Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Pulaski, Jefferson, Lonoke, Faulkner, Grant, Saline, Perry, Garland and Hot Spring Counties, Arkansas; Comprising a Condensed History of the State... Biographies of Distinguished Citizens...[Etc.]

Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Pulaski, Jefferson, Lonoke, Faulkner, Grant, Saline, Perry, Garland and Hot Spring Counties, Arkansas; Comprising a Condensed History of the State... Biographies of Distinguished Citizens...[Etc.]

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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. 1889 edition. Excerpt: ...worthy old Arkansan always spoke in terms of highest praise of Maj. Adams as a man of noble, generous heart, open-hearted and sympathizing, and as useful a man as ever did business in Arkansas. But in writing a biography of Maj. Adams we could not do better or state the case more accurately than by giving the eulogy paid him by his intimate friend, Gen. Albert Pike, who says: "I have known John D. Adams from his boyhood. He served a year in a regiment of Col. Archibald Yell on the march to and in Mexico, being at the battle of Buena Vista, and returning to Arkansas when his term of enlistment expired. There, as has always been the case, he was liked by every one for his unvarying good-humor, his readiness to do a favor, and his unstinted gen-erosity'. Afterward he was for many years n me;-. chant III Little Rock, dealing in general me;-charr. the expiration of his term of. dise. He married and built a house at Little Rock, where he resided for a period of several years before the war broke out between the States. Not successful as a merchant, he engaged in steamboating, owner by himself, and in partner-ship with Thompson Dean, of Cincinnati, during many years, of boats running on the Arkansas River and from Memphis to Little Rock, and Fort Smith and New Orleans, in which be displayed large business capacity, promptness and decision in action, great enterprise, courage and persever-ance in surmounting obstacles and overcoming difliculties. When the State of Arkansas seceded, an attempt was made in the convention to confiscate the interests of Mr. Dean in their boats running on the Arkansas River, but the influence and pop-ularity of Mr. Adams defeated the attempt. The march of events put an end to his steamboat. enter-prises, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 450 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 23mm | 798g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236766792
  • 9781236766793