Maine: A History, Volume 2

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Louis Clinton Hatch, Maine Historical Society
American historical society, 1919 - Maine
Part of volume 3 and volumes 4-5 contain biographical material.


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Page 552 - The contempt of that large-minded gentleman is so wilting, his haughty disdain, his grandiloquent swell, his majestic, supereminent, overpowering, turkey-gobbler strut, has been so crushing to myself and all the members of this House, that I know it was an act of the greatest temerity for me to venture upon a controversy with him.
Page 552 - The gentleman took it seriously and It has given his strut additional pomposity. The resemblance is great. It la striking. Hyperion to a satyr, Thersites to Hercules, mud to marble, dunghill to diamond, a singed cat to a Bengal tiger, a whining puppy to a roaring lion.
Page 537 - I wish you, my dear sir, and all others, my friends and constituents, to understand that I, and not they, am sitting in judgment upon the President. I, not they, have solemnly sworn to do impartial justice. I, not they, am responsible to God and man for my action and its consequences. The opinions and wishes of my party friends ought not to have a feather's 'weight with me in coming to a conclusion.
Page 459 - Swett is unquestionably all right. Mr. Holt is a good man, but I had not heard or thought of him for VP Wish not to interfere about VP Cannot interfere about platform. Convention must judge for itself.
Page 392 - ... plantations, empowering and directing them to notify the inhabitants of their respective towns and plantations, in the manner prescribed by law, at their next annual meetings in the month of September, to give in their votes on the question, whether such amendment shall be made ; and if it shall appear that a majority of the inhabitants voting on the question are in favor of such amendment, it shall become a part of this constitution.
Page 459 - Cook wants to know confidentially whether Swett is all right ; whether in urging Holt for VicePresident he reflects the President's wishes ; whether the President has any preference, either personal or on the score of policy; or whether he wishes not even to interfere by a confidential intimation. . . . Please get this information for me if possible.
Page 499 - ... unarmed militia comprised about 60,000 men, and in addition there were a few volunteer companies. Nevertheless, Maine contributed thirty-two infantry regiments, three of cavalry, and one heavy artillery regiment, seven batteries of field artillery, seven sharpshooter companies, thirty other companies of infantry, seven companies of coast artillery, and six companies for coast fortifications. In all, 72,945 Maine residents served in the military and naval forces of the Union; and of these, 7322...
Page 389 - Although I am not one of that class of men who cry for the perpetuation of the union, though I am willing in a certain state of circumstances to let it slide...
Page 493 - Finding that, at the suggestion of the mayor, the steamer Chesapeake, propeller, of the New York line, was getting up steam, I put Colonel Mason and the largest portion of his command on board of her, she having obtained two brass six-pounders from the State Arsenal. She also had about...
Page 549 - I have always said, that those who know him most, love him best. I dare to say that he is the best man I have ever known. Do not misunderstand me, I do not say that he is the best man that ever lived, but that of all the men whom I have thoroughly known, he is the best.

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