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power, just as the exigencies of the Union may require, and to this doctrine, that life-long Abolitionist, Gerrit Smith, and that zealous Re- The Wisconsin Puritan, November, 1863, publican, Mr. Raymond, and that eminent said: Democrat, Mr. Van. Buren, all alike assert since the deportation of Vallandigham, it is

"When in years past we prayed and talked supposed that this is to be the mongrel Demo- in behalf of the bondmen of our land, we had cratic platform for the next Presidential race.

no conception of the way by which those in "Now, Mr. editor, I desire thus publicly, has chosen this process because he sees it the

bonds were to be made free.

God and from the beginning, to announce my emphatic wish to be counted out of any such ar

best, because in justice the circumstances derangement. I went into this anti-slavery busi- mand it." ness earnestly, and on the presumption that I The Abolitionists declared that God had dewas acting with honest men-men who hated creed emancipation in the West Indies, but slavery, and were determined to cast it out, come what might. I find that as to many of after much experience, few will admit that God them I have been deceived. I find that men had any hand in it. It is nothing short of imwant power, and care for nothing else, and pious blasphemy for abolitionists to charge the that for the sake of power they would kill all Deity with their acts, in hopes to escape the. the white people of the South, or take them to their arms--that they would free all the slaves, just odium which comes after them. or make their bondage still more hopeless, or do any other inconsistent wicked thing I have no sympathy whatever for such an unhallowed lust of dominion. As to the Union, I would not give a cent

CHAPTER XVIII. for it, unless it stood as a guarantee for freedom to every man, woman and child within its MORE REPUBLICAN VOMITINGS OF DISUNION AND entire jurisdiction. I consider the idea that everything must be sacrificed to the Union, as

The True Object of the War [the Negro] Avowed by the utterly preposterous. What was the Union

"N. Y. Independent"...Beecher and the “Sheepskin made for? That we should sacrifice ourselves Parchment”... Nest Eggs of Treason : Laid by Wendell to it? I, for one, would beg to be excused.-

Phillips, Lloyd Garrison, Abraham Lincoln, American

Ati-Slavery Society, F. E. Spinner, J. S. Pike; anothAs things stand, I would sacrifice the Union to

er by Phillips and Garrison; and one by the “ Chicago freedom any morning before breakfast!

Tribune"...Ingersoll invests Lincoln with the Power of “Very truly yours,

the Czar of Russia...J. W. Forney on silencing “ Laws “Washington, May 29, 1863.?"

and Safeguards"... The Abolition Conspiracy in the New York Riots : Important Testimony... The Union

Not Worth Preserving... Tricks of the Ohio AbolitionGOD OPPOSED TO THE UNION AS IT WAS."

ists...The Revolutionary Spirit at Work..."New York

Tribune" advocating Mobs and Riots against Law... Wm. LLOYD GARRISON, in a speech in Phil

Sen. Howe would - Do in the Name of God what can't

be done in the Name of the Constitution”... Phillips, adelphia, in the fall of of 1863, said:

Peace and Dissolution...This War a Barbarian Con- .

quest.' "Since the war broke out there has been no Union. How did it happen that the Union was broken in the twinkling of an eye? The God of the oppressed has done it. The laws of The N. Y. Independent, more honest than justice and right are vindicating the commands most of its co-members, just after the procla of God. 'Woe to the rebellious children, saith the Lord, 'that taketh not their counsel mation was issued, thus let the cat out of the of me. In spite of our experience, there are bag as to the object it and its friends had in thousands of men yet in favor of the policy of bringing on the war, and refusing all means to restoring the Union as it was. As well might a man blown up by a bombshell propose, in

suppress it: the other land, to come back again and have “It has been our peculiar misfortune to be so the experiment tried over again with the bomb- tied up by civil restrictions, that the Governthell as it was. [Laughter.]"

ment could not perform any act of justice, in

consonance with the spirit of our age and the There are many who profess to ignore the spirit of our constitution, without stepping idiosnycracies of Mr. GARRISON, and yet, by over into the dangerous ground of revolution. their acts acknowledge him as their co-laborer Only war could give to the President liberty to and leader. He is a veteran agitator, and hes- of supreme justice and humanity by ways

emancipate. And now, he advances to an act itates not to boldly avow his treasonable aims, sound and constitutional, opened by the madwhile others are vile enough to conceal theirs. nes of the South. The sword has cut the knot GARRISON'S " Union" was always a bomb

that statesmen and economists could not untie.

