Anniversary Celebration of the New England Society in the City of New York Volume 102

Anniversary Celebration of the New England Society in the City of New York Volume 102

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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. 1907 edition. Excerpt: ...we planted fell on good soil and bore abundant fruit I think is shown by the fact that within about two or three years an American merchant who was traveling in Spain met a friend of his, a Spaniard, doubtless a man with whom he had trade relations. They traveled together, and the Spaniard said to him reproachfully, "Why do you pass yourself off for an Englishman?" The American said, " I do not; these people take me for English, and I let it go at that." The Spaniard said, "You are making a great mistake; there are no people in Spain to-day who are so well thought of as the Americans." "I do not understand that," said the American, "how is this?" And the Spaniard went on to say that when Cervera's people fell into the hands of the Navy of the United States they fell into the hands, not of enemies, but of brothers. He said, "Our men were sick and you nursed them to health; they were naked and you clothed them; they were starving and you fed them. You treated them with royal hospitality-of your own. When the war was ended their own government being too poor, your government furnished them with transportation to their own country, and gave every man a good suit of clothes, so that when he landed at home he might hold his head up as a self-respecting citizen, and wherever I go in Spain I meet these men and they tell me, 'As soon as I can I am going back to America, where a man can be anything that it is in him to be.' " Applause. I beg to dismiss from your minds the thought that the Navy is entirely for war; I think the Navy is much more for peace, and I think I have proved my proposition, and I thank you for your patience in listening to me. Applause THE...show more

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  • Paperback | 46 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 100g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236814665
  • 9781236814661