Correspondence of John C. Calhoun (2, PT. 1)

Correspondence of John C. Calhoun (2, PT. 1)

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. 1900 edition.: ...She has had a severe cold, which has been common here, that has left her quite thin. She joins her love to you. My health is good. I am glad to learn, that the crop has started fairly and hope your expectation may" be fully realized. Agriculture is a, delightful pursuit.... To James H. Hammond.1 Washington 18th April 1838 My Dear Sir, I am very glad to learn, that your health has improved so much since your return, and I hope that it will be so perfectly restored, as to permit you to return in a short time to political life. No one of your talents and capacity for serving the publick ought to think of retiring, unless compelled by bad health, or some other imperious cause. It is in vain to think of getting clear of politicks. However we may desire to free ourselves from it, we may be assured that it will not permit the seperation to take place. If the capable and worthy retire, the designing, or worthless will take their place. Our destiny, and that of our posterity iOriginal lent by Mr. Edward Spann Hammond, of Bluckvlllo, S. O. is involved in our political institutions and the conduct of the Government; and if we do not attend to them chains and servitude will be our fate. Their is no section of our country, in which the duty imposed on the enlightened and patriotick to devote their time and talents to the country is so imperious as in ours. We are surrounded by invisible dangers, against which nothing can protect us, but our foresight and energy. We must be the first people of modern time, or the basest and most wretched. Our state has ever had its full share of talents and virtue and patriotism in the publick councils of the Union, and we must not in this crisis of our fate permit any diminution to take place. As to myself, I would most gladly retire. My service has been long and full of labour; my family is large and my means moderate, and I wait with impatience for the moment when I can retire consistently with honor and more

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  • Paperback | 276 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 15mm | 499g
  • United States
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  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236745191
  • 9781236745194