Letters of J. Downing, Major, Downingville Militia, Second Brigade, to His Old Friend, Mr. Dwight, of the New-York Daily Advertiser

Letters of J. Downing, Major, Downingville Militia, Second Brigade, to His Old Friend, Mr. Dwight, of the New-York Daily Advertiser

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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. 1835 edition. Excerpt: ...and unprincipled men, is not to be wondered at. But it is very fortunate that our friend sees through their plots, and has independence to oppose lihem face to face, even in the " presence chamber."--Eds.' LETTER XXVII. The Gineral tickled by the New-York and New-Jersey Legislatures--The Charge of Bank Bribery hits the wrong Side--An Indian Fashion recommended--An Experiment at heating one Boiler at a time--State of the Country--The Nub of the Business--Heterodoxy is not my Doxy--A Game, Necromancy or Financy; or Van Buren Cups and Balls--Transfer Checks, Contingent Drafts, and Hocus Pocus--The Gineral at bay--The Pack driven off by the Major's Whip--Scene closes with the Safety Valve open. To my old friend Mr. Dwight, of the N. Y. Daily Advertiser. Washington, 25-A January, 1834. Ever since I and the Gineral settled the Post-Office accounts, as I tell'd you in my last, s by chargin the amount that Major Barry is astarn to 'Glory' and 'Reform, 'the Gineral has been more easy about it than I am afeard other folks be, especially some of the opposition folks in Congress: they keep smellin round--and unless we can git up another nullification, there will be trouble, not only about the Post-Office business, but some other branches of the Departments. Congress keeps hammerin away yet about the Deposits, and the Gineral was jest agoin to give up, when we got the news from Albany of the vote of the Legislatur there in favor of the Gineral in taking away the Deposits from the U. S. Bank, and the vote of the New-Jarsey Legislatur, and strong news too that some other Legislaturs wo'd do the same. The Gineral was amazinly tickled, and says he, ' Major, I reckon your notion that the people warn't with us on that pint, is a mistake; and now, ' says the...show more

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  • Paperback | 74 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 150g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123666907X
  • 9781236669070