The Land We Live In; Or The Story Of Our Country

Paperback | October 12, 2012

byHenry Mann

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1806 edition. Excerpt: ...guise of opposition to the revenue. He was evidently satisfied that there was no deeper plot than appeared on the surface, and that, apart from their whiskey-stills, the hearts of the West Pennsylvanians beat true to the Union. Independence Vindicated. CHAPTER XXII. Arrogance of France--Americans and Louts XVI--Genet Denes Washington--The People Support the President--War With the Indians--Defeat of St. Clair--Indians State Their Case--General Wayne Defeats the Savages--Jay's Treaty--Retirement of Washington--His Character--His Military Genius--Washington as a Statesman--His Views on Slavery--His Figure in History. The American nation had yet to win something besides independence, something without which independence would be a burden and a mockery--the respect of other nations; and in dealings between nations fear and respect are closely akin. The English still occupied posts within territory claimed by the United States, the Indians denied the right of the Americans to lands beyond the Ohio, and republican France, having beheaded her king, regarded the United States as a vassal on account of the debt of gratitude which America owed to that king. War with England had given place to jealous and intolerant rivalry, and friendship with France had been succeeded by an arrogant assumption of patronage and almost of suzerainty menacing to our national independence. Such were the clouds that rose above the ocean horizon, while the western sky was darkened by the shadow of Indian hostility as yet far from contemptible, and directed by able chieftains, like Little Turtle, more than a match in the field and in diplomacy for most of their white antagonists. These were the circumstances which made it apparent to Americans that the Federal...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1806 edition. Excerpt: ...guise of opposition to the revenue. He was evidently satisfied that there was no deeper plot than appeared on t...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:94 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.19 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217593852

ISBN - 13:9780217593854

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