Life Of Jefferson S. Batkins; Member From Cranberry Centre by Joseph Stevens Jones

Life Of Jefferson S. Batkins; Member From Cranberry Centre

byJoseph Stevens Jones

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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. 1871 edition. Excerpt: ...than I did then, and I rather think he kept ahead of me all the time. Mr. Banks appeared to get along better than the most of them. He asked me one day what committee I thought would be best suited to«my tastes, and best satisfy my constituents at Cranberry Centre, remarking, at the same time, " Mr. Bat-kins, your predecessor, Mr. Spring, was on some of the most important committees of the House." " Now, Mr. Batkins," said Mr. Banks, in his usual serious way, " you know how hard it is to please everybody; but you are about the only member who has not suggested to me the committee on which he would like to be placed." I need scarcely tell my reader that he could not have asked rne any question more difficult to answer. As to the duties of these committees I had very little idea. I told him I would think about it, and, in the mean time, he could do with me as he pleased, only I thought he had better not put me in the same place that Mr. Spring had occupied, as I had understood there were some hard horses among the Boston members, and I could not be expected to race with them without I had Mr. Spring's spurs. I thought it was a good chance to put in a few of Mr. Birch's rhetorical figures. Mr. Banks looked grave. He said he knew Mr. Spring was a hard driver in debate, but did not exactly understand my joke of the spurs. "Well," said I, "Mr. Speaker, I do not suppose the mantle of my predecessor has fallen on me." He looked grave again, but his eye twinkled a little, and I saw a smile rolling round on his lips. He looked at me, from the longest hair I had on my head down to the toe of my boots. Says he, "Mr. Spring's mantle would hardly cover you, Mr. Batkins, as Mr. Spring is hardly up to your stature." "May be so; but if I had that to start...

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Title:Life Of Jefferson S. Batkins; Member From Cranberry CentreFormat:PaperbackDimensions:146 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.31 inPublished:July 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217503659

ISBN - 13:9780217503655

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