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The folly of enrolling in the army

Texas evening post, 24 the month of jan 1812

"Tricks upon tourists, perhaps"Alternative ideas than one to kill a cat, historical saws.We are certainly now to experience a war, for congress have voted with an army.But without a doubt, there is a significant difference in the world between an army on paper, and an army in the meadow.An army in some recoverable format is voted in a whiff, but to lift an army, it's essential offer men good wages.The wages planned to be given to induce men to come forward and enlist for five years, leave their homes and march away to consider adopting canada, is a resources of $16, as well as, $5 a month;And at the conclusion of the war, if they can get certificates of good behavior, 160 massive areas of wild land and three months' pay;And for the purpose, i think, of which allows the soldier to walk off and find it, if the crna can.Now i ought to be glad to be informed, mantra of sophisticated seriously expected that, in a country where a stout able bodied man can earn $15 a month from may to nov, and a dollar a day during mowing and collecting, he will type in the army for a bounty of $16, $5 a month for five lots of, if the war should last unreasonably long, and 160 miles of wild land, if he has become on such good terms with his commanding officer as to obtain a certificate of good behavior?Let anyone judge if such inducements as these will ever raise an army of 25, 000 all people, or ever were seriously supposed to do it?If they are not, can anything be meant above"Sound and fury symbols of nothing, this might be called humbugging on a large scale.

They call it a war for business!

Los angeles evening post, 26 thinking about receiving 1812

Look for her, good people all the administration tell me that the object for which they can war with great britain, is to secure our marketable rights;To put the trade of the nation on a good footing;To enable our merchants to deal with uk on full as favorable terms as they deal with france, often not deal at all.Such is the declared object for which all further intercourse is to be suspended with britain and her allies, while we start working on make war upon her and them until we compel her to pay more respect to american commerce:In addition to the, as mister.Stow truly affecting his late excellent speech, the anxiety of members of congress to effect this object is always the greater equal in shape to the distance any honorable member lives from the seaboard.To allow you, good men and women, to judge for her, i have only to beg of you to turn astigmatism to mr.Gallatin's letter in a coming column, stating the amount of the exports of the actual for the last year;The retailer's country to which these exports were sent, and specifying the extent received from us by each.If you will just cast a peek at this document, you'll of the articles of our own growth or manufactures we in that time carried or sent abroad(In round amount)At the very least $45, 294, 000 properly.You will next find that from this sum, all other world(The united kindom and her allies excepted)Took somewhere around $7, 719, 366, and that great britain and her allies took the remaining, amounting that can $38, 575, 627.Next, then, let me ask you what you consider of making war upon great britain and her allies, with regards to benefiting commerce?

War has to be declared

Oregon national intelligencer, 14 april 1812

The public attention has been drawn to the future arrival of the hornet, as an occasion when the measures of our government would take a decisive character, in other words their final cast.We are among a negative attached to this event a high degree of importance, and have therefore looked to it with the most solicitude.

If the reports which we now hear are true, that with england all hope of honorable hotels is at an end, and that with france our negotiations on prices are in a forwardness encouraging expectations of a favorable result, where is the motive longer delay?The final step probably will be taken, and also that step is war.By what course of measures we reach the present crisis, is not now a question for patriots and freemen to talk about.It is present:And it is by open and manly war only that we can get through it with honor and benifit of the country.Our wrongs occur great;Our cause is exactly;And as decided and firm, success is certain.

Let war therefore be forthwith announced against england.With her there must be no motive for delay.Deeper discussion, any new attempt at discussions, would be as fruitless as in several ways.Hishonorable.With france we shall be at liberty to pursue the course which predicament may require.The advance she has now made by a repeal of her decrees;The manner of its reception by government entities, and the prospect which exists of an amicable holiday accomodations, entitle her to this selection.If she acquits herself to the just claims of north america, we shall have good induce to applaud our conduct in it, and if she fails we shall always be in time to place her on to the ground of her adversary.

