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of a structure imposing and gracefui in its completeness, which shall rise from this supporting base. Shall it rise with stately progress, without check or tardiness, till the cap-stone is set amid the plaudits of the liberal and patriotic citizens of this great city? Thus his fame grew,
from Belmont to Appomattox, in whose honor this tomb is built. I am glad to see here what seem to me to be adequate assurances that this work, so nobly planned, will be speedily consummated. Your distinguished citizen who has assumed as a labor of love the burden of conducting this great enterprise, learned of his beloved friend and commander to exclude the word failure from his vocabulary.” On May 5 the President affixed his signature to the Chinese Exclusion bill, which had already passed both houses of Congress, and it thus became a law. It still further restricted and guarded the admission of Chinese laborers to this country, and was so strict in character that many expected that diplomatic difficulty with China might ensue, but that it was upheld by general American sentiment there could be little doubt.
On May 28, the President again left Washington, in accordance with his acceptance of an invitation to take part in the Decoration Day exercises at Rochester, New York. He was greeted while there, and upon the way, with such expressions of welcome as showed that he was steadily growing in the public confidence and respect. He spoke, during the memorial exercises, briefly and eloquently.
The Republican National Presidential convention of 1892 was held in Minneapolis, Minnesota, in June, and long before that time many delegations both North and South were instructed to vote for the renomination of Mr. Harrison to the high office in which he had given so able and patriotic service. Honorable James G. Blaine was the leading opponent for the nomination, and the contest before and after the opening of the convention was carried on amid great excitement, and amid great enthusiasm upon all sides. Harrison's name was presented to the convention by Honorable Chauncey M. Depew of New York, and on June 10 the call of the states was ordered, with the result that Harrison was declared the victor by 535 votes, against 182 for James G. Blaine, and 182 for Major William McKinley of Ohio. Whitelaw Reid of New York was made the nominee for vice-president.
The nomination was everywhere received as a wise one, as Harrison's administration had been such as to show that there could be no danger in again entrusting the affairs of the country to his hands. When he was formally notified, upon June 20, of the action of the convention, his speech, in response to the committee, so well showed the
spirit in which he accepted the trust, that it is here given in full. Said
"When, four years ago, on the anniversary of the declaration of our national independence, a committee designated by the Republican National convention held in Chicago came to my home in Indianapolis to notify me of my nomination for the Presidency, my sense of gratitude, great as it was, was forced into the far background by an overwhelming sense of the responsibility of leadershipin a civil contest that involved so much to my country and to my fellow citizens. I could not hope that much would be found when the record of a quiet life had been brought under the strong light of public criticism to ‘enthuse' my party followers, or upon which an assurance of adequacy for the highest civil affairs might be rested. No one so much as I realized that the strength of the campaign must be found in Republican principles, and my hope was that nothing in life or word of mine might weaken the appeal of our American policies to the American heart. That appeal did not fail. A Republican President and vice-president and a Republican Congress were chosen. The record has been made, and we are now to submit it to the judgment of a patriotic people. Of my own relations to the great transactions in legislation and administration, which must be the basis of this judgment, it does not become me to speak.
“I gratefully accept, sir, tne assurance given by Republican State conventions and by the National convention, through you, that no charge of inadequacy or delinqueney to principle has been lodged against the administration. The faithful and highly successful work done by the able heads of the executive department and by our representatives abroad, I desire most cordially to acknowledge and commend. The work of the Fifty-first Congress will strongly and most beneficially influence the national prosperity for generations to come.
"The general results of three years of Republican control have, I believe, been highly beneficial to all classes of our people. The home market for farm products has been retained and enlarged by the establishment of great manufacturing industries, while new markets abroad of large and increasing value, long obstinately closed to us, have been opened on favored terms to our meats and breadstuffs by the removal of unjust discriminating restrictions and by numerous reciprocal trade agreements under section 3 of the McKinley bill. These acts of administration and legislation can now fortunately be judged by their fruits. In 1890, it was a conflict of prediction; now our adversaries must face trade statistics and prices current, but it is not
appropriate that I should, at this time, discuss those public questions. I hope before long to be able by letter to convey to you a more formal acceptance of the nomination which the National Republican convention has tendered to me, and to declare briefly my reasons for adhering to the declaration of principles adopted by the convention, and which you have so admirably summarized.
