The Rebellion Record. Supplement.--First Volume (Google eBook)

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G. P. Putnam, 1864 - United States - 759 pages
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Page 93 - Whereas, it is now plain that it is the purpose of the Chief Executive of the United States to plunge the country into civil war by using the power " to hold, occupy, and possess the property and places belonging to the Government, and to collect the duties on imports,
Page 257 - This was his especial commandment : "A new commandment give I unto you, that ye love one another." And this is truly not only the new commandment, but the summary of all the commandments. The whole Gospel is redolent with it, with a broad, comprehensive, all-embracing love, appointed, like Aaron's rod, to swallow up all the other Christian
Page 96 - friends. We must not he enemies. Though passion may have strained, it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory, stretching from every battle-field and patriot grave to every living heart and hearthstone all over this broad land, will yet swell the chorus of the Union, when again touched, as surely they will he, by the better angels of
Page 362 - of the Senate and House of Representatives : CONSIDERING the bill for an act to suppress insurrection, to punish treason and rebellion, to seize and confiscate the property of rebels and for other purposes, and the joint resolution explanatory of said act as being substantially one, I
Page 376 - at our hands, our title to patriotism is not complete. When you submitted your proposition to Congress, in March last, " that the United States ought to cooperate with any State which may adopt a gradual abolishment of slavery, giving to such State pecuniary aid, to be
Page 96 - own framing under it; while the new Administration will have no immediate power, if it would, to change either. If it were admitted that you who are dissatisfied held the right in the dispute, there still is no single good reason for precipitate action. Intelligence, patriotism, Christianity, and a firm reliance on Him who has never yet forsaken this favored land, are
Page 162 - our Lord one thousand seven hundred and eightyeight, whereby the Constitution of the United States of America was ratified, and also all acts, and parts of acts, of the General Assembly of this State, ratifying Amendments of the said Constitution, are hereby repealed ; and that the union now subsisting between
Page 183 - is declared to be confiscated to the public use, and their slaves, if any they have, are hereby declared free." The President, with a straightforward honesty that has marked his every act, seized the earliest opportunity to rebuke that usurpation of illegal authority. I only regret that he did not go
Page 148 - deeper and deeper, until it will kindle such mutual and mortal hatred as to render separation preferable to eternal discord. I regret that I am now to die in the belief that the useless sacrifice of themselves by the generation of 1776, to acquire self-government and happiness
Page 376 - in its discretion, to compensate for the inconveniences, public and private, produced by such change of system," I gave it a most cheerful support, and I am satisfied it would have received the approbation of a large majority of the Border State