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found in this volume, which will have the good effect to rid the truly loyal possessor of the insults of that reptile tribe of arrogant, self
use at the case. Still, I am quite sure I have done no injustice to the authors of the extracts, except, perhaps, in some unimportant typographical errors, that readily suggest them-righteous bores, who breed in the sunshine of selves.
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.
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 are loyal"-"you are disloyal"-when the evidences of their own guilt are so overwhelming. A sure antidote to their poison is to be
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.
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 car riers 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.
With the foregoing "explanations," I offer the work to all those who would study the great cause of all the evils that now afflict this sorely oppressed people. S. D. CARPENTER. MADISON, WIS., February, 1864.
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
ers... Numerous Extracts in Proof...Treason of the Clergy
Early Clamors for a Northern Confederacy... the Pelham
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-
ons 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-
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
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.
Slavery not the Cause of the War... Illustrations showing
Treasonable opposition to the Mexican War...Mr. LINOOL
....Xenia Torch Light...Lebanon Star... Cincinnati Gazette
...Kennebeck Journal... New Hampshire Statesman...
Haverhill Gazette...Boston Sentinel...Boston Atlas...
Boston Chronotype... New York Tribune... North Ameri-
can... Baltimore Patriot...Louisville Journal... Nashville
Gazette... Mt. Carmel Register, &c.,... Also CORWIN'S
FURTHER SCHEMES IN THE PROGRESS OF DISSO-
The efforts to create a public debt to hasten the "Strong
Government"... Mr. KING'S $2,000,000 gift, as 8
"means"... RANDOLPH opposed...CALHOUN, as a means
to an end, votes against his party... Purpose of the "Frag-
ments of the Whig party"... Continued efforts to dissolve
the Union...The Slavery issue used as a lever...The
warnings of JEFFERSON...The Slavery Agitation "the
death knell of the Union"... Warnings of WASHINGTON
for a New Deal all Round... David Wilmot on Dissolution
James Watson Webb for using "Fire and Sword"...Bos-
PROGRESS OF THE NORTHERN CONSPIRACY-
Charles Sumner Advises Nullification and Disobedience to
the Laws...Claims the Republican Party as Sectional,
and suited to his Purpose...Greeley's Insult to the
Flag: The "Flaunting Lie "...Is this an Abolition
War?...Testimony of Gov. Stone, of Iowa... Statement
of M. B. Lowry... Phillips on Secession... "Chicago Tri-
Pamphlet... Abuse of the Framers of the Constitution...
EFFORTS AT COMPROMISE-WHO RESPONSIBLE,
The Statement of Douglas... His last Letter...Senator
Pugh's Statement... Endorsed by Douglas...Chicago Tri-
Disunion began in the North...Admission by Wendell
Phillips... The War brought on by the North as a Means
Radicals to Aid Secession and Disunion-Helper's "Im-
pending Crisis" as a Means to hasten Dissolution... Mr.
Seward Endorses its "Logical Analogies"-Treasona-
ble Kansas War Meeting in Buffalo-Gerrit Smith and
Gov. Reeder Stimulate the "Cause "... Beecher on Shoot-
THE MOTIVE FOR PRECIPITATING A CONFLICT.
Who Responsible for bringing on a Clash of Arms...The
Administration resort to a "Trick" to Force the Rebels
to Commence the Attack...Letter from the Hon. Harlow
S. Orton... His charges of a "Trick" proved by Extracts
from... The New York Times... Charleston Mercury...New
York Tribune, &c,...The United States Armada take no
part to Relieve Major Anderson... New York Post details
the Trick... Radicals Prophesying an Easy and Early
The Radicals conspire to overthrow the Government long
before the Rebellion of 1861...DOUGLAS' testimony on
Seward, Hale and Wilson Toasted by the Louisville "Jour-
nal" for not exposing the John Brown Raid...John
Brown's operations a part of the Dissolution Scheme...
Numerous Extracts to prove that Republicans endorsed
Orators endorse it...From "La Crosse Republican "...
Rev. De Los Love... Rev. E. D. Wheelock..." Milwaukee
Sentinel "..." Elkhorn Independent"..." Janesville Ga-
ald"...Speech of J. W. Phillips... Laconic Letter and
Reply, between Elder Spooner and an Editor... Massa-
chusetts Resolution... Meeting in Rockford, Ill....100
Guns Fired in Albany, N. Y....Theodore Parker's For-
mula...Indignation Meeting in Milwaukee: their Reso-
lutions, etc. ...Rev. Geo. W. Bassett, of Ill....Telegram
from New York...Horace Greeley on John Brown-
Staples, Milwaukee... Emerson at Tremont Temple... Rev.
M. P, Kinney..." Menasha Conservator "..." Milwaukee
Atlas"..." New York Tribune"..." Wood County (Wis.)
