The Uprising of a Great People: The United States in 1861. To which is Added A Word of Peace on the Difference Between England and the United States

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C. Scribner, 1861 - Slavery - 298 pages
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Page 99 - I have sent again : thou therefore receive him, that is, mine own bowels : whom I would have retained with me, that in thy stead he might have ministered unto me in the bonds of the gospel : but without thy mind would I do nothing ; that thy benefit should not be as it were of necessity, but willingly.
Page 99 - I beseech thee for my son, whom I have begotten in my bands, Onesimus...
Page 168 - ... in this respect. Nevertheless, the President has by no means confirmed the imprudent words of his future prime minister. The language of Mr. Lincoln was remarkably clear in his inaugural speech, to go no further back, indicating on the spot the true, the great concession which, till new orders, may be made to the South : " Those who elected me placed in the platform presented for my acceptance, as a law for . them and for me, the clear and explicit resolution which I am about to read to you :...
Page 171 - Confederation, while manifesting the most pacific disposition, and leaving to others the odium of aggression. His doctrine on this point may be summed up in this wise : in the first place, the separation is unconstitutional, it should be, it will be combated, nothing on earth can bring the President to accede to the destruction of the Union ; in the second place, he will not be the aggressor, he will endeavor to shun a war which exposes the South to fearful perils ; in the third place, he will fulfill...
Page 259 - Yes, yes; we will pray for you!" Such was the response of the inhabitants of Springfield, who weeping, and with uncovered heads, witnessed the departure of their fellow-citizen. What a debut for a government ! Have there been many inaugurations here below of such thrilling solemnity? Do uniforms and plumes, the roar of cannon, triumphal arches, and vague appeals to Providence, equal these simple words: 'Pray for me!
Page 97 - ... pronounced once for all. The Gospel took the surest means of overthrowing it when, letting alone the reform of institutions, it contented itself with pursuing that of sentiments ; when it thus prepared the time when the slaveholder himself would be forced to ask what is contained in the inexhaustible saying : " What ye would that men should do unto you, do ye also unto them.
Page 195 - English emancipation had not yet been produced, he was led to frame that formidable judgment of which so much advantage has been taken : " Hitherto, wherever the whites have been the more powerful, they have held the negroes in degradation and slavery ; wherever the negroes have been the more powerful, they have destroyed the whites. This is the only account which can ever be opened between the two races.
Page 258 - If you wish to know what the Presidency of Mr. Lincoln will be in the end, see in what manner and under what auspices it was inaugurated ; listen to the words that fell from the lips of the new President as he quitted his native town : " The task that devolves upon me is greater, perhaps, than that which has devolved .on any other man since the days of Washington. I hope that you, my friends, will all pray that I may receive that assistance from on high, without which I cannot succeed, but with which...
Page 118 - interests," what it ended by adopting as a political platform, outside of which there was no safety, was, as we have seen, the subjugation of majorities in the Territories, the restriction of sovereignty in the Northern States, the reform of the liberty bills, which refused the prisons of these States and the co-operation of their officers, to the Federal agents charged with arresting fugitive slaves, the power...
Page 259 - Courage ! you will have need of it to-morrow, in a year, to the end; you will have need of it in peace and in war ; you will have need of it to avert the compromise in peace or war of that noble progress which it is your charge to accomplish, more than in conquest of slavery.

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