The Centenary of the Battle of Plattsburg; 1814 September 11, 1914, at Plattsburg, N.Y., September 6 to 11, 1914

The Centenary of the Battle of Plattsburg; 1814 September 11, 1914, at Plattsburg, N.Y., September 6 to 11, 1914

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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. 1914 edition. Excerpt: ...victory."--The enemy's sloop the Finch, in nearing Crabb Island, was engaged by the land battery, constructed there, which done very great execution. Threw her on a shoal and made her strike her flag, besides keeping the gunboats off," which were bearing down in that direction. This land battery contributed much to the success of the fleet.--1 Words in italics ajid incloicd in brackets arc erased in original manuscript. Political Conditions in America and Europe BY RICHARD E. DAY 'HE view that America engaged in " the second war for independence " in order to vindicate the policy of international neutrality commended in the farewell address of Washington wants completeness; but the influence of Washington's warning can be traced in the events preceding that war. A war for independence it was, but the American idea of independence included the liberty of the young republic to pursue its way outside the circleW European political interests. It was a war for commercial freedom, but the assaults on American trade and navigation which engendered it were provoked in part by the determination of this country "to steer clear of permanent alliances with any portion of the foreign world." Washington's administration gave an impulse to the doctrine that a nation has equal obligations toward states with which it is at peace and the right to work out its destiny, unmolested by nations with which it has sought no quarrel. The rights of citizens of neutral powers were presented in the state communications which attended the contest of the government with Genet and its resistance to the assumptions and encroachments of England. The value of this early statement in the development of principles of neutrality is recognized by writers...show more

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  • Paperback | 24 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 1mm | 64g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236616073
  • 9781236616074