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World's Best Orations from the Earliest Period to the Present Time Volume 4 book

World's Best Orations from the Earliest Period to the Present Time Volume 4. David Josiah Brewer

World's Best Orations from the Earliest Period to the Present Time Volume 4
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Author: David Josiah Brewer
Number of Pages: 154 pages
Published Date: 08 Feb 2012
Publisher: General Books
Publication Country: Miami Fl, United States
Language: English
ISBN: 9781235829642
File Name: World's.Best.Orations.from.the.Earliest.Period.to.the.Present.Time.Volume.4.pdf
Download Link: World's Best Orations from the Earliest Period to the Present Time Volume 4
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1900 Excerpt: ... HOWELL COBB (1815-1868) December 4th, 1843, to March 3d, 1851, Howell Cobb was one of the most prominent of the Southern leaders in Congress. He was Speaker of the Thirty-First Congress, and Governor of Georgia from 1851 to 1853. He was again a Member of Congress from December 3d, 1855, to March 3d, 1857, when he became Mr. Buchanan's Secretary of the Treasury--an office in which he continued until his resignation, December loth, 1860. He was President of the Montgomery convention which created the Confederate States Government. He was commissioned & Brigadier-General in the Confederate army in February 1862 and promoted to MajorGeneral in September 1863. At the close of the war he surrendered at Macon, Georgia. He was born at Cherry Hill, Georgia, September 7th, 1815, and died in New York city, October 9th, 1868. His speech on the Oregon boundary question illustrates an issue which threatened war with England and caused great excitement in the United States. "FIFTY-FOUR FORTY OR FIGHT!- (From an Address of January 8th, 1846. Before a Committee of the House of Representatives Having Under Consideration the Oregon Boundary Question) When will this Government be prepared to maintain our just rights in the Oregon Territory? Will gentlemen who follow me in this debate be so good as to inform the country to what period of time they look forward when the United States will be in a proper condition to defend her national rights in Oregon? Where is the difficulty? Why are you not prepared to defend Oregon and your rights in the territory? Is it owing to the condition of your army or of your navy? So far as your army is concerned, it is a settled principle in the Government, if I understand and appreciate our people aright, that the Government shall never be de...

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