Addresses And Speeches On Various Occasions Volume 2: 1852-1867 by Robert Charles Winthrop

Addresses And Speeches On Various Occasions Volume 2: 1852-1867

byRobert Charles Winthrop

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1852 edition. Excerpt: ...Lord Chatham himself; the first Chief Justice of the United States, and of whom it has been beautifully said, that " when the spotless ermine of the judicial robe fell on John Jay, it touched nothing not as spotless as itself." He was no friend to war in general, or to the last war in which this country was involved in particular. But in writing to a kindred spirit during the existence of that war, he expressed sentiments in which I so heartily concur, that I cannot forbear reading them to the committee; v JOI1JI JAY TO TIMOTHY I-ICKKRIXG. " Bedford, November 1,1814. " It is not clear to me that Britain did then expect or desire to conclude the war quite so soon. As to her present or future disposition to peace, or how far it has been, or may be affected by a settled or by a still fluctuating state of things in Europe, or by calculations of our becoming more united or more divided, cannot now be known. If we should change our rulers, and nil their places with men free from blame, the restoration of peace might doubtless be more easily accomplished. Such a change will come; but not while the prevailing popular delusion continues to deceive and mislead so great a portion of our citizens. " Things being as they are, I think we cannot be too perfectly united in a determination to defend our country, nor be too vigilant in watching and resolutely examining the conduct of the administration in all its departments, candidly and openly I-.j giving decided approbation or decided censure, according as it may deserve the one or the other."!j,i Mr. Giddinos. Will my friend from Massachusetts permit me to offer one word of explanation? The Speaker. Does the gentleman from Massachusetts yield, i the floor?' f? Mr. Winthrop. Certainly, Sir. Mr....

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Title:Addresses And Speeches On Various Occasions Volume 2: 1852-1867Format:PaperbackDimensions:146 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.31 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217437842

ISBN - 13:9780217437844

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