General Butler in New Orleans: History of the Administration of the Department of the Gulf in the Year 1862: with an Account of the Capture of New Orleans, and a Sketch of the Previous Career of the General, Civil and Military

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Mason brothers, 1864 - New Orleans (La.) - 649 pages

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Page 480 - Son of man, I have made thee a watchman unto the house of Israel : therefore hear the word at my mouth, and give them warning from me. When I say unto the wicked, Thou shalt surely die ; and thou givest him not warning, nor speakest to warn the wicked from his wicked way, to save his life ; the same wicked man shall die in his iniquity ; but his blood will I require at thine hand.
Page 67 - If any one attempts to haul down the American flag, shoot him on the spot.
Page 448 - I, AB, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the United States of America ; that I will serve them honestly and faithfully against all their enemies whomsoever ; and that I will obey the orders of the President of the United States, and the orders of the officers appointed over me, according to the rules and articles of war.
Page 602 - I, therefore, felt no hesitation in taking the substance of the wealthy, who had caused the war, to feed the innocent poor, who had suffered by the war. And I shall now leave you with the proud consciousness that I carry with me the blessings of the humble and loyal, under the roof of the cottage and in the cabin of the slave, and so am quite content to incur the sneers of the salon^ or the curses of the rich.
Page 49 - That the enactments of State legislatures to defeat the faithful execution of the Fugitive Slave law are hostile in character, subversive of the Constitution, and revolutionary in their effect.
Page 130 - Your action in respect to the Negroes who came within your lines from the service of the Rebels is approved. The Department is sensible of the embarrassments which must surround officers conducting Military operations in a State by the laws of which Slavery is sanctioned.
Page 305 - In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, until thou return unto the ground ; for out of it wast thou taken. For dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return.
Page 291 - All foreigners not naturalized, and claiming allegiance to their respective governments, and not having made oath of allegiance to the Government of the Confederate States, will be protected in their persons and property, as heretofore, under the laws of the United States.
Page 48 - Democracy of the United States hold these cardinal principles on the subject of slavery in the Territories: First, That Congress has no power to abolish slavery in the Territories. Second, That the Territorial legislature has no power to abolish slavery in any Territory, nor to prohibit the introduction of slaves therein ; nor any power to exclude slavery therefrom nor any power to destroy or impair the right of property in slaves by any legislation whatever.
Page 599 - Government less by four-fifths than any other. You have fed the starving poor, the wives and children of your enemies, so converting enemies into friends that they have sent their representatives to your Congress by a vote greater than your entire numbers, from districts in which, when you entered, you were tauntingly told that there was "no one to raise your flag.

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