Sketches of the Lives of Franklin Pierce and Wm. R. King, Candidates of the Democratic Republican Party for the Presidency and Vice Presidency of the United States

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National Democratic Executive Committee, 1852 - Campaign literature - 36 pages

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Page 5 - The Democratic Republicans of Hillsborough embrace the opportunity your short stay furnishes, to tender to you an. invitation to partake with them of a public dinner, at such time as may be most convenient to you, before you take your leave of Hillsborough. In discharging the duty imposed upon them, the committee beg leave to assure you, that the tender they make is no unmeaning compliment. Your childhood was with them, and so has been your riper years. Educated in their midst, one of themselves,...
Page 17 - He sustained severe injury by the shock and braises, but especially by a severe sprain in his left knee, which came under him. At first, he was not conscious of being much hurt, but soon became exceedingly faint. Dr. Richie, a surgeon in his command, assisted him, and administered to him. In a few moments, he was able, with difficulty, to walk, when he pressed forward to Captain Magruder's battery. Here he found the horse of Lieutenant Johnson, who had just received a mortal wound. He was permitted...
Page 14 - When I resigned my seat in the Senate in 1842, I did it with the fixed purpose never again to be voluntarily separated from my family for any considerable length of time, except at the call of my country in time of war...
Page 33 - ... commanded the respect and regard of his fellows, and the approbation of the professors, he entered the law office of William Duffy, a distinguished lawyer, residing in the town of Fayetteville, North Carolina, and in the autumn of 1805, obtained a license to practice in the superior courts of the State. In 1806, he was elected a member of the legislature of the State, from the county of Sampson, in which he was born. He was again elected, the year following, but on the meeting of the legislature,...
Page 6 - ... Hillsborough, I became attached to, and learned how highly to appreciate, that class of the community which constitutes the true nobility of this country. I need hardly say that I shall never cease to remember my birthplace with pride as well as affection, and with still more pride shall I recollect the steady, unqualified, and generous confidence which has been reposed in me by its inhabitants. With unfeigned regret, gentlemen, that I am unable to accept the invitation you have communicated...
Page 11 - December, 1828, and was immediately afterwards elected to the Senate of the United States, to fill the vacancy occasioned by the resignation of his friend General Harrison, serving until 1831.
Page 17 - At San Angel dispositions had been made to attack in reverse, the enemy's works on the San Augustine road. General Scott ordered him to march his brigade, in concert with that of the intrepid General Shields, across the open country between Santa Catarina and the above road, in order to cut off the retreat of the enemy.
Page 20 - that in his service in Mexico he did his duty as a son of the Republic ; that he was eminently patriotic, disinterested, and gallant ; and that it has added a laurel to his beautiful civic wreath. As a citizen, he has been ready to make sacrifice for his country. As a soldier and commander, he haa shown gallantry before the enemy, and was eminently the friend and father of his command.
Page 12 - Hampshire, and my devotion to the great principles, the firm maintenance of which has secured to her a proud position, and an enviable name in all parts of the Union, suffers no diminution in retirement, I trust may be made sufficiently apparent in every contest through which we may be called to pass in support of those principles, and in vindication of that honor. "I am, with the highest consideration, your excellency's obliged friend and servant, "FRANK PIERCE.
Page 31 - CONCORD, (NH,) June 17, 1852. GENTLEMEN: I have the honor to acknowledge your personal kindness in presenting to me this day your letter officially informing me of my nomination, by the Democratic National Convention, as a candidate for the presidency of the United States. The surprise with which I received the intelligence of the nomination was not unmingled with painful solicitude, and yet it is proper for me to say that the manner in which it was conferred was peculiarly gratifying. The delegation...

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