Caucuses Of 1860; A History Of The National Political Conventions Of The Current Presidential…

Paperback | April 21, 2013

byMurat Halstead

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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. 1860 edition. Excerpt: ...on such an occasion. A voice here cried out--"A grandson of Patrick Henry!" There was at once a sensation. Three cheers and three more were given, and Washington Hunt sprang up, his eyes streaming tears, and grasped his hand. Mr. Henry is a tall, well-formed gentleman, with fine pleasant face, bald head, and fringe of silvery white hair about the ears. The old man had really inherited some of the powers as an orator of his illustrious ancestor, and made the speech of the Convention. "We are Union people; shall we throw this Union away? How can we avoid the responsibility of standing up to defend it? With what face could we meet the wondering nations, if by strife and hate and blinded councils, and the blasted sway of demagogues accursed, we throw away the richest heritage that God ever gave to man, blot out our fair escutcheon to all coming time, deliver down our names to be accursed, teach despots that freedom is but a dream, quench its fair light wherever it may dawn, and bid the lovers of mankind despair? If such must be our country's early doom; if all her pride, her power, her cherished hopes, our stripes, our stars, our heritage of glory, and the bright names we have taught our children to revere--if all must end in this, never let free map meet free man again, and greet him with length of years. "'An early tomb, Wherein to escape the hiss and scorn Of all mankind, were sure a better doom.1 "Tear down your flag; burn your Capitol; dismiss your navy; disband your army; let our commerce rot; overturn all your monuments, here in Baltimore and everywhere else; give to the flames the once loved record of our father's deeds; scatter the sacred dust of Washington 'Never,' 'never,', teach your boys to forget his...

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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. 1860 edition. Excerpt: ...on such an occasion. A voice here cried out--"A grandson of Patrick Henry!" There was at once a sensation. Thre...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:120 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.25 inPublished:April 21, 2013Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217456197

ISBN - 13:9780217456197

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