The Fight for Missouri: From the Election of Lincoln to the Death of Lyon

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C. Scribner's Sons, 1886 - Missouri - 322 pages
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Page 140 - to maintain the honor, the integrity, and the existence of our National Union, and the perpetuity of popular government ; . . . and to repossess the forts, places, and property which have been seized from the Union.
Page 189 - The professions of loyalty to the Union by the State authorities of Missouri are not to be relied upon. They have already falsified their professions too often, and are too far committed to secession to be entitled to your confidence: and you can only be sure of their desisting from their wicked purposes, when it
Page 22 - them together in one sisterhood. And Missouri will in my opinion best consult her own interests, and the interests of the whole country, by a timely declaration of her determination to stand by her sister slave-holding States, in whose wrongs she participates, and with whose institutions and people she sympathizes.
Page 163 - the protection of the peaceable inhabitants of Missouri, and you will, if deemed necessary for that purpose by yourself and Messrs. Oliver D. Filley, John How, James O. Broadhead, Samuel T. Glover, JJ Witzig, and Francis P. Blair, Jr., proclaim martial law in the city of St. Louis.
Page 36 - to use military force defensively against those who resist the Federal officers in the execution of their legal functions, and against those who assail the property of the
Page 203 - of the agents of the Federal Government in this State. They are energetically hastening the execution of their bloody and revolutionary schemes for the inauguration of civil war in your midst; for the military occupation of your State by armed bands of lawless invaders; for the overthrow of your State Government, and
Page 50 - Whereas we have learned with profound regret that the States of New York and Ohio have recently tendered men and money to the President of the United States for the avowed purpose of coercing certain sovereign States of the South into obedience to the Federal Government,
Page 41 - It would be as brutal, in my opinion, to send men to butcher our own brothers of the Southern States, as it would be to massacre them in the Northern States. We are told, however, that it is our duty to
Page 162 - Captain Nathaniel Lyon, commanding Department of the West." " The President of the United States directs that you enroll in the military service of the United States loyal citizens of St. Louis and vicinity, not exceeding, with those heretofore enlisted, ten thousand in number, for the purpose of maintaining the authority of the United States and for the
Page 204 - Missourian will obey the one or submit to the other. Rise then and drive out ignominiously the invaders, who have dared to desecrate the soil which your labors have made fruitful, and which is consecrated by your homes.

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