The Life Of Charles Jared Ingersoll (volume 1) by William Montgomery MeigsThe Life Of Charles Jared Ingersoll (volume 1) by William Montgomery Meigs

The Life Of Charles Jared Ingersoll (volume 1)

byWilliam Montgomery Meigs

Paperback | February 4, 2012

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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. 1897. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER III. War of 1812--War-Hawks--Early Failures--Naval Triumphs--New England Opposition denounced--Thirteenth Congress--His Course in--Speeches--Answers Webster on Disunion--Collision with Mr. Stockton--New England Federalism--Not re-elected--His Position in Congress--Peace--United States District Attorney--Letters during the War. The war of 1812 was emphatically the war of the youth of America, the most important step which had yet been brought about by the generation upon whose shoulders was rapidly falling the mantle of the fathers of the country. Mr. Ingersoll often spoke of it as the "second edition of American Independence;" and even the Revolution would not have ranked as the heroic period of our existence in a higher degree than the Second War, but for the violent opposition to it of that section of our country which, though then so out of tune with the tendency of American history, has come in time not only largely to guide the course of public affairs, but to write our history as well. New England's bitter and factious opposition, driven to the very verge of disunion, and the fertile soil where sprung up the theories upon which the successive advocates of secession have based their claims, probably prevented the war from being a great triumph, and has certainly obscured its necessity and its daring boldness. The series of oppressions and outrages which led up to it was indeed such as is to-day marvellous to think of. New admiralty rules, invented to render neutral (i.e., American) commerce impossible; decrees in council which recolonized us; and the right of search, exercised at the will of insolent sea-captains against even fishing-smacks and coasting-vessels and an American vessel of war, constitute a chapter of history which may well make...
Title:The Life Of Charles Jared Ingersoll (volume 1)Format:PaperbackDimensions:82 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.17 inPublished:February 4, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217332935

ISBN - 13:9780217332934