History Of The United States Of America (volume 8); The Second Administration Of James Madison…

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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. 1891. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER I. At the beginning of the year 1814, the attitude of New England pleased no one, and perhaps annoyed most the New England people themselves, who were conscious of showing neither dignity, power, courage, nor intelligence. Nearly one half the people of the five New England States supported the war, but were paralyzed by the other half, which opposed it. Of the peace party, one half wished to stop the war, but was paralyzed by the other half, which threatened to desert their leaders at the first overt act of treason. In this dead-lock every one was dissatisfied, but no one seemed disposed to yield. Such a situation could not last. In times of revolution treason might be necessary, but inert perversity could at no time serve a useful purpose. Yet the Massachusetts Federalists professed only a wish to remain inert. Josiah Quiney, who fretted at restraints, and whose instincts obliged him to act as energetically as he talked, committed his party to Vol. via. -- l the broad assertion that " a moral and religious people" could not express admiration for heroism displayed in a cause they disapproved. They would defend Massachusetts only by waiting to be invaded; and if their safety depended on their possessing the outlet of Lake Champlain, they M.ould refuse to seize it if in doing so they should be obliged to cross the Canadian line. With one accord Massachusetts Federalists reiterated that until their territory should be actually invaded, they would not take arms. After January 1,1814, when news of the battle of Leipzig arrived, the dreaded invasion of New England became imminent; but the Federalists, oilicially and privately, insisted on their doctrine of self-defence. "In the tumult of arms," said Governor Strong in his speech to the legislature, January 12, 1814, 44 the passio...

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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. 1891. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER I. At the beginning of the year 1814, the attitude of New England pleased no one, and perhaps annoyed most the New England people themselves, who ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:90 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.19 inPublished:January 1, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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