The war which at first seemed an awful disasshell, and he always managed to explode it to ter, a stupendous folly, has, indeed, proved to the damage of the Union.

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foolishness of God is wiser than men: and the Upon which à Connecticut paper justly reweakness of God is stronger than men.' * *

marks as follows: 6 The nation is committed. Either there must be revolution in the North, or else all "Is this not another foreshadowing of desdissentients must submit, and the North stand potism? The 'sheepskin parchment' as Beechas a mighty unit with the President!

er terms it, is to give place to Mr. Lincoln and "This proclamation is like Ithurial's rod.- his cabinet, who are the government, and men It will turn every toad to his true infernal have got to take sides. Such assertions could form. A distinction between supporting the only be made at this time, with the freedom of war, and opposing the war policy. They are the press palsied, and the freedom of speech routed without a battle. They must go over

stified in government dungeons." to the South or take sides with the Administration. Public sentiment will compel the latter

It will be impossible, then, to persuade the South, hereafter, that the North did It is a favorite term of reproach by the abonot mean to injure her institutions. 'I, Abra- lition newspapers against Charleston that it ham Lincoln, President of the United States

was the finest of the rebellion." If it be true of America, and commander-in-Chief of the army and navy thereof, do hereby proclaim that it was the nest where the eggs of rebellion and declare. This is the authorized voice of were hatched, it is not true that it was the nest the nation It is the hand-writing on the wall. where the eggs of rebellion were laid. That That proclamation cannot be suppressed. Its edict cannot be rubbed out. The Southern eye

nest was situated considerably to the Northreads, mene, teckel, upharsin."

east of Charleston, in the region popularly "No more guises and vails. No more side known as New England, and eggs of rebellion issues. No more deceiptful compromises. The Government has taken ground, and every man

were laid in it as long ago as 1815, by men asin the nation must take ground. You are for sembled at Hartford, in the state of Connectior against this Government, and this Govern- cut, whose conclave is historical by the name ment is declared to mean Liberty to the Slave! of the "Hartford Convention." There is no neutral ground for traitors to hide in, playing wolf by night and sheep by day. The

were laid in it in 1844, when the Legislature of President's Proclamation will sift the North, Massachusetts resolved that the annexation of give unity to its people, simplicity to its poli- Texas would be the cause of the dissolution of longer a mongrel something between a police the Union. A great many other eggs have longer a mongrel something between a police since been laid in it, by a great many men and force and a political caucus. It is an army organized to strike where blows will be most a great many public meetings, both in and out felt.")

of New England. Here is one laid by WENIt will be seen that this agitating organ,

DELL PHILLIPS: scouts the idea that the North in the beginning

6. The Constitution of our fathers was a mis

take. did not mean to injure Southern institutions."

Tear it in pieces and make a better.

Don't say the machine is out of order; it is in All know that was the means to gain an end, order; it does what its framers intended-proand BEECHER is unsophisticated enough to ad- tect slavery. Our aim is disunion, breaking mit it.

up of the states! I have shown you that our

work cannot be done under our institutions." This same BEECHER, in Plymouth Church,

Here is one laid by WM. LLOYD GARRISON: in 1863, said:

"This Union is a lie! The American Union "I know it is said that the President is not is an imposition-a covenant with death, and the government; that the Constitution is the an agreement with hell!

I am for government. What! a shoepskin parchment a its overthrow!

Up with the flag of government? I should think it was a very fit disunion, that we may have a free and glorione for some men that I hear and see some- ous Republic of our own; and when the hour times. What is a government in our country? shall come, the hour will have arrived that It is a body of living men ordained by the peo- shall witness the overthrow of slavery." ple to administer public affairs according to laws that are written in a constitution and in

Here is another laid by GARRISON: the statute books, and the government is the "No act of ours do we regard with more conliving men that are administering in a certain scientious approval or higher satisfactionmethod the affairs of the nation. It is not a none do we submit more confidently to the tridry writing or a book. President Lincoln, his bunal of Heaven and the moral verdict of manCabinet, the heads of the executive depart- kind, than when, several years ago, on the ments, are the government, and men have got 4th of July, in the presence of a great assemto take their choice whether they will go bly, we committed to the flames the Constituagainst their government or go with them." tion of the United States."

