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Page lxv - DEAR GENERAL : I do not remember that you and I ever met personally. I write this now as a grateful acknowledgment for the almost inestimable service you have done the country. I wish to say a word further. When you first reached the vicinity of
Page 251 - of the following month Virginia, through her Convention, instructed her delegates in the Continental Congress " to propose to that body to declare the United Colonies free and independent States, absolved from all allegiance to, or dependence on, the Crown or Parliament of Great Britain,
Page 351 - sieges, have been brought to suffer in mind, body, or estate, and finally to lead the whole nation through paths of repentance and submission to the Divine will, back to the perfect enjoyment of union and fraternal peace. In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my and caused the seal of the United
Page 304 - existing government may choose to exercise it Any portion of such people that can may revolutionize and make their own of so much of their territory as they inhabit. More than this, a majority of any portion of such people may
Page 299 - Again, a jury too frequently has at least one member more ready to hang the panel than to hang the traitor. And yet, again, lie who dissuades one man from volunteering, or induces one soldier to desert, weakens the Union cause as
Page 150 - and to surrender the city and garrison under my command, by marching out with my colors and arms and stacking them in front of my present lines, after which you will take possession ; officers to retain their side-arms and personal property, and the rights and property of citizens to be respected. I am, General, yours, very respectfully,
Page 302 - or infamous crime, unless on presentment or indictment of a grand jury, nor shall any person be deprived of life, liberty, or property without due process of law. Fourth. In all criminal prosecutions the accused shall enjoy the right of a speedy and public trial by an impartial jury of the State or
Page 370 - can by any means believe the public safety will not suffer by it." You are reported to have used, in a public communication on this subject, the following language: The undersigned assure your Excellency, from our personal knowledge of the feelings of the people of Ohio, that the public safety will be far more endangered by continuing Mr.
Page 302 - prosecutions the accused shall enjoy the right of a speedy and public trial by an impartial jury of the State or district in which the crime shall have been committed, and to be confronted with the witnesses against
Page 351 - the hearts of the insurgents ; to guide the counsels of the Government with wisdom adequate to so great a National emergency, and to visit with tender care and consolation throughout the length and breadth of our land, all those who, through the vicissitudes of marches, voyages,