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Address at the Unveiling of the Statue of Alexander Hamilton: In Central ...
Chauncey Mitchell DePew
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Address at the Unveiling of the Statue of Alexander Hamilton in Central Park ...
Chauncey Mitchell DePew
No preview available - 2017
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Page 7 - As a captain of artillery he was described by a contemporary observer : he looked, it was said, ' a mere boy, with small, slender, and delicate frame, who, with cocked hat pulled down over his eyes, and apparently lost in thought, marched beside his cannon, patting it every now and then as if it were a favourite horse or pet plaything.
Page 13 - Street in this city late at night, and seeing him at work in his office, said : "I have seen one of the wonders of the world. I have seen a man laboring all night to support his family, who has made the fortune of a nation." This great critic and cynic said: "I consider Napoleon, Fox, and Hamilton the three greatest men of our epoch, and without hesitation I award the first place to Hamilton.
Page 4 - I shall be present or not, for to confess my weakness, Ned, my ambition is prevalent, so that I contemn the grovelling condition of a clerk, or the like, to which my fortune condemns me, and would willingly risk my life, though not my character, to exalt my station. I am confident, Ned, that my youth excludes me from any hopes of immediate preferment, nor do I desire it ; but I mean to prepare the way for futurity.
Page 7 - During the gloomy retreat through New Jersey, a veteran officer noticed a company "which was a model of discipline ; its Captain a mere boy, with small, slender, and delicate frame, who, with cocked hat pulled down over his eyes, and apparently lost in thought, marched beside a cannon, patting it every now and then as if it were a favorite horse or pet plaything," and was surprised when told it was the famous Hamilton. But the young officer held the British at bay while the American army crossed...