the rise and fall of the confederate government (Google eBook)

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Contents

CHAPTER HI Commissioners to purchase Arms and Ammunition My Letter to Captain
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The Proclamation for Seventyfive Thousand Men by President Lincoln further
319
United States Property by Order of President Lincoln 319 CHAPTER V Maryland first approached by Northern Invasion Denies to United States
330
Removal of the Seat of Government to Richmond Message to Congress
339
Movements of McDowell Battle of Manassas 339 CHAPTER VII Conference with the Generals after the Battle Order to pursue the Enemy
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The Kentucky Resolutions of 179899 Their Influence on Political Affairs
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Affairs Line of Defense Efforts to obtain Arms also Troops 385 CHAPTER IX The Coercion of Missouri Answers of the Governors of States to Presi...
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General Price Battle at Lexington Bales of Hemp Other Combats 410 CHAPTER X BrigadierGeneral Henry A Wise takes Command in Western Virgi...
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to South Carolina 432 CHAPTER XI The Issue The American Idea of Government Who was responsible
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CHAPTER XII
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Extracts from my Inaugural Our Financial System Receipts and Expen
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Military Laws and Measures Agricultural Products diminished Manufactures
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APPENDIX B PAGE Speech of the Author on the Oregon Question 521 APPENDIX C Extracts from Speeches of the Author on the Resolutions of C...
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Peaceful Dissolution of the Union 532 On the Resolutions of Mr Clay relative to Slavery in the Territories 533 APPENDIX D Speech of the Author o...
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APPENDIX E Address of the Author to Citizens of Portland Maine 546 Address of the Author at a Public Meeting in Faneuil Hall Boston with the Int...
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APPENDIX H Speech of the Author on a Motion to print the Special Message of the Presi
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Correspondence and Extracts from Correspondence relative to Fort Sumter
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Page 319 - WHEREAS, The laws of the United States have been for some time past and now are opposed, and the execution thereof obstructed in the States of South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Florida, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Texas, by combinations too powerful to be suppressed by the ordinary course of judicial proceedings, or by the powers vested in the marshals by law...
Page 673 - The person having the greatest number of votes as Vice President, shall be the Vice President, if such number be a majority of the whole number of electors appointed, and if no person have a majority, then from the two highest numbers on the list, the Senate shall choose the Vice President; a quorum for the purpose shall consist of two-thirds of the whole number of Senators, and a majority of the whole number shall be necessary to a choice. But no person constitutionally ineligible to the office...
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