Correspondence Concerning Claims Against Great Britain

Correspondence Concerning Claims Against Great Britain

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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. 1869 edition. Excerpt: ...armed, and manned vessels, without at once arousing the whole nation, and making a retaliatory war inevitable 1 Whatever view may be taken of the fortunes of the insurrection in Europe, it is deemed clear in this country that the factious spirit which gave it birth is rapidly declining, and the sentiment of nationality is developing itself anew, with an energy never before known. The nation, after two years of experience of war, has overcome the sense of fear, while its temper is highly excited. It believes that, though found unprepared, there are no limits to its ultimate ability for self-defense. It has a press and a Congress as free and as bold as the press and the Parliament of Great Britain. You have only to listen to the political debates in any part of the country, to learn that the United States would accept an unprovoked foreign war now with more unanimity and cheerfulness than at any former period. I write this with all the earnestness of conviction, and with all the con cern which one must feel who believes that any foreign war must be only inferior in the danger it brings, to the domestic war which so many, differing from me, have thought endangered the very existence of my country. I am sure that British statesmen must know that a war between their country and the United States is unnecessary, and that it could bring no resulting benefits to Great Britain. For the interest of both countries and of civilization, I hope they will not let a blow fall from under their hands that will render peace impossible. I am, sir, your obedient servant, WILLIAM H. SEWABD. Charles Francis Adams, Esq., &?., cfec, &c. Mr. Adams to Mr. Seward. No. 491. Legation Of The United States, London September 5, 1863--3 o'clock p. m. Sir: I have just...show more

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  • Paperback | 412 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 21mm | 730g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236651944
  • 9781236651945