The Constitutional and Political History of the United States: 1859-1861. Harper's Ferry-Lincoln inauguration. 1892

Callaghan, 1892
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Página 47 - I John Brown am now quite certain that the crimes of this guilty land will never be purged away but with Blood. I had as I now think vainly flattered myself that without very much bloodshed it might be done.
Página 161 - Let us have faith that right makes might, and in that faith let us to the end dare to do our duty as we understand it.
Página 171 - Constitution, is essential to the preservation of our Republican institutions, and that the Federal Constitution, the rights of the States, and the Union of the States, shall be preserved.
Página 333 - Legislation; to negative all laws passed by the several States, contravening in the opinion of the National Legislature the articles of Union ; and to call forth the force of the Union against any member of the Union failing to fulfill its duty under the articles thereof.
Página 373 - You are carefully to avoid every act which would needlessly tend to provoke aggression; and, for that reason, you are not, without evident and imminent necessity, to take up any position which could be construed into the assumption of a hostile attitude...
Página 368 - Entertain no proposition for a compromise in regard to the extension of slavery. The instant you do, they have us under again : all our labor is lost, and sooner or later must be done over. Douglas is sure to be again trying to bring in his " popular sovereignty." Have none of it. The tug has to come, and better now than later.
Página 19 - Whereas slavery, throughout its entire existence in the United States, is none other than a most barbarous, unprovoked, and unjustifiable war of one portion of its citizens upon another portion...
Página 335 - A union of the states containing such an ingredient seemed to provide for its own destruction. The use of force against a state would look more like a declaration of war than an infliction of punishment and would probably be considered by the party attacked as a dissolution of all previous compacts by which it might be bound.
Página 373 - Under these circumstances, it is clear that Major Anderson acted upon his own responsibility and without authority, unless, indeed, he had " tangible evidence of a design to proceed to a hostile act " on the part of the authorities of South Carolina, which has not yet been alleged.
Página 321 - THAT there may happen cases in which the national government may be necessitated to resort to force, cannot be denied. Our own experience has corroborated the lessons taught by the examples of other nations: that emergencies of this sort will sometimes arise in all societies, however constituted...

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