Chronicles of the Fire-Eaters of the Tribe of Mississippi

Chronicles of the Fire-Eaters of the Tribe of Mississippi

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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. 1853 edition. Excerpt: ...say that he is a disciple of Calhoun, and the Barnburners say that he will divide the land to the poor and oppressed. 27. And when the wise men of the Old Dominion had made an end of speaking, there was a "noise and confusion," and much tumult, in the assembly, for many of the leaders and chief men of the tribes, and factions, and sects of democracy said, .we know not him of whom the wise men of the Old Dominion have spoken. Yea, as the Lord liveth, we have not so much as heard of his name unto this day. 28. And the wise men of the Old Dominion, and some of the leaders and chief men of the Down-East country, who had heard of the name of Franklin, said unto the leaders of the tribes who knew him not: we pray you remember the covenant and the compromise which we have made, and let there be no tumult or division any more, but return ye each to the Council chamber of your tribend we will there tell you of the words and mighty deeds of Franklin, who is surnamed Pierce, of the Granite tribe, but let not our enemies know of this thing. 29. And the leaders hearkened to the words of the wise men of the Old Dominion and the Down East country, and they went to their halls of council, and there the wise men told unto them how that Franklin had led forth our armies in the bloody wars of Mexico, on the plains of Contreras and Churubusco, and the city of the Aztecs, where the valiant fainted and became as dead men, and how he had given of his goods and his riches to the poor of the land, and dried the tears of the orphan with his sweetness. 30. And when the leaders of the tribes, and the sects, and parties, heard the words of the wise men, the spirit and the "cohesive power" of democracy came upon them and they said with one voice, now know we assuredly that...show more

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  • Paperback | 30 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 73g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123665773X
  • 9781236657732