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. 1918 Excerpt: ...Senator from Missouri, that is, from 1821 to 1851. frontier fashion, and in the fight Jackson was badly wounded. This occurred on September ...Read MoreThis 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. 1918 Excerpt: ...Senator from Missouri, that is, from 1821 to 1851. frontier fashion, and in the fight Jackson was badly wounded. This occurred on September 4, 1813. Early Career This encounter proved Benton's undoing in Tennessee. "Jackson was both powerful and popular in Tennessee and his friends made it hot for the Ben tons." When, later, the victory at New Orleans raised Jackson's popularity still higher, Benton had no prospect whatsoever of succeeding in Tennessee. For that reason he moved to in St. Louis St. Louis some time between 1815 and 1817, and settled down to make for himself a career in this new field. He found that it was necessary to learn a new system of law and to learn to speak French, which was still the chief language of St. Louis. By reason of his unbounded energy and industry he made himself proficient in these things and soon built up a good law practice, especially in land cases. But he "paid more attention to politics than to law" and was soon making himself felt 1. Entry into Politics in public affairs. In 1817 he was appointed a member of the first Board of School Trustees of St. Louis, and in 1819 he became one of the editors of the St. Louis Enquirer and later part owner of that publication. 2. Editor of Through the columns of the Enquirer he discussed the the Enquirer current issues, national and local. Among the first to engage his attention was the treaty that was made between Spain and the United States whereby we obtained Florida and in return relinquished all our claims to Texas as a part of the Louisiana Purchase. Benton was very much opposed to our giving up Texas and wrote several strong articles for the Enquirer against that treaty, as well as against the one made in 1818 with Great Britain for the joint occupation...Read Less
Good. Cape Cirardeau, 1951; dark blue cloth covered boards; no dust jacket; slight bubbling in cloth on front cover (1/2 inch long); slight fading; some scuffing along spine; some wear along top and bottom of spine; minor soiling on top, bottom, and fore-edge of text block; some soiling on endpapers, particularly near spine; a few gutter gaps in beginning half of text; interior is clean and unmarked; 8vo, 7 3/4" to 9 3/4" tall; 500 pages.
Very Good. in No Jacket dj. Hard Cover, Blue Cloth, VEry Good Condition. endpapers starting to tan. 4 digit number stamp to front free endpaper. No library pocket, coding or stamps, but there are two ink stamps to the title page: "Discard O.K. for Resale" and "The Property JAn 16, 1953 BOard of Education". Each stamp is 1" x 2.5". Binding is Cloth. 8vo.
Very Good. Hardcover-9901559847 1918; D.C. Heath & Co.; No dj; May show signs of light shelf wear; Binding is just slightly loose; The pages are bright, clean and free of markings; Overall in Good condition! [VIOLETTE, EUGENE MORROW] HISTORY OF MISSOURI.
This is one of the finest histories of Missouri, Written for classes for high school students. It is an excellent reference book which I use very often even at an advanced age-it is well referenced with extensive foot notes and an excellent index. This was my third book. The other two had fallen apart.
The book came in a timely manner and was in much better condition than I had anticipated.
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