Monday, May 19, 2014

Today in the Sobel Timeline: May 19

On May 19, 1849, newly-elevated North American Governor-General Henry Gilpin gave a speech in which he promised to bring victory in the Rocky Mountain War by launching "a massive assault on the Mexicans, who shall not rest from our blows."

Gilpin's speech was reported the next day in the Burgoyne Times.

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