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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 3 3 Browse Search
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 3 2 2 Browse Search
Colonel William Preston Johnston, The Life of General Albert Sidney Johnston : His Service in the Armies of the United States, the Republic of Texas, and the Confederate States. 1 1 Browse Search
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et there are those who can so finely describe these subjects of familiar contemplation as greatly to enhance our awe, admiration, and pleasure. The Father of his Country imbued the minds of the people with his own great qualities, and great occasions invariably draw them forth. Let the noble enthusiasm and devotion of the soldiery to the cause of the country serve for an illustration. Remember the last 22d and 23d; the day had its inspiration. The battle of Buena Vista was fought February 22 and 23, 1847. There is a holy inspiration in the memory of Washington's great services that would make any American willingly risk the sacrifice of his life in emulation of them. You ought not, therefore, to be discouraged. Your subject will find sympathy in the minds and hearts of your audience if they be American .... Your affectionate father, A. Sidney Johnston. The following letters and extracts are offered without further apology: May 9, 1848. Neglect none of the subor