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THE

RISE AND FALL

OF THE

CONFEDERATE GOVERNMENT.

BY

JEFFERSON DAVIS.

VOLUME II.

NEW YORK:

D. APPLETON AND COMPANY,

1, 3, AND 5 BOND STREET.

1881.

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CONTENTS.

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CHAPTER XXV.

Forced Emancipation.-Purposes of the United States Government at the Com-

mencement of 1862.-Subjugation or Extermination.-The Willing Aid of

United States Congress.-Attempt to legislate the Subversion of our Social

Institutions. Could adopt any Measure Self-Defense would justify.-Sla-

very the Cause of all Troubles, therefore must be removed.-Statements

of President Lincoln's Inaugural.- Declaration of Sumner.-Abolition

Legislation.-The Power based on Necessity.-Its Formula.-The System

of Legislation devised.—Confiscation.-How permitted by the Law of Na-

tions.-Views of Wheaton; of J. Q. Adams; of Secretary Marcy; of Chief-

Justice Marshall.-Nature of Confiscation and Proceedings.-Compared

with the Acts of the United States Congress.-Provisions of the Acts.-

Five Thousand Millions of Property involved.-Another Feature of the

Act.-Confiscates Property within Reach.-Procedure against Persons.-

Held us as Enemies and Traitors.-Attacked us with the Instruments of

War and Penalties of Municipal Law.-Emancipation to be secured.—Re-

marks of President Lincoln on signing the Bill.-Remarks of Mr. Adams

compared.—Another Alarming Usurpation of Congress.- Argument for

it.-No Limit to the War-Power of Congress; how maintained.-The

Act to emancipate Slaves in the District of Columbia.-Compensation

promised. Remarks of President Lincoln.-The Right of Property vio-

lated.—Words of the Constitution.-The Act to prohibit Slavery in the

Territories.-The Act making an Additional Article of War.-All Officers

forbidden to return Fugitives.-Words of the Constitution.-The Powers

of the Constitution unchanged in Peace or War.-The Discharge of Fugi-

tives commanded in the Confiscation Act.-Words of the Constitution

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