Two Speeches on the Union of the Provinces (Classic Reprint)

Two Speeches on the Union of the Provinces (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from Two Speeches on the Union of the Provinces And never, suiely, gentlemen, did the wide field of American public life present so busy and so instructive a prospect to the thoughtful observer as in this same good year of grace, 1864. Overlooking all minor details, what do we find - the one prevailing and all but universal characteristic of Ame rican politics in those days 'is it not that Union is at this moment throughout the entire new world the met d'ordre of States and statesmen If we look to the far South, we perceive a Congress of Central American States endeavoring to recover their lost unity; if we draw down to Mexico, we perceive her new Emperor endeavoring to establish his throne upon the basis of union 3 if we come farther north, we find eleven States battling for a new Union, and twenty five on the other side battling to restore the old Union. (cheers) The New World has evidently had new lights, and all its states and statesmen have at last discovered that liberty without unity is like rain in the desert, or rain upon granite - it produces nothing, it sustains nothing, it profiteth nothing. (cheers) From the bitter expe ricuce of the past, the Confederate States have seen the wisdom, among other things, of giving their ministers seats in Congress, and extending the tenure of executive office fifty per cent beyond the old United States period from bitter experience, also, the most enlightened, and what we may consider the most patriotic among the Mexicans, desiring to establish the inviolability of their executive as the foundation of all stable government, have not hesitated to import, not a little British Prince, but an Aus trian Archduke, a descendent of their ancient kings, as a tonic to their shattered constitu tion. N ow, gentlemen, all this American experience, Northern, Southern and Central, is as accessible to us as to the electors of Mr. Lincoln or Mr. Davis, or the subjects of the Emperor maximillian it lies before us, an Open volume, and invites us to well read, mark and digest its contents. (cheers) About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.show more

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  • Paperback | 40 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 2mm | 68g
  • Forgotten Books
  • United States
  • English
  • , black & white illustrations
  • 0243105320
  • 9780243105328