Biographies of Two Hundred and Fifty Distinguished National Men

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J.T. Giles & Company, 1871

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Σελίδα 192 - The prevailing ideas entertained by him and most of the leading statesmen at the time of the formation of the old Constitution were that the enslavement of the African was in violation of the laws of nature; that it was wrong in principle, socially, morally, and politically.
Σελίδα ii - The provincial were New Hampshire, New York, New Jersey, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia.
Σελίδα 132 - I see by little and little more of what is to be done, and how it is to be done, should I ever be able to do it.
Σελίδα 30 - For now were those wonderful faculties which he possessed, for the first time developed; and now was first witnessed that mysterious and almost supernatural transformation of appearance, which the fire of his own eloquence never failed to work in him.
Σελίδα 34 - I trust I have .long since made my peace with the King of kings. No personal consideration shall induce me to abandon the righteous cause of my country. Tell governor Gage, it is the advice of Samuel Adams to him, no longer to insult the feelings of an exasperated people.
Σελίδα 4 - 5, '6, he was a member of the legislature of Virginia. In 1787, he became a member of the Convention held in Philadelphia, for the purpose of preparing a Constitution for the government of the United States. Perhaps no member of that body had more to do with the formation of that noble instrument, the " Constitution of the United States of America,
Σελίδα 143 - Goodrich (" Peter Parley") to edit " The Legendary" and " The Token." In 1828 he established the "American Monthly Magazine...
Σελίδα 143 - Mirror," which had been discontinued for several years, first as a weekly, then as a daily gazette ; but withdrew from it upon the death of his wife in 1844, and made another visit to England, where he published " Dashes at Life with a Free Pencil," consisting of stories and sketches of European and American society.
Σελίδα 178 - Mr. Bancroft published the first volume of his " History of the United States," a work to which he had long devoted his thoughts and researches and in which he laid the foundation of a reputation at once permanent and universal. The first and two succeeding volumes of the work, comprising the colonial history of the country, were hailed with the highest satisfaction, as exhibiting...
Σελίδα 84 - It was about this time that he began his political life. After holding several minor offices in Tennessee, he was, in 1823, elected to Congress, and continued a member of that body until, in 1827, he became Governor of the state of Tennessee. In 1829, before the expiration of his gubernatorial term, he resigned his office, and went to take up his abode among the Cherokees in Arkansas. During his residence among the Indians he became acquainted with the frauds practised upon them by the government...

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