National Portrait Gallery of Eminent Americans

National Portrait Gallery of Eminent Americans : From the Original Paintings by Alonzo Chappel, with Biographies (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from National Portrait Gallery of Eminent Americans: From the Original Paintings by Alonzo Chappel, With Biographies In 1779, Mr. Jefferson succeeded Patrick Henry as Governor of Virginia, falling upon a period of administration requiring the military defence of the State, less suited to his talents than the reforming legislation in which he had been recently engaged. Indeed, he \modestly confesses this in the few words he devotes to the subject in his Auto biography, where he says, referring to history for this portion of his career From a belief that, under the pressure of the invasion under which we were then laboring, the public would have more confidence in a military chief, and that the military commander, being invested with the civil power also, both might be wielded with more energy, promptitude and effect for the defence of the State, I resigned the administra tion at the end of my second year, and General Nelson was appointed to sue ceed me. His disposition to the arts of peace, in mitigation of the calamities of war, had been previously shown in his treatment of the Saratoga prisoners of war, who were quartered in his neighborhood, near Charlottesville. He added to the comforts of the men. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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  • Paperback | 26 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 1mm | 50g
  • English
  • 18 Illustrations; Illustrations, black and white
  • 0243252102
  • 9780243252107