Annals of Brattleboro, 1681-1895, Volume 2 (Google eBook)

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Mary Rogers Cabot
Press of E. L. Hildreth & Company, 1922 - Brattleboro (Vt.)
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Page 1105 - Laser Print natural white, a 60 # book weight acid-free archival paper which meets the requirements of ANSI/NISO Z39.48-1992 (permanence of paper) Preservation photocopying and binding by Acme Bookbinding Charlestown, Massachusetts CD 1995 The borrower must return this item on or before the last date stamped below.
Page 803 - I would recommend that the cadet graduates of the present year should be sent to South Carolina and this point to organize and discipline our African. levies, and that the more promising non-commissioned officers and privates of the army be appointed as company officers to command them. Prompt and energetic efforts in this direction would probably accomplish more toward a speedy termination of the war, and an early restoration of peace and unity, than any other course which could be adopted.
Page iii - GOD gave all men all earth to love, But since our hearts are small, Ordained for each one spot should prove Beloved over all; That, as He watched Creation's birth, So we, in godlike mood, May of our love create our earth And see that it is good.
Page 800 - ... highest obligations of honor and morality to abolish slavery. It is our conviction that monopolies are as destructive as competition is conservative of the principles and vitalities of republican Government; that slave labor is a monopoly which excludes free labor and competition; that slaves are kept in comparative idleness and ease in a fertile half of our arable national territory, while free white laborers, constantly augmenting in numbers from Europe, are confined to the other half and are...
Page 802 - ... that free labor is the granite basis on which free institutions must rest ; that it is the right, the capital, the inheritance, the hope of the poor man everywhere ; that it is especially the right of five millions of our fellow-countrymen in the slave states, as well as of the four millions of Africans there, and all our efforts, therefore, however small or great, whether directed against the interference of governments from abroad, or against rebellious combinations at home, shall be for free...
Page 801 - ... moment our Southern brethren, every ten of whom have probably seven relatives in the North, would begin to emerge from a hateful delirium. From that moment, relieved from imaginary terrors, their days become happy and their nights peaceable and free from alarm. The aggregate amount of labor under the new stimulus of fair competition becomes greater day by day: property rises in value; invigorating influences succeed to...
Page 803 - Society in the South seems to be on the point of dissolution ; and the best way of preventing the African from becoming instrumental in a general state of anarchy, is to enlist him in the cause of the Republic. If we reject his services, any petty military chieftain, by offering him freedom, can have them for the purpose of robbery and plunder.
Page 803 - CAPTAIN RS DAVIS, AAA General: Sir I enclose herewith requisitions for arms, accoutrements, clothing, camp and garrison equipage, etc., for three regiments of Africans, which I propose to raise for the defense of this point. The location is swampy and unhealthy, and our men are dying at the rate of two or three a day. The Southern loyalists are willing, as I understand, to furnish their share of the tax for the support of the war; but they should also furnish their quota of men ; which they have...
Page 752 - He possessed a kind, sympathetic heart, retained the strongest attachments for his friends and was an honest man. He was the last of that generation of men composed of the Bradleys, the Kelloggs, the Shafters and the Fields, who for more than half a century gave eminence to the bar of Windham County and whose names will always shine in the galaxy of Vermont's distinguished men.
Page 803 - The location is swampy and unhealthy ; and our men are dying at the rate of two or three a day. " The Southern loyalists are willing, as I understand, to furnish their share of the tax for the support of the war ; but they should also furnish their quota of men ; which they have not thus far done. An opportunity now offers of supplying the deficiency ; and it is not safe to neglect opportunities in war. I think that, with the proper facilities, I could raise the three regiments proposed in a short...

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