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Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year. one thousand eight hundred and sixiy-four,
By S. D. CARPENTER,
in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the United States, for the State of Wisconsin.
A PREFACE to a book is often synonymous such as to be as personally offensive as possiblé to with excuses, and I will render mine as briefly all conservatives, by the use approbious epias possible. I have compiled this work, not thets, such as "Traitor"-"Copperhead,” &c. with a view to win literary fame, though per- With this work in his possession, no Democrat haps few, who have acquired the knowledge by need fear these epithets, for if he will compel experience, will deny me at least a modest his assailant to endure the infliction to read or claim to considerable research and laborious listen to a few choice paragraphs herein, the application; for, in truth I could have pro-insult will hardly be repeated; for, the follow
duced a volume of more than double the proportions of this, with less labor and painstaking, had I reduced it to a commentary on the subjects which it embraces. But, for the purposes intended, it was necessary to present the language employed by those who are herein represented. This I have done as tersely as possible, without perverting the sentiments uttered. The task has been an herculean one. The difficulty has not been what to insert, but what to leave out, lest I should compile a volume of too ponderous proportions, for it would have been much easier to have compiled 2,000 pages, without diminishing the interest. My whole aim has been to present to the conservatives of the country a useful and convenient digest of the sayings and doings of the Northern Disunionists for the last sixty-five years, together with a synopsis of the slavery agitation and results of emancipation, from the halcyon days of Rome down to the present time-years of research to hunt up and codify these embracing a statistical, didactic and editorial extracts from original sources, at an expense compendium of that restless spirit of meddling wholly inadequate to any probable remuneraagitation that has ruined the fairest govern- tion. Possessing these extraordinary faciliments on earth. I have presented the evidence ties, I have compiled this work both from the of Northern disunion and treason, in a conve- dictates of duty and hope of reward. I do not nient and tangible form, that the same may be warrant it free from errors; for, in addition to demonstrated to the people who now suffer in my other duties of publishing a Daily and consequence of these causes:Weekly Newspaper, &c., I have without assistance, copied, codified and arranged the work each evening, as needed for the printers the next day, nor have I been able to re-examine a single sheet of "copy," previous to its
All the libraries in the "Union as it was," might be searched in vain for the contents of this book. The same might be found mostly in the newspaper files of the last seventy years, but it would require a practiced antiquarian
1st. By Editors through the press. 2d. By public speakers from the rostrum. 3d. By citizens, among the masses in the school house and other gatherings, and in private discussions. The conduct of this war, from the highest official to the lowest parasite of power, has been
ing pages constitute a bomb-proof battery-an "iron clad" torpedo-that will be dangerous to trifle with.
For fifteen years I have been selecting and preserving in scrap book form, the within evidences of republican guilt, until I had created quite a "library" of scrap books. I was aware years ago that these scraps would one day become valuable. I was offered, during the political canvass of 1863, a large sum for my first volume of Scraps, and it occurred to me that if one of my many volumes was prized so highly, there were few that would not esteem it a privilege to pay $1.50 for the cream of them all.
While I have endeavored to link together the various extracts in argumentative arrangement, I have, with but few exceptional cases, employed no more of my own language and sentiments than were necessary to a proper application and introduction of the sentiment or fact quoted.
Another reason for presenting this work, is, that during the canvass of 1863, I printed the first edition of 10,000 copies in pamphlet form, which were soon disposed of in all parts of the North, with no effort on my part, save a notice that a work of that character was for sale, and even after the last copy was sent as per order, I continued to receive orders from Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Indiana, New York and other States, until calls for more than 6,000 accumulated on my table, beyond my power to fill. I commenced this edition in November last, to meet this demand, and already, before the first copy is bound, I have orders for more than two-thirds of my entire edition. I am making arrangements for issuing a 3d edition to supply the general demand, which I am in hopes to issue some time in June or July next.
use at the case. Still, I am quite sure I have found in this volume, which will have the good done no injustice to the authors of the extracts, effect to rid the truly loyal possessor of the insults of that reptile tribe of arrogant, selfexcept, perhaps, in some unimportant typographical errors, that readily suggest them-righteous bores, who breed in the sunshine of selves. power-fatten on the sweat of honest toil, and parrot-like chatter virtues they never possessed. To those who have known me for years, it is unnecessary to offer assurances that I am, as I have been from the start, in favor of the most "vigorous" prosecution of the war to crush the rebellion. I believe this can be done under the Constitution, and in the mean time preserve personal and civil liberty. I am, as I ever have been, opposed to secession, disunion, and treason-especially Abolitionism, believing that the latter combines the trinity of the former. I have no apology to offer for the rebellion, and am in favor of punishing all traitors-am opposed to any peace purchased at the expense of the honor and inalienable rights of loyal people, and am in favor of any peace-the sooner it comes the better that shall secure the Union of our fathers, and be honorable in its terms, and believe that any sensible, conservative man would be an improvement on Mr. LINCOLN for President.
To the conservatives of the country this work is especially dedicated, as the aggregation of guilt and treason of seventy years accumulation-to be by them exhibited as a living panorama of "disloyal practices" by the opponents of Democracy-lest the treason of these marplots may be overlooked, amid the din of their pharisaical protestations of "weare-holier-than-thou" loyalty. These martinets of power must not be permitted to deceive the people with their "stop thief" cry of "we With the foregoing "explanations," I offer are loyal”—“you are disloyal" when the the work to all those who would study the great evidences of their own guilt are so overwhelm-cause of all the evils that now afflict this sorely oppressed people. S. D. CARPENTER. ing. A sure antidote to their poison is to be MADISON, WIS., February, 1864.
