The Granite Monthly; A New Hampshire Magazine Volume 6

The Granite Monthly; A New Hampshire Magazine Volume 6

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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. 1883 edition. Excerpt: ...attend to the privileges and elections, military, naval and Indian affairs, claims, patents, railroads, post-offices, ' territories, civil service and retrenchment; bankers can control appropriations, foreign relations, finance, commerce, manufactures and mines; lawyers the judiciary;--the great departments of the government will run in a rut of their own momentum; the shoulder of a giant is needed to raise the wheels from the rut. There is needed in the halls of congress, the statesman, the philanthropist, the humanitarian, the reformer, the man with broad sympathies and tender nature, quick to respond to the wants of his countrymen. Lately it was my privilege to occupy a seat in the gallery of the senate chamber and look down upon the senate of the United States. Conspicuous in that assembly for the dignity of his bearing, the courtesy of his manners, and the charm of his personality, was our honored senator, Henry W. Blair, a sketch of whose struggle in life from humble beginnings to his present eminent position, it is my purpose to lay before the readers of the Granite Monthly. Henry William Blair, son of William Henry and Lois (Baker) Blair, was born in Campton, December 6, 1834. On his father's side he traces his descent from a Scotch-Irish emigrant ancestor, who first settled in Londonderry. The family, in company with the Coxes, Shepards and Livermores, were among the first settlers of the Pemigewasset valley. Mr. William H. Blair was born in Campton, was a teacher in his youth, married and settled in Campton, and died there December 8, 1836, from injuries received by the falling of the frame of a building. Mrs. Lois Blair was a descendant of the Bakers of Candia, of an influential family in Campton, a teacher before her marriage, ...show more

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  • 189 x 246 x 12mm | 422g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236839315
  • 9781236839312