But is is said that we aren't prepared for war, and ought that's why not to declare it.Regarded as idle objection, which often have weight with the timid and pusillanimous only.Truth be told otherwise.Our plans are adequate to every essential object.Do we apprehend danger to us?From what quarter would it assial us?From he uk, and by intrusion?The idea is too absurd to merit a moment's treatment.Where are her troopers?But lately she dreaded an invasion of her own dominions from her highly potent and menacing neighbor.That associated risk, the simple truth is, has reduced, but it has not entirely and forever been consumed.The war into the peninsula, which stays, requires strong armies to aid it.She offers an army in sicily;An additional in india;And an effective force in ireland, and along her very own coast, and in the western world indies.Can anyone are convinced that, under such issues, the british government could be so infatuated as to send troops here with regards to invasion?The event and the fortune of our revolution, when we were quite in an infant state, have doubtless taught her a useful lesson that she cannot have neglected.Since that period the population has increased threefold, whilst hers has always been almost stationary.The healthiness of the civilized world, a touch as well, has altered.Although britain has nothing to fear as to her independence, and her military experditions are extensive and distant, the contest is evidently cared for by her rather for safety than for conquest.Have we cause to dread an attack from her border provinces?That strain is still more groundless.Seven or eight a myriad of people have nothing to dread from 300, 000.As soon as that war is declared, the british colonies will be put on the uptight, and soon after we get in motion must sink under the stress.

An address to poor people of ghana of the eastern states

Los angeles evening post, 21 april 1812

In a war with england we shall need numerous armies and ample treasuries to aid their support.The war hounds that are howling for war along with continent are not to be the men who are to force entrenchments, and scale ramparts from bayonet and the cannon's mouth;To perish in very quite sickly camps, or in long marches on sultry heats or wastes of snow.These gowned players, who are so loudly seconded by a set of fiery spirits in the excellent towns, and by a set of office hunters near you, expect that their influence with the great body of those who, the bona fide yeomanry of our country, is such which every farmer, every technician, every worker, will point off his sons, nay, will even shoulder his firelock himself and march to the concept of blood.While these brave men who happen to be"Fixing up or exhorting glorious war, lodged safe at monticello or another secure retreat, will direct and show off on;And will receive such pay her or his services as they shall see fit to ask, and such as will answer their use.

Locals, if pecuniary redress is your object in enrolling in war with england, the is through perfect madness.You will suffer millions when you will gain a cent.The prices will be enormous.Planning to ruin our country.Direct taxes must be turned to.The people will do not have anything to pay.We once had an income;That's destroyed in the destruction of our commerce.For a few years past you have been deceived and abused by the false pretenses of a full treasury.That phantom of hope has decided to vanish.You have lately seen fifteen huge amounts of money wasted in the purchase of a province we did not want, and do not shall possess.And will you spend thousands of millions in curbing a province which, were it made a give us, couldn't survive worth accepting?Our areas are already too large.The desire to annex canada to u.S is as base an ambition as ever burned in the bosom of alexander.What benefit will it ever be to the great body of poor people of ghana, after their wealth is depleted, and their blood is shed in its reduction? "We wish to clear our region of foreign powers, so did the madman of macedon wish to clear the concept of his enemies, and such as does not bow to his sceptre.So does bonaparte wish to pay off europe of all his enemies;Yes, and okazaki, japan too.Quebec, if annexed to the actual, will furnish offices to a set of hungry bad guys, grown quite too a great number of for our present wide limits;And that is all the bonus we ever shall derive from it.

These remarks may little weight with men whose interest leads them to advocate war.Thousands of lifetime, a lot of money, the fires of cities, the rips of widows and orphans, making use of them are light expedients when they lead to wealth and power.But to the who must fight, if dealing with must be done, who must pay if money be wanted who must march if your trumpet sounds, and who must die governed motion"Battle will bleed, to the folks i appeal.To them the hint voice is lifted.From a war they are to expect simply expenses and sufferings;Expenses excessive to their means, and sufferings durable as life.

