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Adler on Justice

The domain of justice is divided into two main spheres of interest. One is concerned with the justice of the individual in relation to...

Magna Charta, Epilogue

Background of the American Revolution The barons force King John to sign the Magna Charta, June 15, 1215. Troubles await. The ravenous and barbarous mercenaries, incited...

Stand By the Flag

Stand By The Flag. ————— I. STAND by the Flag!—its stars, like meteors gleaming, Have lighted Arctic icebergs, Southern seas, And shone responsive to the stormy beaming Of old Arcturus...

Judge No Man

Considerations by the Way An Fourteenth Century philosopher comments on good and evil. We shall not presume to anticipate the judgment of our fellow-citizens throughout the...

At Port Royal

At Port Royal. ————— THE tent-lights glimmer on the land, The ship-lights on the sea; The night-wind smooths with drifting sand Our track on lone Tybee. At last our grating...

Grant’s Tomb—Dedicated April 27, 1897

Grant’s Tomb—Dedicated April 27, 1897. Schofield, on Grant. ————— THE subject of this volume being limited to events of which I have had personal knowledge, and it...

Thomas à Kempis: On Religious Exercises

Considerations by the Way A medieval philosopher illustrates a fundamental principle. For man proposes, but God disposes; for man’s way is not in himself. CHAPTER XIX.—On Religious...

American Life: Military Laboratory, Arms and Supplies

American Life Military Laboratory, of Philadelphia, lists military arms and supplies available to the public in the new republic. Clayton Cramer notes that all these...

The Battle of Lexington

The American Revolution Isiah Thomas, for the Massachusetts Spy, publishes an account of the Battle of Lexington. We have pleasure to say, that notwithstanding the highest...

Encounter Between Generals Nelson and Davis

Weekly Story A dispute between General Jefferson C. Davis and his superior, General William “Bull” Nelson, ends badly. General Nelson—roughly and angrily—“About twenty-five hundred! About twenty-five...

Jefferson—Isaac Hall Tiffany (April 4, 1819)

American Correspondence In 1819 Thomas Jefferson replies to Isaac Hall Tiffany—a student of Aaron Burr—residing at Schoharie Bridge. Of Liberty, then, I would say, that in...

Robert E. Lee—Mary Custis Lee (1856)

Correspondence Robert E. Lee writes to his wife from his post on the frontier. In this enlightened age there are few, I believe, but will acknowledge...

A Political Reverie

A Political Reverie. ————— As fairy forms, the elfin airy train, And sylphs, sometimes molest the learned brain, Delusive dreams the matron’s bosom swell, And, ancient maids, the fancied...

Mercy Otis Warren—John Adams (1775)

American Correspondence Shortly after the start of the Second Continental Congress, Mercy Otis Warren writes to John Adams. I am more and more convinced, of the...

Of the High and Mighty

Considerations by the Way An ancient philosopher illustrates a fundamental principle. We shall not presume to anticipate the judgment of our fellow-citizens throughout the Union on...

The San Francisco Riots

Weekly Story In 1877, at labor meeting in San Francisco, workers decide to join in the national rioting. A Citizens’ Executive Committee was organized, under the...

Debate: Army Appropriations Bill (1878)—Part V

American Debate Following the nation-wide riots in 1877, Congress debates appropriating money for the Army. Rep. William Kimmel (D., Maryland) argues for funding the militia,...

Debate: Army Appropriations Bill (1878)—Part IV

American Debate Following the nation-wide riots in 1877, Congress debates appropriating money for the Army. Rep. William Kimmel (D., Maryland) argues for funding the militia,...

Debate: Army Appropriations Bill (1878)—Part III

American Debate Following the nation-wide riots in 1877, Congress debates appropriating money for the Army. Rep. William Kimmel (D., Maryland) argues for funding the militia,...

Debate: Army Appropriations Bill (1878)—Part II

American Debate   Following the nation-wide riots in 1877, Congress debates appropriating money for the Army. Rep. William Kimmel (D., Maryland) argues for funding the militia,...

Debate: Army Appropriations Bill (1878)—Part I

American Debate Following the nation-wide riots in 1877, Congress debates appropriating money for the Army. Rep. William Kimmel (D., Maryland) argues for funding the militia,...

The Men Who Do Not Lift

The Men Who do not Lift. ————— THE world is sympathetic. The statement none can doubt; When A’s in trouble don’t we think that B should help...

War Relocation Authority—March 18, 1942

World War II On March 18, 1942, President Franklin D. Roosevelt (D) issues Executive Order 9102 creating the War Relocation Authority so he can round...

Weekly Story: Patrick Arrives in Ireland

Weekly Story Jocelin, a twelfth century Monk of the Cistercian Order in Furness, records Patrick’s arrival in Ireland. And Milcho beheld a vision in the night;...

Weekly Story: He Discovered Money

Weekly Story A recent immigrant to America makes his fortune. Such is their faith in this little Italian. Polacks, Jews, Swedes, the Irish, every one invests,...

American Papers: National Thanksgiving Proclamation—1789

Thanksgiving   In 1789, both houses of Congress requested that George Washington acknowledge the many favors of Almighty God with a national day of thanksgiving and...

Weekly Story: Great Heart’s Goodbye

Weekly Story In which a knight demonstrates an ancient lesson. Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall...

Oath of Secrecy

Background of the American Revolution In prepartion for war, the members of the Second Continental Congress bind themselves to secrecy. … and that if any member...

Pennsylvania Minority Dissent

Democratic Party Founding Papers … that free countries are most friendly to commerce and to the rights of property. This produces greater internal tranquillity. The Pennsylvania...

The Mountain Stage

Butterfield Overland Mail–March 3, 1857 Overland Mail-Express Arriving in Town.   The Mountain Stage. Henry M. Hoyt, Jr. The Pacific Monthly, December, 1908.   PITCHIN’ on the precipice, sluggin’ through the sand, (Got ‘em runnin’ easy now, holdin’...