Early in the last century the hardy wood-choppers began to come west, out of Vermont. They founded their homes in the Adirondack wildernesses and cleared their rough acres with the axe and the charcoal pit. After years of toil in a rigorous climate they left their sons little besides a stumpy farm and a coon-skin overcoat. Far from the centres of life their amusements, their humours, their religion, their folk lore, their views of things had in them the flavour of the timber lands, the simplicity of childhood. Every son was nurtured in the love of honour and of industry, and the hope of sometime being president.
And particularly on the speech of John George Lambton This book, "A letter to the freeholders of the county of Durham on the proceedings of the county meeting, holden on Thusday, 21st October," by Henry Phillpotts, John G. Lambton, is a replication of a book originally published before 1819. It has been restored by human beings, page by page, so that you may enjoy it in a form as close to the original as possible.