History Of The United States Of America (volume 7)

Paperback | January 7, 2012

byHenry Adams

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1921. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER Vm, Armstrong's embarrassment was great in getting rid of the generals whom Madison and Eustis left on his hands. Dearborn was one example of what he was obliged to endure, but Wilkinson was a worse. According to Armstrong's account,1 New Orleans was not believed to be safe in Wilkinson's keeping. The senators from Louisiana, Tennessee, and Kentucky remonstrated to the President, and the President ordered his removal. Armstrong and Wilkinson had been companions in arms, and had served with Gates at Saratoga. For many reasons Armstrong wished not unnecessarily to mortify Wilkinson, and in conveying to him, March 10, the abrupt order 2 to proceed with the least possible delay to the headquarters of Major-General Dearborn at Sackett's Harbor, the Secretary of War added, March 12, a friendly letter of advice : 8-- 1 Strictures on General Wilkinson's Defence; from the Albany "Argus." Niles, ix. 426. 1 Armstrong to Wilkinson, March 10, 1813; Wilkinson's Memoirs, iii. 341. * Armstrong to Wilkinson, March 12, 1813 j Wilkinson's Memoirs, iii. 342. "Why should you remain in your land of cypress when patriotism and ambition equally invite to one where grows the laurel? Again, the men of the North and East want you; those of the South and West are less sensible of your merits and less anxious to have you among them. I speak to you with a frankness due to you and to myself, and again advise, Come to the North, and come quickly! If our cards be well played, we may renew the scene of Saratoga." The phrase was curious. Saratoga suggested defeated invasion rather than conquest; the surrender of a British army in the heart of New York rather than the capture of Montreal. The request for Wilkinson's aid was disheartening. No one knew better than Armstrong the feeb...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1921. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER Vm, Armstrong's embarrassment was great in getting rid of the generals whom Madison and Eustis left on his hands. De...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:100 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.21 inPublished:January 7, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217494536

ISBN - 13:9780217494533

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