Fergus' Historical Series

Fergus' Historical Series

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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. 1882 edition. Excerpt: ...suggested that the gentleman from Missouri finish his speech inside the hour to which I was entitled. But loud objections from the friends of the repeal were made all over the House. Then commenced the first of those series of exciting parliamentary struggles which continued Ex-Gov. Israel Washburn, Jr., who was a Member of Congress from Maine when this scene occurred, has written the following letter: until the Rebellion broke out, between the men of opposite politics who were thereafter to be organized into the Republican party and their opponents. There was fire in the eyes of all the ultra men of the South and their Northern allies. They thought their time had come to insult the greatest man who stood in the way of a united South. Appeal after appeal was made to hear him, but such appeals were met with scornful derision. I quote from the published official proceedings a portion of my remarks: / Eureka Spr1ngs, Carroll Co., ' Ark., March 20, 1882. Hon. John Wentworth, --Dear Sir: I came here a few weeks since with my brother, Gov. Cadwallader C. Washburn, of LaCrosse, Wis., who is an invalid, but who, I hope, is receiving some advantage from the waters. He died there the 14th May following. But I write this to tell you how thoroughly I enjoyed the time this morning in reading to my brother your late lecture upon your life in Congress and the great men you knew there. It was profoundly interesting, and is especially valuable for its remarkable accuracy, and its level impartial justice to the individuals mentioned. Your reference to the scene in the House, when you secured the floor for Col. Benton, on which he was arrested by the chairman's gavel, as he had reached and repeated the words "Amphibiology, sir," and which he continued when...show more

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  • Paperback | 46 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 100g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236603338
  • 9781236603333