Secession resisted

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King & Baird, 1861 - 38 страници
 

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Страница 9 - ... that this war is not waged upon our part in any spirit of oppression, nor for any purpose of conquest or subjugation, nor purpose of overthrowing or interfering with the rights or established institutions of those States, but to defend and maintain the supremacy of the Constitution and to preserve the Union, with all the dignity, equality, and rights of the several States unimpaired; and that as soon as these objects are accomplished the war ought to cease.
Страница 16 - I am most happy to believe that the plain people understand and appreciate this. It is worthy of note that, while in this the Government's hour of trial large numbers of those in the army and navy who have been favored with the offices have resigned and proved false to the hand which had pampered them, not one common soldier or common sailor is known to have deserted his flag.
Страница 8 - Institutions cannot fail to rejoice that, by this timely precaution they have possibly escaped the deep dishonor which they must have suffered had the Capital, like the Forts and Arsenals of the South, fallen into the hands of...
Страница 7 - ... portion of the American people. Its history is a history of surprises, and treacheries, and ruthless spoliations. The forts of the United States have been captured and garrisoned, and hostile flags unfurled upon their ramparts. Its arsenals have been seized, and the vast amount of public arms they contained appropriated to the use of the captors, while more than half a million of dollars, found in the mint at New Orleans, has been unscrupulously applied to replenish the coffers of Louisiana.
Страница 36 - Congress of the Confederate States of America do enact, that all persons in any manner indebted to individuals, or corporations, in the United States of America, (except the States of Delaware, Maryland, Kentucky, and Missouri, and the District of Columbia,) be and are hereby prohibited from paying the same to their respective creditors, or their agents or assignees, pending the existing war waged by that Government against the Confederate States, or any of the slaveholding States before named. Sec....
Страница 7 - for the erection of forts, magazines, arsenals," &C., and over these the authority "to exercise exclusive legislation," has been expressly granted by the Constitution to Congress. It is not believed that any attempt will be made to expel the United States from this property by force; but if in this I should prove to be mistaken, the officer in command of the forts has received orders to act strictly on the defensive. In such a contingency the responsibility for consequences would rightfully rest...
Страница 12 - Russell describes as a fine-looking gentleman, with a clear liquid blue eye, very agreeable manner, and marked with good taste. It is here inserted in a note at foot, as I am unwilling to give it a place in my text.* * " There is a man now vegetating at Cairo, by name Prentiss, who is in command of the forces at that point. His qualifications for the command of such a squad of villians and cutthroats are : — he is a miserable hound, a dirty dog, a sociable fellow, a treacherous villain, a notorious...
Страница 9 - Congress, banishing all feelings of mere passion or resentment, will recollect only its duty to the whole country ; that this war is not waged on their part in any spirit of oppression, or for any purpose of conquest or subjugation, or purpose of overthrowing or interfering with the rights of established institutions of those States, but to defend and maintain the supremacy of the Constitution and to preserve the Union with all the dignity, equality, and rights of the several States unimpaired, and...
Страница 13 - Secession flag on the river bank, they were pointed to another flag of the same sort, which was flying gloriously and defiantly about two squares distant (and which their guns did not cover,) and defied, yea, double big, black dog dared (as we used to say at school,) to take that flag down. The cowardly pups, the sheep-dogs, the sneaking skunks dare not do so, because those twelve pieces of artillery...
Страница 13 - Let him select 150 of his best fighting men, or 250 of the lager beer Dutchmen, and we will select 100 ; then let both parties meet at a given point, where there will be no interruption of the scalping business, and then the longest pole will knock the 'pe:simmon.' If he does not accept this proposal he is a coward. We think the above proposition fair and equal.

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