Reporter"...A Prophetic Article from the "New York
WISCONSIN NULLIFICATION AND SECESSION.
The Four Shocks of Secession: 1st, New England; 2d,
States... Wisconsin Bids "Positive Defiance" to the
General Government...Constitutional Provisions Rela-
tive to Judicial Dicisions... A Premeditated Conspiracy
to take Wisconsin Out of the Union...Complete Chrono-
logical History of the Booth Case, and Judicial Action
thereon...The Federal Supreme Court declare that Wis-
consin was the First to Set Up the Supremacy of the
State over the Federal Court...Republicans Break Open
Arsenal, and Seize Arms to Defy the Power of the
Government...Judge Paine's "Eloquent Extract "...Op-
position to Law Placed Judge P. on the Bench... The
Rescue Leaguers... Republican Meeting to Denounce
Law...Judge Crawford Opposed solely because he felt
Bound by the Decision of the Federal Court... The Con-
stitution Quoted... Lloyd Garrison declares Fugitive Law
Constitutional, but Defies It..." Milwaukee Sentinel"
on Habeas Corpus and Jury Trial for Negroes...Opposi
tion to the General Government a Political Test... The
"Wisconsin State Journal" on said Test... Various Re-
publican Papers on the Test...Judge Smith's Opinion...
No Precedent to Sustain It...What Senator Howe said...
Judge Smith Scouts the Consequences of His Own Acts
...The Seven Points as Proof... The "State Journal"
declares "Dissolution no Misfortune"...Republicans
Resolve to "Revolutionize the Government "... Repub-
lican Papers for Dissolution...To Sustain the Decision of
the Federal Court declared a Crime... Republicans claim
that Judge Paine was elected expressly to Defy the Fed-
eral Court...Disunionists in Mass Convention...General
Government again Defied...Republicans endorse South-
ern Nullification... Wisconsin Legislature "Positively
Defies" the Federal Government... Substitute to Sustain
the Government Voted Down... Doolittle's Views... North-
Classification of parties, principles and arguments, from
1798 to 1863... Thurlow Weed on Greeley...New York
Tribune favors Secession...Greeley advocating Peace
with Rebels...Mr. Lincoln Advocates the right of Se-
cession... The Republican Congress vote down a Resolu-
tion against a Dictatorship... The Ayes and Noes on that
Subject...The Constitution again the "Cause of all our
Troubles"...Complete overthrow of the Public Liberties
"Their principles to Fifty Unions'... Who Discourage
ABOLITION DISLOYALTY AND TREASON.
Extracts from Speeches and Sayings: by John A. Bing-
ham...A. G. Riddle... Owen Lovejoy...Wm. Davis... F. A.
The True Object of the War [the Negro] Avowed by the
"N. Y. Independent "... Beecher and the "
Parchment"...Nest Eggs of Treason: Laid by Wendell
Phillips, Lloyd Garrison, Abraham Lincoln, American
Anti-Slavery Society, F. E. Spinner, J. S. Pike; anoth-
er by Phillips and Garrison; and one by the "Chicago
Tribune"...Ingersoll invests Lincoln with the Power of
the Czar of Russia...J. W. Forney on silencing "Laws
and Safeguards "...The Abolition Conspiracy in the
New York Riots: Important Testimony...The Union
Not Worth Preserving... Tricks of the Ohio Abolition.
ists... The Revolutionary Spirit at Work..." New York
Tribune" advocating Mobs and Riots against Law...
Sen. Howe would Do in the Name of God what can't
be done in the Name of the Constitution"... Phillips,
Peace and Dissolution...This War a "Barbarian Con-
Power and Influence of the Abolitionists over the Admin-
full... Ayes and Noes on said Bill, Politically Classified...
"New York Tribune" on Peace... Old Abe and the
DISLOYALTY OF REPUBLICANS-THE GREAT
Threats to Force Mr. Lincoln to Issue the Proclamation...
use Bayonets in Defiance of the People... The Radical
Conspiracy of 1862... Disclosures of the Round-Head
Plot... Suggestions of the "Boston Courier"; also, from
an Albany Paper... The "St. Louis Anzeiger" Reveals
the Plot...The "N. Y. Observer" Gives a Clue to It...
Gov. Ramsey, of Minnesota, on "Machinations of Home
Governments," &c......" Legalized Treason ".....From
"Boston Courier "...The Second Hartford Convention
Toasted...Chas. Sumner Teaches Revolution...Mr. Sew-
ard Boasts of More Despotic Power than the Queen of
England dare Exercise... Thad. Stevens declares the Con-
stitution an "Absurdity "...Republicans Cheering for
Dissolution.....Republicans for "Extermination and
...Mr. Seward's Justification for Disunion...The Prefix !
