Robert Macaire of Journalism

Robert Macaire of Journalism

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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. 1870 edition. Excerpt: ...The Young Democracy are situated as young Bonaparte was at the bridge of Lodi, with the Austriaus thundering at him in front, and a portion of his troop skulking under cover, while whole regiments actually deserted the flag in the red heat of the battle and refused to cross the bridge. The young leader of twenty-six summers seized a standard, rushed upon the bridge in the face of a tempest of shot and shell, waved his sword and shouted, "Soldiers, follow your general!" The whole army, excepting a few cowards and deserters, who were pitched into the mire of the Adda, plunged pell-mell upon the bridge and carried the Austrian position at the point of the bayonet. Lodi made Napoleon Bonapare first consul, then emperor and ruler of France, and ultimately of Europe. Let the Young Democracy seize the standard, throw cowards and traitors into the mire, move forward, dislodge the Republicans, and save the Democratic party of this State, and ultimately of the nation. On the 24th of March a call for the meeting of the Tammany Hall general committee was issued by Mr. Tweed, pursuant to a petition signed by the number of members required for that purpose by the constitution of the organization. Among the signers to this petition was Judge Cardozo and other prominent politicians. The meeting was to take place at Tammany Hall, on Monday, March 28, 1870. The greatest excitement prevailed as to the result of the attempt of the Young Democracy to capture the organization. The leaders of Tammany now took prompt and decisive measures especially as Mr. Tweed had been removed from the Street Department. They knew that the Young Democracy were very strong in the general committee, and might succeed by dint of hard work and promises in securing a majority. The Tammany...show more

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  • Paperback | 30 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 73g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236660889
  • 9781236660886