Memoirs Of John Adams Dix (volume 2)

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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: ... tion. As was beautifully expressed by Madame de Stael: 'Their ceremonies are strongly contrasted; but the same sigh of distress, the same petition for support, ascends to Heaven from all.' "It seems to me that this whole movement is calculated to create in the breasts of reflecting persons a feeling of profound sorrow and unmitigated disgust. The proper mode of treating it is to banish it from the committee rooms, legislative halls, and social circles which it has defiled by its presence. To give it any countenance would be to furnish new ground for the national reproach too often cast upon us, that the almighty dollar is the chief object of our adoration. "I am, dear Sir, very truly yours, John A. Dix. "Orlando Meads, Esq., Albany, N. Y." Another important service was rendered to the Corporation of Trinity Church by its venerable Comptroller, on occasion of an attack on it in the columns of the Index, a journal published in Boston as the organ and mouth-piece of freethinkers and infidels, whose aim is to erase from our constitutions and statute-books the name of Almighty God, and prevent any recognition of religion in the official acts of the Government. The article referred to afforded a striking instance of the recklessness in calumniation and the total disregard of facts which always characterize the mere partisan, whether he be religious or irreligious; for the spirit of bigotry, wherever it dwells, is one and the same, whether it pretend to bless the Lord or venture to curse him; and never, perhaps, was a rash assailant stripped more completely bare than on the occasion now referred to. It does not comport with the scope of this work to reprint the scurrilous libel, but the reply to it may be read in the Appendix to this volume. The General took a war...

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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: ... tion. As was beautifully expressed by Madame de Stael: 'Their ceremonies are strongly contrasted; but the same sigh of distress,...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:130 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.28 inPublished:February 6, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217018858

ISBN - 13:9780217018852

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