The American Portrait Gallery; With Biographical Sketches of Presidents, Statesmen, Military and Naval Heroes, Clergymen, Authors, Poets, Etc Volume 1

The American Portrait Gallery; With Biographical Sketches of Presidents, Statesmen, Military and Naval Heroes, Clergymen, Authors, Poets, Etc Volume 1

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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. 1877 edition. Excerpt: ...a sneer. It is not individual; it is not integral; it is social and mixed--half of you and half of others. It bends, it sways, it multiplies, it retires, and it advances, as the talk of others presses, relaxes, or quickens. "But it is not so with letters: --there you are, with only the soulless pen, and the snow-white, virgin paper. Your soul is measuring itself by itself, and saying its own sayings; there are no sneers to modify its utterance--no scowl to scare--nothing is present but you and your thought; utter it then freely; write it down--stamp it--burn it in the ink I There it is, a true soul-print I" ARTHUR ST. CLAIR. Aethuk St. Claik was born in Scotland in the year 1734. He was of a distinguished family; grandson of the Earl of Roslyn. He studied medicine with the celebrated John'Hunter in London, bnt inheriting a large sum of money on the death of his mother, purchased an ensigncy, and soon after came in Boscawen's fleet to America; served under Amherst at the taking of Louisburg, and was distinguished under Wolfe at Quebec. In 1760 he married at Boston, Phebe, daughter of Balthazar Bayard and Mary Bowdoin, a half-sister of Governor James Bowdoin. He resigned his commission in 1762, and two years later settled in the Ligonier Valley, Pennsylvania, where he erected mills, also a fine residence, and, to use his own language, "held six offices in Pennsylvania, all of them lucrative; viz., clerk of the Court of General Quarter Sessions, prothonotary of the Court of Common Pleas, Judge of Probate, register of wills, recorder of deeds, and surveyor of the largest county in the province." Having accompanied the commissioners appointed by Congress, in 1775, to treat with the Indians at Fort Pitt, and acting as their...show more

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  • Paperback | 62 pages
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236511654
  • 9781236511652