The Life And Public Services Of George Luther Stearns

Paperback | January 11, 2012

byFrank Preston Stearns

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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. 1907. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... VI The Kansas Struggle The election of Franklin Pierce in 1852 elicited the remark from Theodore Parker that any man was in danger of becoming President of the United States. Probably no one was as much surprised at his nomination as Pierce himself. He was a modest, amiable man, and sufficiently aware that his abilities were not of the first order. He was not a very important man in his own state. He had served a term in Congress without special distinction. He went to the Mexican War as a captain of volunteers, and his promotion was evidently a piece of political favoritism. He never had distinguished himself in any public capacity, and yet he was elected over General Scott (who was certainly a very brilliant officer) by a majority such as had not been known since the time of President Madison. It seemed as if the southern slaveocracy would accomplish whatever they undertook. They had annexed Texas, and conquered all the territory west of it. They had repealed the Missouri Compromise, and elected a president who was pledged to make that repeal a virtual actuality. Mr. Stearns voted for Hale and Julian, though the prospect seemed rather discouraging. The Free-soilers had hoped by nominating a stronger man than Pierce in his own state that the general public would appreciate the true character of the Democratic nominee, and that something might be accomplished in this way; but the result disappointed their expectations. Hale was a better man than Van Buren, but Mr. Stearns learned facts about him afterward which were not altogether to his credit; and yet there are few men at whose door one reproach or another cannot be laid, and those who lead the most immaculate lives are not always the most useful. Mr. Stearns little thought as he sat by his fireside with his s...

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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. 1907. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... VI The Kansas Struggle The election of Franklin Pierce in 1852 elicited the remark from Theodore Parker that any man was in danger of...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:100 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.21 inPublished:January 11, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217593275

ISBN - 13:9780217593274

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