Remarks of the Hon. B.F. Thomas, of Massachusetts, on the Relation of the "seceded States" (so Called) to the Union: And the Confiscation of Property and Emancipation of Slaves in Such States, in the House of Representatives, April 10, 1862

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J. Wilson and Son, 1862 - Electronic book - 37 pages

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Page 16 - Texas, by combinations too powerful to be suppressed by the ordinary course of judicial proceedings, or by the powers vested in the marshals by law.
Page 10 - That the maintenance inviolate of the rights of the States, and especially the right of each State to order and control its own domestic institutions according to its own judgment exclusively...
Page 16 - The details for this object will be immediately communicated to the State authorities through the War Department. I appeal to all loyal citizens to favor, facilitate, and aid this effort to maintain the honor, the integrity, and the existence of our National Union, and the perpetuity of popular government; and to redress wrongs already long enough endured.
Page 9 - That the people of this State ought to have the sole and exclusive right of regulating the internal government and police thereof.
Page 15 - It may not be unworthy of remark, that it is very unusual, even in cases of conquest, for the conqueror to do more than to displace the sovereign and assume dominion over the country. The modern usage of nations, which has become law, would be violated; that sense of justice and of right which is acknowledged and felt by the whole civilized world would be outraged, if private property should be generally confiscated, and private rights annulled.
Page 20 - For as the body is one, and hath many members, and all the members of that body, being many, are one body; so also is Christ.
Page 16 - Now, therefore, I, Abraham Lincoln, President of the United States, in virtue of the power in me vested by the Constitution and the laws, have thought fit to call forth, and hereby do call forth, the militia of the several States of the Union to the aggregate number of 75,000, in order to suppress said combinations and to cause the laws to be duly executed.
Page 17 - States under the autho.-ity of one or more of the said States, shall be deemed treason or punished as such ; but in case of war being levied by one or more of the States against the United States, the conduct of each party towards...
Page 9 - ... at the same time, they were charged " to secure to the colony, in the strongest and most perfect manner, its present established form and all powers of government, so far as they relate to its internal police, and the conduct of its own affairs, civil and religious.
Page 9 - States, in framing such further confederation between them, in making foreign alliances, and in adopting such other measures as shall be judged necessary for the preservation of their liberties; provided the sole and exclusive right of regulating the internal polity and government of this colony be reserved to the people thereof.

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