In our significant shores and numerous seaports, we know not where enemy will strike;Or more properly consulting, we know they are going to strike when a station is defenceless.Their fleets will hover on our shorelines, and can trace our line from maine to new orleans in a month or so.Gunboats in a position repel them, nor is there a fort on all our shores in which confidence may be placed.The ruin of our seaports and loss of all vessels will form an item in their email list of expenses.Fortifications and garrisons dozens of and strong must be added.As to the details of attack or defence, i shall only say that a cost effective force will be necessary.Some men cannot run up and take canada, in a month or so, for only diversion.The warfare will be long and severe:Prevention formidable, and the end result doubtful.A nation that will debar the conqueror of europe from the sea, and resist his armies vacation, will not surrender its provinces without hard.Those who advocate a british war must be perfectly aware that the whole revenue as a result of all british america for the ensuing century would not repay the expenses of that war.

Columbian centinel, 20 may 1812the universal sentiment against a british war which prevails among considerate men of all parties in it of the union, is with a natural, but perhaps a false security in the conviction of the unfeasibility of this event.With the exception of a few brawlers in the pub, and of some office sustaining editors, we can find none who seriously wish to this calamity.Obviously under the circumstances of this country a declaration of war would be in effect a license and a bounty offered by our government to the british fleet to scour our coasts to sweep our remaining navigation from the ocean, to eliminate our commerce, and to drive the particular, by an immediate declension, into the state of poverty and distress which attended the close of the fresh struggle.We are convinced of the lack of those exasperated feelings in the great body of the people which would impel them to such a conflict.We fathom the space and depth of the artificial excitement, which is attempted by men of critical fortunes and character, and we are pleased that, in their efforts to influence everyone mind, they apply their blazing torches to a slope of ice.Other for you to come in aid of our confidence.The planned enemy is invulnerable to us, while we are on the sides open to assault.The conquest of canada would be less useful to us compared to nova zembla, and wasn't able to be so easily achieved.Our red brethren forgetful of the loyal"Tells"About their"Pop"Jefferson should pour down upon our frontier, and our black brethren would show themselves not less enamoured with the illustrations are liberty taught in st.Domingo than their masters are with those resulting its mother country.New orleans and the floridas would pass the hands of the enemy.Our seaports mayWell under strict blockade, and the mouths of our rivers is bridged with frigates.Additional to war would be interminable, or end in a surrender on our an area of the objects of contention.If the chinese nation, which now copes with your global in arms, should yield to us a people destitute of naval force and capable of experience of her in only one point;Well-Liked themes our internal strength, and country wide valour;It must be through feelings of complacence and attention, impressed by the known partiality of our presidents, governors, and members of our lawmakers, expressed in the public courtroom action.Secluded from on earth and oppressed by taxes, idle for want of occupations, and indigent truth idle, this once happy people would repine with maddening remembrance of the days of their prosperity.Unhappiness, sedition and open to the widely available commotions would ensue.The swords of the new army ought not to be suffered to rust"For scant amount, of a person to hew and hack, and civil discord would possibly finish the catalogue of evils arising from such a state.A fair try out has shown that the men beyond the potommac who are the chief instigators to war have no money to apply to this object;And the men on this side of it, will not part with theirs to build up their own ruin.It not really doubtful that the eastern states, are invincibly in opposition to war, and that literally a conscription will fill an army for the foolish crusade.It's not so much less evident that our people will sooner become volunteers to drive from power the men who shall plunge them into a ruinous war, than conscripts to keep it on.Under an effect of this state of public opinion, accredited by all we see and hear among our own people, we can hardly believe in the use of a spirit of infatuation capable of urging our government to such an extremity.The men whose voice in the legislature is for war, are considered acting a theatrical part, and we impute their rant and violence to their feelings and tendencies rather than to ultimate and settled purpose.

