Titolo: My thirty years out of the Senate,
Casa editrice: AMS Press
Condizione libro: Very Good
0404021697 This book is shelved in the Americana section of our retail store and may require extra shipping time - Crisp clean unread book with light to moderate shelfwear to the covers and a publishers mark to one edge - Nice!. Codice inventario libreria Z0404021697Z2
Riassunto: 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. 1859. Excerpt: ... 1830, when he first struck out into public life, up to the present time. It will show the workings of politicians in the State of Maine in 1830, when "the wheels of Government got trig'd," and they had "such a tussle to get 'em agoing." It will then show how Mr. Downing went to Washington, and became " Gineral Jackson's right hand man;" and how he helped the old Gineral through with his fight against "Biddie's Bank," and how he settled the Madawaska Boundary difficulty, and how he put down and crushed out South Carolina Nullification. These letters and "dockyments" will show the workings of Politicians during the Mexican War, and how the Major helped President Polk along through those troublesome times; and how he and Mr. Trist went to Mexico, and held General Scott and General Taylor in check, and wouldn't let them run away with President Polk's thunder. They will show, also, how General Scott wasn't elected President, and how General Pierce was. They will describe the hard tug there was at Baltimore to get General Pierce nominated, and how at last the nomination was ratified at Downingville, and so secured his election. They will show how the Major and Mr. Buchanan and Mr. Souley got up that Ostend Convention, and laid the plan and made the agreement to "take Cuba if we have the power;" and how the Major fitted out a naval expedition in the schooner Two Pollies, and cruised about several months to effect that object. In short, the letters and other " dockyments" will show more things than you can shake a stick at, and of course more than can be alluded to here. But besides the valuable political and historical information, interesting to the old and instructive to the young, that will be found embodied in this great work of Major Downing, there is anoth...
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