and David Levy Yulee
|Margarita on Tigerdale
|The Senate's February 1847 resolution barring reporters and editors of the "Washington Union" from the Senate floor and gallery was the basis for the artist's demeaning portrayal of the newspaper's
powerful editor Thomas Ritchie. In the February 9 edition of the "Union," the mouthpiece or "organ" of the Polk administration, Ritchie strongly criticized congressional opposition to President Polk's
efforts to raise additional regiments of troops for the Mexican War. His characterization of the bill's defeat as "another Mexican victory" outraged many legislators, particularly South Carolinian John C.
Calhoun, who accused him of libeling the Senate. Here Ritchie, clad as a jester and holding a copy of the "Union," is literally kicked toward the left by a group of angry senators. Ritchie seems to be
either kicking or falling onto a small pipe organ (double-entendre for his paper's bias) which displays sheet music for "Clar De Kitchen." The title of this popular minstrel tune is here probably a swipe
at the "Kitchen Cabinet," a derisive name given by opposition critics since Jackson's time to the President's informal advisors. The organ topples to the left, alarming James K. Polk, who exclaims, "Oh
my poor "Organ," I'm afraid this kicking will put you sadly out of tune!" Ritchie, thumbing his nose (one assumes toward the senators) assures him, "If [Polk's Democratic predecessors] Jackson & Van
Buren survived the proscriptive edicts of the Senate, surely we have no reason to consider Ourselves demolished! "in Union is strength," Nous Verrons!!" Senators Daniel Webster and John C.
Calhoun (center, each with a boot on Ritchie) exclaim: "You may say that your account with us is "footed" up!" and "We'll teach you to play more respectful tunes when in our presence!" Between them
stands another senator holding a copy of the expulsion resolution; he says, "I move for the expulsion of the Kings fool from the floor of the house!" This is seconded by several others. Also present
are senators David Levy Yulee and James Diament Westcott, Jr., Democrats who voted for the resolution. Yulee (to the right of Calhoun, his back to the viewer), the Florida legislator who
introduced the expulsion resolution, says,"I think Wescott, we've given him a lesson he won't forget!" Westcott agrees, "Aye, aye, Yulee, you, Calhoun, Butler & Myself may look
out for some big licks!" (The four Democrats were in fact the targets of particularly strong editorial attacks by Ritchie). A third man (who may be intended to be Senator Andrew P. Butler, but bears
no resemblance to him) concurs, "Nous Verrons! As the poor fool says!"
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|Construction started in 1855
Fernandina to Lofton 10 miles Aug 1st 1856
Lofton to Crawford 20 miles Nov. 1st, 1856
Crawford to Fiftone 20 miles Aug. 1st, 1857
Fiftone to Reynolds 24 miles Mar. 1st, 1858
Reynolds to Hampton 6 miles Jan. 1st, 1859
Hampton to Gainesville 17.5 miles Feb. 1st, 1859
Gainesville to Venables 20 miles June 1st, 1859
Venables to Sumner 30.5 miles Jan. 1st, 1860
Sumner to Cedar Key 7.5 miles Mar. 1st, 1861
Total 155.5 miles,.
|FLORIDA RAILROAD CO.
Schedule of Trains.
Monday, October 29, 1860.
12:45 PM Lv. Fernandina Ar. 2:15 PM
3:40 PM Lv. Baldwin Ar. 11:30 AM
6:40 PM Lv. Gainesville Ar. 8:10 AM
8:40 PM Ar. Bronson Lv. 6:05 AM
|David Levy Yulee
|Robert Raymond Reid
|Charles A. Wickliffe
|Senator Stephen R. Mallory
|Senator Stephen Douglas
Secretary of War
Judge Advocate General
|General Joseph Finegan, CSA
|Governor John Milton
|Governor Madison Perry
Secretary of War CSA
Secretary of State CSA
|General James Trapier CSA
Secretary of War CSA
|President Jefferson Davis
|General Joseph Johnson
|President Andrew Johnson
|General U. S. Grant
Secretary of War
|General John P. Hatch
| Bills Proposed by Delegate Levy
H. R. 18 Futher provision for the Supression of
Indian Hostilities in Florida.
H. R. 19 To provide for relief and protection of
the People of the United States against the
Indian banditti now infesting the Territority of
Florida and the State of Georgia - July 29, 1841.
H. R. 606 Concerning the Payment of the
H. R. 726 For the relief of certain Florida