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FOLLETT, FOSTER & COMPANY,
PUBLISHERS, COLUMBUS, OHIO.
Including Congressional and other Speeches.
BY W. D. HOWELLS, ESQ.
One Volume, 12mo., with Steel Portraits. Price, One Dollar.
From the Daily Press, Cincinnati.
Follett, Foster & Company, Columbus, Ohio, will soon publish a Biography of Lincoln, written by Wm. D. Howells, who is favorably known by his poetical contributions to the Atlantic, and his published poetry in the Poems of Two Friends,' and whose felicitous style enables us to say of his treatment of this subject, as Johnson said when Goldsmith undertook to write a Natural History-' He will make it as entertaining as a Persian tale.'
"The work will contain Lincoln's speeches and writings, except the debate with Douglas, which would be incomplete without both sides. The taste of Mr. Howells will avoid any effort to distort Mr. Lincoln into the rough, half-horse, half-alligator character, whose chief virtue consists in his having mauled rails, as it seems to be the anxiety of trading politicians to represent him; but he will present him in his proper character, as a specimen of true American manhood; one who has worked out an honorable position by the force of his own intellect and energy; who has fought the battle of life on his own muscle; and with no aid from the accidents of fortune, has fitted himself to occupy the highest position in the nation. This we take to be the character of the man.’ ""
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THE GREAT EXPOSE
CRIMES OF OUR GOVERNMENT AGAINST THE SLAVES!
EXILES OF FLORIDA.
BY JOSHUA R. GIDDINGS,
For twenty years a Member of Congress from Ohio.
Illustrated with Six Fine Engravings.
OF THIS BOOK EIGHT THOUSAND COPIES HAVE BEEN PRINTED.
This work portrays with eminent ability the crimes committed by our Government against the Maroons who fled from South Carolina and other Slave States, seeking protection under Spanish laws. It shows the bad faith exercised towards the Indians of Florida, and presents a true view of the long-fought Florida War.
"The distinguished author of this volume has selected a theme of peculiar interest, both on account of its novelty and its bearing on several questions intimately related to the cause of humanity.
"No one who wishes to comprehend the policy of the Government in the inception and conduct of the Seminole wars, should fail to become familiar with its contents.
"Mr. Giddings is entitled to the gratitude of every friend of freedom, for his faithful and startling revelations while every reader must admire the courage and zeal with which he has brought unwelcome facts from their hidingplaces to the light of day."-New York Tribune.
"A cruel story this, Mr. Giddings tells us. Too cruel, but too true. It is full of pathetic and tragic interest, and melts and stirs the heart at once with pity for the sufferers, and with anger that sins not, at their mean and ruthless oppressors. Every American citizen should read it, for it is an indictment which recites crimes which have been committed in his name, perpetrated by troops and officials in his service, and all done at his expense.
"Mr. Giddings has done his task admirably well. It is worthy to be the crowning work of his long life of public service. His style is of that best kind which is never remarked upon, but serves as a clear medium through which the events he portrays are seen without distortion or exaggeration. He has done his country one more service, in entire consistency with those that have filled up the whole course of his honorable and beneficent life."-Atlantic Monthly.
"The style is simple and plain, the sincerity of the writer most obvious, and the facts of great importance in many points of view."-Boston Journal.
"The work of Mr. Giddings is written in a style at once simple and elegant. Its statements bear the appearance of authenticity, and are in most cases sustained by extracts from, and reference to, official authority.
"That it will be popular there is little doubt, and that its influence will be beneficial there is reason to believe.” -Cincinnati Commercial.
"The history is full of romantic incidents, of heroic daring and patient suffering, on the one hand; and bloody carnage, cruel duplicity and lengthened persecution, upon the other."-Detroit Tribune.
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