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Here is another laid by LINCOLN:

work the Abolitionists are striving to accom "I believe this government cannot endure the abolition of slavery throughout the land."

plish, yiz.: The dissolution of the Union, and permanently half slave and half free.''

Here is one laid by the Chicago Tribune in Here are three laid by the American Anti

December, 1860: Slavery Society at one of its anniversary meetings:

"Not a few of the republican journals of the

interior are working themselves up to the be"Resolved, That SECESSION from the United lief, which they are endeavoring to impress States government is the duty of every ABOLI- upon their readers, that the seceded States, be TIONIST, since no one can take office, or deposit they few or many, will be whipped back into his vote under its constitution without violat- the Union. We caution all such that in laning his anti-slavery principles, and rendering guage of that sort they are adding new fuel to himself an abettor to the slaveholder in his the flame which is already blazing too fiercely; sin.

and that the probabilities now are that the reResolved, That years of warfare against the sult will prove them to be false prophets. No slave power have convinced us that every act man knows what public policy may demand of done in support of the AMERICAN UNION rivits the incoming administratiori; but the drift of the chain of the slave-that the only exodus of opinion seems to be that, if peaceable secession the slave to freedom, unless it be one of blood, is possible, the retiring States will be assisted must be over the remains of the present Amer- to go, that this needless and bitter controversy ican Church, and the grave of the present may be brought to an end. If the Union is to Union.

be dissolved, a bloodleys separation is by all "Resolved, That the abolitionists of this means to be coveted. Do not let us make that country should make it one of the primary ob- impossible." jects of this agitation, to DISSOLVE THE AMERICAN UNION.

These were the eggs of treason which were

hatched out in the Charleston nest. Here is one laid by the present Assistant Secretary of the Treasury-FRANGIS E. SPIN- THE RIGHT TO SUSPEND THE CONSTITUTION NER- during the FREMONT campaign: "Should this (the election of Fremont) fail,

E. C. INGERSOLL, Republican candidate for ho true man would be any longer safe here from Congress at large, in Illinois, at Bryan Hall, the assaults of the arrogant slave oligarcby, in Chicago, in 1862, said: who then would rule with an iron hand. For the free North would be left the choice of a

"The President, in such a time, I believe, peaceful dissolution of the Union, a civil war

is clothed with power as full as that of the which would end in the same, or an uncondi- Czar of Russia over the question. tional surrender of every principle held dear

“If it be necessary, perhaps it is just as well by freement."

for the people to become familiar with this

power, and the right to its exercise, now as at Here is one laid by JAMES S. PIKE, long any other time. editorially connected with the New York Tri- 27If the President should determine that in

order to crush the rebellion the Constitution bune, and now Minister to the Netherlands:

itself should be suspended during the rebel“I have no doubt that the free and slave lion, I believe he has the right to do it.'' states/ ought to separate. The Union is not worth supporting in connection with the

If such teaching as this is not calculated to South."

impress one with the idea of approaching desHere is one laid by WENDELL PHILLIPS potism, then nothing can. shortly after the organization of the Republi. can party. He was speaking of that party:

JOIN W. FORNEY, editor of the Philadel"No man has a right to be surprised at this state of things. It is just what we abolition- phia Press, over the nom de plume of Occaists and disunionists have attempted to bring sional," writes to his paper : about. It is the first sectional party ever or

"Let us unite the North by any means.ganized in this country. It does not know its own face, and calls

itselt national; . but it is not When men no longer volunteer let there be own face, and calls itselt national; but it is not conscription. Silence every tongue that does national—it is sectional. The Republican party not speak with respect of the cause and the is a party of the North pledged against the flag. Do away with politics, with luxuries, South."

with comforts. Let us cease for the present to Here is one laid by Wm. LLOYD GARRISON speak of laws and restrictions, and what are at about the same time:

called safeguards." "The Republican party is moulding public

All know the intimate connection of Mr. sentiment in the right direction for the specific FORNEY with the Administration, and hence

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such declarations, like double shotted guns, to promote, was distasteful to the Administracarry“long range," and promise heavy exe- tion, and was by some means to be broken.

"We know not by whose inspiration General cution.

