General Butler in New Orleans: History of the Administration of the Department of the Gulf in the Year 1862: with an Account of the Capture of New Orleans, and a Sketch of the Previous Career of the General, Civil and Military

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Mason Brothers, 1864 - African Americans - 649 pages
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talks about slaves running away from gasworks but Butler has them returned to ensure gas service to th city

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Page 340 - Orleans, in return for the most scrupulous non-interference and courtesy on our part, it is ordered that hereafter when any female shall, by word, gesture, or movement, insult or show contempt for any officer or soldier of the United States, she shall be regarded and held liable to be treated as a woman of the town plying her avocation.
Page 540 - I now take my pen in hand to let you know that I am well, hoping these few lines will find you enjoying the same blessing. When I come down to Portland I didn't think o...
Page 46 - That we, the Democracy of the Union, in Convention assembled, hereby declare our affirmance of the resolutions unanimously adopted and declared as a platform of principles by the Democratic Convention at Cincinnati, in the year 1856, believing that Democratic principles are unchangeable in their nature, when applied to the same subject-matters...
Page 49 - That the enactments of State legislatures to defeat the faithful execution of the Fugitive Slave law are hostile in character, subversive of the Constitution, and revolutionary in their effect.
Page 450 - I, AB, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the United States of America ; that I will serve them honestly and faithfully against all their enemies whomsoever ; and that I will obey the orders of the President of the United States, and the orders of the officers appointed over me, according to the rules and articles of war.
Page 307 - In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, until thou return unto the ground ; for out of it wast thou taken. For dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return.
Page 612 - Butler to be a felon, deserving of capital punishment. I do order that he be no longer considered or treated simply as a public enemy of the Confederate States of America, but as an outlaw and common enemy of mankind, and that in the event of his capture the officer in command of the capturing force do cause him to be immediately executed by hanging...
Page 130 - Your action in respect to the negroes who came within your lines, from the service of the Rebels, is approved. The Department is sensible of the embarrassments which must surround officers conducting military operations in a State, by the laws of which Slavery is sanctioned.
Page 234 - The Flag-Officer, having heard all the opinions expressed by the different commanders, is of the opinion that whatever is to be done will have to be done quickly...
Page 48 - Democracy of the United States hold these cardinal principles on the subject of slavery in the Territories: First, That Congress has no power to abolish slavery in the Territories. Second, That the Territorial legislature has no power to abolish slavery in any Territory, nor to prohibit the introduction of slaves therein ; nor any power to exclude slavery therefrom nor any power to destroy or impair the right of property in slaves by any legislation whatever.

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