By Randolph Spears

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With the rise of the war party the end of the humilia- American people came into view, though it was The discussion in the Congress that met at long range. Congress by a at the end of 1811 is most instructive. rather than subfight working majority was determined to tion of the mit longer, but, so far as the record shows, not a single word was said in any of the discussions of measures of preparations for war, to indicate that any member be- Heved that our navy could accomplish anything on the high seas.

Dash of Sterett and Decatur, and the inunolation of Somers were dehberately ignored. Worse yet, when the Chesa- peake was attacked the Administration postponed action by and by building gunboats that were known to be worthless for war. "Peacean embargo on commerce was to avenge able coercion" the wrong! " They were Hterally talk that was intended to deceive, — — striving to substitute the terrapin for the eagle. From a contemplation of the supposed invulnerable character of the British navy some Congressmen came to would be impossible to defend our ports; and Congressman R.

Dash of Sterett and Decatur, and the inunolation of Somers were dehberately ignored. Worse yet, when the Chesa- peake was attacked the Administration postponed action by and by building gunboats that were known to be worthless for war. "Peacean embargo on commerce was to avenge able coercion" the wrong! " They were Hterally talk that was intended to deceive, — — striving to substitute the terrapin for the eagle. From a contemplation of the supposed invulnerable character of the British navy some Congressmen came to would be impossible to defend our ports; and Congressman R.

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