Southern Historical Society Papers, Volumes 1-9; Volumes 11-17; Volumes 23-52 (Google eBook)

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The Society, 1876 - Confederate States of America
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Contents

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II
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III
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IV
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V
331
VI
403
VII
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VIII
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XI
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Page 23 - Reverently let us invoke the God of our fathers to guide and protect us in our efforts to perpetuate the principles, which by his blessing they were able to vindicate, establish, and transmit to their posterity, and with a continuance of His favor, ever gratefully acknowledged, we may hopefully look forward to success, to peace, and to prosperity.
Page 21 - As a necessity, not a choice, we have resorted to the remedy of separation, and henceforth our energies must be directed to the conduct of our own affairs, and the perpetuity of the confederacy which we have formed. If a just perception of mutual interest shall permit us peaceably to pursue our separate political career, my most earnest desire will have been fulfilled.
Page 17 - Virginia declare and make known that the powers granted under the Constitution being derived from the People of the United States may be resumed by them whensoever the same shall be perverted to their injury or oppression...
Page 8 - That the provisions of the Constitution are ample for the preservation of the Union, and the protection of all the material interests of the country that it needs to be obeyed rather than amended...
Page 8 - No Co-operation with Slaveholders in Politics No Fellowship with them in Religion No Affiliation with them in Society.
Page 79 - Thou, and thou alone, must hear. Though my scarred and veteran legions Bear their eagles high no more, And my wrecked and scattered galleys Strew dark Actium's fatal shore, Though no glittering guards surround...
Page 9 - When, in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume, among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the laws of nature and nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.
Page 50 - Territory, and out of which the States of Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin and a part of Minnesota have since been carved, belonged to Virginia.
Page 23 - I may disappoint your expectations, yet to retain, when retiring, something of the good will and confidence which welcome my entrance into office. It is joyous, in the midst of perilous times, to look around upon a people united in heart, where one purpose of high resolve animates and actuates the whole where the sacrifices to be made are not weighed in the balance against honor and right and liberty and equality.
Page 19 - ... aid me in the administration of public affairs, and an abiding faith in the virtue and patriotism of the people. Looking forward to the speedy establishment of a permanent government to take the place of this...

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