferson—Isaac Hall Tiffany (April 4, 1819)

American Correspondence In 1819 Thomas Jefferson replies to Isaac Hall Tiffany—a student of Aaron Burr—residing at Schoharie Bridge. Of Liberty, then, I would say, that in...

Robert E. Lee—Mary Custis Lee (1856)

Correspondence Robert E. Lee writes to his wife from his post on the frontier. In this enlightened age there are few, I believe, but will acknowledge...

A Political Reverie

A Political Reverie. ————— As fairy forms, the elfin airy train, And sylphs, sometimes molest the learned brain, Delusive dreams the matron’s bosom swell, And, ancient maids, the fancied...

Mercy Otis Warren—John Adams (1775)

American Correspondence Shortly after the start of the Second Continental Congress, Mercy Otis Warren writes to John Adams. I am more and more convinced, of the...

Of the High and Mighty

Considerations by the Way An ancient philosopher illustrates a fundamental principle. We shall not presume to anticipate the judgment of our fellow-citizens throughout the Union on...

The San Francisco Riots

Weekly Story In 1877, at labor meeting in San Francisco, workers decide to join in the national rioting. A Citizens’ Executive Committee was organized, under the...

Debate: Army Appropriations Bill (1878)—Part V

American Debate Following the nation-wide riots in 1877, Congress debates appropriating money for the Army. Rep. William Kimmel (D., Maryland) argues for funding the militia,...