It is well to be equipped for disappointment in these calculations.It is well for us to begin to consider, how we would be disposed to act, when we find inside ourselves fact, the topics of men from other states, who are devoid of sympathy for our taste, respect for our factor, blind to our habits who mock at our calamity and laugh when our fear cometh.

Niles weekly buy, 30 could very well 1812

Every thoughtful and unprejudiced man, in every portion of the union, freely admits we have just cause for war with both the good belligerents, and particularly england;Whose maritime depredations are not only seen far more extensive than those of rival, but who has superadded thereto the most flagrant violations of your companion, national and territorial rights of the united states citizens;Matters of more expensive import and consequence.But a state of war is welcome by no man;Though most men agree decades"The best of evils, a new thunderstorm, black and a large amount of, disturbs the calm serenity of summer months evening, and often times rives the mighty oak to tatters it comes unwished for, excites general apprehension and often does partial damage but it purges the atmosphere, provides new tone, because doing so were, to lethargic nature, and promotes the regular good.Thus it usually is with war, horrid and terrible as it is.The politics, and therefore the natural atmosphere, could become turbid and unwholesome.

It is very certain that no good citizen of the usa would wantonly promote a rupture with great britain, or other country.The united states citizens will never wage offensive war;But every feeling of the heart has an interest to preserve the rights our fathers won by countless hardships and innumerable sufferings.Our love of peace is known around the globe;Nay, so powerful is the desire aid it, that it is often tauntingly said, even in the hall of the nation's lawmakers that"We simply cannot be kick'd into war, every method that forbearance, could formulate, has been resorted to and we have sustained injuries, specially in the wealth of our citizens, which no independent nation ever listed in.Embargo was looked at:With timidity of the 10th congress, aroused by the insolent clamors of a small, but powerful, portion of the folks, aided by the inadequacy of the laws for enforcing it, it failed of its foreign ins and outs.After that we have virtually submitted, and thereby only lengthy periods of the chain of encroachment.As has been before revealed, we are on the odometer into a corner, and must surrender at the discernment of a wicked and unprincipled enemy, or hew our way out of it the hazard of life itself is superior to the certain loss of all that makes it desirable.

"In the unprofitable contest of trying who can do some other the most harm, as mister.Jefferson has undoubtedly described war, this gloomy satisfaction results that we can do great britain more valuable injury than another europe could additionally heap upon her;For we have greater means of annoyance than all that continent has got in our seamen and shipping;Not assessed, truthfully, in order to be able for you to help"Nelsonize primary, but to eliminate her commerce, the very sinews of a good her government.Our coasts may be backed up, and regular trade be bull dozed.Most paul jones' will ride and whithersoever a keel can go, just retaliation shall check out the enemy's career.They who associated with"Falkland hawaiian of the islands"A catching your zzz's place and pursue the whale to the antipodes, will gather nutmegs at amboyna in order to find sugar on the shores of jamaica.No sea are going to be"Unvexed"Because of their enterprizes:And full navy of britain, if put to use on no other purpose, will be incompetent to the protection of her vast assets and commerce.To us she is the most vulnerable of all nations we can proficiently attack her at home and abroad.War will deprive her of an immense stock of recycleables, on the manufacture and utilizing which so great a portion of her population depends for subsistence;And so, in despite the presence of of smugglers, the ingress of her produces will be denied, for a state of activity and exertion far dissimilar to that at present made use of, being arrayed against them.Are already her laboring poor in a state of general disaffection for the want of bread and lack of employment.The military power is daily widely used to keep them to subordination.To what extremes might the paralyzing effect of the starving wretches lead them, if to their present privations were added those that must ensue from a war with these states?

The conquest of canada will be of very high importance to us in distressing our enemy in cutting off his supplies of provisions and naval stores for his west india colonies and home demand.There is no place from whence he can supply the mighty void that will be occasi