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The Letters and Times of the Tylers
     

The Letters and Times of the Tylers

by Lyon Gardiner Tyler
 
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MB. TYLKR ON HKNTON. 19 How clearly Mr. Tyler's mind was made up as to his future "There lives not a man on earth ao long and so deeply committed against a national bank as

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MB. TYLKR ON HKNTON. 19 How clearly Mr. Tyler's mind was made up as to his future "There lives not a man on earth ao long and so deeply committed against a national bank as Mr. Tyler,—not even General Jackson or Thomas H. Beuton. Mr. Tyler began the war before I was in the Smate, and before General Jackson was president. He voted for the judicial process to annul the charter in 1819; he supported the veto in 1H;!2,'' etc., etc. (Congr. Globe. 1841, Append., p. 200.) The chapter noted is a fair sample of Beuton's whole cumbrous work. Benton vas one of those anomalies of the human race that seemed never to know the distinction between truth and falsehood. Wherever and whenever it suits his purpose, he deliberately misrepresents and falsifies, and does it with a guxt, as if he believed his own fabrications. Farton says that, in writing Jackson's life, he soon ceased to believe anything Benton or Jackson might have uttered, unless their story was suppor'ed by other evidence or by strong plausibility. It is in the nature of these fiery spirits, he remarks, " to forget-what they wished had never occurred, and to remember vividly the occurrences which flitter their ruling passion, and unconsciously to magnify their own part in the events of the past.'' ( Par ton's Jackmn, i., p. 39(i.) Mr. Tyler, it seems, thought very much as Parton does. The following is a letter written to his son after the appearance of Henton's work: [ToKoBEBT Tyleb.] Siiekwood Fokest, June !i, 1858. Dear Bobebt :Your letter of the 27th May is before me, enclosing the article from the Herald on Col. Henton's opinions of the administration. Of what consequence his opinions may be to his blood relations I know not, Smt they undoubtedly have no influence over the public mind. I do not believe t...

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