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Present Day Problems: A Collection of Addresses Delivered on Various Occasions - Page 94
by United States. President (1909-1913 : Taft) - 1908 - 355 pages
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Hartford in the Olden Time: Its First Thirty Years

Isaac William Stuart - Hartford (Conn.) - 1853 - 316 pages
...governments, in their first institutions, are Yohmtary associations for mutual defence." Gibbon. " If we desire to avoid insult, we must be able to repel it; if we desire to secure peace, it must be known that we are at all times ready for war." Washington. ANGLO-SAXON like, the Settlers...
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The Statesman's Manual: The Addresses and Messages of the ..., Volume 2

United States. President - United States - 1854
...distance those painful appeals to arms with which the history of every other nation abounds. There is a rank due to the United States among nations, which...be known that we are at all times ready for war." SPECIAL MESSAGE. MAY 10, 1836. To the Senate and House of Representatives : — INFORMATION has been...
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The American Statesman: A Political History Exhibiting the Origin, Nature ...

Andrew White Young - Constitutional history - 1855 - 1016 pages
...complete defense^ and of exacting from them the fulfillment of their duties toward us. * * * There is a rank due to the United States among nations which...peace — one of the most powerful instruments of our prosperity — it must be known that we are, at all times, ready for war." He also suggested provisions...
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THE WRITINGS OF GEORGE WASHINGTON; BEING HIS CORRESPONDENCE, ADDRESSES ...

JARED SPARKS - 1855
...defence, but for enforcing just claims. "There is a rank due to the United States among nations," said he, "which will be withheld, if not absolutely lost, by...secure peace, one of the most powerful instruments of otir prosperity, it must be known, that we are at all times ready for war." These communications were...
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The Life of George Washington, Commander-in-Chief of the American Army ...

Aaron Bancroft - 1855
...distance those painj'ul appeals to arms, with which the history of every other nation abounds. There is a rank due to the United States among nations, which...not absolutely lost, by the reputation of weakness. [f we desire to avoid insult, we must be able to repel it ; if we desire to secure peace, one of the...
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History of the Republic of the United States of America: As Traced ..., Volume 5

John Church Hamilton - United States - 1879
...suggestion preceded an earnest admonition of the necessity of measures " of complete defence." " There is a rank due to the United States among nations, which...be known that we are at all times ready for war." Among the measures of defence, besides an augmentation of the munitions of war — a new organization...
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History of the republic of the United States of America: as traced ..., Volume 7

John Church Hamilton - United States - 1864
...recalled with just pride, the language of Hamilton addressed by Washington to Congress : "There is a rank due to the United States among nations, which...lost, by the reputation of weakness. If we desire peace, one of the most powerful instruments of our rising prosperity, it must be known, that we are...
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The Life of George Washington: Commander in Chief of the American Army ...

Aaron Bancroft - 1857
...States among nations, which will be withheld, if not absolutely lost, by the reputation of weakness. II we desire to avoid insult, we must be able to repel it , if wo desire to secure peace, one of the most powerful instruments of our prosperity, it must bo known...
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The works of Washington Irving

Washington Irving - 1859
...a distance those painful appeals to arms with which the history of every nation abounds. There is a rank due to the United States among nations, which...we must be able to repel it; if we desire to secure peace—one of the most powerful instruments of our prosperity—it must be known that we are, at all...
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Life of George Washington, Volume 5

Washington Irving - United States - 1859
...a distance those painful appeals to arms with which the history of every nation abounds. There is a rank due to the United States among nations, which...we must be able to repel it; if we desire to secure peace—one of the most powerful instruments of our prosperity—it must be known that we are, at all...
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