Great Senators of the United States Forty Years Ago, (1848 and 1849): With Personal Recollections and Delineations of Calhoun, Benton, Clay, Webster, General Houston, Jefferson Davis, and Other Distinguished Statesmen of That Period

Great Senators of the United States Forty Years Ago, (1848 and 1849): With Personal Recollections and Delineations of Calhoun, Benton, Clay, Webster, General Houston, Jefferson Davis, and Other Distinguished Statesmen of That Period

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Great Senators of the United States Forty Years Ago, (1848 and 1849): With Personal Recollections and Delineations of Calhoun, Benton, Clay, Webster, General Houston, Jefferson Davis, and Other Distinguished Statesmen of That Period

Great Senators of the United States Forty Years Ago, (1848 and 1849): With Personal Recollections and Delineations of Calhoun, Benton, Clay, Webster, General Houston, Jefferson Davis, and Other Distinguished Statesmen of That Period

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My main purpose in writing this book was to tell some interesting things (which I suppose nobody else can tell) about distinguished statesmen who came under my personal observation when I was a reporter in the United States Senate, more than forty years ago, and of whose characters I have made particular study.

For the benefit of persons who are not familiar with the public affairs and public men of the past, I have found it expedient, in telling those things which are only within my own personal knowledge, to relate other things which are within the information of every student of our history; and the well-informed critic may think that in some cases I have been too particular in relating what is so familiar to . . .

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