Select Speeches of L. Kossuth; Condensed and Abridged, with Kossuth's Express Sanction, by Francis W. Newman. (Mit Kossuth's Portrat)

Select Speeches of L. Kossuth; Condensed and Abridged, with Kossuth's Express Sanction, by Francis W. Newman. (Mit Kossuth's Portrat)

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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. 1854 edition. Excerpt: ...ago, that the first trading house upon the Great Miami was built by daring English adventurers, at a place later known as Laramie's Store, then the territory of the Twigtwee Indians. The trade house was destroyed by Frenchmen, who possessed then a whole world on the continent of America. Well, twenty-four years later, France aided your America in its struggle for independence; and oh! feel not offended in your proud power of to-day, when I say that independence would not then have been achieved without the aid of France. Since that time, France has been twice a Republic, and changed its constitutions thirteen times; and, though thirtysix millions strong, it has lost every foot of land on the continent of America, and at home it lies prostrated beneath the feet of the most inglorious usurper that ever dared to raise ambition's bloody seat upon the ruins of liberty. And your Republic? It has grown a giant of power. And Ohio? out of the ruins of a trading-house into a mighty commonwealth of two millions of free and happy men, who shout out with a voice like the thunderstorm, to the despots of the Old World, "ye shall stop in your ambitious way before the power of freedom, ready to protect the common laws of all humanity." What a glorious triumph of your institutions over the principles of Centralized government! Oh! may all the generations yet unborn, and all the millions who will yet gather in this New World of the West, which soon will preponderate in the scale of the Union, where all the west weighed nothing fifty years ago--may they all ever and ever remember the high instruction which the Almighty has revealed in this parallel of different results. Sir, you say that Ohio can show no battle field connected with recollections of...show more

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  • Paperback | 152 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 286g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236782925
  • 9781236782922