Memorial of the patriotism of Schuylkill county, in the American slaveholder's rebellion, embracing a list of the volunteers; contributions by the citizens [&c.] compiled by F.B. Wallace

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Francis B Wallace

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Page 478 - sels of all sorts in said service. And upon this act, sincerely believed to be an, act of justice, warranted by the Constitution, upon military necessity, I invoke the considerate judgment of mankind and the gracious favor of Almighty God. In witness wherof I have hereunto set my. hand and
Page 477 - Abraham Lincoln, President of the United States, by virtue of the power in me vested as Commander-in-Chief of the army and navy of the United States in time of actual armed rebellion, do, on this first day of January, in the year
Page 477 - And by virtue of the power and for the purpose aforesaid, I do order and declare that all persons held as slaves, within said designated States and parts of States, are, and henceforward shall be free, and that
Page 477 - Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty-three, in accordance with my purpose so to do, publicly proclaimed for the full period of one hundred days from the day of the first above mentioned order, designate as the
Page 52 - responding to the proclamation of the President of the United States, hereby declare our unalterable determination to sustain the government in its efforts to maintain the honor, the integrity, and the existence of our National Union and the perpetuity of the popular government, and to redress the wrongs already long enough endured.
Page 477 - our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty-two, a proclamation was issued by the President of the United States, containing, among other things, the following, to wit: " That on the first day of January, in
Page 479 - more than restrict the territorial enlargement of it. Neither party expected for the war the magnitude or the duration which it has already attained. Neither anticipated that the
Page viii - South Carolina, acting by a Convention chosen for the purpose, assembled on the 17th of December, and on the 20th, passed unanimously, what was styled "an ordinance to dissolve the Union between the State of South Carolina and other States united with her, under the compact entitled the Constitution of the United States of America." January 12, Florida and Alabama adopted ordinances of
Page viii - 9. That we brand the recent re-opening of the African slave-trade, under the cover of our national flag, aided by perversions of judicial power, as a crime against humanity and a burning shame to our country and age ; and we call upon Congress to take prompt and efficient measures for the total and final suppression of that execrable traffic. The
Page 478 - suitable condition, will be received into the armed service of the United States, to garrison forts, positions, stations, and other places, and to man

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