“Will you accept, sir, for yourself and your associates upon the committee and for the whole body of the great convention whose delegates you are, my profound thanks for this great honor? and will you, sir, allow me to express my most sincere appreciation of the gracious and cordial terms in which you have conveyed this message?”
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Abbott, J. G., Vol. II., on Electoral Commission, administration, 350; election of Jefferson,
* Midnight Judges," 351; refuses to attend
and, 560 et seq.; Vol. II., Clay loses vote of tion with Jefferson, death, 352; character,
533; foreign travel, secretary legation, re-
turn, 53+; at Harvard, practices law, writes
for press, minister at The Hague, 535; mar-
riage, transferred to Portugal, to Berlin,
Je erson, elected senator, 537;
ary wo k, 555; member of congress, 556;
Alabama, The, Vol. II., 910.
Army of Potomac, Vol. II., adrance of planned, Alamo, The, Vol. IV., bombarded by Santa 897; under McClellan, 900 : under Pope, Anna, 710.
903; under McClellan, 903-4; Burnside in Albany Congress, The, Vol. IV., 598.
command of, 904; Hooker in command oi, Albany Regency, The, Vol. II., Van Buren at 911; Meade in command of, 912; luss in head of, 613-14; 619.
battle of Gettysburgh, 913. Alexander, Robert, Vol. IV., 821.
Army of Virginia, Vol. II., organized, Pope in Alger, Russell A., Vol. IV., 513.
command of, 900; loss in battle of Geitys Algiers, Vol. I., war closed, 410; Vol. III., 85.
burgh, 913; surrenders, 978. Alien and Sedition laws, The, Vol. I., 348; Vol. III., 14, 38.
Arnold, Benedict Vol. I., at Ticonderoga, 77; Alleghany Mountains, Vol. IV., boundary in
Canadian expedition, 78-$0 ; commands attempt to separate the west from the militia, Middlebrook, 128; relieves Fort Union, 542, 570, 571.
Stanwix, 119; wounded at Saratoga. 151; Allen, Ethan, Vol. 1., Ticonderoga, 69, 77; pris.
sent to Philadelphia, 173; treason, 2013 et oner of war, 7%; Vol. III., biography, 254-6.
seq.; brigadier-general British army.210; in Allen, William, Vol. II., named as candidate for
vasion Virginia, 217, 376; Vol. 111., 203, President, 1058; VI. III., biography, 457-8.
biography, 250-2. Allicott, Andrew, Vol. Il'., 805.
Arthur, Chester A., Vol. II., nominated for viceAlston, Mr., Vol. IV., Burr's son-in-law, 575, president, 1145; urges return of Conkling. 584.
1152; made President, difficulties of posiAltai, The, Vol. IV., 793.
tion of, 1159; birth of, early boyhood, eduAltamana River, Vol. 11., 811.
cation, studies law, teaches school, enters Americ:1, Vol. II., interest of, centered in the bar in New York city, marries, 1160: early
Potomac river, 907; Vol. IV., boundaries of, interest in slavery and politics, made quarter797.
master-general for New York, conduct dur. American and Foreign Anti-Slavery society, ing Merrimac scare and Mason and Slidell Vol. III., 39.
affair, 1161; fortifies New York, 1161-4; American Anti-Slavery society, Vol. 111., 38.
work asinspector-general, establishescamps, Aerican Party, The, Vol. H., nominate Fi11 efficiency of work, elected colonel, wishes to
more for President, 761, 797; defeat of, 762; enter the field, at meeting of loyal governors, Buchanan denounces precepts of, 796; Vol. returns to civil life, practices law, made colIII., side stroke at, 48; nomination of, 53; lector of port of New York, re-appointed.
broken up. 57; “Know Nothings," 54, 60. 1162; his conflict with President Hayes, on American Plenipotentiaries, Vol. IV., 798.
civil service, resumes practice of law, supAmerican system, see Tariff.
ports Grant for third term, 1163; nominated American Whig, Vol. III., synonymous with for vice-president, accepts nomination, on Patriot, 9.
