The other boys in the garrison sneered at him, because he sacrificed in this unrequited affection for a politician the time which they devoted to Monongahela, sledge, and high-low-jack. Everett returned to Boston in September 1845 to learn that the Overseers had offered him the post. Quaint, queer old names were on it, in large letters: 'Indiana Territory,' 'Mississippi Territory,' and 'Louisiana Territory,' as I suppose our fathers learned such things: but the old fellow had patched in Texas, too; he had carried his western boundary all the way to the Pacific, but on that shore he had defined nothing. In the Senate he sat on the , and on the Committee on Territories. He lighted up occasionally,—I remember late in his life hearing him fairly eloquent on something which had been suggested to him by one of Fléchier's sermons,—but generally he had the nervous, tired look of a heart-wounded man. I told him about old Scott, and Jackson; told him all I could think about the Mississippi, and New Orleans, and Texas, and his own old Kentucky. New York: Springer-Verlag, 1999: 54.
For ladies they had the family of the American consul, one or two travellers who had adventured so far, and a nice bevy of English girls and matrons, perhaps Lady Hamilton herself. But he grew shy, though he had favorites: I was one. He looked very blank when he was told to get ready to join her. Prologue to Manifest Destiny: Anglo-American Relations in the 1840s. Hale was constantly busy as an author. I know but one fate more dreadful: it is the fate reserved for those men who shall have one day to exile themselves from their country because they have attempted her ruin, and shall have at the same time to see the prosperity and honor to which she rises when she has rid herself of them and their iniquities.
It will not be the first thing in the service of which the Department appears to know nothing! He died at Roxbury, Massachusetts, on the 10th of June 1909. Addresses of the President of the U. Everett attended in 1805, and then briefly , where his older brother was teaching. But after several days the Warren came to the same rendezvous; they exchanged signals; she sent to Phillips and these homeward-bound men letters and papers, and told them she was outward-bound, perhaps to the Mediterranean, and took poor Nolan and his traps on the boat back to try his second cruise. University of North Carolina Press.
Early in his ministry a new church was built, and his congregation was one of the largest in Boston. East and West 1892, novel New England Boyhood 1893, memoir James Russell Lowell and His Friends 1899 Memories of a Hundred Years 1902 New! Lieutenant Truxton told me, that, when Texas was annexed, there was a careful discussion among the officers, whether they should get hold of Nolan's handsome set of maps, and cut Texas out of it,—from the map of the world and the map of Mexico. The other men tell me that in those fifteen years he aged very fast, as well he might indeed, but that he was still the same gentle, uncomplaining, silent sufferer that he ever was, bearing as best he could his self-appointed punishment,—rather less social, perhaps, with new men whom he did not know, but more anxious, apparently, than ever to serve and befriend and teach the boys, some of whom fairly seemed to worship him. That year he became editor of the , a literary magazine to which he had contributed articles while studying in Europe. Perhaps they do not know. For Captain Shaw, if it was he, handed it to his successor in the charge, and he to his, and I suppose the commander of the Levant has it to-day as his authority for keeping this man in this mild custody.
Then the captain always asked him to dinner on Monday. These talks were ultimately unfruitful, and Everett, on the advice of his doctor, resigned the post in December 1848. Think of your home, boy; write and send, and talk about it. He never entered in with the other young men exactly as a companion again. I have known him since I was eight, and my love for him has increased with my years. Hale was more than minister or man of letters. But this I do know, that since 1817, and possibly before, no naval officer has mentioned Nolan in his report of a cruise.
It is the part which contains all that is worth reading. Oh, Danforth, Danforth,' he sighed out, 'how like a wretched night's dream a boy's idea of personal fame or of separate sovereignty seems, when one looks back on it after such a life as mine! We were in the South Atlantic on that business. Waters and Williams, the two Texas men, looked grimly at each other, and tried not to laugh. And there he stayed, captain of that gun, keeping those fellows in spirits, till the enemy struck,—sitting on the carriage while the gun was cooling, though he was exposed all the time,—showing them easier ways to handle heavy shot,—making the raw hands laugh at their own blunders,—and when the gun cooled again, getting it loaded and fired twice as often as any other gun on the ship. Everett was at first charged with handling the northeast border issues he first encountered as governor. Germany and the Americas: O—Z.
When the broke out in April 1861, he became an active supporter of the Union cause. Everett would also become associated through the Brooks family with ' son , who married one of Charlotte's sisters. But I have guessed Michigan and Indiana and Mississippi,—that was where Fort Adams is,—they make twenty. I do not excuse Nolan; I only explain to the reader why he damned his country, and wished he might never hear her name again. Surely you will tell me something now? He had been suffering for sometime from a number of maladies, some of them -related. Sailors were forbidden to discuss or even mention the United States to Philip Nolan.
The court is adjourned without day. He must have known, in a formal way, more officers in our service than any man living knows. Everett, a , served as , , the 15th , , and. But he never seemed to me to change a hair afterwards. But it was always thought too hard that he should never meet the rest of us, except to touch hats, and we finally sank into one system. He never read aloud again, unless it was the Bible or Shakespeare, or something else he was sure of. He is to be exposed to no indignity of any kind, nor is he ever unnecessarily to be reminded that he is a prisoner.
Reason enough there has been till now, ever since Madison's Administration went out in 1817, for very strict secrecy, the secrecy of honor itself, among the gentlemen of the navy who have had Nolan in successive charge. The prayers were unconventional, familiar and impressive. He never had any limitations of weakness or illness. I could see that he was not strong, but I had no idea the end was so near. The was established in 1837, with reformer as its secretary. Edward Everett: The Intellectual in the Turmoil of Politics.
He served ten years in the before winning election as Governor of Massachusetts in 1835. He was a disciplined student, but he and , with whom he had traveled, were also quite sociable. The reason he had never heard of Texas was that Texas and her affairs had been painfully cut out of his newspapers since Austin began his settlements; so that, while he read of Honduras and Tamaulipas, and, till quite lately, of California, this virgin province, in which his brother had travelled so far, and, I believe, had died, had ceased to be to him. Every mess in succession took up the invitation in its turn. And he finished loading the gun with his own hands, aimed it, and bade the men fire. From the time I joined, I believe I thought Nolan was a sort of lay chaplain—a chaplain with a blue coat.