The Statesmen of America in 1846

Overview

In this book, first published in 1847, the English author Sarah Mytton Maury gives a personal and very positive account of her impressions of the United States upon arriving there in late 1845. Through marriage she gains access to many American statesmen of her day, and the book is dedicated to James Buchanan, later President of the United States. Maury portrays prominent senators, judges, officers, members of the clergy and Presidents John Adams and James K. Polk. Many of the descriptions are interspersed with ...

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Overview

In this book, first published in 1847, the English author Sarah Mytton Maury gives a personal and very positive account of her impressions of the United States upon arriving there in late 1845. Through marriage she gains access to many American statesmen of her day, and the book is dedicated to James Buchanan, later President of the United States. Maury portrays prominent senators, judges, officers, members of the clergy and Presidents John Adams and James K. Polk. Many of the descriptions are interspersed with extracts from speeches and letters by those portrayed. The book gives a great deal of attention to the early nineteenth-century dispute between Britain and the United States about territorial claims in the north-west, the so-called 'Oregon Question'. On this question as in other matters of contention or cultural differences between the two countries, Maury maintains a position of neutrality.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781140304142
  • Publisher: BiblioBazaar
  • Publication date: 4/6/2010
  • Pages: 258
  • Product dimensions: 9.69 (w) x 7.44 (h) x 0.54 (d)

Table of Contents

1. The President and the people of the United States; 2. James Buchanan; 3. William Henry Seward; 4. William H. Haywood; 5. Hugh White; 6. John Y. Mason; 7. Abbott Lawrence; 8. Thomas H. Benton; 9. Samuel D. Hubbard; 10. Martin Van Buren; 11. Robert C. Winthrop; 12. Roger B. Taney; 13. John McLean; 14. Daniel Webster and Rufus Choat; 15. Edward A . Hannegan; 16. John Quincy Adams; 17. Albert Gallatin; 18. Oregon and Canada, remarks on; 19. Charles Jared Ingersoll; 20. Edmund Gaines; 21. Matthew Fontaine Maury; 22. John Caldwell Calhoun; 23. Henry Clay; 24. Right Rev. John Hughes, Catholic Bishop of New York; 25. Note on the Corps Diplomatique at Washington; 26. Essay on free trade, by the authoress; 27. The Catholic Church in Oregon; 28. Notes on the Mexican War.

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