rights of the Negro, on civil service, on Ames, Fisher, Vol. 111., biography, 281-2; Vol. National finances, 1164; on education, on IV., 606,
tariff, on internal improvements, takes active Amnesty bill, Vol. II., Blaine's amendment te. part in campaign, elected vice-president, in
1133; Benjamin Hill on, 1133 ; Garfield on, contest between President Garfield and 1134; defeated, 1135,
Conkling, conduct during Garfield's illness, Ampudia, General, Vol. II., 717-18, 721.
made President, inaugural address, 1166; Amsterdam, New, Vol. IV., Duke of York takes appoints a day of National mourning, appossession of, 801,
points Charles J. Folger secretary of the Anderson, Elbert, Vol. IV., 787.
treasury, appoints Benjamin F. Brewster Anderson, Major Robert, Vol. II., at Fort attorney-general, appoints F. T. Frelinghur.
Moultrie, 815 ; saves Fort Sumter, 816; sen secretary of state, appoints Timothy 0. hesitates to return fire, 819.
Howe postmaster-general, appoints W. E. Andre, Major, Vol. I., negotiation, with Arnold, Chandler secretary of the navy, appoints capture, trial, death, 203-10; Vol. III.,
Henry M. Teller secretary of the interior, 251-2.
policy of, 1167-8; on death of Garfield, on Angell, President, Vol. IV., negotiations with foreign relations, on Panama Canal, on reChina, 515.
lations with Columbia, on finances, on tariff, Ann, Cape, Introduction, 26.
on the Indians, 1169, 1170; foreign policy Aunapolis, Vol. IV., congress removed to, 599, of, 1171; treaties with Mexico, Spain and 601, 602, 603.
San Domingo, favors Nicaragua canal, Antietam, Battle of. Vol. II., 903.
vetoes Chinese Immigration bill, reasons for, Anti-Federalists, The, Vol. III., 10-11.
1171; on Burlingame treaty, 1172; recomAnti-Masonic Party. The, Vol. I., origin, nomi. mends work of Mississippi River commission,
nates Adams fur congress, 556; Vol. 11., 1172: vetoes several important bills, 1173; elects Fillmore to state senate, 743; Vol. III., on National finances, on fortifications, on origin, conventions, dies out, 29-31 ; 34.
illiteracy, on inter-state commerce, on civil Appointing power of President, Vol. II., Zachary service reform, 1174; supports the PendleTaylor on, 732.
ton bill, ill-health of, goes to the south and Appomattox, Vol. 11., th surrender at, 925, to the west, urges reconstruction of navy, 969, 979
warns invaders to leave the Indian reservaAranda, Count de, Vol. IV., 559.
tion, vetoes the Fitz-John Porter bill, 1175, Arbitration, Vol. II., la ves on, 1072.
1176; on silver coinage, 1176; urges pension Arkansas, Vol. I., admitted. 561 ; Vol. II., for General Grant, desires nomination for
electi n contests, 1005-6; Vol. III., territory President, upheld by Henry Ward Beecher erected, 26.
and Benjamin Bristow, loses nomination, Arkansas River. Vol. IV., 799,
signs bill restoring Grant's military rank, Army Appropriation bill, The, Vol. II., of 1856, retires, 1177; character of man, 1177-8;
amendments to, 780-1; failure of in 1876, practices law in New York, illness, death, 1094-6.
sorrow for, tribute of President Cleveland to, Army of Confederacy, Vol. II., 894; ordered to 1178; burial in Albany, tributes to, 1179_82:
retreat, 899; decide to move on to free soil, Vol. III., nomination, election, 71-2; ballot 912; driven back, 913.
for, 73; finances during administration, Army of Cumberland, Vol. II., Thomas in com 129-30; Vol. IV., grave of, 768-9.
mand of, 967; at Missionary Ridge, 968; Aryan Races, Vol. IV., 794. Garfield belongs to, 1117.
Ashawoga River, Vol. IV., 816. Army of North, Vol. II.,894; size of, McClellan's Ashley. James M., Vol. II., resolutions of im
management of, 897; politics in, 898; peachment of President Johnson, 941-2.
Lincoln visits, devotion to Lincoln, 907. Assanpink, The, Vol. IV., National fiag first Army of Ohio, Vol. II., goes to Nashville, 1118. used by Washington on the banks of, 693.