An Address Delivered at South Coventry, Conn: At the Request of the Hale Monument Association, November 25, 1836 (Classic Reprint)

An Address Delivered at South Coventry, Conn: At the Request of the Hale Monument Association, November 25, 1836 (Classic Reprint)

by Andrew T. Judson
     
 

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Excerpt from An Address Delivered at South Coventry, Conn: At the Request of the Hale Monument Association, November 25, 1836

Fellow Citizens:- Is there to be found within this extended republic, one American heart emiting the purple current of life, which does not beat more quickly? Is there within this diversified climate, or upon this productive soil, one

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Excerpt from An Address Delivered at South Coventry, Conn: At the Request of the Hale Monument Association, November 25, 1836

Fellow Citizens:- Is there to be found within this extended republic, one American heart emiting the purple current of life, which does not beat more quickly? Is there within this diversified climate, or upon this productive soil, one bosom which does not swell with more ardor? Is there in all this home of the brave and the free, one patriot whose soul is not fired up within him when he contemplates the scenes of the American revolution? When those deeds of noble daring are re-counted in his presence - when those tales of suffering and woe are recapitulated by the fire-side, or at the New England hearth, how does the eye sparkle with conscious delight, that a conflict so momentous, terminated in victory, triumphant victory! victory of arms, and victory of principles!!

What was that conflict, and who were the parties engaged? The conflict was for life and liberty, and the parties involved were the oppressors on one side, and the oppresses on the other. The oppressors were, a King with his crowned head and vast prerogatives, combined with the aristocracy and their wealth. The oppressed were the people, honest in purpose, industrious in habit, and virtuous in principle. You are the descendants of that noble race of men, and you are now enjoying the fruits of liberty, and the glorious blessings of freedom purchased by their blood. No, no all.

In surveying this large assembly, I see here and there one, who, himself belonged to that race - who participated in those sufferings - who, with his own ear, heard the sighs and groans - whose own arm was nerved in our defence - whose bosom was laid bare to the bayonet - and whose blood flowed out like water for his country! Brave Men! - choice remnant of that patriotic band of citizens whose names and deeds shall be immortal!!

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ISBN-13:
9781331558743
Publisher:
FB &c Ltd
Publication date:
07/16/2015
Pages:
28
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.06(d)

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