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" There is a rank due to the United States among nations which will be withheld, if not absolutely lost, by the reputation of weakness. If we desire to avoid insult, we must be able to repel it ; if we desire to secure peace. one of the most powerful instruments... "
The Debates and Proceedings in the Congress of the United States: With an ... - Página 7
por United States. Congress - 1849
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Harpers' Popular Cyclopaedia of United States History from the ..., Volumen2

Benson John Lossing - 1881 - 1605 páginas
...must bo able to repel it; if we desire to secure peace, one of the most powerful instruments of our prosperity, it must be known that we are at all times ready for war." Acting upon this hint, Congress, in the spring of 179-1, appropriated (March 11) about $700,000 for...
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Irving's Works: Life of George Washington

Washington Irving - 1882
...be able to repel it ; if we desire to secure peace — oiie of the most powerful instruments of our prosperity — it must be known that we are, at all times, ready for war." In the spirit of these remarks, he urged measures to increase the amount of arms and ammunition in...
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Proceedings of the Reunion Society of Vermont Officers, ... with ..., Volumen2

Reunion Society of Vermont Officers - 1906
...avoid insult, we must be able to repel it. If we desire peace, one of the most powerful instruments in our rising prosperity, it must be known that we are at all times ready for war." This would seem ridiculous did we not know that our unreadiness may be the prelude to a national tragedy....
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American Marine: The Shipping Question in History and Politics

William Wallace Bates - 1892 - 479 páginas
...and contempt of the naval arts. The wise and patriotic Washington in his farewell address said: — "There is a rank due to the United States among nations,...prosperity, it must be known that we are at all times prepared for war." Now, what is our reputation as to the sea? Who believes that we have any power there...
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Outing, Volumen21

1893
...preserving peace ; " and again, in 1793 : "If we desire to avoid insult ; if we desire to secure peace, it must be known that we are at all times ready for war." John Adams, in 1815, thus expressed himself : " The delightful imaginations of universal and perpetual...
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Maxims of Washington: Compiled for Use in Schools, Libraries, and All ...

George Washington - 1894 - 423 páginas
...of their duties towards us. 1793. READINESS FOR WAR. peals to arms, with which the history of every nation abounds. There is a rank due to the United...be known, that we are, at all times, ready for war. OFFENSIVE OPERATIONS. 1793. Offensive operations, oftentimes, are the surest, if not in some cases...
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The Library of Historic Characters and Famous Events of All ..., Volumen6

Ainsworth Rand Spofford, Frank Weitenkampf, John Porter Lamberton - 1895
...quoted since, "If we desire to avoid insult, we must be able to repel it; if we desire to secure peace, it must be known that we are at all times ready for war." During Washington's second term, even more than in his first, there were violent dissensions in his...
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Records of the Columbia Historical Society, Washington, D.C., Volumen21

Columbia Historical Society (Washington, D.C.) - 1918
...must be able to repel it; if we desire to secure peace, one of the most powerful instruments of our prosperity, it must be known that we are at all times ready for war. ' ' It is because we have not heeded this profound admonition of the Father of his Country, in the...
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A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents, 1789-1897: 1789-1817

United States. President - 1896
...in a condition of complete defense and of exacting from them the fulfillment of their duties toward us. The United States ought not to indulge a persuasion...The documents which will be presented to you will shew the amount and kinds of arms and military stores now in our magazines and arsenals; and yet an...
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A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents, 1789-1897: 1833-1841

United States. President - 1896
...suggestions I can not forbear repeating the wise precepts of one whose counsels can not be forgotten: * * * The United States ought not to indulge a persuasion...must be known that we are at all times ready for war. ANDREW JACKSON. WASHINGTON, January z7, 1836. The undersigned, His Britannic Majesty's charge' d'affaires,...
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