The Correspondence of Robert Toombs, Alexander H. Stephens, and Howell Cobb

The Correspondence of Robert Toombs, Alexander H. Stephens, and Howell Cobb

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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. 1913 edition. Excerpt: ...my inability to use the cudgel or the whip I have no doubt; and that Mr. Hill is one of this class I have no doubt. But if I had the strength of Samson I should have done just what I have and no more. The man that cannot maintain his words by fighting if called on to do it is like one who says something and runs. But what depth of infamy can be found low enough for one who after boasting that he had insulted another to his face and that other had cowered under it (when in truth he had at the time disclaimed all intention to insult) upon being called on to stand up to the language of his boast actually backs out and runs!... The most striking feature of Hill's communication, as well as his letters to me, is the villainous attempt to assume that my grievance against him was a retort in reply to what I had said in argument, which he holds to have been legitimate. This was not the grievance at all, as he knows veiy well. For nothing occurred in the discussion of which I complained or had any disposition to complain at the time. It was his boastful and lying account elsewhere of what had occurred and his lying and insulting version of it in his letter to me that I complained of. This was my grievance, and it was for this I called upon him to meet me face to face and maintain as a gentleman if he could. This he could not do. He had not the nerve. He skulked--and let him skulk. I beg pardon of you for imposing so much of my private matters upon your attention. I should like however to have your opinion and judgment upon the propriety of writing out and publishing the speech I made in Lexington on this occasion. I have the notes I took at the time of his speech and can give the substance of what I said on every point in the speech of two hours, as well...show more

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  • Paperback | 360 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 19mm | 644g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236493168
  • 9781236493163