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  • Hi Polk-Geeks, yesterday I found this picture on an auction site. I was thrilled. If you follow the link http://caseantiques.com/next-auction-preview/ and scroll near the end of the page, you can see for yourself. I'm keen on hearing opinions about the picture. Yours Evelyn
    Marabou Aug 20, 2013
  • Searching the web for something new about James K. Polk I chanced upon the following letter, and found it interesting enough to post its text. You can have a look at a reproduction of the autograph at http://www.raabcollection.com/james-k-polk-autograph/last-act-of%C2%A0president-james-k-polk Nashville May 28th 1849 Sir: I have received your note oft the 17th Instant, notifying me...
    Marabou Aug 15, 2013
  • Gather in silence here, Dust lies on the statesman's brow His elegant voice is hushed in death, And the proud form lieth low. Draw ye around his tomb, Drop a tear for your country's dead, For the heavy hand of care hath pressed To the earth, a weary head. His thoughts were a nation's guide, On his word hung the battle array. But his breath which summoned the countless best Now is...
    Marabou Jun 14, 2013
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  • Hi, Polk-Geeks, having missed the last memorial day (June 15th) I do not want to miss this one either. This time I proudly present a finding I made on my tours throug the web in search of something about James Polk I did not see before. It pleased me quite a lot, and might please others as well. If you'd like to read the full text of the following, you might use the link, http...
    Marabou Nov 2, 2012
  • Thanks for this memorial article. My own obsession with Polk (originating in seeing his picture in a book about American Presidents) makes me feel thankful for knowing of at least one co-Polkaholic. --- In James_K_Polk_Appreciation@^$1, James_K_Polk_Appreciation-owner@^$2 wrote: > > Happy birthday to a President that I've have an obsession with ever since one of my favourite...
    Marabou Nov 2, 2011
  • In 1961 LeGette Blythe and Charles Raven Brockmann published the book "Hornet's Net, the Story of Charlotte and Mecklenburg Country". In one chapter the question of James Polk's exact birthplace is discussed and the following note added: "We are further informed, and know from evidence that cannot be gain-sayed, that Peggy Alcorn, an Irish girl who came from Ireland with her mother...
    Marabou Nov 2, 2011
  • The 15th June was not only the day on which James Polk died in 1849. There were two previous 15th days of June which had some distiction: On 15th June, 1846 the President, rather in the middle of his entry, wrote in his diary: "About 3 P. M. to-day the Secretary of State and the Brittish Minister concluded & signed a convention for the settlement of the Oregon question, being the...
    Marabou Jun 14, 2011
  • Once upon a time there was a man who started a war when he had become the leader of his country. He did so to force an uncooperative neighbouring nation into negotiations about disputed territory and about land he intended to buy. He had hoped to keep the war short by acting quickly and vigorously. There were adversities he had not anticipated, though. Once upon another time he...
    Marabou Nov 2, 2010
  • Thanks for being still around at anniversaries and for the article you posted. See what longwinded speech you got from Europe for that. Nice summertime to all members of this here group. Evelyn --- In James_K_Polk_Appreciation@^$1, "rule62ken" wrote: > > On June 15, 1849, a mere 161 years ago today, President James K. Polk died at his home in Columbia, Tennessee. His death marked...
    Marabou Jun 16, 2010
  • If Polk really died of cholera plus overwork how can it be that he survived for 13 days after the disease broke out? One would have expected that a cholera victim who was still recovering from nearly complete physical exhaustion would have belonged to the portion who succumbed quickly. I'd say it was something that merely resembled cholera – whatever it was. I've already uttered...
    Marabou Jun 16, 2010