Sketches Of The South And West; Or, Ten Months' Residence In The United States

Paperback | January 9, 2012

byHenry Deedes

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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. 1869. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER IX. Having thus far endeavoured to describe accurately, and, I flatter myself, without exaggeration, some few of the scenes and occurrences which I have witnessed myself during my visits to America, I trust I may be excused if I devote a very short chapter to the conclusions that the experiences thus obtained have impressed upon me. First and foremost, as being the subject most interesting to, and least understood by, Englishmen generally, let me place the feelings entertained by Americans towards this country. I have no hesitation in saying that the feelings of all real Americans are decidedly friendly to us. All are aware that the interests of the two countries are indissolubly bound together, if by no other ties--which I do not admit to be generally the case--by those of pecuniary expediency. The Americans have a very large State debt now suspended round their necks, and though the tax-gatherer does not meet with the "difficulties" that were anticipated in the performance of his unwelcome duties, they are not by any means as yet accustomed to the burden. Even more--it is very much like a Lincolnshire fence; the more you look at it the less you like it. Still, I am very far from saying that that feeling alone would prevent war, if there were any chance of gain to be obtained by it. But in this instance they, as well as ourselves, have everything to lose and nothing to gain by entering on such a course. Canada, our weak point, has so clearly asserted her dislike to being annexed, that the American people are well aware that no co-operation is to be expected in that quarter. At the same time, they are equally conscious that there is a thorn in their side which a very slight pressure from without would make very painful, and which would probably DANGERS O...

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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. 1869. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER IX. Having thus far endeavoured to describe accurately, and, I flatter myself, without exaggeration, some few of the scenes a...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:44 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.09 inPublished:January 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217871798

ISBN - 13:9780217871792

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