Reminiscences of Chicago During the Civil War

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Lakeside Press, 1914 - Chicago (Ill.) - 194 pages
 

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Page 181 - American people, that after four years of failure to restore the Union by the experiment of war, during which, under the pretense of a military necessity of a war power higher than the constitution, the constitution itself has been disregarded in every part, and public liberty and private right alike trodden down, and the material prosperity of the country essentially impaired, justice, humanity, liberty, and the public welfare demand...
Page 99 - Tis but the flapping of the sail, And not a rent made by the gale ! In spite of rock and tempest's roar, In spite of false lights on the shore. Sail on, nor fear to breast the sea! Our hearts, our hopes, are all with thee.
Page xiv - We shall again be able not to declare that "all States as States are equal," nor yet that "all citizens as citizens are equal...
Page 98 - Thou, too, sail on, O Ship of State! Sail on, O UNION strong and great! Humanity with all its fears, With all the hopes of future years, Is hanging breathless on thy fate.
Page xiv - Our government rests in public opinion. Whoever can change public opinion can change the government practically just so much. Public opinion, on any subject, always has a " central idea," from which all its minor thoughts radiate. That
Page 181 - Union by the experiment of war, during which, under the pretense of a military necessity or war power higher than the Constitution, the Constitution itself has been disregarded in every part, and public liberty and private right alike trodden down, and the material prosperity of the country essentially impaired — justice. humanity, liberty, and the public welfare demand that immediate efforts be made for a cessation of hostilities with a view to an ultimate convention of the States, or other peaceable...
Page 161 - Banner," till treason was stamped out by the capture of Jeff. Davis, on the loth of May, 1865, a very large majority of them seemed deeply imbued with the same spirit that inspired their fathers when "they pledged their lives, their fortunes, and their sacred honor," to preserve the integrity, and to establish the liberty of their country. The Board of Trade, though purely a commercial organization, was accorded the leadership in raising regiments and batteries, and they, and our merchants and citizens...
Page 69 - I, , do solemnly swear in the presence of Almighty God, that I will henceforth faithfully support, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States and the Union of the States...
Page 157 - Drummond, in granting the motion, said : I may be pardoned for saying that, personally and officially, I desire to give every aid and assistance in my power to the Government and to the Administration in restoring the Union, but I have always wished to treat the Government as a Government of law and • Government of the Constitution, aud not a Government of mere physical force.
Page 183 - I have seen enough of the effects that can be produced to satisfy me that in most cases, •without any danger to the parties engaged, and in others but very slight, we can...

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