The Life Of Gen. Frank. Pierce, Of New Hampshire; The Democratic Candidate For President Of The…

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byDavid W. Bartlett

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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. 1852. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VI. His Congressional Career--Subject of Slavery--Resigns his Seat--Again appointed to the Senate, but will not accept--Correspond euce--Oifeied a Seat in the Cabinet of Mr. Polt Tve have now given to tlie reader some of the most important of General Pierce's congressional speeches. They are all, it will be evident, at once of an eminently practical nature. They were not delivered upon subjects calculated to elicit enthusiastic eloquence, but upon vital questions of political economy--upon questions which deeply concerned the well-being of the nation. Upon such questions Mr. Pierce in Congress adopted a style of speech at once striking and simple. That he is the master of remarkable eloquence no man will deny who has ever heard hiin in one of his best efforts at the bar. But he preferred a working life, and a plain, unvarnished style. His speeches resemble closely those of Cobden, and Peel, and Russell, and many others of England's most renowned parliamentary debaters. There is none of the clap trap of popular eloquence, but clear convincing.'ogic, which carries conviction 6traight to the heart. He was not noted in the House or Senate for speech-making, for he scarcely ever took part in debate; but his votes are on every page of the Congrosbional journals. We might pro ceed to give his votes upon the important questions which were before Congress during his participation in its proceedings, but it is hardly necessary to do so, as he always voted strictly.with the Democratic party. He was a Democrat of the Jefferson stamp,--clear-sighted, warm-hearted, and with strong sympathies for popular rights, and his votes were in accordance with his principles. Upon the embarrassing question of slavery, he pursued a straight-forward course. He voted to susta...

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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. 1852. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VI. His Congressional Career--Subject of Slavery--Resigns his Seat--Again appointed to the Senate, but will not accept...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:68 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.14 inPublished:February 2, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217594522

ISBN - 13:9780217594523

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