Reconstruction in Mississippi (Google eBook)

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Macmillan, 1901 - Mississippi - 422 pages
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Page 202 - ... to the United States; that I have not yielded a voluntary support to any pretended government, authority, power, or constitution, within the United States, hostile or inimical thereto.
Page 355 - A general diffusion of knowledge and intelligence being essential to the preservation of the rights and liberties of the people, the Legislature shall encourage by all suitable means the promotion of intellectual, scientific, moral, and agricultural improvement.
Page 84 - I am gratified to see that you have organized your convention without difficulty. I hope that without delay your convention will amend your state constitution, abolishing slavery, and denying to all future legislatures the power to legislate that there is property in man ; also that they will adopt the amendment to the Constitution of the United States abolishing slavery.
Page 115 - We tell the white men of Mississippi," said the Chicago Tribune, "that the men of the North will convert the State of Mississippi into a frog pond before they will allow such laws to disgrace one foot of soil in which the bones of our soldiers sleep and over which the flag of freedom waves.
Page 156 - That, until the people of said rebel States shall be by law admitted to representation in the Congress of the United States, any civil governments which may exist therein shall be deemed provisional only, and in all respects subject to the paramount authority of the United States at any time to abolish, modify, control or supersede the same...
Page 155 - That Congress would not be justified in admitting such communities to a participation in the government of the country without first providing such constitutional or other guarantees as will tend to secure the civil rights of all citizens of the republic ; a just equality of representation ; protection against claims founded in rebellion and crime ; a temporary restoration of the right of suffrage to those who have not actively participated in the efforts to destroy the Union and overthrow the government,...
Page 84 - If you could extend the elective franchise to all persons of color who can read the Constitution of the United States in English, and write their names, and to all persons of color who own real estate valued at not less than two hundred and fifty dollars, and pay taxes thereon, you would completely disarm the adversary, and set an example the other states will follow.
Page 172 - I have neither sought nor accepted nor attempted to exercise the functions of any office whatever, under any authority or pretended authority in hostility to the United States...
Page 84 - English, and write their names, and to all persons of color who own real estate valued at not less than two hundred and fifty dollars, and pay taxes thereon, you would completely disarm the adversary, and set an example the other states will follow. This you can do with perfect safety, and you thus place the Southern States, in reference to free persons of color, upon the same basis with the free states.
Page 2 - Upon the adjournment of Congress the delegation from Mississippi returned to the state to give an account of their cause, and, with the exception of Foote, to urge resistance to the action of Congress. Albert Gallatin Brown said, in a speech at Jackson, " So help me God I am for resistance ; and my advice to you is that of Cromwell to his colleagues, " pray to God and keep your powder...

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