ABOLITIONISTS SHOW THEIR PURPOSE TO DE-
The Various Efforts at Compromise... Compromise the Basis
of all Governments...General Principles cf, Applied...
The Compromises of the Constitution : What were
They?... Messrs. Yates and Lansing Retire from the Con-
vention of 1787...Compromise between Delaware, Mary-
land and Other States... The First Draft... Luther Martin
on Compromise...The Large and Small Small States at
War on Suffrage...Compromise on Slave Trade and Nav-
igation Acts...An Original Plan of Constitution...The
Great Suffrage Question...Mr. Martin's Explanations...
Compromise between Slavery and Navigation... The New
England States Favor the Slave Trade...Official Proof...
Hypocrisy of Abolition States... Massachusetts Stealing
Negrocs... The Virginia and New Jersey Plan of Govern-
ment... Predictions of Geo. Mason...The Missouri Com-
promise...General Propositions...Jackson and Clay on
Compromise...Compromise of 1832-3...Crompromise of
THE RADICALS DETERMINED TO PREVENT A
Could the Present War have been Avoided...Complete
History of the Crittenden Compromise...Votes, Resolves,
The Conduct of the Abolitionists in the Wisconsin Legis.
lature... Radical Reasons for not Compromising... The
Chicago Platform Good Enough for the Radicals...
Tenacity of the Wouldn't-Yield-An-Inchers... Effort of
Democrats to send Commissioners to the Compromise
Congress... Republicans Claim to have "Struggled Man-
fully against the United Democracy "...Carl Schurz and
"Our Side"... Republicans of Sauk City opposed to Com-
promise...A Candid Admission... Edward Everett on
Compromise... Lord Brougham on Coercion... Plan of
Adjustment by the Peace Congress... Franklin's Substi-
tute... New York Post" on Effect... Greeley against
The Morrill Tariff as a Means to Hasten Dissolution...
low Weed on Mob Inciters... Being for the Union as it
ter the Proclamation... Choice Inconsistencies, &c...
the "Roads Swarm ...Greeley Down on Old Abe...
DISLOYALTY AND "TREASON" OF THE RADICALS.
How the Radicals "Opposed the Government" before the
Proclamation... Parker Pilisbury..."New York Times"
Before and After the Election..."New York Post" "Op-
poses the Government"..."New York Times" Again...
"Chicago Tribune" Denounces the President... Wiscon-
sin Home League on "Imbecility and Cowardice"... Pre-
dictions of New York Tribune"... Democratic Predict-
ions...Gov. Stone admits this an "Abolition War"...A
Short Tack after the Gale of 1862..."New York Tribune"
... More Prophesies by False Prophets... Wendell Phillips
as a Prophet..."New York Post" as a Prophet..."Nation-
al Intelligencer" a True Prophet...Gov. Andrew's Proph
esies..."New York Tribune's" Prophesies... The 900,-
000," &c... Remarks of "National Intelligencer" on
Proclamation a Test of Loyalty... Forney Thereon....Sen-
(Wis.) Gazette"..."Waukesha, (Wis.) Freeman"..."New
York Tribune" on "Blunders"... Wendell Phillips on the
"Lickspittle Administration"..."Milwaukee Sentinel"
Disloyal to the "Government"..."Slate Journal' Ditto
... Phillips Again... Beecher on the "Government"....Tes-
timony of Senator Browning..."Milwaukee Wisconsin"
Throws a Javelin at Seward..."Chicago Tribune" Cor-
rects Old Abe..."New York Independent" on the Ad-
ministration..."New York Times" Scores the "Govern-
ment"... "Chicago Tribune" Ditto... "Milwaukee Senti-
nel" Ditto...." Buffalo Express " Ditto..." Pittsburgh
"New York Post" on "Mistakes," &c... The Loyal Sia-
mese Twins..."New York Tribune" on "Cabbage Head"
THE PROCLAMATION...THE RADICAL WAR POLICY.
Mr. Lincoln's Letter to the Utica-Springfield Meetings
Editor's Remarks on the Negro Policy..." New York
Tribune" Pledges the President, &c ...John P. Hale's
Bill to Abolish the Constitution... The Proclamation in
England..."New York Tribuno" on "Servile Insurrec-
tions"...Opinions of English Abolitionists... Mr. Wilber-
lips on the Rampage...The Proclamation Confessed a
Failure...Caleb B. Smith Pledges the Administration
against the Proclamation... Mr. Madison on Emancipa-
tion... Lord Dunmore's Proclamation... Bancroft, the His-
torian on the Same...Thurlow Weed's Prediction... Mr.
CONFISCATION-VIOLATION OF THE CONSTITU-
The Confiscation Scheme...The Constitution Ignored...