Excerpt from Errors of American Statesmen: Possible Impeachment of GrantIt is hardly necessary to inform the most ignorant that England has repeatedly made war upon America- and that she was animated during those wars with the most deadly hostilityMoreExcerpt from Errors of American Statesmen: Possible Impeachment of GrantIt is hardly necessary to inform the most ignorant that England has repeatedly made war upon America- and that she was animated during those wars with the most deadly hostility to this republic.
But, when England, baffled and defeated, was compelled to recoil before the rising and radiant energy of America- when, cowed by the terrors of battle, she reluctantly relinquished her grasp of this country, England did not forgive the young republic. On the contrary, she cherished then, as she does this moment, the deadliest hatred- and malignantly resolvedTo work in close design by fraud and guile,What force effected not.She had repeatedly boasted that she was invincible - that she had measured her strength with the greatest powers in Europe, and reaped laurels of victory from fields of death- that no nation had defeated her armies.
The only people who can boast of overwhelming English armies with irretrievable defeat are the Americans. They, and they alone, blighted her laurels by compelling her to yield. It is impossible to suppose, that England was not profoundly mortified by this result, and did not regard the young republic with invidious jealousy and visage discomposed,Oft changed to pale ire, envy and despair.If such an idea be formed, the facts of history will repudiate them.
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