Russell Alexander Alger; (Late a Senator from Michigan).

Russell Alexander Alger; (Late a Senator from Michigan).

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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. 1907 edition. Excerpt: ...has pitched his tent with the old field marshal on the other side. His life being without reproach, he marched through the "valley of the shadow of death" seeing nothing here to regret or there to fear. It is a consolation that in the presence of our dead there comes to us an affirmative answer to the question of ages: "If a man die, shall he live again?" Letter From Mr. Foraker, Of Ohio Mr. Burrows. Mr. President, it was the desire of the Senator from Ohio Mr. Foraker to be present at these services, but I received a letter from him this morning stating that illness detained him at his home. I ask that the letter may be inserted in the Record. The Vice-president. It will be so ordered.. Mr. Foraker's letter is as follows: Washington, February 23, 190J. Dear Senator Burrows: An attack of the grip prevents my attending the Senate and participating in the memorial exercises in honor of Senator Alger. I greatly regret that such is the case, for it would be to me a labor of love to join with you and his other colleagues and friends in paying proper tribute to such a splendid character. It was my good fortune to know him intimately for many years. He first attracted the attention of the American people as a dashing cavalry officer in the civil war, where, on account of his own merit and gallant services at the front, he rose to high rank, succeeded to important commands, and won great distinction. He was a typical volunteer soldier of the Union Army. As commander in chief of the Grand Army of the Republic, as the governor of Michigan, as the Secretary of War, and, finally, as United States Senator, he filled conspicuous places and rendered great services to his comrades, his State, and the nation. But great as are his claims upon...show more

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  • Paperback | 28 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 68g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236617398
  • 9781236617392