Life of Thurlow Weed Including His Autobiography and a Memoir Volume 1

Life of Thurlow Weed Including His Autobiography and a Memoir Volume 1

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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. 1883 edition. Excerpt: ...for you know not what you are about! You are mad, and are about to commit a greater wrong than the one you seek to condemn! If the rights of the citizens have been invaded, as they doubtless have, in the person of Morgan, leave it to the law and public opinion to correct the evil. I beseech you, therefore, for God's sake, for your own sake, and for the sake of humanity, turn back from your mad purpose, and permit the Masons, as they have the right, to celebrate the day in quietness and peace." But the people were wild with excitement; their mad passions were at fever heat, and the mild, persuasive, and entreating language of the venerable judge was almost wholly disregarded. One hundred, or perhaps one hundred and fifty or two hundred of the more thoughtful turned back; but the great mass surged onward in their mad course. Another event occurred soon after this, which for a time assumed a most serious and threatening aspect. Colonel Goodwill and myself, as I have already stated, were mounted; and while he was in the middle of the street, I had posted myself on the side, and near the head of the procession. For some purpose connected with the proceedings of the day, the colonel desired to speak with me. I reined my horse alongside of his, when all at once, and with evident marks of concern visible on his countenance, he remarked, " Follett, we are gone! " I looked around me to discover the cause which had prompted this remark. It was evident at a glance, and too threatening to admit of a doubt, for in an instant we had been surrounded by three or four hundred men, and I think I am entirely safe in saying that at least every other one grasped in his hand a newly-ground knife, with a blade not less than twelve to fifteen inches in length, glistening...show more

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  • Paperback | 248 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 13mm | 449g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236660994
  • 9781236660992