Memoirs Of The Life Of William Wirt, Attorney General Of The United States (volume 2)

Paperback | January 9, 2012

byJohn Pendleton Kennedy

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1849. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XX. 1833--1834. UNDERTAKES TO MAKE A SETTLEMENT OF GERMANS IN FLORIDA--MR. GOLDSBOROUGH TAKES CHARGE OF IT PARTICULARS OF THIS AliVENTURE--HOPES OF SUCCESS ITS FAILURE MR. WIRT'S HEALTH VARIABLE--A RE-NOMINATION FOR THE PRESIDENCY SUGGESTED MR. WIRT'S ANSWER TO THIS NULLIFICATION LETTER TO CARR ON THE RIGHT OF A STATE TO SECEDE FROM THE UNION--LITERARY SUBJECTS.--LETTER TO CARR ADVICE TO STUDENTS.--CHRISTMAS LETTERS.--MR. WIRT VISITS WASHINGTON.--HIS ILLNESS DEATH NOTICE OF THIS EVENT BY THE SUPREME COURT AND BY CONGRESS. Mr. Wirt had now passed his sixtieth year. Many a pleasant vision of future repose had fled from his perspective: many a day-dream of affluence and leisure had vanished. Those fond fancies of rural comfort, which sparkle so pleasantly through his correspondence--the villa, the library, the grove,-- "Mollia prata, gelidse fontes, vivoque Sedilia saxo,--" these captivating castles in the air which had haunted his reveries and beguiled his hopes through so many years of toil, luring him with the thought of a happy old age devoted to literature and friendship,--all these had sunk before the sad realities of disease, incessant labor, affliction, public care. Religion alone, the truest guide of life, the sincerest friend of age, made good the promises of youth, and more than accomplished all that it ever led him to hope. There was no disappointment which it did not indemnify, no grief which it did not compose. Through nearly forty years of devotion to professional life, the greater part of this term holding eminent position at the bar, he had not yet amassed sufficient wealth to render him independent of labor. He had a large family. Of twelve children, eight were yet alive. These had been educated with every advantage which the country could...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1849. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XX. 1833--1834. UNDERTAKES TO MAKE A SETTLEMENT OF GERMANS IN FLORIDA--MR. GOLDSBOROUGH TAKES CHARGE OF IT PARTICULARS OF THI...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:160 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.34 inPublished:January 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217512550

ISBN - 13:9780217512558

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