A Change Of National Empire: Or Arguments In Favor Of The Removal Of The National Capital From Washington City To The Mississippi Valley (Classic Reprint)
Excerpt from A Change of National Empire: Or Arguments in Favor of the Removal of the National Capital From Washington City to the Mississippi ValleyIn addition to this wonderful growth of the West, the States and Territories of the Pacific slope have advanced from acres of improved land in 1850, at a cash value of to acres of improved land in 1860, at a cash value of These figures are most gratif...
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ing in their show ing. The whole growth of the West, in agricultural pursuits, is unparalleled in the history of the human race, and yet the Republic is in its infancy. Massachusetts has but little more than one-half her acres under cultivation, while Illinois has far less than one-half her lands in farms. The improvements of the other States, in all the kindred elements of agriculture, are about in the same ratio. But what are these half developments when compared with the full growth of the country? The ter ritory of the Valley States is more than three times as large as that of the Atlantic States, and, with§its incomparable advantages for agriculture, must lead the way: in the pursuit of husbandry.We must comprehend that with the growth ofsthe Republic must be the intellectual and moral growth of the people. As the nation expands, so must the legislative and moral mind ex pand to comprehend its demands and necessities. The legislator must comprehend that the laws are yet to be of broader signifi cance, and the moralist and the educationalist must also learn that precept and discipline must extend beyond to broader fields of use than heretofore and may we not h0pe that, at no distant day, some genius may arise who will add to the material statistics of the country the statistical growth of the morals and intellectual advancement of our people, and thus furnish the measure of our most valued growth?About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more 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.