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Harper's Weekly, January 19, 1861

Other Pages From this Newspaper Include:

Governor Pickens (Cont.) | Civil War Map of Fort Sumter |  Civil War News from January 19, 1861 |  Civil War Ship "Brooklyn" | Star of the West |  Civil War Letters Between Major Anderson and Governor Pickens

 

In order to allow you to see the major events of the Civil War unfold just as the people living at the time, we present original Harper's Weekly articles in their entirety.  Below we present the cover leaf of the January 19, 1861 edition of Harper's Weekly.  We have digitized an image of the original leaf, and have converted it to readable text.  We acquired the original, 140 year old newspaper for the purpose of permanently archiving it on this WEB site, for your research and perusal.  If you would like to acquire the original 140+ year old leaf used to create this page, we are making it available to you for a price of $165. Your purchase of this piece allows us to continue to expand the resources on this site.  For more information contact paul@sonofthesouth.net

 

 

VOL. V.—No. 212.]

NEW YORK, SATURDAY, JANUARY 19, 1861.

[PRICE FlVE CENTS.

Entered according to Act of Congress, in the Year 1861, by Harper & Brothers, in the Clerk's Office of the District Court for the Southern District of New York.

HON. FRANCIS W. PICKENS, GOVERNOR OF SOUTH CAROLINA,

HON. JUDGE MAGRATH, SECRETARY OF STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA.

GOVERNOR PICKENS, OF SOUTH CAROLINA.

WE publish herewith a portrait of Governor Pickens, the newly-elected Governor of the State of South Carolina.

Governor Pickens comes of good revolutionary stock. His grandfather, General Pickens, commanded the American forces at the Battle of the Cowpens. His father, Colonel Pickens, held a military command in the war of 1812, though it is not known that he was ever engaged in active service. The present Governor, Francis W. Pickens, was born in South Carolina about fifty years

ago, and has been some twenty years in public life.

He took an active part in the nullification movement in 1832, and was one of the most ardent champions of actual resistance by arms. In 1835 he was sent to Congress, where he represented one of the South Carolina districts for ten years. He was offered the mission to England by President Polk, and the mission to France by President Tyler: he declined these, but accepted from President Buchanan the mission to Russia, which he filled until recently. On his return home he was elected, as the world knows, first Governor of the independent State of South Carolina.

The Herald publishes the following anecdotes about the Governor:

"During the nullification times, the remark was made that the occasion was one that might excite fears and apprehension, when Colonel Pickens is alleged to have replied as follows:

"'Fear! fear! Mr. President, I was born insensible to fear!' "His servant man, Tom, an old negro about sixty-five years of age, stands in the relation to him of a confidant and a friend more than that of a slave. When Colonel Pickens received his appointment to Russia he said to his faithful old servant:  "Now, Tom, I have been appointed as Minister to Russia. It is a very cold, a very bad climate for you.

On my way there I'll have to pass through the State of New York, and also through England, where you'll be a free man, and if you have a desire to leave me you will have an opportunity to do so. If you would rather go to Russia, Tom, you can go; but it appears to me you would enjoy yourself better if you stay at home. But you can do as you please. 'Master Colonel Pickens,' said the faithful old fellow—Master Colonel Pickens, your father and my old master died in my arms on the banks of the Mississippi; I took from his pocket thirteen hundred dollars in money and his gold watch, and I let nobody know it, and I came on foot through the woods and brought it safely to you in Carolina—you know, master; and if you die in Russia, you shall die in my arms, like your father.' " So Tom went to St. Petersburg, and he was the head (Next Page)

REV, DR. BACHMAN, WHO ASKED A BLESSING ON THE SECESSION ORDINANCE.

THE CHARLESTON ZOUAVES.— [FROM A PHOTOGRAPH.]

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