Life And Achievements Of Sam Houston; Hero And Statesman

Paperback | February 3, 2012

byCharles Edwards Lester

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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. 1883. Excerpt: ... hope of carrying on the Government was gone, and they were determined to end the farce by going home. Houston rose in the midst of the tempest, as the members were leaving their seats, and addressed the Speaker. There never was a time when that man could not get a hearing. The crowd began to return--members gradually resumed their seats and dropped their hats--they pressed up around him--the House became still, and not ten minutes went by before nothing was heard throughout the hall but the rich, deep voice that had echoed over the field of San Jacinto. No idea of the speech can be given but by telling the result. He closed by reading a resolution, "that the House adjourn till to-morrow morning at the usual hour," and not a member voted against it! They flocked around him, and so universal was the feeling, that but for him the Government would have gone to pieces, that even his old enemies seized him by the hand, and thanked him "for saving the country." HOUSTON'S SECOND TERM. He was inaugurated the second time, on the 13th of December, 1841. His message was hardly delivered before the news came of the capture of the Santa Fe expedition. This was the first greeting he had, in office, of the fatal results of the policy of his predecessor. He, however, began immediately to bethink himself of the redemption of the unfortunate men who had been deluded away into the wilderness--for the lives of Texan soldiers seemed to be as dear to him as they could have been if they had been his own children. The Government was now in an infinitely worse state than it had been when he took the reins five years before. Then it was a chaos--now it was a ruin. The body politic had fallen into premature and inflammatory decay. It was not a disease only, but a relapse. The Treasu...

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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. 1883. Excerpt: ... hope of carrying on the Government was gone, and they were determined to end the farce by going home. Houston rose in the mids...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:74 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.15 inPublished:February 3, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217232612

ISBN - 13:9780217232616

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