Harper's Encyclop Dia of United States History from 458 A.D. to 1905 Volume 8

Harper's Encyclop Dia of United States History from 458 A.D. to 1905 Volume 8

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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. 1905 edition. Excerpt: ...indications would seem to encourage the hope that we may come to that solution peaceably. But if it were otherwise--if it is to bring upon us the calamity of a war--let it be now, while the great powers of this continent are engaged in that stupendous struggle, which cannot but engage all their strength and tax all their energies as long as it lasts, and may, before it ends, convulse them all. Neither England nor France would be likely to interfere with us. England could not bear to be suddenly shut out of our market and see her manufacturers paralyzed even by a temporary suspension of her intercourse with us. And France, with the heavy task now on her hands, and when she so eagerly aspires to take her seat as the acknowledged chief of the European family, would have no inducement to assume the burden of another war, nor any motive to repine at seeing that we took in our keeping the destinies of the New World, as she will soon have those of the Old. I close this despatch in haste, as I have no time left me to carry it further. Mr. McRae leaves for Liverpool within a few minutes. I intrust to him details which would not have found a place here, nor in the other despatch. He will impart to you what of my mind I am not able to pour out in these lines. Respectfully yours. Pierre Soule. ITon. William L. Marcy, Secretary of State. Aix La Chapeixe. Oct. 18, 1857. Sra, --The undersigned, in compliance with the wish expressed by the President in the several confidential despatches you have addressed to us respectively to that effect. have met in conference, first at Ostend, in Belgium, on the 9th, 10th, and 11th insts., and then at Aix la Chapelle, in Prussia, on the days next following, up to the date hereof. There has been a full and unreserved..
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  • Paperback | 290 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 15mm | 522g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
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  • 9781236635730