Memoirs, with special reference to secession and the Civil War

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Neale Pub. Co., 1906 - Confederate States of America - 351 pages
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Page 16 - One who never turned his back but marched breast forward, Never doubted clouds would break, Never dreamed, tho' right were worsted, wrong would triumph, Held we fall to rise, are baffled to fight better, Sleep to wake.
Page 175 - That on the ist day of January, 1863, all persons held as slaves within any State or designated part of a State, the people whereof shall be in rebellion against the United States, shall be then, thenceforward, and forever free. In
Page 174 - You will make known to them that three things are indispensable, to wit: I, the restoration of the national authority throughout all the States ; 2, no receding by the Executive of the United States, on the slavery question, from the position assumed thereon in the late
Page 98 - of the United States may be resumed by them whensoever the same shall be perverted to their injury or oppression, and that every power not granted thereby remains with them at their will.
Page 16 - Never dreamed, tho' right were worsted, wrong would triumph, Held we fall to rise, are baffled to fight better, Sleep to wake.
Page 100 - Josiah Quincy, a member of Congress from Massachusetts, said : "If this bill passes, it is my deliberate opinion that it is virtually a dissolution of the Union ; that it will free the States from
Page 176 - then informed that Congress had, on the 3ist ultimo, adopted by a Constitutional majority a joint resolution submitting to the several States the proposition to abolish slavery throughout the Union, and that there is every reason to expect that it will be accepted by three-fourths of the States, so as to become a part of the
Page 311 - it is declared that neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime, whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist in this State ; and Africans and their descendants shall be protected in their rights of person and property by appropriate
Page 171 - I Herewith transmit for the information of Congress the report of the eminent citizens above named, showing that the enemy refused to enter into negotiations with the Confederate States, or any of them separately, or to give our people any other terms or guaranties than those which the
Page 100 - moral obligation, and as it will be the right of all, so it will be the duty of some definitely to prepare for

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