Accounts and Papers, 1845

Accounts and Papers, 1845

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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. 1845 edition. Excerpt: ...the troops which she formerly conveyed from that colony. The rest of the troops have returned to this place in the ' Hazard." In publishing the above Report of the settlement of the disturbance at Russell, we cannot conclude without expressing our sincere satisfaction at the happy termination of a quarrel which threatened to assume such a serious aspect, and at the same time conveying to his Excellency what we are sure will be the feeling of every right-minded man in the colony, our thunks and gratitude for the bold, determined, and considerate manner in which he has acted in this emergency. A man of weaker nerve might have shrunk from incurring the great responsibility which must naturally attach to the adoption of a course which may be called extreme, perhaps a stretch of power--but let any sober-minded man consider for one moment moment what the effect of a different course would have been.--Viewing the matter altogether apart from humanity, let us for a moment contemplate the effects of a war with the natives upon the prosperity of the colony. It is true that, in the end, we might reasonably expect that the natives would be subdued by our superior forces, but in the meantime, and especially from the peculiar character of the country, and the insurmountable obstacles which ic opposes to the progress of troops and to all regular military operations, there would be very little prospect of acting against Heki or his party with any success. Our troops might find their way to his pall and destroy his huts, but they could never take his person, neither could they protect any of the out-settlers from the aggressions of the natives. A war with the natives would have the effect of endangering the lives of every European in the...show more

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  • Paperback | 340 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 18mm | 608g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236949129
  • 9781236949127