- William Henry,1801–72, U.S. statesman: secretary of state 1861–69.
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Nevertheless, when Gurowski publicly aired his grievances, Lincoln and Seward had no choice but to cashier him.President Lincoln’s Twitter Mole
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The Seward Johnson is a 204-foot research vessel that set out from American Samoa to Howland Island to look for the plane.Is Amelia Earhart Mystery Solved? Why the Aviator Lifts Our Hearts
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President Abraham Lincoln disagreed and famously said to Seward “one war at a time, please.”GOP Candidates Are Wrong to Urge a Second Front War in Iran
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Both Seward, Jr. and Bobby were drummed out of the company, leaving General Johnson in sole charge.
His weak and self-indulgent brother, Seward, followed his every command.
Well, pompous Chase; how do you feel for having sided with Seward?
I could not unite with a World and with Copperheads to attack even a Seward.
Seward is the incarnation of confusion, and of political faithlessness.
Others say that Seward ran away to dodge the Peterhoff case.
Seward will play the innocent, and take his refuge in the god of—lies.
- William Henry. 1801–72, US statesman; secretary of state (1861–69). He was a leading opponent of slavery and was responsible for the purchase of Alaska (1867)