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... Illustrated Life, Services, Martyrdom, and Funeral of Abraham Lincoln ... - Page 97edited by - 1865 - 285 pagesFull view
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Abraham Lincoln, Don Edward Fehrenbacher - History - 1977 - 288 pages
...and Navy of the United States. April 15, 1861 By the President of the United States A Proclamation. Whereas the laws of the United States have been for...law, Now therefore, I, Abraham Lincoln, President of the United States, in virtue of the power in me vested by the Constitution, and the laws, have thought...