Acquisition of Oregon and the Long Suppressed Evidence about Marcus Whitman Volume 2

Acquisition of Oregon and the Long Suppressed Evidence about Marcus Whitman Volume 2

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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. 1911 edition. Excerpt: ...northeasterly branch of the Columbia, and thence the river to the Pacific), "and we take California, Great Britain to pay so much towards our purchase. It would require great skill to bring this about." If it would have required "great skill" for Polk, fresh from a triumphant election by the people, and with a good working majority in both Houses of Congress eager to support him, to carry out this "dream of policy," the reader can see how utterly impossible it would have been for Tyler, hated by the Whig leaders, and distrusted by the most influential Democrats, and only half supported part of the time by discordant factions of both parties, to ever have "embodied" his "dream of policy" about Oregon in a treaty that would have had any chance of securing one-third, let alone, the needful two-thirds of the Senate in favor of its ratification. The third was dated January 1, 1846, and after expressing his objections to war with Mexico and England, if it can honorably be avoided, he continues, "The United States requires still a peace of twenty years, and then they hold in their hands the destiny of the human race. But if war does come, we shall fight on the side of right. Our claim to Oregon to the 49th degree is clear; what lies beyond is attended with colorable title on the part of Great Britain by the exploration of Frazer's river by McKenzie; but it is only colorable." CHAPTER VIII. THE WHITMAN MASSACRE AND ITS TRUE CAUSES. The Whitman massacre began November 29, 1847, and resulted in the murder of Dr. and Mrs. Whitman, and twelve other men, of whom nine seem to have been killed on November 29, one on November 30, and two on December 7. Fifty-three people were taken captive, and held...show more

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  • Paperback | 176 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 10mm | 327g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236621085
  • 9781236621085