Provincial and State Papers Volume 17

Provincial and State Papers Volume 17

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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. 1889 edition. Excerpt: ...may have made proselites to his master. Who know, s the power of gold? You and I, my friend, have not had the chance of knowing by diabolical experience: --if we had, I will venture to assert, it would not have influenced us in the manner I have but too much reason to believe it has some others, in whose power it is to do us much harm. America has it in her power, speedily, to put an end to this cruel and bloody war. If it is not done, ought there not to be an enquiry who has been the means of procrastinating the happy hour of peace and independence? I once read of a people, who were led by'a cloud; and I have known a people whose grand, multfformed, sarz he drin were often times in the midst of a fog. You will judge how dissimilar their situations I see a fog, or cloud, rising with afire in the midst, which, if not soon dispelled, and extinguished, will in all probability, greatly distress the army, if not totally mar the proposed operations of this campaign! The only object we can now have in view, must be to raise an establish an A rmy for the war. /Vhich must be done upon a permanent basis. The terms must be, both honourable, and profitable. Can we expect men any longer to encounter every species of hardship, and danger, to fight our battles, without a prospect of some other reward, than cold, hunger, poverty, and disgrace? The raising of men by draft, or otherwise, for short terms, has been found burthensome to the citizens;--and ruinous to the Army. /Ve have always two Armies to feed and pay.----vast numbers continually coming and going, which sad experience has taught us, serves only to take off the honest husbandman from improving his farm; lessen the produce of the earth;---exhaust your treasury; destroy your arms;---waste...show more

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  • Paperback | 242 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 13mm | 440g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236789350
  • 9781236789358