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Man Believes Confederate President was Nation's First President, Wants Presidential Library Built
First Coast news ^ | 4/19/2005 | AP

Posted on 04/22/2005 8:29:46 PM PDT by stainlessbanner

NORWICH, Conn. (AP) -- A local man believes the first president to serve under the Articles of Confederation -- Samuel Huntington of Norwich -- was technically the nation's first president. Now, Bill Stanley is seeking $10 million to build a presidential library for Huntington here.

Stanley, president of the Norwich Historical Society, asked the City Council on Monday night to donate $1 million from funds it expects to receive from the Mohegan American Indian Tribe, owners of Mohegan Sun casino. Stanley is also seeking funding from state and federal governments.

"Facts are on our side. History is on our side, and the first president came from Norwich, and we should have a presidential library," he said at a news conference. But Norwich Mayor Arthur Lathrop said he plans to use the $1 million from the Mohegans for downtown redevelopment, not a presidential library.

Huntington signed the Declaration of Independence and served as the state's governor from 1786 until his death in 1796. The Articles of Confederation were replaced by the U.S. Constitution in 1789.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: articles; confederate; confederation; conn; dixiepropaganda; huntington; neoconfederate; norwich

1 posted on 04/22/2005 8:29:47 PM PDT by stainlessbanner
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To: stainlessbanner

Well actually, Jefferson Davis was a continuation of presidents of the truly free country, the CSA, the former (USA) ceasing to exist after Lincoln decimated the constitution.


2 posted on 04/22/2005 8:33:44 PM PDT by A2J (Oh, I wish I was in Dixie...)
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To: A2J

Evening A2J - good to see you stop by.


3 posted on 04/22/2005 8:36:21 PM PDT by stainlessbanner
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To: stainlessbanner

If Clinton and Carter can have libraries, I don't see whay this guy can't.


4 posted on 04/22/2005 8:37:48 PM PDT by bigsigh
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To: stainlessbanner

Is this the same Sam Huntington that writes the books?


5 posted on 04/22/2005 8:39:27 PM PDT by cyborg (Serving fresh, hot Anti-opus since 18 April 2005)
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To: stainlessbanner

If the man believes so strongly that Huntington was the first president, then a library isn't an appropriate memorial.


6 posted on 04/22/2005 8:40:15 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (Harmful Or Fatal If Swallowed)
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To: stainlessbanner

Ooops I read it the wrong way. It's still interesting.


7 posted on 04/22/2005 8:42:06 PM PDT by cyborg (Serving fresh, hot Anti-opus since 18 April 2005)
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Is every town in the US allocating money to "downtown redevelopment"? The trend is out of control....slightly more than building presidential libraries


8 posted on 04/22/2005 8:42:53 PM PDT by stainlessbanner
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To: cyborg

Small library, eh?


9 posted on 04/22/2005 8:43:33 PM PDT by stainlessbanner
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10 posted on 04/22/2005 8:45:24 PM PDT by stainlessbanner
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To: A2J

>> Well actually, Jefferson Davis was a continuation of presidents of the truly free country, the CSA, the former (USA) ceasing to exist after Lincoln decimated the constitution. <<

To be brief...


11 posted on 04/22/2005 8:46:21 PM PDT by PhilipFreneau (Congress is defined as the United States Senate and House of Representatives; now read 1st Amendment)
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To: stainlessbanner
He was president of the congress for a couple of years, but the office of the Presidency as we now know it wasn't created until 1789.

Sorry no Presidental library for him, and no pile of money for Mr. Stanley.

12 posted on 04/22/2005 8:49:08 PM PDT by PeaceBeWithYou (De Oppresso Liber! (50 million and counting in Afganistan and Iraq))
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"Well actually, Jefferson Davis was a continuation of presidents of the truly free country, the CSA, the former (USA) ceasing to exist after Lincoln decimated the constitution."

Put down the gun, Billy Reb... the war's over.


13 posted on 04/22/2005 8:54:20 PM PDT by TWohlford
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To: A2J

"Well actually, Jefferson Davis was a continuation of presidents of the truly free country, the CSA, the former (USA) ceasing to exist after Lincoln decimated the constitution."

Put down the gun, Billy Reb... the war's over.


14 posted on 04/22/2005 8:55:09 PM PDT by TWohlford
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To: TWohlford
Put down the gun, Billy Reb... the war's over.

Maybe for you :-)

I do believe, however, that there will be another Civil War but it will not be between North and South but East and West.

15 posted on 04/22/2005 8:56:20 PM PDT by A2J (Oh, I wish I was in Dixie...)
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"I do believe, however, that there will be another Civil War but it will not be between North and South but East and West."

Is that before, or after, we absorb the 2 western-most Canadian provinces?


16 posted on 04/22/2005 8:57:57 PM PDT by TWohlford
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To: stainlessbanner

What in the hell are they going to put in it?


17 posted on 04/22/2005 9:05:36 PM PDT by Smoote
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To: stainlessbanner

"seeking $10 million to build a presidential library for Huntington here"

I'll take a bit less to keep the Millard Fillmore Bookmobile on the road.


18 posted on 04/22/2005 10:02:59 PM PDT by aroostook war
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To: PeaceBeWithYou
Sorry no Presidential library for him, and no pile of money for Mr. Stanley.

And also, NO SOUP FOR YOU, MR.Stanley!


19 posted on 04/22/2005 11:40:19 PM PDT by Michael.SF.
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To: stainlessbanner

Misunderstood the headline at first. Figured Mr. Stanley for one of our resident Confederate FReepers.


20 posted on 04/22/2005 11:50:10 PM PDT by streetpreacher (God DOES exist; He's just not into you!)
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To: stainlessbanner
We do understand that this story is talking about U.S. The Articles of Confederation...replaced by the U.S. Constitution in 1789...

This story has nothing to do with the Southern Confederacy .

21 posted on 04/23/2005 12:35:29 AM PDT by tophat9000 (When the State ASSUMES death...It makes an ASH out of you and me)
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