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CHARACTER OF THE REBELLION ..
Against Popalar Government, 1; Southern Domination in the Government, 3 ;
False charges by the South, 5; Against all Measures for Peace, 7; Perpetrated
by fraud and violence, 16; Prosecuted by cruelty and terror, 21; Its desolation
of the country, 27; It aimed to usurp the Government, 28; Popular Govern-
ment universally endangered, 32 ; To perpetuate Negro Slavery, 84.
CAUSE OF THE REBELLION .
Slavery the cause, 86; An opposite view, 38; In what sense Slavery is the cause,
40; Modern views and power of Slavery, 42; Proof that Slavery is the cause-
official testimony, 45; Individual witnesses that Slavery is the cause, 4s; Testi-
mony of Religious bodies to the same effect, 51; Incidental confirmatory evi-
dence, 54; All Slave States officially claimed, 55; Unlimited extension of Slavery,
57; The restrictive policy, 58; The expansive policy, 60; Reopening of the
African Slave trade, 61; Reopening of the trade denied, 62; Proof of the de-
signed reopening of the trade, 64; The cause fully developed, 68.
RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE REBELLION.
Abolitionists charged with the responsibility, 72; Fallacious reasoning to sustain
the charge, 73; They would discuss the subject, 74; Abduction of Slaves, 75;
The whole North charged with it, 76; Abolitionists not Republicans, 77; Aboli-
tionists complimented—the People disparaged, 78; Responsibility of Abolition-
ists disclaimed at the South, 81; Discussion the germ of the troubling element,
84; What class of Northern men responsible, 87; Responsibility among Politi-
cians, North, 87; Responsibility among Churchmen, North, 88; Southside view
of Northern Clergymen, 89; Responsibility of Northern men thus determined,
93; Northern responsibility in another light, 96; Slavery may be examined at
the North, 97; A subject for all mankind, 99; Free society pitied and lamented,
100; Slavery the proper condition for all laborers, 101; Who, now, is responsi-
ble ? 104.
RESPONSIBILITY FOR BEGINNING AND CONTINUING THE WAR. 106-151
John Minor Botts on Secession, 107; Narrative of events, 108; Rebel Guvernment
formed-the South arming, 110; Our Government inactive, 110; Siege of Fort
Sumter, 111; Congress not aggressive-Star of the West, 112; New Administra-
tion-attack on Fort Sumter, 114; The unavoidable issue, 115; Gen. McClellan's
opinion, 116; Southern assumptions vs. “Northern aggressions," 117; Diplo-
matists from South Carolina, 118; Their demand insolent, 120; What President
Buchanan intended, 122; Hypocrisy of their peaceful pretensions, 123; Irrefra-
gable position of the President, 124; Further negotiations-Confederate Com-
missioners, 125; Peaceful solution declined, 128; Unjustifiable reasons for refusal,
180; The Commissioners defiantly court War, 131; A Diplomatic quibble, 132;
Public facts decide the case, 184; Rebel conditions of Peace since the War be-
gan, 185; The Rebel President and Rebel Congress on Peace, 187; They mis-
represent the case, 189; The real question ignored by the Rebels, 141 ; Rebel
official mendacity, 143; Another effort for Peace-Niagara Falls Conference,
146; Mission to Richmond-Peace again, 148.
