The second administration of James Madison Volume 8 by Henry AdamsThe second administration of James Madison Volume 8 by Henry Adams

The second administration of James Madison Volume 8

byHenry Adams

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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. 1921 edition. Excerpt: ... strong wrote1 to the President, April 80, "landed in the bay between Point Abino and Fort Erie, and operating either on the line of the Niagara, or more directly if a more direct route is found, against the British post at the head of Burlington Bay, cannot be resisted with effect without compelling the enemy so to weaken his more eastern posts as to bring them within reach of our means at Sackett's Harbor and Plattsburg." Armstrong's suggestion was made to the President April 30. Already time was short. The allies had entered Paris March 31; the citadel of Bayonne capitulated to Wellington April 28. In a confidential despatch dated June 3, Lord Bathurst notified the governor-general of Canada that ten thousand men had been ordered to be shipped immediately for Quebec.2 July 5, Major-General Torrens at the Horse-guards informed Prevost that four brigades,--Brisbane's, Kempt's, Power's, and Robinson's; fourteen regiments of Wellington's best troops,--had sailed from Bordeaux for Canada.8 Prevost could afford in July to send westward every regular soldier in Lower Canada, sure of replacing them at Montreal by the month of August. "A discrepancy in the opinions of the Cabinet," according to Armstrong,4 delayed adoption of a plan 1 Armstrong's Notices, ii. 216. Prevost to Bathurst, Aug. 27, 1814; MSS. British Archives. Torrens to Prevost, July 5, 1805; MSS. Canadian Archives, 4 Armstrong's Notices, ii. 74, 82. till June, when a compromise scheme was accepted,1 but not carried out. "Two causes prevented its being acted upon in extenso," Armstrong afterward explained,3--"the one, a total failure in getting together by militia calls and volunteer overtures a force deemed competent to a campaign of demonstration and manoeuvre on the peninsula;...

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Title:The second administration of James Madison Volume 8Format:PaperbackDimensions:92 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.19 inPublished:May 5, 2014Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217934447

ISBN - 13:9780217934442

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