CONTENTS OF VOLUME II
|To W. M. Grosvenor, December 13th
|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
|To Charles Sumner, January 1st
|Acknowledges present of wine.
|Speech: Annexation of San Domingo, January 11th
|Speech: Civil Service Reform, January 27th
|To Jacob D. Cox, February 3d
|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
|To E. L. Godkin, March 31st
|Republican party ruined by office-mongers—No second term for Grant—Debate on San Domingo resolutions.
|To Jacob D. Cox, April 4th
|New party of the future Grant losing prestige—Probable defeat of San Domingo scheme.
|From C. G. Memminger, April 26th
|Mistakes in treating the negro problem—Exorbitant taxes—Remedy lies with Congress or the Republican party.
|To Charles Sumner, August 14th
|Republican party can be saved by becoming the “party of reforms.”
|Speech: The Need of Reform and a New Party, September 20th
|From F. T. Reid and Others, September 21st
|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
|Regeneration of the South—“Republic will be proud of all her sons.”
|From Charles Sumner, September 25th
|Ex-Confederate officials as Federal officeholders—Reëlection of Grant or incoming of Democratic party, a calamity—Presidential quarrels.
|To Jacob D. Cox, September 27th
|Difficult to overcome party spirit—Defeat of Democrats, important and necessary—Campaign literature for the South.
|To Charles Sumner, September 30th
|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
|Movement inaugurated at Nashville to spread over entire State—Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi falling into line—Progressive element of both parties should unite.
|To William Follenius, January 20th
|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
|From Samuel Bowles, March 22d
|Grant likely to gain the nomination—Massachusetts waiting for Sumner to speak his mind.
|Speech: The Aims of the Liberal-Republican Movement, May 2d
|To Horace Greeley, May 6th
|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
|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
|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
|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
|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
|Greeley's election to the Presidency would be a National calamity.
|From Horace Greeley, May 20th
|Confident of his election—Will accept nomination, unconditionally.
|To E. L. Godkin, May 20th
|Schurz's influence injured by Cincinnati fiasco—Desires conference with leading New York reformers.
|To W. M. Grosvenor, June 5th
|Greeley losing favor—Want of unanimity among those opposed to Grant—Deep disappointment and temporary silence.
|From Horace White, June 9th
|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
|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
|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
|Asks his intentions as to civil service reform.
|From E. L. Godkin, June 28th
|Total lack of confidence in Greeley—Urges Schurz not to support him.
|Address of the Liberal Republicans, probably June
|From Horace Greeley, July 8th
|Outlines his civil service reform policy.
|Speech: Why Anti-Grant and Pro-Greeley, July 22d
|From Horace Greeley, November 10th
|Gratitude to Schurz.
|To Horace White [No date, probably about November 15th]
|Greeley's defeat, no surprise—Duty of the Liberal Republican party.
|To E. L. Godkin, November 23d
|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
|Friendly to Blair personally but strongly opposed to his reëlection to the Senate.
|Speech: Election of Senator Caldwell, March 14th
|To O. C. Bryson, December 22d
|Cannot aid in obtaining a position under the Government.
|Speech: Currency and National Banks, February 24th
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October 20, 1852-November 26, 1870
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