Brown first volunteered his services to General

Wool, and, to make sure of their acceptance, AN ABOLITION CONSPIRACY.

offered to serve in any capacity. But by The official reports of Gen. Wool and Gen. to obey Gen. Sandford's orders. This led to

whomsoever inspired, he immediately refused SANFORD throw much light on the dark subject, the issue by Gen. Wool of an order formally of the New York riots. It is alleged by both installing Gen. Sandford as commander of ail the Herald (Lincoln paper) and the World, quiring implicit obedience to his orders. The

the troops for the defence of the city, and rethat the riots were prolonged three days by consequence was that the same evening Gen. the operations of the Abolition authorities, Browe came to Gen. Wool, complaining of Gen. who were determined to place New York under Sandford, and asking to be excused from the

operations of the order. As he still persisted, martial law, and not permit Gov. SEYMOUR to after Gen. Wool's explanations, he was relievcarry off the honor of putting down the riot.ed from duty, and an order was immediately In short, the Abolition authorities threw every issued putting Col. Nugent in charge of the

regular troops. obstacle they could in Gov. SEYMOUR'S

“This was Monday night. What messages with a view to use the riot for political pur- passed between New York and Washington poses. The following, from the World, shows during the night must be left to conjecture.up the Abolition interference, without mincing Early the next morning, General Brown pre

sented himself again to General Wool, conthe matter:

fessed that he had been wrong, and asked to "In the light of these considerations, it will abandoned. Was this prompt repentance the

be restored to the position he had too hastily be easy to understand the remarkable facts which are stated with the naked simplicity of consequence of a reprimand from Washington? an annalist, by General Wool. The Mayor is a

Had General Brown been taken to task for his Republican; the police are under Republican want of skill or want of perseverance in the control; so long, therefore, as the disturbances attempt to nullify the authority of General

Sanford? were slight, Provost. Marshal Nugent depend- made this humiliating profession of penitence

That he would unprompted have ed on the police to arrest them. When they is incredible, especially as his subsequent became formidable, the Mayor requested the assistance of General Wool, assigning the ab

course showed it to be a piece of pure dis

simulation sence of the militia regiments as a reason for

“It was a mere trick to get back; once back, doing so, thus making a fresh Republican recognition of the principle that the suppression General Sanford, even going so far as to issue

he made it his business to disobey and thwart of the riot was the proper business of the local orders to troops 'stationed at the latter's head

. to the Mayor's request. The troops under his quarters, and treating him with as little concommand in the forts being insufficient, he sideration as if a Major General's commission made application to Governor Seymour, who given by State authority were no better than a promptly furnished such militia as was within piece of blank parchment. He did not succeed reach, and placed it under the command of in nullifying General Sanford's authority, and General Sandford.

was therefore dismissed; but he did succeed in "Thus far, everything had been done with seriously obstructing and postponing the supout any interference from Washington, all the pression of the riot. General Sanford states authorities ånd officers acting in perfect har- that the peace of the city would have been enmony. General Wool, who seems to have had day of the riot, had it not been for the ob

tirely restored as early as Tuesday, the second no other motive than an honest desire to prestructive proceedings of General Brown. Thus serve that harmony and make short work of it with the rioters, directed that Major General

we are indebted for the two worst days and the

most fearful scenes of the riot to the RepubliSandford, of the militia, should command the force of mixed militia and regulars assembled

can conspiracy against state sovereigntayan kelaparas* for the restoration of order, and that Brigadier 4 We copy copiously from the Herald as folGeneral Brown, of the United States service, lows: should act under his orders. What messages were interchanged between parties here and 6THE REAL CONSPIRACY IN THE LATE the authorities at Washington, during that and Riot.- The mystery that enveloped the events the two following days, the public have no of the week of terror in this city is fast being means of knowing; it is certain that the tele- cleared away. The nest of the conspirators graph was busy, and that the Administration has been probed, and they now stand before felt a keen interest in all that was transpiring. the public in their hideous forms. When we It immediately became evident that the harmo- saw the Tribune, Times and Post, day after ny between the state and Federal authorities, day, amidst the tumultuous and trying scenes which General Wool was so wisely attempting in this city, filled with bitter, acrimonious and

