The Confederate Cause and Conduct in the War Between the States: As Set Forth in the Reports of the History Committee of the Grand Camp, C.V., of Virginia, and Other Confederate Papers

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L.H. Jenkins, 1907 - Confederate States of America - 229 pages
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Page 39 - I am compelled to declare it as my deliberate opinion, that, if this bill passes, the bonds of this union are, -virtually, dissolved ; that the States which compose it are free from their moral obligations, and that as it will be the right of all, so it will be the duty of some, to prepare, definitely, for a separation : amicably, if they can ; violently, if they must.* (Mr.
Page 188 - That the maintenance inviolate of the rights of the States, and especially the right of each State to order and control its own domestic institutions according to its own judgment exclusively...
Page 180 - I am not, nor ever have been, in favor of bringing about in any way the social and political equality...
Page 214 - It is with heartfelt satisfaction, that the Commanding General announces to the army, that the operations of the last three days have determined that our enemy must either ingloriously fly, or come out from behind his defences, and give us battle on our own ground, where certain destruction awaits him.
Page 44 - ... if the cotton states shall decide that they can do better out of the Union than in it, we insist on letting them go in peace.
Page 18 - 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 whenever the same shall be perverted to their injury or oppression...
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