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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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History of the Republic of the United States of America: As Traced ..., Volume 5

John Church Hamilton - United States - 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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The Militia of the United States: What it Has Been, what it Should be

Henry Lee - United States - 1864 - 130 pages
...prepared for war is ene of the most effectual means of preserving peace." Again in 1793 he says : by the reputation of weakness. If we desire to avoid...be known, that we are at all times ready for war." These are the exhortations of the Father of his Country. The ardent patriot, John Adams, who had studied...
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Life of George Washington, Volume 5

Washington Irving - Biography & Autobiography - 1865
...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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History of the republic of the United States of America: as traced ..., Volume 7

John Church Hamilton - United States - 1865
...nations, which will be withheld, if not absolutely lost, by the reputation of weakness. If we desire peace, one of the most powerful instruments of our...be known, that we are at all times ready for war." Their efforts, at this time, to impart firmness to the counsels of the Administration were prompted...
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History of the republic of the United States of America: as traced ..., Volume 7

John Church Hamilton - United States - 1865
...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 Century, Volume 4

1872
...keep at a distance those painful appeals to arms, with which the history of every nation abounds. ... If we desire to avoid insult, we must be able to repel...be known that we are, at all times, ready for war." So Washington formulated the maxim in his fifth Annual Message to Congress, for experience and observation...
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Works of Washington Irving: Washington

Washington Irving - 1870
...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 will be withheld, if uot absolutely lost, by the reputation of weakness. If we desire to avoid insult, we must be able to...
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Life of George Washington, Volume 5

Washington Irving - 1873
...distance those painful appeals tri arms with which the history of every nation abounds. There is a rank due to the United States among nations, which...the reputation of weakness. If we desire to avoid msult, we must be able to repel it ; if we desire to secure peace one of the most powerful instruments...
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Legislative Documents, Volume 1

Iowa. General Assembly - Iowa - 1874
...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...rising prosperity, it must be known, that we are at all timc-s ready for war." John Adams wrote: "National defense is one of the cardinal duties of a statesman....
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Report of the President

Massachusetts Institute of Technology - 1875
...22 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." ******** Until the entire nature of the human race has become changed, it will be necessary to provide...
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