George Ross Diary Excerpt

I have to include another excerpt from the George Ross farm diaries that I described earlier.  On Thursday, 12 January 1815, Ross writes from his Lancaster, Pennsylvania farmstead:

No work, it being recommended by the Presdt. as a day of humiliation & prayer.  I caus’d my People to abstain from menial services – Not out of Respect for Madison for whom I feel the most contemptible opinion; but as in the case of Snyder who is equally contemptible,  I revere the sacred offices, which these miscreants now fill, & hope when they are chang’d we will cheerfully obey their successors.

So, I guess Ross didn’t like President Madison?  Or maybe his conduct of the War of 1812?

Published in: on 29 January 2008 at 9:12 am  Leave a Comment  

The URI to TrackBack this entry is:

RSS feed for comments on this post.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: