George Haven Putnam - Quotes

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Neither let us be slandered from our duty by false accusations against us, nor frightened from it by menaces of destruction to the Government nor of dungeons to ourselves. ---->>>

An enthusiast broods over the oppression of a people till he fancies himself commissioned by Heaven to liberate them. He ventures the attempt, which ends in little else than his own execution. ---->>>

John Brown's effort was peculiar. It was not a slave insurrection. ---->>>

Your purpose, then, plainly stated, is, that you will destroy the Government, unless you be allowed to construe and enforce the Constitution as you please, on all points in dispute between you and us. ---->>>

But you say you are conservative - eminently conservative - while we are revolutionary, destructive, or something of the sort. What is conservatism? Is it not adherence to the old and tried, against the new and untried? ---->>>

Let us have faith that right makes might, and in that faith, let us, to the end, dare to do our duty as we understand it. ---->>>

We have been so trying to convince them from the very beginning of our organization, but with no success. ---->>>


Nationality: American
Born: April 2, 1844
Birthplace: London, United Kingdom
Die: 02-27, 1930
Occupation: Soldier

George Haven Putnam A.M., Litt.D. (April 2, 1844 – February 27, 1930) was an American soldier, publisher, and author. He married classical scholar Emily James Smith Putnam. He was the father of medieval historian Bertha Haven Putnam (by his first wife Rebecca K. Shepard) and wind power pioneer Palmer Cosslett Putnam (wikipedia)