Newburgh Centennial; The Peace Celebration of October 18, 1883. Newburgh Daily Journal's Account of the Observances

Newburgh Centennial; The Peace Celebration of October 18, 1883. Newburgh Daily Journal's Account of the Observances

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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: ...speaking of the glorious example you have exhibited to mankind: Had this day been wanting, the world had never seen the list stage of perfections to which human virtue is capable of attaining." With a low bow Washington descended the platform and walked out of the building. The moment he disappeared through the entrance, Knox sprang to his feet and offered a resolution of thanks to and of confidence in Washington, which was seconded by Putnam, they at the same time declaring that they returned his affection with all the strength of which the human heart is capable. The resolution was carried with a shout of acclamation. Not a voice was raised in remonstrance, The meeting to take into consideration the momentous question should the army usurp the government had ended in a resolution of confidence in Washington. The crisis had passed, the danger was over, and Washington remained more strongly entrenched in the hearts of his soldiers than ever. It was no figure of speech when Washington said the success of the measure proposed by the anonymous appeal would "drench the rising Empire in blood." Civil war would have inevitably followed, the colonies been rent asunder, England easily have recovered her lost possessions, and American liberty gone down, at least for that century. But the above is not all that makes a celebration at Newburgh appropriate. TIDINGS OK PKACK. Congress proclaimed the cessation of hostilities, agreed upon between Great Britain and this government, early in April; but Washington hesitated to make it known to the army, lest those soldiers who had enlisted for the war should consider the war ended and demand their release. Hence if peace was not ratified, the nation would be without an army. But he found it was...show more

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  • Paperback | 76 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 154g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236506197
  • 9781236506191