Speech Of John M. Clayton Of Delaware; Delivered In The Senate Of The United States On The 8th Of…

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byJohn Middleton Clayton

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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. 1853. Excerpt: ... SPEECH. Mr. CLAYTON. In rising for the first time, after a long absence, to address the Senate, I labor under some embarrassment, from observing that the gentlemen around me are generally strangers to me, and that not a single individual of all my ancient associates who served with me in this body twenty-four years ago is now present. I am irresistibly led back to the events of a period over which nearly a quarter of a century has spread its mantle, when those who filled this chamber as the representatives of the sovereign States'of this Union mingled in discussion on the great issues then before the country, and when the walls of this-tr chamber daily rung with the echoes of their voices, as they poured j forth "the logic and the wisdom and the wit" for which they. were so pre-eminently distinguished. Their debates were but j justly compared to the procession of a Roman triumph moving in dignity and order to the lofty music of its march, and glittering all over with the spoils of the civilized world. They are gone; and I, the youngest and humblest of their body, am left to tell the tale. The last of them who left this scene of their strifes and contentions was the present Vice President of the United States, the Hon. William R. King, who presided over the deliberations of the Senate nearly twenty years with unsurpassed ability and impartiality, and who, during a long period, occupied the post of chief distinction here as the chairman of the Committee on Foreign Relations. "Statesman, yet friend to truth, of soul sincere, In action faithful, and in honor clear I" I confess, also, a feeling of embarrassment from another source. I am called upon to vindicate myself against charges of the grossest character preferred against me here during my absence. It i...

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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. 1853. Excerpt: ... SPEECH. Mr. CLAYTON. In rising for the first time, after a long absence, to address the Senate, I labor under some embarrassme...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:22 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.05 inPublished:January 31, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217875106

ISBN - 13:9780217875103

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