Writings Of Levi Woodbury, Ll.d. (volume 1): Political

Paperback | January 12, 2012

byLevi Woodbury

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1852. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... beware how petitions are encouraged which, under the distresses of War, formerly were confined to a faction, and died, on their way hither, at the news of peace. Beware how such petitions are now encouraged to stalk into this very hall, from State legislatures, and urge us to unsettle the great compromises on which the Union itself rests, and which, if prostrated, may lead not only to separation, but scenes of border warfare, if not servile conflagration and carnage, such as never before crimsoned the pages of history. NAVAL SCHOOL* Mr. Woodbury's remarks on the naval school were substantially as follows: He stated that the first and indispensable point, with a young officer, was, whether he could bear the exposure and roll of the ocean. If he could not, all expense in educating him for the service was lost. Hence, the first order long had been, and should continue to be, an order to sea. After that experiment, if the constitution and taste of the individual proved suitable, it was not only proper to give him aid by literary and scientific instruction on ship-board, but, when off duty, on shore. The deck of the vessel, however, was the best schoolhouse or academy to begin with; and there, to mingle explanations and reading with actual experiment. Even on shore, the teaching should be rather to occupy suitably his leisure hours, and advance him in his naval pursuits, than to give him land habits or land tastes. The naval officer should be a sailor,-- an informed, intelligent, moral, and intellectual sailor, if you please,-- but still a son of the ocean, and dedicated, heart and soul, for life, to all its arduous duties, great exposure and high responsibilities. In truth, his true home is on the mountain wave. It was no more proper to send the army officer or the ...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1852. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... beware how petitions are encouraged which, under the distresses of War, formerly were confined to a faction, and died, on their way h...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:308 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.65 inPublished:January 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217956513

ISBN - 13:9780217956512

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