Pennsylvania, the Keystone; A Short History

Pennsylvania, the Keystone; A Short History

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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. 1914 edition. Excerpt: ...States upon this foundation. Temporarily this plan caused hardship and imperfection of government, but in the temper in which the minds of men at the time were it is doubtful whether any other was then feasible. He led the movement for the impeachment of the President, Andrew Johnson. His character is illustrated by an anecdote. Old, feeble, and approaching the end of his long career, two men daily carried him up the long flight of steps to the Capitol. On one occasion he turned to them and said: "I wonder who will carry me up these steps when you two are dead?" In his will he directed that his body should be buried in a negro graveyard in Lancaster. In the midst of the war the State adopted the policy of providing schools for the education of the soldiers' orphans. These schools were maintained by the State at Scotland, in Franklin County, and the Yellow Springs, in Chester County, down to the present time. Jay Cooke, who had been the financial agent of the national government, undertook to construct the Northern Pacific THADDEUS STEVENS. Railroad, to extend the railroad system of the east to the Pacific Ocean. It was an effort of unprecedented magnitude and under the burden of it the firm of Jay Cooke & Co. failed in 1873, marking the close of the prosperous period of the war and causing much financial distress. Nevertheless the road was completed. L General John F. Hartranft, elected governor in 1872, took much interest in the National Guard, and through his exertions this force was reorganized under the provisions of the Act of May 14, 1874. It constituted an efficient body of about ten thousand men, which has been at the service of both State anc1nation whenever needed. In 1905 the State began the policy of erecting...
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  • Paperback | 76 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 154g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236884116
  • 9781236884114