The Cambrian; A Magazine for the Welsh in America Volume 11-12

The Cambrian; A Magazine for the Welsh in America Volume 11-12

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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. 1891 edition. Excerpt: ...Lewis Morris, who was born of a. Welsh family in 1726, and who lost a large amount of property by the war. Robert Morris of Pennsylvania was the financial mainstay of the American revolution, and after the battle of Trenton in 1776 offered his princely fortune for the benefit of his distressed country. He was a native-born Welshman, came to America when a child and was edueated in Philadelphia. A.fter serving an apprenticeship with a merchant he commenced business for himself, was a, man of remarkable energy, sterling character and highly respected by the community. He was elected a member of the Continental Congress in 1776, and in 1781 was appointed Secretary of Finance. For a long time his individual credit was superior to that of Congress itself. He lost an immense fortune for the cause, and died in comparative poverty in 1806. Of the presidents of the United States eight have been of Welsh descent-John Adams, Thomas J efl'erson, James Madison, James Monroe, VVm. Henry Harrison, James A. Garfield, Benjamin Harrison', and John Quincy Adams; Chief Justice John Marshall the "American Mansfield," was the; grandson of a native of Wales, and Roger B. Taney descended from a. Welsh family. Of those who fought in the revolutionary struggle, fourteen generals, seven colonels and a number of subordinate oflicers could boast of Welsh blood, while Commodore Hopkins of Rhode Island worthily represented the race in the navy. Among Welshmen or their descendants who have become prominent in later years may be mentioned Thomas Buchanan Read, the poet; John M. Francis, editor of the '1'r0y Times, and ex-minister to Austria; George Jones of the New York Times; Judge Noah Davis; Edwin D. Morgan. the great war governor of New York, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 378 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 20mm | 671g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236926331
  • 9781236926333