Great Country by Arthur Sketchley

Great Country

Arthur Sketchley
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  • ISBN
    9781458878397 / 1458878392
  • Title Great Country
  • Author Arthur Sketchley
  • Format
  • Year 2010
  • Pages 100
  • Publisher
    General Books
  • Imprint General Books
  • Language English
  • Dimensions 229mm x 13mm x 152mm


This is an OCR edition without illustrations or index. It may have numerous typos or missing text. However, purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original rare book from GeneralBooksClub.com. You can also preview excerpts from the book there. Purchasers are also entitled to a free trial membership in the General Books Club where they can select from more than a million books without charge. Original Published by: Tinsley brothers in 1868 in 459 pages; Subjects: United States; Canada; History / Canada / General; History / United States / General; History / United States / 19th Century; Social Science / Customs & Traditions; Travel / Canada / General; Travel / Essays & Travelogues; Travel / United States / General;

Publisher Description

This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1868. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... APPENDIX. EXCERPTA FROM NEWSPAPERS. FREEDMEN'S BUEEAU. Even the Tribune begins to believe what General Grant says about the infamous swindle known as the Freedmen's Bureau. "It is no longer doubted, ' says the Tribune, "that enormous frauds have been perpetrated in the Second Auditor's office in the payment of the bounties to the coloured troops, and there is every reason to believe that the Government has been swindled to the extent of 1,500,000 dollars,“ and ”it appears further,“ says the Tribune, ”that certain clerks in the Second Auditor's office in the Bureau of Coloured Troops, and in the Freedmen's Bureau, entered into a conspiracy, and that papers for whole regiments have been forged, presented, and paid." Yet the radical party proposes to continue this outrage, which is not only bleeding the white tax-payers of the North out of millions of dollars annually, professedly for the blacks, but is made the means of swindling them out of millions more for the benefit of loyal clerks and agents of the Freedmen's Bureau, and for the coloured troops. The time is very near at hand when the simple statement that “the coloured troops fought nobly” will scarcely be considered as a compensatory return for the millions of money stolen from the Treasury by loyal thieves.—New York World, Southern paper. KU-KLUX-KLAN. A GENUINE KU-KLUX. To the Editor of the La Crone Democrat. An event hath happened—an event dire and portentous. I have had an adventure—a strange and thrilling adventure, and I hasten to record it for your benefit. If you will but listen, I will a tale unfold that will cultivate the soul, warm thy young blood, and play the devil with thee generally. I have seen a Ku-Klux, ay, a Cyclops, which I suppose every one knows is simply a larger edition of a Ku-Klu...

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