The Sons Of The Sires; A History Of The Rise, Progress, And Destiny Of The American Party, And Its…

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byFrederick Rinehart Anspach

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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.1855 Excerpt: ... THE LETTER OF HON. HENRY A. WISE, THE DEMOCRATIC GUBERNATORIAL CANDIDATE OF VIRGINIA, AGAINST THE KNOW-NOTHINGS. This is perhaps the most extraordinary document of an epistolatory form, that has ever been issued from the American Press. I pronounce it extraordinary, whether viewed as a whole or in its separate propositions--but most of all extraordinary, for its labored proof of that which nobody denies; and for its creation of a hideous monster, and then expending the whole intellectual force of an extraordinary man upon its demolition. The assumption is not less charitable than just to Mr. Wise, that the nondescript with which he battles so terribly, arose from some of the Virginia swamps, for the Old Dominion is not without its "dismal swamps." That the creation which looms through his letter should have the remotest resemblance to the Know-Nothings, we cannot for a moment believe; neither would we cast such an imputation on the intelligence of its author, as to think, that he had the faintest idea of drawing a portraiture of the party which he denounces. The thing is sui generis, and is evidently the offspring of a cloudy brain, or a disturbed spirit. If the question is therefore asked why a reply is offered to this letter, in connection with the foregoing pages, I would state for the information of the inquirer, that there are a number of urgent reasons why it should be answered. 1. First, the source whence it emanates is respectable. It is not on all occasions that an individual may rise to a self-vindication. The source of those aspersions intended to injure or totally destroy his reputation, may render a reply a work of supererogation. Not only motives of self-respect may forbid an answer, but the censure of the maligning party may be more honorable...

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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.1855 Excerpt: ... THE LETTER OF HON. HENRY A. WISE, THE DEMOCRATIC GUBERNATORIAL CANDIDATE OF VIRGINIA, AGAINST THE KNOW-NOTHINGS. This is perhaps...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:48 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.1 inPublished:February 6, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217637280

ISBN - 13:9780217637282

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