Alexander Hamilton and the American Republic; Including Hamilton's Letter to James Duane, in Which He Outlined the New Government; Also, a Letter Written at the Request of Washington, in Which Hamilton Outlined the Etiquette of the White

Alexander Hamilton and the American Republic; Including Hamilton's Letter to James Duane, in Which He Outlined the New Government; Also, a Letter Written at the Request of Washington, in Which Hamilton Outlined the Etiquette of the White

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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. 1886 edition. Excerpt: ...a clearer vision to discern the right, than those mortals who acknowledged themselves as his inferiors in capacity. Unable to cope with him in reasoning, might they not be equally unable to rival him in foresight? To many persons such an assault might have proved embarrassing and been passed over in silence. Not so, however, did Hamilton encounter it; but with his wonted bold honesty he faced his opponents at evey point at which they saw fit to attack him. Very candidly, and yet very modestly, he spoke of the manner in which "even his suppoed talents had been wrested to his dishonor," and sought to show the improbability of his seeking voluntarily to ubvert the liberties of the nation in which the destiny of-his family were bound up. "The suspicion," said he, "is unjust! The charge is uncharitable." In the face of all these overwhelming and opposing facts it will be seen that Hamilton triumphed, and that to him is due the credit for the ratification of the constitution by the State of New York.. _ "The constitution which he chiefly elaborated, was finally adopted, and has since become the subject of the constant eulogy of myriads of eloquent tongues, and has received the admiration of the whole civilized world. The merit of Hamilton in connection with it, can now scarcely be estimated; but when many centuries of unequaled national prosperity and glory shall have rolled over this government, which his great plastic hand moulded into so compact, so beautiful and so consistent a mass of political society; when six hundred millions of beings shall inhabit this continent, turning by their thrifty industry all her boundless plains and valleys into blooming and fruitful gardens; and when from the...show more

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  • Paperback | 42 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236770978
  • 9781236770974