The Leading Orators Of Twenty-five Campaigns; From The First Presidential Canvass To The Present…

Paperback | February 6, 2012

byWilliam C. Roberts

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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.1884 Excerpt: ... began to print his views from time to time in the local newspapers of the place. He possessed a happy faculty of dealing fairly and at the same time pleasantly with every phase of a political question, and with all sorts of men; and his speeches and writings were regarded rather the impartial charge of a judge than the utterances of a partisan advocate. In 1845 ne became proprietor and editor of the St. Joseph Valley Register, the local paper of South Bend. This was his first venture and if hope had been lacking the prospect would have foreboded a sorry future. He was a youth of just over twenty-one, and had but two hundred and fifty subscribers. But young Colfax had hope, and, what was far more important, remarkable tact and capacity for his laborious profession. At the end of the first year of his paper he was $1375 in debt. There is a peculiar fatality which ever hovers over such enterprises, and its blighting hand had reached out for young Colfax's journal; but with one hand he shielded it from the monster's grasp, and with the other he nurtured it to productive life. A few years afterward the office was burned down, and the uninsured editor was left to begin his business over again. "Besides paying well, the Register, as conducted by Mr. Colfax, is entitled to the much higher praise of having been a useful, interesting, and a morally pure paper, always on the side of what is good and right in morals and in society." Mr.. Colfax was a Whig in the days of the Whig party, and on its dissolution he joined the Republican party. His first nomination for Congress was in 1851, and he was beaten, though only by two hundred majority, in a district strongly opposed to him in politics. In 1852 he was a delegate to the Whig National Convention that nominated Genera...

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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.1884 Excerpt: ... began to print his views from time to time in the local newspapers of the place. He possessed a happy faculty of dealing fairly ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:72 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.15 inPublished:February 6, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217120970

ISBN - 13:9780217120975

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