The "Shakesperean Irrepressible Conflict," which follows the general order of this work, I offer gratis-not as a specimen of literary genius, but in accordance with a promise made at the repeated requests of many of my friends. I attach no particular importance to it, for it was all prepared during the three last evenings of 1862, as a "message" for the carriers of my paper. It was only intended as a humorous salmagundi, to represent the "rise, progress and decline of the one idea." I may, without arrogance, however, claim for it this merit-a truthful, even though crude, reflex of transpiring facts.
EFFECTS OF ANCIENT SLAVERY AGITATION, ETC.
Application of the "Logic of History"-Effect of Early
Slavery Agitation-Slavery in Ancient Times-Slavery
Agitation in Rome-Its Terrible Effects: Agitation the
Cause of the Downfall of the Roman Empire-Greece
and her Dependencies Destroyed by Slavery Agitation-
The Agitation in France-Bloody Effects of, in St. Do-
mingo-BRISSOT, and other French Abolitionists, stir up
the Irrepressible Conflict"-A Servile Insurrection
Agitation of the Slavery Question in England... Abolition
of the Slave Trade... English Philanthropists Define their
Position against immediate Emancipation... Abolition of
Slavery in the British West Indies: Effects of such
Emancipation... Testimony of Anti-Slavery men... De-
cline of Commerce...Destruction of Agriculture...The
Negroes Tending to Heathenism... Valuable Statistics
respecting Hayti...Indolence and Destitution of the
Negroes...Present Condition of Hayti...Abolition Testi-
mony...The Results of Emancipation in Jamaica...Census
and Statistics... Great Falling Off in Products...Estates
Going to Decay...The Negro Receding into a Savage
State....The Public Debt Increasing....The "London
Times" Owns Up...Dr. CHANNING'S Prophecy not Ful-
filled...TROLLOP and the "London Times"....Negroes
will not render Voluntary Labor... Testimony of numer-
ous Abolitionists, showing the Effects of Emancipation
in the West Indies...Effect in Mexico... Mr. LINCOLN'S
Opinion...Statistics Applicable to the Question in the
West Indies and the United States...General Conclu-
Slavery not the Cause of the War... Illustrations showing
the Absurdity of the Claim that it is...Henry Ward
Beecher declares the Constitution to be the Cause...Sen-
ator Douglas' Testimony... Alex. Stevens' Views... The
Rebel Iverson on the "Cause"...Gov. Rhett on ditto
...The Rebel Benjamin, with Republican aid, creates a
"Cause"...The Constitution the "Cause"...Early Times
...The Three Parties in 1786...Alex. Hamilton's "Strong
Government"...Early. Opposition to the Constitution...
Vote close in some of the State Conventions...The Four
Rebellions...Shays' Rebellion...South Carolina Rebellion
in 1832-The great Abolition Rebellion...The great South-
ern Rebellion of 1861...What the Cause of the War...
Abolition Pettions for Dissolution...A Public Debt a
Public Blessing...The object to Destroy the Government
...Know-Nothingism as an Element to Wreck the Gov-
ers...Numerous Extracts in Proof...Treason of the Clergy
Early Clamors for a Northern Confederacy...the Pelham
New England Money Kings endeavor to Bankrupt the
Government... Testimony of a Cotemporary...The Clergy
in the Conspiracy...Consequence of the Conspiracy...De-
preciation of Bank and Government Stocks...Mr. CAREY'S
Statement... The Secret Federal Leagues... Monied men
banded against the Government... Reign of Terror...Cit-
izens dare not subscribe for Government Loan openly...
Threats and Intimidations by the Federals...Treason of
the Federals in buying and selling English Bills...The
Sedition Law...Its object to crush out Free Discussion...
Difference between MADISON and LINCOLN... Leading Fed-
erals Gazetted...Object of the Sedition Law... We, the
Government, in 1798...Damn the Government in 1814...
The Pious Rev. Federals curse the Government...Views.
PROOFS OF FEDERAL TREASON.—CONTINUED.
Tone of the Federals when in Power...Similar to the Tone-
of Those now in Power...Congregational Ministers' Ad-
JEDIDAH MORSE...Extracts from Sermon by Rev. F. S.
F. GARDNER, 1812...Extracts from Discourses of Rev.
Dr. OSGOOD, 1810...The Clamors of New England for Sep-
aration and Dissolution..." Extracts of Treason"...From
Boston Centinel, Dec. 10, 1814... From same Dec. 14,
1814...Sundry other extracts from same...Ipswich Me-
morial...Deerfield, (Mass.) Petition...From the Crisis,
No. 3...From the Federal Republican, 1814...Extract
from Address to the Hartford Convention, &c...From
Boston Daily Advertiser, 1814... From Federal Republi-
can, 1814...Extracts from proceedings of a Treasonable
Meeting in Reading, Mass... Also from Memorial of citi-
zens of Newburyport to the Legislature-From Federal
Republican, Nov. 7, 1814...From Boston Gazette... From
Sermon of Rev. DAVID OSGOOD... Also from his Address
before the Legislarure...Extracts from a treasonable let-
ter from Federals to JAMES MADISON...From Boston Re--