RESPONSIBILITY OF THE SOUTHERN CHURCH FOR THE REBELLION AND
Early agency of leading Divines, 155; Dr. Thornwell aids the Rebellion, 155; His
Fast-Day Discourse, Nov. 21, 1860, 157; He vindicates the Secession of South
Carolina, 158; Open résistance counselled, 159 ; Charge of Treason established,
169; Drs. Thornwell, Leland, Adger, and others, upon the stump, 161 ; Early aid
of Dr. Palmer, 163; Dr. Palmer and the mission of Senator Toombs, 163 ; Speci-
men of his Thanksgiving Discourse, 165; Resistance counselled—“the last
ditch," 167; War welcomed—the Union denounced, 167; Prophecy fulfilled un-
expectedly, 168; His Sermon steeped in sin, guilt, and crime, 169; He further
vindicates Secession, 170; Dr. Smyth strikes the same chord, 171; Judgment
and blessing, 172; Resistance universally instilled, 172; The Clergy of all De-
nominations aid the Rebellion, 173; Leading Clergymen in the Rebel army, 174;
Many Ministers go South and aid the Rebellion, 175; Other Rebel Clergymen at
the South, 176; Southern Churches organized in aid of the Rebellion, 177; Ad-
dresses of Southern Churches sustaining the Rebellion, 179; The Presbyterian
Church, 179; The Protestant Episcopal Church, 180; Christian Association, 181;
The Baptist Church, 182; Methodists, Baptists, Episcopalians, Presbyterians,
Latherans, German Reformed, and other Churches, Ninety-six Ministers, 183;
Southern Religious press on the Rebellion, 184; At New Orleans, 184; At Co-
lumbia, S. C., 185; At Richmond, Va., 186; At Fayetteville, N. C., 187; Educa-
tion in aid of the Rebellion, 188; Groat Southern University, 189; Disunion-
Fighting men to be educated, 189; Endowment, five or ten millions, 191; Pro-
fessorship on Patriotism, 191; Episcopal University of the South, 192; Rebel
Major-General Hill as an Educator, 193; His hatred of the North, 194; He
teaches Secession by algebra, 194; Specimen of algebraic problems, 195; Aid
of the Church indispensable to the Rebellion, 196; This aid acknowledged by
Rebel Statesmen, 197; A Statesman's view indorsed, 198; The Church led the
Politicians, 199: The proof conclusive, 200; Loyal Clergymen in the Border
States, 201; Loyalty of Northern Churches-their duty, 202; Duty of the South-
ern Church the same, 204.
CLERICAL DISLOYALTY IN LOYAL STATES...
Clerical Sympathizers in Maryland, 208; Disloyal Ministers in the District of Colum.
bia, 209; Rebel Sympathizers amung Kentucky Clergymen, 211; Rev. Thomas A.
Hoy, 211; Mr. Hoyt's Disloyal Sermon, 212; Political Preaching Defined, 214; Re-
ligious Preaching defined, 215; War preached in the name of Peace, 216: The grand
distinction-Religion and Politics, 217; No possible Neutrality, 218; Dr. Stuart
Robinson, 219; He edits a Disloyal paper, 220; Its Disloyal course in general, 222;
It vilifies the Church for Loyalty, 223; It abuses the Government, 224; Speci-
mens of its Disloyalty-his position defined, 227; God's “curse" with the Presi-
dent, 229; The War charged on Northern men, 230; Our Government worse than
the French Revolutionists, 231; Charge of Disloyalty, 233 ; Calumny self-refuted,
233; The Remedy-two exainples, 234; Government Orders vindicated, 236;
Charch application vindicated by the facts, 239; Chief grouud of complaint, 441;
Government and Church vindicated by the Law, 242; Vindicated by Rebel au-
PROVIDENTIAL DESIGNS IN THE REBELLION... .Page 303–362
Slavery to be terminated, 805; Manner of its termination, 306; Action in certain
Border States, 308; Signs of its iermination-the Loyal States, 310 ; Fugitive
Slave Law repealed, 311; Slaves freed by the War, 312; All traceable to the Re.
bellion, 813; Termination of Slavery in the Rebel States, 314; Slarery doomed,
though Disunion triumph, 316; Internal causes of its destruction, 317; Ilustra-
tive incident-Colonel Dahlgren, 318; Facts and their Lesson, 319; War educa-
ting Slaves for Freedom, 320; External causes of its destruction, 321; Environed
by enemies, 322; Cotton Dreams, 323; Slavery doomed and the Union main-
tuined, 324; Reasons for this position, 326; Strength of the parties in Soldiers,
827; Negro Soldiers--their number unlimited, 329; White Soldiers sufficient,
830; National Resources and Credit, 831; The Result, 332; Governmental de.
termination confronted, 332; Opposition to Slavery fighting against God, 884;
The Government vindicated in destroying Slavery, 333; Its right of sell-preser-
vation, 336; Destruction of Slavery a lawful menns to this end, 338; Forbear-
ance of the Government with Slavery, 840; Emancipation Proclamation, 342;
Its final determination jastified, 343 ; Sustained by the Laws of War, 344; Sus-
tained by examples of several Nations--Great Britain, France, 346; Spain, Co-
lombia, United States, 347; Illustrated by cases in the United States-Generals
Jesup, Taylor, Gaines, Presidents Van Buren, Tyler, and Congress, 347; An-
other case between Great Britain and the United States-decision of the Rus.
sian Emperor Alexander, 849; Opinions of eminent Statesinen- Jefferson, J. Q.
