Eight Years In Congress, From 1857-1865; Memoir And Speeches

Paperback | February 5, 2012

bySamuel Sullivan Cox

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1865. Excerpt: ... SPEECHES. i. FINANCES, TARIFFS, ETC. COMPARISON OF EXPENSES BETWEEN 1858 AND 1864, AND OF THE TAXATION OF ENGLAND AND AMERICA IN 1858. I Insert the following extracts, not so much for their importance, as to show the astounding disparity of our revenues and expenditures between the years 1858 and 1864. It is curious to see how sixty-five millions startled us in the one year, and how contemptible it seemed six years later! The first speech was delivered on the 12th of June, 1858, and the last on the 2d day of June, 1864: Gentlemen cannot complain of our withholding protection to ocean commerce. The West had been generous in this regard. If she were more niggardly, she might have1 had more consideration. She does not "calculate" so much as our Atlantic States. It is high time she began it. Her own commerce, on river and lake, far exceeds that of the seaboard States. Her commerce is not so much endangered from the hostility of other nations; but it is in equal danger from the elements, from snag and rock, from storm and fire. I voted your ten sloops--not so much because I feared a%war as because I wanted the peace kept, and your commerce protected from outrage by search and seizure. Mr. Chairman, I am one of those who believe that the splendor of a nation does not lie in the wealth and extravagance of its pampered metropolis. The true glory of this nation is to be found elsewhere. Her new States, made np of men of simple habits, without artificial wants--these are the blossoms and fruits of our "secular majesty and magnificent strength." I am opposed to all these extravagant expenditures for the benefit of one section and of this metropolis. Let our appropriations take a wider scope and a more useful object. In discussing unju9t and unequal appropriations,...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1865. Excerpt: ... SPEECHES. i. FINANCES, TARIFFS, ETC. COMPARISON OF EXPENSES BETWEEN 1858 AND 1864, AND OF THE TAXATION OF ENGLAND AND AMERICA ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:236 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.5 inPublished:February 5, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217711472

ISBN - 13:9780217711470

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