The Two Hundred and Fiftieth Anniversary of the Settlement of the Jews in the United States; Addresses Delivered at Carnegie Hall, New York on Thanksgiving Day 1905, Together with Other Selected Addresses and Proceedings Volume 25

The Two Hundred and Fiftieth Anniversary of the Settlement of the Jews in the United States; Addresses Delivered at Carnegie Hall, New York on Thanksgiving Day 1905, Together with Other Selected Addresses and Proceedings Volume 25

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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. 1906 edition. Excerpt: ...secretary of state, the lamented John Hay--none has proven himself more worthy of American citizenship than he. Scarcely had he settled at New Amsterdam, when he voluntarily asked to be permitted to render military service alongside the other burghers. From the first he recognized that the sharing of communal privileges involved the necessity of sharing communal duties. Well may our heart swell with pride as we follow the record of the Jew in the War of Independence. Look over the roll of honor containing the names of those who signed the N0n-Impo1-tation Agreement, and count the score of Jewish names. Read the names of those who shed their heart's blood on the battlefields fighting for their country's liberty, and you read the names of scores of Jews. Read the names of those who poured forth their treasures and their all to enable the colonies to carry on their war for independence, and among the most generous and most self-sacrificing, stand the names of scores of Jewish patriots. Read the name of the lieutenant of Benedict Arnold, and note that while the general is found guilty of foul treason, the lieutenant is intrusted with special dispatches to Franklin at the court of F rance----and that lieutenant is a Jew. Read the names of the patriots who made possible the rearing of the proud monument of Bunker Hill, and you find one of the two givers of princely sums a Jew. And reading the story of the Jew's patriotism in the War of Independence, you read at the same time his story in the War of 1812, and in the Mexican and Civil and Cuban Wars, in everyone of which he performed deeds of valor and patriotism that established, beyond cavil and question, that of all citizens, none can better love and better cherish than the...show more

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  • Paperback | 64 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 132g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236780485
  • 9781236780485