Category Archives: Horace Greeley

August 29, 1862: The Union and Slavery

Horace Greeley’s New York Tribune had always been more aligned with the radical side of the Republican party, favoring abolition. The New York Times, representing the moderates, is pleased to see the Tribune supporting Lincoln’s “Union first” views. THE REBELLION … Continue reading

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January 30, 1861: The Tribune quotes Clay

Henry Clay Greeley’s New York Tribune looked to “The Great Compromiser”, Henry Clay of Kentucky, for some counsel on the issue of slavery. Clay helped engineer both the Missouri Compromise of 1820 and the Compromise of 1850 — both efforts … Continue reading

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January 2, 1861: Buchanan to reinforce Sumter?

Horace Greeley, editor of the New York Tribune From the New York Tribune, January 2, 1861: Mr. Buchanan’s courage doubted. Great apprehension was entertained last night that Buchanan’s constitutional timidity would overcome his recent inclinations to stand firm against the … Continue reading

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December 19, 1860: Greeley responds to Crittenden

Horace Greeley Horace Greeley’s New York Tribune ran some editorial comment about Crittenden’s Compromise proposal on Dec. 19, 1860: As Mr. Crittenden is a moderate man, as he avows his attachment to the Union, and his determination to stand by … Continue reading

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Greeley and Ketchum

Horace Greeley On September 4, 1860, there was a meeting of Bell supporters in New York’s 9th ward. The main speaker was the venerable Whig lawyer Hiram Ketchum. The event was reported in the New York Times the following day: … Continue reading

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