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DISTRICT OF CONNECTICUT, SS.

L. S.

BE IT REMEMBERED, That on the seventeenth day of July, in the fifty-second year of the Independence of the

United States of America, E. B. WILLISTON, of the said District, hath deposited in this office, the title of a Book the right whereof he claims as Author and Proprietor, in the words following-to wit: · Eloquence of the United States : compiled by E. B. Williston, in fire

volumes.

In conformity to the Act of Congress of the United States, entitled, “ An Act for the encouragement of learning, by securing the copies of Maps, Charts and Books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies, during the times therein mentioned.” And also to the Act, entitled, “ An Act supplementary to an Act, entitled, · An Act for the encouragement of learning, by securing the copies of maps, charts, and books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies during the times therein mentioned,' and extending the benefits thereof to the arts of designing, engraving, and etching historical and other prints."

CHA'S A. INGERSOLL,

Clerk of the District of Connecticut. A true copy of Record, examined and sealed by me,

CHA'S A. INGERSOLL,

Clerk of the District of Connecticut.

SPEECH OF JOSIAH QUINCY,

ON A

BILL PROPOSING THAT TWENTY THOUSAND MEN

SHOULD BE ADDED TO THE EXISTING MILITARY ESTABLISHMENT,

DELIVERED IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE UNITED

STATES, JANUARY 5, 1813.

.

MR. SPEAKER, I FEAR that the state of my health may prevent my doing justice to my sentiments, concerning this bili. I will, however, make the attempt, though I should fail in it. The bill

proposes, that twenty thousand men should be added to the existing military establishment. This, at present, consists of thirty-five thousand men. So that the effect of this bill is to place, at the disposal of the executive, an army of fifty-five thousand. "It is not pretended, that this addition is wanted, either for defence, or for the relief of the Indian frontier. On the contrary, it is expressly acknowledged, that the present establishment is sufficient for both of those objects. But the purpose, for which these twenty thousand men are demanded, is the invasion of Canada This is unequivocally avowed, by the chairman of the committee of foreign relations, (Mr. D. R. Williams,) the organ, as is admitted, of the will and the wishes of the American cabinet.

The bill, therefore, brings, necessarily, into deliberation the conquest of Canada; either as an object, in itself, desirable, or consequentially advantageous, by its effect, in producing an early and honorable peace.

Before I enter upon the discussion of those topics,

VOL. III.

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