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.1827 Excerpt: ...:Jtfr Chairman and fellow Citizens. Like tfi brator. who has 'preceded me, I wish I could confine my remarks to tiie puhlic services of Mr. John Quincy Adams, and to the rare talents which justify the choice you have made of him for the next election: likejliitii, I wish'that the name of General Andrew Jac& S6n, were uttered in/this Jjall only to do homage to the hrilliant achievements which saved Louisiana, and to express to him the gratitude of its inhahitants in the very peculiar situation where I am.placpd, let me he allowed to pursue a different course. I will give unqualified praise to the good he has done; and Onre-. served hlame on his errors and his faults. Accused of Treasof), charged with having endeavored todeliv-1 er New.-Orieans to ttfe British army, I seize with eagerness this opportunity of appearing'before you, to explain my conduct, and to silence calumny. As tbefacts whieh't'have to state, although personal to myself are intended to prove to demonstration, that one of the candidates fdi the Presidency of the United States has violated our constitution and our laws? they are necessarily connected with the putjpose whijch Ijas hrought vou together. The partisans of General Jackson have given the greatest publicity to the accusation of which I am the victim: his hiographers, his panegyrists, the speakers at puhlic meetings, and adulatory dinners, have'sullied their theme with this falsehood; a thousand newspapers have repeated this infamy; and the result is a general helief throughout all the States, except Louisiana, that a memher of its Legislature, for the county of Opelousas, labored, in 1815, to surrender Louisiana to the British. How happy am I to hehold in this hall, so large a numher of the electors of this county; to have it in my po...
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