Adams, Hamilton, Jay, Madison, 350; Vindication complete against idle decla-
mation, 854; Sustained against the Rebel Congress, 354; Sustained by Southern
men, 856; The sum of Providential indications, 360.
THE CHURCH AND SLAVERY.....
Three periods of Opinion, historically, 363 ; The Church largely responsible for
Opinion, 366; Presbyterian Church illustrative of others, 368; First period
early Testimony of the Church, 1787, 869; Politics and Religion-a Prophet, 870;
Action upon a case submitted, 1795, 371; Another case acted upon, 1815, 372;
The most elaborate Testimony, 1818, 378; Characteristics of the paper of 1818,
377; Second period-more " conservative" views, 375; Action postponed in
1836, 850; Formal “conservative action of 1815, 852; Contrast-Action of 1815
and 1845, 835; Action of 1846—Declaration of agreement, 3-5; Another coutrast
-1818 and 1849, 891; A Protest-Action of 1543 eqnivocal, 333; Action of 1561–
Synod of South Carolina, 894; c.ion of 1863--Repudiation of 1913, 395; Review
of Testimonies-1757 to 180), 397; Corroborative Testimony to the positions
taken, 400; Proof and Hustrations, 408; 'The inevitable effect--Northern re-
sponsibility, 405; Action of the General Assembly of 1864, 408; Features of the
Report, 413; Te Deum Laudamus, 420,
KENTUCKY OPINIONS—THE PAST AND THE PRESENT....Page 422–451
Paper of the Committee of the Synod on Slavery, in 1835, 423; Movement for
Emancipation, in 1849, 440; Principles of the State Emancipation Conventiva,
441; Emancipationists defeated in the State-canses, 442 ; Presbyterians un di-
mously for Emancipation-Drs. Breckinridge, Young, and “ Rev. Mr. ROBINSON,
of Frankfort," 143; Drs. Humphrey and W. L. Breckinridge upon Emancipation
in 1849, 444; Position of Dr. E. J. Breckinridge in 1849, 445; Hon. Garrett
Davis on Slavery in 1819, 449; A glorious record tarnished, 450.
MODERN SOUTHERN VIEWS OF SLAVERY
Defended by Northern men, 459; Positions taken, 454; Authorities for these
positions, 450; I. As related to Natural and Municipal Law, 456; Dr. Thorn-
well, 455; "General Assembly of the Confederate States," 457; Dr. Seabury,
457; The True Presbyterian, 457; II. As related to Dirine Rorelation, 453;
Dr. Thornwell, 453; "General Assembly of the Confederate States, " 458; Prof.
8. F. B. Morse, 459; Dr. Stuart Robinson, 460; Dr. Fred, A. Ross, 402; Gen.
Thomas P. R. Cobb, 462; Dr. Thomas Smyth, 463; Dr. Seabury, 464; The True
Presbyterian, 461; Dr. J. R. Wilson, 465; Dr. Geo. D. Armstrong, 465; Bishop
Hopkins, 468; Prof. Bledsoe, 466; Dr. Nehemiah Adams, 466; Responsibility of
the Church for the Revolution in Southern Opinion, 467; Early position of Rev.
James Smylie, 468; Paper of the Synod of Mississippi, 469; Confirmatory Tes-
SLAVERY IN POLEMICS—DIVINE REVELATION....
Preliminary considerations, 473; The Scriptures grossly libelled, 474; ts
difference between the Jewish and Southern systems, 476; Professorial judg-
ment of the case, 433; Proslavery arguments examined, 484; The argument
from the Decalogue, 485; The Abrahamic and Mosaic system, 488; Authority
in contrast, 490; The New Testament argument, 492 ; Slavery hanging by a
word, 498; Prof. Lewis on Doulos, 493; Prof. Lowis on Slave traders, 495; Sla-
very among the Relations, 497; The reductio ad absurdum, 498; Slavery univer-
sally essential, 498; Emancipation a sin, 500; Invasion of God's prerogative,
601; The Relations in dialogue, 502; A Southern family established, 504; Divine
Ordinances plain, 506; The Servile Relation as an “Ordinance," 506; The only
loophole, and that closed, 508.