The Confederate Cause and Conduct in the War Between the States: As Set Forth in the Reports of the History Committee of the Grand Camp, C.V., of Virginia, and Other Confederate Papers
L. H. Jenkins, 1907 - Confederate States of America - 229 pages
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Page 39 - I am compelled to declare it as my deliberate opinion, that, if this bill passes, the bonds of this union are, -virtually, dissolved ; that the States which compose it are free from their moral obligations, and that as it will be the right of all, so it will be the duty of some, to prepare, definitely, for a separation : amicably, if they can ; violently, if they must.* (Mr.
Page 180 - I am not, nor ever have been, in favor of bringing about in any way the social and political equality...
Page 214 - It is with heartfelt satisfaction, that the Commanding General announces to the army, that the operations of the last three days have determined that our enemy must either ingloriously fly, or come out from behind his defences, and give us battle on our own ground, where certain destruction awaits him.
Page 44 - ... if the cotton states shall decide that they can do better out of the Union than in it, we insist on letting them go in peace.
Page 18 - Virginia, declare and make known that the powers granted under the Constitution, being derived from the people of the United States, may be resumed by them whenever the same shall be perverted to their injury or oppression...
Page 41 - ... far better will it be for the people of the disunited States to part in friendship from each other, than to be held together by constraint.
Page 88 - Should you capture Charleston, I hope that by some accident the place may be destroyed; and if a little salt should be sown upon its site, it may prevent the growth of future crops of nullification and secession...
Page 186 - The power confided to me will be used to hold, occupy, and possess the property and places belonging to the government, and to collect the duties and imposts ; but beyond what may be necessary for these objects there will be no invasion, no using of force against or among the people anywhere.