The War in Nicaragua

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S. H. Goetzel & Company, 1860 - Nicaragua - 431 pages
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Page 429 - Reduced to our present position by the cowardice of some, the incapacity of others and the treachery of many, the army has yet written a page of American history which it is impossible to forget or erase. From the future, if not from the present, we may expect just judgment.
Page 266 - Nicaraguan decree for the abolition of slavery, an action "calculated to bind the Southern States to Nicaragua, as if she were one of themselves." Walker dreamed magnificent dreams of a military empire constituted of Central American states; an interoceanic canal that would attract the shipping of the world; and the use of slave labor in the development of the economy of Central America.
Page 430 - Filibusterism" is not the offspring of hasty passion or ill-regulated desire; it is the fruit of the sure, unerring instincts which act in accordance with laws as old as the creation. They are but drivellers who speak of establishing fixed relations between the pure white American race, as it exists in the United States, and the mixed Hispano-Indian race, as it exists in Mexico and Central America, without the employment of force.
Page 255 - Article I. All acts and decrees of the Federal Constituent Assembly, as well as of the Federal Congress are declared null and void. " Article 2. Nothing herein contained shall affect rights heretofore vested under the acts and decrees hereby repealed.
Page 259 - The conservatism of slavery is deeper than this,' he wrote. 'It goes to the vital relations of capital toward labor, and by the firm footing it gives the former it enables the intellect of society to push boldly forward in the pursuit of new forms of civilization.
Page 53 - Kewen would have weighed against a host of common men ; and the death of Crocker was a loss hardly to be repaired. A boy in appearance, with a slight figure, and a face almost feminine in its delicacy and beauty, he had the heart of a lion...
Page 280 - The true field for the exertion of slavery is in tropical America ; there it finds the natural seat of its empire and thither it can spread if it will but make the effort, regardless of conflicts with adverse interests.
Page 138 - ... the day. Poe pleaded guilty to all but the first specification of the first charge, to which he pleaded not guilty. As that charge was automatically proven by the rollbooks for formations, he thus put himself beyond all recommendations for mercy. " After mature deliberation on the testimony deduced...
Page 156 - The necessity for the American element to predominate in the government of Nicaragua sprang from the clauses in the treaty of peace (Oct. 23, 1855). In order to carry out the spirit of that treaty — to secure to the Americans in the service of the republic the rights guaranteed to them by the full sovereign power of the state — it was requisite to get into the country a force capable of protecting it. not only from domestic but from foreign enemies. Hence the 'sale of the country,' in Rivas'...
Page 252 - Spanish, over those acquainted only with the latter language. The decree concerning the use of the two languages tended to make the ownership of the lands of the State fall into the hands of those speaking English.

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