Nukhbat Iqd Al-Ajy D F Al- Fin T Al-Jiy D

Nukhbat Iqd Al-Ajy D F Al- Fin T Al-Jiy D

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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. 1863 edition. Excerpt: ...in the 'Carysfort.'" One of the ablest, most experienced, and most successful General of the American generals, second only, in the estimation of many, to the Commander-in-chief, --General Nathaniel Greene, --in a letter to Washington, dated on the 24th of January, 1782, says: --"I have recommended to this State to raise some black regiments. To fill up the regiments with whites is impracticable, and to get reenforcements from the northwards precarious, and at least difficult, from the prejudices respecting the climate. Some are for it; but the far greater part of the people are opposed to it."--Sparks's Correspondence of the American Revolution, vol. iii. p. 467. The letter of General Greene to Governor Rutledge, of South Carolina, is printed below. The opinion of such an officer, formed after the experiment of employing Negro soldiers at the North had been fully tried, and after a residence in the Southern States had enabled him to consider the subject with the advantage of an "acquaintance with the habits, character, and feelings of that class of people," is of the highest importance. "The natural strength of the country, in point of numbers, appears to me to consist much more in the blacks than in the whites. Could they be incorporated, and employed for its defence, it would afford you double security. That they would make good soldiers, I have not the least doubt; and I am persuaded the State has it not in its power to give sufficient re-enforcements, without incorporating them, either to secure the country, if the enemy mean to act vigorously upon an offensive plan, or furnish a force sufficient to dispossess them of Charleston, should it be defensive. General "The number of whites in this State is...show more

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  • Paperback | 176 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 10mm | 327g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236972732
  • 9781236972736