The Firelands Pioneer Volume 9-12

The Firelands Pioneer Volume 9-12

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1896 edition. Excerpt: ...that Declaration of Independence was read by their public assemblies, by the people of this republic, and by our citizens abroad, in all parts of the world, where they gathered to unfurl the flag of the stars and stripes and celebrate the birthday of their nation. In the midst of the late war, it was so read at all the camps, forts, battlefields and marches of the soldiers, and on the fleets and ships of the sailors, by them, and their oflicers. Its glorious truths were voiced to the world amid the martial sounds of their music and the roar of their artillery. It was heard and welcomed in Cuba, Porto Rico, Hawaii and the far Philippine Islands, as the glad herald of their deliverance. In mid-ocean, on their way to Manilla, the oflicers, sailors and soldiers on board the United States ship China (although its name honored the yellow race), joyfully assembled to hear that Declaration of Independence read and to bear its mighty truths with them to the remote islands of the Pacific. Their brigade commander, General Francis V. Greene, then addressing them, said: "When Thomas Jefferson wrote the immortal words which you have just heard read, he little dreamed that 122 years later they would be read in the middle of the Pacific to an expedition of American soldiers bound to the conquest of a group of islands off the coast of China. Yet the vigor with which Jefferson acted in acquiring Louisiana, proves that were he alive today he would be the first to seize the opportunities which Admiral Dewey's glorious victory in Manila Bay has placed within our grasp; in Jefl'erson's mind there would be no hesitation as to our duty to hold the Philippines and accept the destiny which has been suddenly thrust upon us." How does this...show more

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  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 13mm | 435g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236952413
  • 9781236952417