The United States Democratic Review Volume 37

The United States Democratic Review Volume 37

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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. 1856 edition. Excerpt: ...Daily Advocate, Baton Rouge, La. We copy its conclusion: "Honored by Jackson more than thirty years ago, again distinguished by that hero when he went forth to St. Petersburg as his Minister, the compan, ion in the Senate, in the days of the Augustan era, of Clay, Webster, Calhoun, Sevier, Linn, and Wm. R. King, and all those conspicuous figures of the Administrations of Jackson and Van Buren, he passed from the ordeal, adding to its reputation with every hour, and retiring into private life only to be recalled to the Cabinet of Mr. Polk, as its chief, from which position he again retired to his own home, and has again been translated from that home to the position which he now occupies, and where he has enlisted so much of the interest and the confidence of the people. It would be strange if such a man were not strong. It would be marvellous if that Southern phalanx which, in 1852, rallied to him in the Baltimore Convention, for nearly a whole week, and which at last gave him up reluctantly for the distinguished gentleman now in the Presidential Chair, should not at present respond to the sentiment which, arising in his ownfitate and spreading over other sections of the Union, seems to point to him as the candidate of the Democracy in 1856. "Without friends in power, without systematic organization, without newspapers, we hear of his strength away off in Maine, in Connecticut, in New-York, where the divided factions look to him as the man whose presence is to bring peace to their troubled waters; in New-Jersey, where there is scarcely a voice raised against him, even by his opponents; in Ohio, where he counts his friends by thousands and tens of thousands, and so throughout the mighty North-West. Politicians may intrigue, he...show more

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  • Paperback | 262 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 14mm | 472g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236790049
  • 9781236790040