A History of Massachusetts in the Civil War

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Dutton, 1868 - Massachusetts - 670 pages
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Page 2 - Excellency; the legislative, in a Senate and House of Representatives, each having a negative upon the other, and known and designated as the General Court. The judicial department is composed of different courts, the judges of which
Page 654 - through welcome hands. Borne one by one out of this Capitol during more than four years of civil war, as the symbols of the nation and the Commonwealth under which the battalions of Massachusetts departed to the fields, — they come back again, borne hither by surviving representatives of the same heroic regiments and companies to
Page 6 - that the Constitution contemplated the existence of " a positive, unqualified right, on the part of the owner of the slave, which no State law or regulation can in any way qualify, regulate, control, or restrain.
Page 224 - highest honors of the republic ; but — " He has gone on the mountain, He is lost to the forest, Like a
Page 263 - DEPARTMENT, ADJUTANT-GENERAL'S OFFICE, WASHINGTON, Sept. 16, 1861. All persons having received authority from the War Department to raise volunteer regiments, batteries, or companies, in the loyal States, are ? with their commands, hereby placed under the orders of the Governors of those States, to whom they will immediately report the present condition of their respective organizations. These troops will be
Page 23 - message was received from the Governor, transmitting the proposition from the Legislature of Virginia, for the appointment of commissioners to meet at "Washington on the 4th of February, to agree upon a compromise of the national difficulties. Referred to the Committee on Federal Relations, and ordered to be printed. Jan. 26. In
Page 531 - Elapse, and others share as dark a doom, They but augment the deep and sweeping thoughts Which overpower all others, and conduct The world at last to FREEDOM.
Page 113 - every word I have said has counselled peace; and I rejoice, for the first time in my anti-slavery life, I stand under the stars and stripes, and welcome the tread of Massachusetts men. [Great applause.] No matter what may have been done in the past. To-day the slave asks but a sight of this banner, and calls it the twilight of his redemption; to-day it represents
Page 113 - Every act of my life has tended to make the welcome I give this war hearty and hot. Civil war is a momentous evil, and needs the soundest justification. I rejoice before God,
Page 115 - thoughts, our energies are habitually devoted to the peaceful arts by which States grow and prosper ; but, upon an issue in which the life of the country is involved, we rally as one man to its defence. All former differences of opinion are swept away. We forget that we

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