Oliver P. Morton, of Indiana: A Sketch of His Life and Public Services

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Journal Company, 1876 - Campaign biography - 88 pages
 

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Page 15 - EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT OF INDIANA, " INDIANAPOLIS, April 15, 1861. " To ABRAHAM LINCOLN, " President of the United States: " On behalf of the State of Indiana, I tender to you, for the defense of the nation and to uphold the authority of the government, ten thousand men. " OLIVER P. MORTON,
Page 56 - The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government . . . .
Page 11 - We must then cling to the idea that we are a nation, one and indivisible, and that although subdivided by State lines for local and domestic purposes, we are but one people, the citizens of a common country, having like institutions and manners, and possessing a common interest in that inheritance of glory so richly provided by our fathers. We must therefore do no act, — we must tolerate, no act, — we must concede no idea or theory that looks to or involves the dismemberment of the nation.
Page 62 - An act to enforce the rights of citizens of the United States to vote in the several States of this Union, and for other purposes,' " or any acts amendatory thereof or supplementary thereto.
Page 25 - ... of that river. ******** The South would have the prestige of success; the commerce of the world would be opened to feed and furnish her armies, and she would contend for every foot of land west of the Alleghenies, and in the struggle would be supported by a powerful party in these States. * * * The plan which I have to suggest is the complete clearing out of all obstacles to the navigation of the Mississippi river and the thorough conquest of the states upon its western bank * * * the creation...
Page 26 - ... and the States on the Pacific entirely stopped. The work of conquest in Arkansas and Louisiana would be easy and certain, and the presence of our gunboats in the river would effectually prevent any large force from coming from the East to the relief of these States.
Page 74 - November /<>, 1865. MY DEAR GOVERNOR : I think it is the right of men who have ably and faithfully served their country to know that their labors are appreciated. So I will not deny myself the pleasure of telling you that Secretary Stanton was with me last evening, and we, naturally turning our minds to the past, fell to talking of you. We agreed that no governor had rendered such services, or displayed such courage or ability in administration, and we agreed that your recent services were the most...
Page 56 - ... resort, — and I will say Congress waited long, the nation waited long, experience had to come to the rescue of reason before the thing was done — in the last resort, and as the last thing to be done, Congress determined to dig through all the rubbish, dig through the soil and the shifting sands, and go down to the eternal rock, and there upon the basis of the everlasting principle of equal and exact justice to all men, we have planted the column of reconstruction ; and, sir, it will arise...
Page 11 - The statement of the proposition furnishes the answer. If we are one nation then no State has a right to secede. Secession can only be the result of successful revolution. I answer the question for you, and I know that my answer will find a true response in every true American heart, that we are one people, one nation, undivided and indivisible.
Page 14 - I appeal to all loyal citizens to favor, facilitate, and aid this effort to maintain the honor, the integrity, and the existence of our- National Union and the perpetuity of popular government and to redress wrongs already long enough endured.

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