History and Record of the Proceedings of the People of Lexington and Its Vicinity
Excerpt from History and Record of the Proceedings of the People of Lexington and Its Vicinity: In the Suppression of the True American, From the Commencement of the Movement on the 14th of August, 1845, to Its Final Termination on Monday, the 18th of the Same MonthThe propriety of a public meeting, to be summoned by a notice, which had already been prepared by Mr. Hickman, was also considered. Mr. Marshall alluded to the great delicacy of his own position in relation to the whole question. He deprecated the affair taking a party turn, and suggested the propriety of making out a list of citizens of both parties, and notifying them by private notice, to attend that evening at the Court House at 3 o'clock, for the purpose of opening a correspondence with Mr. Clay upon the subject. The list was made out, and Mr. Megowan undertook to notify the gentlemen.In case of a failure to induce Mr. Clay to discontinue his paper by an application in writing, it was at the same time agreed among these gentlemen, that there should then be proposed a general call of the people of the City and County, and several days given for the notice. Above all, it was agreed that party should be kept entirely out of view. The design was from the beginning, to prevent bloodshed and violence if possible; at all events, by concentrating the public mind, and the whole people, to prevent partial movements and individual action, which under the peculiar circumstances of this case, and the relations personal as well as political, of the Editor of the True American, might have led to so much disaster, and would certainly have been subject to so much misrepresentation.We have inserted, as part of these proceedings, an article signed "A Kentuckian". It was written after the adjournment of the meeting of the 14th, and was intended to sustain the first movement. It was published first in the Kentucky Gazette of the 16th, but on the same day in handbill form, and circulated along with the journal, correspondence, and address of the meeting of the 14th August, and has appeared to us properly to form a part of this history.The undersigned have had the satisfaction of witnessing what they originally desired - a popular movement without distinction of party. The call made by a few citizens upon a generous and manly people, has been heartily and promptly responded to; and the whole affair, delicate and dangerous as it was, has been conducted to its fortunate issue, in safety and in honor. The meeting of the 14th was small, there having been no general or public notice of it; none indeed was intended. Of the Whigs who had been requested to attend, several were present, and the remainder it was understood acquiesced in the movement. C. M. Clay came into the room and remained some time.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.Эта книга будет изготовлена в соответствии с Вашим заказом по технологии Print-on-Demand компанией ООО «Книга по Требованию». Print-on-Demand - это технология печати книг по Вашему заказу на цифровом типографском оборудовании. Книга, произведенная по технологии Print-on-Demand (POD) представляет собой классическую печатную книгу с соблюдением всех стандартов качества, от офсетной бумаги и плотного картона до качественного клея, используемого при изготовлении. Черно-белая текстовая или полноцветная иллюстрированная книга (в зависимости от исходного файла, подготовленного к печати) может быть изготовлена в разных вариантах: - в мягкой обложке (Клеевое Бесшвейное Скрепление); - скрепление скобой (для книг с небольшим количеством страниц); - в твердом переплете с клееным текстовым блоком; Материалы, используемые при производстве книги: - бумага текстового блока - офсетная (белая или кремовая) 80 г/м2 - мягкая обложка - бумага мелованная 250 г/м2; - ламинация обложки - матовая или глянцевая; - твердый переплет - картон 2 мм, каптал, белые форзацы, прямой корешок - сверхпрочный полимерный клей; - каждая книга упакована в термопленку. Каждый заказ обрабатывается в индивидуальном порядке: каждой книге, напечатанной по технологии Print-on-Demand, присваивается уникальный номер.