The Tour of James Monroe; President of the United States, Through the Northern and Eastern States, in 1817 His Tour in the Year 1818 Together with a Sketch of His Life with Descriptive and Historical Notices of the Principal Places

The Tour of James Monroe; President of the United States, Through the Northern and Eastern States, in 1817 His Tour in the Year 1818 Together with a Sketch of His Life with Descriptive and Historical Notices of the Principal Places

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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. 1820 edition. Excerpt: ...be assailed as you have assailed that of Israel Putnam. Excuse me t for this trouble, and from pursuing, atthis time, a subject which harrows my feelings into agony. S. Putnam Waldo. LETTER II. " Old man, 1 tell thee " The sheeted bones of this dead hero " Do rattle in their cerements, at the charge " Thy desperate pen hath made." Ilartford, Conn. July 25th, 1818. Sir--You may deem it presumptuous in me to address a late Major-General in the army of the American Republic. Should this be your impression, 1 can find an exampleof temerity for my own justification in the recent presumption of General Dearborn. To assail the fame of Israel Putnam, at this period of the world, furnishes an example of rashness, bordering upon desperation. When the e.litor of the Port Folio requested you to furnish for his journal, " An account of the Battle of Bunker Hill," he unquestionably supposed he should have derived it from a correct source. He published the account to the world; and the journals of the day are crowding their columns with the inflated, deceptive, and false detail. Inflated--because you make yourself the principal figure in your own painting;--deceptive--because where it is not absolutely false, it is calculated to mislead the inquirer; false--because it contradicts the acknowledged authenticity of history, and is opposed to the unimpeachable testimony of the surviving eterans of that sanguinary conflict In that battle, Sir, you commanded a company: for although a falsehood in one part of a statement justifies a doubt to the whole, I will be generous enough to admit the truth of this, your assertion. Have you not seen enough of military life, and read enough of military history, to know that a mere subaltern is...show more

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  • Paperback | 98 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 191g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236546105
  • 9781236546104