William Henry Seward: Speech on the Admission of California to Statehood

(1850)

Glossary

  • Bacon Sir Francis Bacon, English philosopher and author of “Of the True Greatness of Kingdoms and Estates,” contained in his 1597 volume Essays, the source of the quotation
  • organic law the fundamental system of laws on which a nation is founded
  • serried pressed together, such as columns of soldiers
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William H. Seward (Library of Congress)

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