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By William A. Stearns

ISBN-10: 133178302X

ISBN-13: 9781331783022

ISBN-10: 1360119442

ISBN-13: 9781360119441

whilst a tender guy of promise has all at once fallen within the presence of the kingdom and in defence of its liberties, and all hopes of his destiny usefulness, in usual methods, were destroyed; if there has been something in his personality and lifestyles or within the situations of his dying which, if identified, should be of profit to the realm, that sensitiveness of friendship may possibly hardly ever be justified which may still withhold from younger males of his personal age, and particularly from his fellow-soldiers, a few becoming memorial of him. this is the explanation, if any apology is required, why the subsequent biographical notices of Adjutant Stearns are submitted to the general public. it'd be inspiration they might include greater grace from a few one whose intimacy of dating will not be suspected of giving too excessive a coloring to the narrative. but when right allowance is made for parental partiality and tenderness, probably, in relation to one so early known as away, nobody may perhaps provide a greater effect of his genuine existence and factors than his father.

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