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bloodthirsty articles, we concluded that there i well known fact, that General Wool and Sand

ernor Seymour, and thonsultation with Gov. turbances, which was purposely hidden from the general public. Time has verified our sus- worked together in harmony. Brown, on the picions. Facts that have come to light within other hand, was no doubt urged to ask to be the last few days conclusively prove that the reinstated by the little satanic committees comincendiary course of the radical journals was posed of Greeley, Raymond and Godwin, they prompted solely by a fixed determination to in- fearing that unless he was there to interfere crease the extent of the riot and to force as with the plans of Seymour, Wool and Sandford collision between the State and national au- the riots would be put down and their plans of thorities-

martial law and conflict between the state and The latter point accomplished, it was to be national authorities defeated. followed with the declaration of martial law, a “Brown's reinstatement was essentially nemilitary Governor, and all the appliances that cessary for the success of their schemes. this. Satanic radiommittee, with Greeley, Hence the pretended confession that he was Raymond, Godwin & Co. at its head, with its wrong. General Brown is no doubt a member dozen or fifteen tails, could bring to bear to of a church in good standing and a good milicontrol future elections in this city. They were tary officer. He has done good service for his foiled in their evil and bloody work by the tact country at Fort Pickens and other points, and and skill of Generals Wool and Sandford, with like Phelps and Hunter, is a good fighter, the co-operation of Governor Seymour. The when the negro is not about. But hold up the riot and suffering and the reign of terror were, negro to such men and they forget all their however, extended by them at least three days military knowledge. The radicals held up by their nefarious work.

the nigger and nigger party to Brown, and all "How these radical conspirators tampered military ability departed except for mischief.' with the military is shown by the reports of Generals Wool and Şanford. The letter of the

If the above facts, which are corroborated former states that on Monday afternoon (13th) in every particular by the official reports of General Harvey Brown tendered his services. Generals WOOL and SANFORD, do not show His offer was accepted, and he was directed to that the New York riot was fanned and fed by report to Major General Sanford. It was soon found that General Brown did not act in har- the Abolitionists, if not by the Administration mony with General Sandford. General Wool itself, for the purpose of aiding the Republithereupon issued an order; but this Brown can party, then the sun does not shine. did not obey, but presented himself in the evening, asking to be excused from the operations --SUCH A UNION NOT WORTH PERPETUATING.?? of the order. This Gen. Wool refused to grant

During the excitement of the Oberlin riots, him, declaring:

Mr. LANGDON, an Ohio Abolitionist, said: "That for efficient operations, a hearty co-operation of the State and United States troops with the police was

"But why preserve the Union, when its only necessary to put down the mob.'

object is to eternize slavery? Such a Union "General Brown persisting, he was excused is not worth perpetuating. With all my heart from further service. Mark the sequel. The I should say, let it be abolished! I hate the next morning the radical papers denounced the Union of these states as I hate the devil! for by military authorities in unmeasured terms and it I am denied all protection for my personal howled for martial law. General Brown also

liberty appeared about eight o'clock in the morning at General Wool's headquarters and asked to be

A delegation from Lorain county, Ohio, re-instated, "saying, in substance, that he was turned out to resist the law, and to commit in the wrong.” He was reinstated. What then? treason to their Government, by engaging in The same authority states that he acted with the Oberlin riots in 1859. [See Ohio State out any reference to General Sandford.

"Right here comes in the important testi- | Journal, (Rep.) May 26, 1859.] The band mony of General Sanford. The latter, in his that accompanied the delegation, played the official report, asserts

revolutionary “Marsellaise hymn,'--the char""That the rioters were dispersed on Monday night and acters. "1776" were inscribed upon their banTuesday morning, and the peace of the city would have been restored in a few hours but for the interferance of

One banner was inscribed on one side Brevet Brigadier General Brown, who, in disobedience of “Lorain," and on the other the orders of General Wool, withdrew, the detachments belonging to the general government.'! "This act so weakened the small military

Let tyrants beware." force in the city that it was again placed at the

The Government? was not then located in mercy of the rioters, and the bloody scenes the White Palace-the mob was then the Govwere continued two or three days longer. The

ernment." Tribune clamored the next morning for the removal of Gen. Wool.

A speaker at this mobocratic gathering said: "Thus we have the official testimony that "Steady, trust in God and keep your powder Gen. Brown was used by the radicals. It is a dry, and look for the things that shall be."


"Here is the Government.

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