The Life and Public Services of George Luther Stearns

Paperback | October 12, 2012

byFrank Preston Stearns

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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. 1907 edition. Excerpt: ... has called my attention again to that subject, I think the attack which was made against representative government in the assault upon Senator Sumner, in Washington, which, so far as I could learn from the public press, was, if not justified, at least winked at throughout the South, was an act of very much greater danger to our liberties and to civil society than the attack of a few men upon neighbors over the borders of a state. I suppose that the state of Virginia is wealthy and strong, and brave enough to defend itself against the assaults of any unorganized, unlawful force." A letter from Mr. Stearns to Dr. S. G. Howe. His testimony in regard to John Brown's personal magnetism is most valuable: " I do not know whether anybody else gave him any money or not. I sent him $25. I did it because I felt ashamed, after I had seen the old man and talked with him and come within the reach of the personal impression (which I find he very generally made on people) that I had never contributed anything directly towards his assistance, as one whom I thought had sacrificed and suffered so much for the cause of freedom, and of good order and good government, in the territory of Kansas. He was, if I may be allowed to use that expression, a very magnetic person, and I felt very much impressed by him. I confess I did not know how to understand the old gentleman fully." Martin F. Conway also had some interesting statements to make, in his half humorous manner, concerning the Emigrant Aid Society: " I remember when I first thought of going to Kansas I heard of this Emigrant Aid Company, but I did not know the nature of it, and I thought it a good idea, and I wrote to Mr. Thayer about it to see what advantages I could get in my emigration to Kansas by...

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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. 1907 edition. Excerpt: ... has called my attention again to that subject, I think the attack which was made against representative govern...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:100 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.21 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217354238

ISBN - 13:9780217354233

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