Congressional Serial Set Volume 2576

Congressional Serial Set Volume 2576

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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. 1888 edition. Excerpt: ...I wish, Mr. Speaker, I might dwell upon this memorable letter, but time forbids, and I must pass on. The position taken by Washington convinced the Army that whatever might be done in the future for a redress of their grievances would have to be done without his knowledge. The language of his letter, strong though it was, did not allay the public mutterings. A delegation of three officers had been sent to lay before Congress the hardships of the troops and urge relief. It returned without success. On the ioth of March, 1783, an anonymous paper was circulated through the camp, calling a meeting the next day to take into consideration proper measures for the enforcement of the rights so unjustly withheld by Congress. The meeting was to be one of officers; one from each company and a delegate from the medical staff. With a view to inflame their passions, an anonymous address was privately circulated. This address was couched in such stirring language, and portrays so vividly the situation of the Army, that I beg attention while I quote from it: After a pursuit of seven long years observed the writer the object for which we set out is at length brought within our reach. Yes, my friends, that suffering courage of yours was active once; it has conducted the United States of America through a doubtful and bloody war; it has placed her in the chair of independency, and peace returns to bless--whom? A country willing to redress your wrongs, cherish your worth, and reward your services; a country courting your return to private life with tears of gratitude and smiles of admiration, longing to divide with you that independency which your gallantry has given and those riches which your wounds have preserved? Is this the case? Or is it rather a country more

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  • Paperback | 62 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 127g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236486110
  • 9781236486110