Memoirs of John Quincy Adams: Comprising Portions of His Diary from 1795 to 1848, Band 4

J.B. Lippincott & Company, 1875

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Seite 461 - Dans l'adversité de nos meilleurs amis, nous trouvons toujours quelque chose qui ne nous déplaît pas.
Seite 249 - To all claims of citizens of the United States upon the Spanish Government, statements of which, soliciting the interposition of the Government of the United States, have been presented...
Seite 529 - A dissolution, at least temporary, of the Union, as now constituted would be certainly necessary, and the dissolution must be upon a point involving the question of slavery, and no other. The Union might then be reorganized on the fundamental principle of emancipation. This object is vast in its compass, awful in its prospects, sublime and beautiful in its issue. A life devoted to it would be nobly spent or sacrificed.
Seite 523 - Oh, if but one man could arise with a genius capable of comprehending, a heart capable of supporting, and an utterance capable of communicating those eternal truths that belong to this question, to lay bare in all its nakedness that outrage upon the goodness of God, human slavery, now is the time, and this is the occasion, upon which such a man would perform the duties of an angel upon earth ! 1 3th.
Seite 76 - G — d, he would breed you a quarrel before he had been there a month ! " * l 5 Adams, 359, 368 to 380.
Seite 242 - Wirt, were present, but not the Chief Justice. Mr. Crawford had prepared the annual report to both Houses of Congress, which was read and signed. The meeting was over in half an hour. Tompkins told a story of a justice of the peace in the State of New York, who, for ten years together, was in the constant practice of swearing witnesses, and certifying that he had sworn them, that they were neither interested nor disinterested in the event of the suit upon which they testified — meaning that they...
Seite 157 - God! may I die the death of the righteous, and may my last end be like hers ! On receiving this deeply distressing intelligence, I immediately left my office and came home.
Seite 359 - Cicero and Tacitus given me by Wells and Lilly in return for the Ernesti edition of mine, which they had to print their Cicero from. I cannot indulge myself in the luxury of giving two hours a day to these writers ; but to live without having a Cicero and a Tacitus at hand seems to me as if it was a privation of one of my limbs.
Seite 247 - Mr. Onis came at the appointed hour of one, and delivered to me his projet of a treaty . . . nth. . . . The second article of Onis's projet contains the cession of the Floridas by the King of Spain to the United States, but describing the Floridas such as they were ceded by Great Britain in 1783, and with the limits by which they are designated in the treaty of limits and navigation concluded between Spain and the United States on the 27th of October, 1795. I struck out this passage, as being useless...
Seite 386 - I am a man of reserved, cold, austere, and forbidding manners; my political adversaries say, a gloomy misanthropist, and my personal enemies, an unsocial savage. With a knowledge of the actual defect in my character, I have not the pliability to reform it.

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