Public Record; Including Speeches, Messages, Proclamations, Official Correspondence, and Other Public Utterances of Horatio Seymour from the Campaign of 1856 to the Present Time. with an Appendix

Public Record; Including Speeches, Messages, Proclamations, Official Correspondence, and Other Public Utterances of Horatio Seymour from the Campaign of 1856 to the Present Time. with an Appendix

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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. 1868 edition. Excerpt: ... history glorious-by their services in the cabinet, in the forum and in the field. The victories which have given our Government its present commanding position were won by men who rallied around and fought beneath the folds of a flag whose stars represent each State in our Union. If we strike out of existence a single State, we make that flag a falsehood. When we extinguish the name of any of the original thirteen States, we dishonor the historic stripes of our National banner. Let the treasonable task of defacing our flag be left to those who war upon our Government, and who would destroy the unity of our country. Faith to our armies and to our citizens demands that we keep sacred the solemn pledge made to our people and to the civilized world when we engaged in this bloody war, "that it wag not waged in any spirit of oppression, or for any purpose of conquest or subjugation, or purpose of overthrowing or interfering with the rights of established institutions in those States, but to defend and maintain the supremacy of the Constitution, and to preserve the Union with all the dignity, equality, and rights of the several States unimpaired; and that as soon as these objects are accomplished the war ought to cease."' Horatio Seymour. Governor Seymour at the Opening of the Army Relief Bazaar, Albany, N. T., February 22, 1864. Appropriateness of the Occasion--Historical Sketch--Albany and the sacking of Schenectady in 1690--Albany the Birthplace of the American Union--The American Flag first borne into Battle in Defence of Albany--Charitable Purposes of the Bazaar--Charity a patriotic Agent unequalled--Virtues nourished by War--Women's sympathy with Suffering. Governor Seymour said: --Upon a day sacred to the memory of our greatest and...show more

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  • Paperback | 244 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 13mm | 440g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123660671X
  • 9781236606716