The Life of William Henry Harrison, (of Ohio, ) the People's Candidate for the Presidency; With a History of the Wars with the British and

 
9780217039093: The Life of William Henry Harrison, (of Ohio, ) the People's Candidate for the Presidency; With a History of the Wars with the British and

This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1840 edition. Excerpt: ...a ready eloquence, he immediately addressed them on the subject of the campaign, and referred to the disaffection that existed in one of the Kentucky regiments. "It was fortunate," he said, " that this discontent had been found out before the campaign was further advanced, when the discovery might have been mischievous to the public interests, as well as disgraceful to the parties concerned. Now, so far as the government was interested, the discontented troops, who had come into the woods with the expectation of finding all the luxuries of home and of peace, had full liberty to return. He would," he continued, "order facilities to be furnished for their immediate accommodation. But he could not refrain from expressing the mortification he anticipated for the reception they would meet from the young and the old, who had greeted them as their gallant neighbours on their march to the scene of war. " What must be their feelings," said the general, " to see those whom they had hailed as their generous defenders, now returning without striking a blow, and before their term of plighted service had expired? But-if this would be the state of public sentiment in Ohio, what would it be in Kentucky 1 If their fathers did not drive their degenerate sons back to the field of battle to recover their wounded honour, their mothers and sisters would hiss them from their presence. If, however, the discontented men were disposed to put up with all the taunts and disdain which awaited them wherever they went, they were," General Harrison again assured them, " at full liberty to go back." The influence of this manly and exciting address was instantaneous. Colonel Scott, the senior colonel of Kentucky, a war-worn veteran who had served in the armies of Harmar, St....

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