The Writings of Carl Schurz/Volume 2

CONTENTS OF VOLUME II

1870.
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To W. M. Grosvenor, December 13th 1
Senator Drake's nomination confirmed—Asks deliberate judgment for speech—Authorizes denial of newspaper interviews—Defection of Gratz Brown.
Speech: Political Disabilities: Political Conditions, Especially in Missouri, December 15th 2
1871.
To Charles Sumner, January 1st 70
Acknowledges present of wine.
Speech: Annexation of San Domingo, January 11th 71
Speech: Civil Service Reform, January 27th 122
To Jacob D. Cox, February 3d 176
Needs of the Republican party—Grant and a second term—Suggestions requested as to civil service reform.
Speech: Grant's Usurpation of the War Powers, March 28th and 29th 177
To E. L. Godkin, March 31st 252
Republican party ruined by office-mongers—No second term for Grant—Debate on San Domingo resolutions.
To Jacob D. Cox, April 4th 254
New party of the future Grant losing prestige—Probable defeat of San Domingo scheme.
From C. G. Memminger, April 26th 255
Mistakes in treating the negro problem—Exorbitant taxes—Remedy lies with Congress or the Republican party.
To Charles Sumner, August 14th 256
Republican party can be saved by becoming the “party of reforms.”
Speech: The Need of Reform and a New Party, September 20th 257
From F. T. Reid and Others, September 21st 306
Warmly endorse Nashville speech—Pledge themselves to all that makes for the betterment of mankind and the good of the Nation.
To F. T. Reid and Others, September 23d 307
Regeneration of the South—“Republic will be proud of all her sons.”
From Charles Sumner, September 25th 309
Ex-Confederate officials as Federal officeholders—Reëlection of Grant or incoming of Democratic party, a calamity—Presidential quarrels.
To Jacob D. Cox, September 27th 310
Difficult to overcome party spirit—Defeat of Democrats, important and necessary—Campaign literature for the South.
To Charles Sumner, September 30th 311
Preparations to launch a third party in event of Grant's nomination—General amnesty would secure coöperation of the South—Democrats and Republicans ready for a change.
To Jacob D. Cox, October 14th, 22d 314
Movement inaugurated at Nashville to spread over entire State—Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi falling into line—Progressive element of both parties should unite.
1872.
To William Follenius, January 20th 315
Removal of political disabilities, civil service reform, overthrow of the spoils system and a return to Constitutional principles, the paramount needs.
Speech: General Amnesty, January 30th 320
From Samuel Bowles, March 22d 353
Grant likely to gain the nomination—Massachusetts waiting for Sumner to speak his mind.
Speech: The Aims of the Liberal-Republican Movement, May 2d 354
To Horace Greeley, May 6th 361
Success of the National reform movement and of the Cincinnati Convention defeated by “political huckstering”—Loss of the German vote—Schurz will be guided by his “sincerest regard” for Greeley and by his “best convictions of duty.”
From Samuel Bowles, May 8th 368
Brown's political obliquity—New England cold toward reform movement—Schurz and Adams, of all at Cincinnati Convention, appear to best advantage.
To Samuel Bowles, May 11th 369
Schurz's appreciation of approval—Disappointment that the reform movement was captured by scheming politicians—Too early to predict fate of Cincinnati ticket.
To Horace Greeley, May 11th 370
Will speak frankly but will not criticize—Free-traders deserve consideration—Greeley's letter of acceptance should be “strong and unequivocal.”
To Horace Greeley, May 18th 372
Greeley strong in the South—Indifference of the North—Ferry will not vote for him—Democratic opposition growing—Uncertainty as to result of campaign.
From E. L. Godkin, May 19th 376
Greeley's election to the Presidency would be a National calamity.
From Horace Greeley, May 20th 377
Confident of his election—Will accept nomination, unconditionally.
To E. L. Godkin, May 20th 377
Schurz's influence injured by Cincinnati fiasco—Desires conference with leading New York reformers.
To W. M. Grosvenor, June 5th 379
Greeley losing favor—Want of unanimity among those opposed to Grant—Deep disappointment and temporary silence.
From Horace White, June 9th 382
Has interview with Greeley about Schurz—Greeley's friendly attitude toward civil service reform—White will attend meeting in New York.
From Horace White, June 15th 382
Believes in Greeley's sincerity and good principles—Greeley's views on civil service reform satisfactory—Godkin and the Nation for Grant.
To E. L. Godkin, June 23d 384
Nothing to be gained by new ticket—Pacification and regeneration of the South—Regrets Godkin's coming out for Grant in the Nation.
To Horace Greeley, June 26th 385
Asks his intentions as to civil service reform.
From E. L. Godkin, June 28th 386
Total lack of confidence in Greeley—Urges Schurz not to support him.
Address of the Liberal Republicans, probably June 388
From Horace Greeley, July 8th 390
Outlines his civil service reform policy.
Speech: Why Anti-Grant and Pro-Greeley, July 22d 392
From Horace Greeley, November 10th 443
Gratitude to Schurz.
To Horace White [No date, probably about November 15th] 443
Greeley's defeat, no surprise—Duty of the Liberal Republican party.
To E. L. Godkin, November 23d 446
Replies to Godkin's criticisms on account of supporting Greeley—Felt his foreign birth a bar to proposing a nominee—Desires an exchange of views.
To W. M. Grosvenor, December 25th 448
Friendly to Blair personally but strongly opposed to his reëlection to the Senate.
1873.
Speech: Election of Senator Caldwell, March 14th 450
To O. C. Bryson, December 22d 472
Cannot aid in obtaining a position under the Government.
1874.
Speech: Currency and National Banks, February 274th 473

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Volume II.

December 13, 1870-February 27, 1874



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