The Life of General Lewis Cass: With His Letters and Speeches on Various Subjects

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N. Hickman, 1848 - 72 Seiten
 

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Seite 31 - Jerusalem, that are desolate, without man, and without inhabitant, and without beast, the voice of joy, and the voice of gladness; the voice of the bridegroom, and the voice of the bride...
Seite 66 - Territory" is here classed with property, and treated as such; and the object was evidently to enable the General Government, as a property-holder — which, from necessity, it must be — to manage, preserve and "dispose of" such property as it might possess, and which authority is essential almost to its being. But the lives and persons of our citizens, with the vast variety of objects connected with them, cannot be controlled by an authority which is merely called into existence for the purpose...
Seite 12 - To see the whole of our men flushed with the hope of victory, eagerly awaiting the approaching contest, to see them afterwards dispirited, hopeless, and desponding, at least 500 shedding tears, because they were not allowed to meet their country's foe, and to fight their country's battles, excited sensations, which no American has ever before had cause to feel, and which, I trust in God, will never again be felt, while one man remains to defend the standard of the Union.
Seite 11 - That we were far superior to the enemy ; that upon any ordinary principles of calculation we would have defeated them, the wounded and indignant feelings of every man there will testify.
Seite 65 - It appears to me, that the kind of metaphysical magnanimity which would reject all indemnity at the close of a bloody and expensive war, brought on by a direct attack upon our troops by the enemy, and preceded by a succession of unjust acts for a series of years, is as unworthy of the age in which we live, as it is revolting to the common sense and practice of mankind. It would conduce but...
Seite 68 - To the people of this country, under God, now and hereafter, are its destinies committed ; and we want no foreign power to interrogate us, treaty in hand, and to say, Why have you done this, or why have you left that undone ? Our own dignity and the principles of the national independence unite to repel such a proposition.
Seite 12 - ... and unjustifiable. This too is the universal sentiment among the troops; and I shall be surprised to learn, that there is one man, who thinks it was necessary to sheath his sword, or lay down his musket.
Seite 10 - The doubtful fate of this letter rendered it necessary to use circumspection in its details, and therefore the blanks were left. The word ' capitulation' will fill the first, and ' commanding general' the other. As no enemy was near us, and as the superiority of our force was manifest, we could see no necessity for capitulating, nor any propriety in alluding to it. We therefore determined in the last resort to incur the responsibility of divesting the general of his command.
Seite 49 - Resolved, That our title to the whole of the Territory of Oregon is clear and unquestionable; that no portion of the same ought to be ceded to England or any other power, and that the re-occupation of Oregon and the re-annexation of Texas at the earliest practicable period are great American measures, which this Convention recommends to the cordial support of the Democracy of the Union.
Seite 9 - When the forces landed in Canada, they landed with an ardent zeal, and stimulated with the hope of conquest.

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