Tag Archives: Lovell Rousseau

The History of the Butterfly, Part 141: Happy Alaska Day

Today is “Alaska Day”, a legal holiday in the State of Alaska.  By a coincidence, some of the people involved in Alaska Day can be linked easily to the characters I have talked about in this blog. You may remember … Continue reading

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The History of the Butterfly, Part 109: Rattan is a Verb

The assault on J. B. Grinnell by Lovell Rousseau and his cane happened in June 1866, and may have been sparked by conversations that happened then.  However, I would be willing to bet that the event was planned far in … Continue reading

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History of the Butterfly, Part 108: Grinnell’s Reply

Rousseau was apparently not present when on February 6, 1866 Mr. Grinnell gave his speech on the Freedmen’s Bureau reauthorization bill.  He called Rousseau on a statement he had made a on the third.  He also insulted the state of … Continue reading

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History of the Butterfly, Part 106: Another View

The National Republican was a Washington D.C. newspaper that started operation during Lincoln’s years in office and promoted, not surprisingly, causes aligned with the Republican Party. On the day after Rousseau’s assault on Grinnell, here is what they wrote about … Continue reading

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The History of the Butterfly, part 104: Grinnell Gets Rattaned

June 13, 1866 was a pretty momentous day in the United States Congress.  On that day, Congress passed the bill that would become the 14th amendment to the Constitution. The 14th amendment is pretty significant.  The 13th abolished slavery, but … Continue reading

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