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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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Life of Washington: a biography, personal, military, and political, Volume 3

Benson John Lossing, Rufus Wilmot Griswold - Biography & Autobiography - 1860
...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." With such suggestions, he urged them to adopt measures for increasing the amount of arms and ammunition...
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Elements of Military Art and Science, Or, Course of Instruction in Strategy ...

Henry Wager Halleck - Crimean War, 1853-1856 - 1861 - 449 pages
...abundantly proves the wisdom and justice of the words of Washington " IF WE DESIRE TO SECURE PEACE, IT MUST BE KNOWN THAT WE ARE AT ALL TIMES READY FOR WAR." But let us bring this case still nearer home. Let it be known to-morrow that the people of Boston or...
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A nation's manhood; or, Stories of Washington and the American war of ...

mrs. E Burrows - 1861
...insult we must THE BRITISH L1ON;S RE-AWAKENING. 341 be able to repel it ; if we desire to secure peace, it must be known that we are at all times ready for war.' " "But, mama, we are acting upon his advice now, are we not?" exclaimed Ernest. "Think of our volunteers."...
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The Life of George Washington

Washington Irving - 1862
...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...peace one of the most powerful instruments of our pros* perity it must be known that we are, at all times, ready for war." In the spirit of these...
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A Sketch of the History of the United States from Independence to Secession

John Malcolm Forbes Ludlow - United States - 1862 - 404 pages
...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...not absolutely lost, by the reputation of weakness." His last appeal is, however, against domestic divisions. Re-elected once, he declined to serve a third...
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Elements of Military Art and Science: Or, Course of Instruction in Strategy ...

Henry Wager Halleck - Crimean War, 1853-1856 - 1862 - 449 pages
...abundantly proves the wisdom and justice of the words of Washington " IF WE DESIRE TO SECURE PEACE, IT MUST BE KNOWN THAT WE ARE AT ALL TIMES READY FOR WAR." But let us bring this case still nearer home. Let it be known to-morrow that the people of Boston or...
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Works, Volume 39

Washington Irving - American literature - 1857
...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...peace one of the most powerful instruments of our prosperity it must be known that we are, at all times, ready for war." In the spirit of these remarks,...
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Proceedings of the National Ship-Canal Convention, Held at the City of ...

Canada - 1863 - 248 pages
...the Lakes to the Hudson and the Atlantic. It was well said by Washington, " that if we desire peace, it must be known that we are at all times ready for war." 232 facility. We cannot do it at all. Great Britain bas constructed canals for this express purpose....
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HISTORY OF THE REPUBLIC OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, ALEXANDER HAMILTON ...

JOHN C. HAMILTON - 1864
...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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