Our Pioneer Historical Societies, Vol. 10

Our Pioneer Historical Societies, Vol. 10 : Indiana Historical Society Publications, Number 2 (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from Our Pioneer Historical Societies, Vol. 10: Indiana Historical Society Publications, Number 2 Convinced that they were doing great things, and anxious that the story should be properly told, the men of the Revolutionary era were ready to be impressed with the need Of assembling material for the future historian. Individuals could collect docu ments and write books as David Ramsay did, and William Gordon, and John Marshall; but, after all, materials had to be collected on a scale too large for any individual effort, before the historian could have proper foundations on which to build a solid structure. In the summer of 1789, while Washington and his associates were gradually putting into operation the new machinery of the federal government, there were a number of men who already had this subject much on their minds. Conspicuous among them were these three: Jeremy Belknap, of Boston, John Pintard, of New York, and Ebenezer Hazard, the postmaster-general of the Confederation and one of the keenest antiquarians of the time. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com 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.show more

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  • Paperback | 22 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 1mm | 45g
  • Forgotten Books
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0243180578
  • 9780243180578