The Life, Speeches, and Public Services of James A. Garfield, Twentieth President of the United States

The Life, Speeches, and Public Services of James A. Garfield, Twentieth President of the United States (Paperback)

By Russell H Conwell 
Publisher: General Books
Edition: Paperback
Language: English
ISBN: 1150125632
EAN: 9781150125638
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No. of Pages: 194
Publish Date: 2009-12-16
Binding: Paperback
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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. 1881. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XVII. PERIOD OF UNPOPULARITY. HIS PRACTICE Or LAW.--HIS FIRST CASH IN THE SUPREME COURT. HIS SUCCESS AS A LAWYER.--UNPOPULARITY OF HIS DEFENSE OT REBELS IN COURT.--HIS CONNECTION WITH A MATTER CALLED THE DE OOLYER PAVEMENT CASE.--HOW HE WAS MALIGNED.--PERSISTENCY OF ENEMIES.--THE GREAT CREDIT MOBLIEU CASE. VINDICATION OF GENERAL GARFIELD.--HIS STORY OF HIS DEALINGS WITH OAKES AMES.--HIS OPPOSITION TO THE INCREASE O SALARIES IN CONGRESS.--THE CENSURE OF HIS CONSTITUENTS. HIS EXPLANATION.--RESTORATION TO PUBLIC FAVOR. No great or good man ever served a capricious public without disheartening trials, and periods of unpopularity. Such experiences are often the test of a man's ability and integrity. In the history of General Garfield's Congressional career, however, his loss of public favor was due, in each instance, to a misunderstanding of the facts, on the part of the people. When his actions and positions on public measure were fully understood by the people, he was at once restored to favor and applause. One cause of the first noticeable ebb in the public regard, which the student of his life observes, was the natural result of his practice of law. He was a Congressman before he ever tried a case in court; and his experience as an attorney is perhaps an exception to that of any other lawyer, inasmuch as his first case was in the Supreme Court of the United States. He never had a case in any other court. His first appearance in the Supreme Court was in behalf of some conspirators who had been tried by court-martial, and condemned t death, for engaging in a movement to assist the rebellion. They were tried by martial law in a State, in time of peace d facto in the State, and in a section of State not under martial law. The legal question was, whethe...
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Title: The Life, Speeches, and Public Services of James A. Garfield, Twentieth President of the United States
Publisher: General Books
Author: Russell H Conwell
Edition: Paperback
Language: English
ISBN: 1150125632
EAN: 9781150125638
No. of Units: 1
No. of Pages: 194
Publish Date: 2009-12-16
Binding: Paperback

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