Life and Services of Gen. John A. Logan as Soldier and Statesman,
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. 1884 edition. Excerpt: ... in preference to any other man in it ' He gives me a correct idea of the Roman senator and General-tribune, who could pass at will from the rostrum to the farm, from the farm to the senate, and from the senate to the battlefield, and back again. In truth, I never meet him in the Capitol at Washington or see him on the floor of the House without being instantly reminded of those ancient worthies. For he is as brave and gifted and patriotic and chivalrous as any Roman of them all. We have to-day in America as splendid men as either Greece or Rome ever produced, and I am confident that the men and women of the future will say the same thing. LOGAN AT SPRINGFIELD--HE CONTRASTS THE RECORDS OF THE TWO PARTIES--A PASSAGE OF REMARKABLE ELOQUENCE. In a most telling speech delivered at Springfield, I11., Oct. 15th, 1870, General Logan said of the Republican and Democratic parties: Take now the records of these two parties; examine them and see what the.results have been, and by what they have been, judge what the results may be. Thirty years or more, they say, the Democratic Party had control of this country. While they had this control, they sowed the land with Democratic principles. Now, to this day, we see these Democratic principles cropping out. In 1860 a rank growth showed itself to the eye. What was it? The first result they produced from thirty years' exercise of power, after sowing Democratic principles broadcast in the political soil of the land, was a crop of traitors springing up throughout the South, as if the land had been sown with dragons' teeth. Following upon that came war, devastation, blood, and every crime in the red catalogue of crimes, which brought pain, agony, despair, woe, and calamities upon the land; and all of this...
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