- 22 pages
- Memoir of the Life and Services of Colonel John Nixon
- Charles Henry Hart
- 04 September 2017 Charles Henry Hart
Excerpt From Memoir Of The Life And Services Of Colonel John Nixon Prepared At The Request Of The Committee On The Restoration Of Independence Hall For The National Centennial Commemoration Of July 2, 1776 And Presented At The Meeting In Independence Chamber, Saturday July 1, 1876Resolutions Respecting Independency, I Was Doubtful If I Should Be Able To Fulfil My Engagement, So Little Was Known Of His Public Services That He Was A Merchant Highly Esteemed The Second President Of The Bank Of North America, And Had Read And Proclaimed Publicly To The People For The First Time The Declaration Of Independence, Were The Only Prominent Facts Known Even To His Descendants It Seemed As If The Limited Two Pages Of Fool S Cap Could Not Be Supplied, But Careful And Laborious Investigation Among Published And Unpublished Archives, Revealed Incident After Incident Throwing Light Upon His Important Career, Until At Last When The Rough Material Was Sifted And Shaped Into Its Present Form, The Im Probable Two Pages Had Been Duplicated A Dozen Times It Is Presented In Its Extended Size, So That Those Who Come After Us May Be Made Fully Acquainted With The Life And Services Of One Of The Country S Early And Pure Patriots.About The PublisherForgotten Books Publishes Hundreds Of Thousands Of Rare And Classic Books Find At Www.forgottenbooks.comThis Book Is A Reproduction Of An Important Historical Work Forgotten Books Uses State Of The Art Technology To Digitally Reconstruct The Work, Preserving The Original Format Whilst Repairing Imperfections Present In The Aged Copy In Rare Cases, An Imperfection In The Original, Such As A Blemish Or Missing Page, May Be Replicated In Our Edition We Do, However, Repair The Vast Majority Of Imperfections Successfully Any Imperfections That Remain Are Intentionally Left To Preserve The State Of Such Historical Works.