The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government, Volume 2

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D. Appleton and Company, 1881 - Confederate States of America
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A history of the Confederate States of America and an apologia for the causes that the author believed led to and justified the American Civil War.

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Contents

I
1
II
18
III
36
IV
54
V
70
VI
81
VII
101
VIII
119
XXI
328
XXII
351
XXIII
367
XXIV
382
XXV
426
XXVI
437
XXVIII
450
XXIX
460

IX
130
X
140
XI
158
XII
178
XIII
194
XIV
210
XV
230
XVI
245
XVII
266
XVIII
285
XIX
295
XX
311
XXX
477
XXXI
504
XXXII
527
XXXIV
547
XXXV
580
XXXVI
608
XXXVII
637
XXXVIII
661
XXXIX
678
XL
705
XLI
718
XLII
737

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Page 187 - And I further declare and make known that such persons, of suitable condition will be received into the armed service of the United States to garrison forts, positions, stations, and other places and to man vessels of all sorts in said service. And upon this act, sincerely believed to be an act of justice, warranted by the Constitution upon military necessity, I invoke the considerate judgment of mankind and the gracious favor of Almighty God.
Page 189 - ... that this war is not waged upon our part in any spirit of oppression, nor for any purpose of conquest or subjugation, nor purpose of overthrowing or interfering with the rights or established institutions of those States, but to defend and maintain the supremacy of the Constitution and to preserve the Union, with all the dignity, equality, and rights of the several States unimpaired; and that as soon as these objects are accomplished the war ought to cease.
Page 185 - Union; and what I forbear, I forbear because I do not believe it would help to save the Union. I shall do less whenever I shall believe what I am doing hurts the cause, and I shall do more whenever I shall believe doing more will help the cause.
Page 297 - I will, in like manner, abide by and faithfully support all acts of congress passed during the existing rebellion with reference to slaves, so long and so far as not repealed, modified, or held void by congress, or by decision of the supreme court...
Page 484 - That in all criminal prosecutions the accused shall enjoy the right to have the assistance of counsel for his defense...
Page 624 - The terms upon which peace can be had are well understood. By the South laying down their arms, they will hasten that most desirable event, save thousands of human lives and hundreds of millions of property not yet destroyed.
Page 621 - I repeat the declaration made a year ago, that while I remain in my present position I shall not attempt to retract or modify the Emancipation Proclamation. Nor shall I return to slavery *any person who is free by the terms of that proclamation or by any of the acts of Congress.
Page 13 - WHEREAS the laws of the United States have been for some time past and now are opposed, and the execution thereof obstructed, in the States of South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Florida, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Texas, by combinations too powerful to be suppressed by the ordinary course of judicial proceedings...
Page 189 - I have no purpose, directly or indirectly, to interfere with the institution of slavery in the States where it exists. I believe I have no lawful right to do so ; and I have no inclination to do so.
Page 187 - ... that on the first day of january in the year of our lord one thousand eight hundred and sixtythree all persons held as slaves within any state or designated part of a state the people whereof shall then be in rebellion against the united states shall be then thenceforward and forever free...

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