The Works Of William E. Channing (volume 5)

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byWilliam Ellery Channing

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1849. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... dangerous to the peace of the country, than any other which can be imagined. We have heard of the " rights " of a State to nullify the laws of Congress, and to secede from the Union. But to some of us, these are less formidable than the " right " of each State to involve us in a foreign war. The assumption of such a power is a flagrant violation of the fundamental principle, and a rejection of one of the chief benefits, of the confederacy. Better surrender to an enemy many disputed territories, than cede this right to a State. Ill-starred indeed must be this Union, if any one of its members may commit all the rest to hostilities. The general government has at this moment a solemn duty to discharge, one requiring the calm, invincible firmness of Washington, or the ironwill of the late President of the United States. It must not, by a suicidal weakness, surrender the management of our foreign relations to a single State. And here I am bound to express my gratitude to the present Chief Magistrate of the Union, for his temperate and wise efforts for the preservation of peace. He will feel, I trust, that there is-a truer glory in saving a country from war, than in winning a hundred battles. Much also is due to the beneficent influence of General Scott. To this distinguished man belongs the rare honor of uniting with military energy and daring, the spirit of a philanthropist. His exploits in the field, which placed him in the first rank of our soldiers, have been obscured by the purer and more lasting glory of a Pacificator, and of a Friend of Mankind. In the whole history of the intercourse of civilized with barbarous or half civilized communities, we doubt whether a brighter page can be found than that which records his agency in the removal of the Cherokee...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1849. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... dangerous to the peace of the country, than any other which can be imagined. We have heard of the " rights " of a State to n...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:108 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.22 inPublished:January 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217902650

ISBN - 13:9780217902656

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