The Peace Conference of 1861 at Washington, D.C.

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Standard Printing Company, 1891 - 27 σελίδες
 

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Σελίδα 8 - Our ancestors, probably, committed a blunder in not having fixed upon every fifth decade for a call of a general convention to amend and reform the Constitution. On the contrary, they have made the difficulties next to insurmountable to accomplish amendments to an instrument which was perfect for five millions of people, but not wholly so as to thirty millions. Your patriotism will surmount the difficulties, however great, if you will but accomplish one triumph in advance, and that is, a triumph...
Σελίδα 24 - Thou, too, sail on, O Ship of State! Sail on, O UNION strong and great! Humanity with all its fears, With all the hopes of future years, Is hanging breathless on thy fate.
Σελίδα 11 - That on behalf of the commonwealth of Virginia, an invitation is hereby extended to all such States, whether slaveholding or non-slaveholding, as are willing to unite with Virginia in an earnest effort to adjust the present unhappy controversies, in the spirit in which the Constitution was originally formed, and consistently with its principles, so as to afford to the people of the slaveholding States adequate guarantees for the security of their rights...
Σελίδα 6 - If, after all, a spirit of disunion, or a temper of obstinacy and perverseness should manifest itself in any of the States; if such an ungracious disposition should attempt to frustrate all the happy effects that might be expected to flow from the Union; if there should be a refusal to comply with...
Σελίδα 11 - Whereas, it is the deliberate opinion of the General Assembly of Virginia that unless the unhappy controversy which now divides the States of this confederacy shall be satisfactorily adjusted, a permanent dissolution of the Union is inevitable, and the General Assembly, representing the wishes of the people of the Commonwealth, is desirous of employing every reasonable means to avert so dire a calamity...
Σελίδα 6 - ... will be responsible for all the consequences. For my own part, conscious of having acted, while a servant of the public, in...
Σελίδα 10 - I yet cherish the belief that the American people will perpetuate the Union of the States on some terms just and honorable for all sections of the country.
Σελίδα 15 - ... deceased brother to his final account, if by doing so they could restore peace and harmony to this glorious Republic of ours. It does not become me to make any professions of devotion to my country — to my whole country — but this I will say, in the spirit of the last prayer of my friend, that I should regard my poor life, such as it is, a cheap purchase — the cheapest imaginable purchase — for that great boon to our country, the restoration of its peace, of its harmony, of its unity,...
Σελίδα 11 - Constitution, they be requested to communicate the proposed amendments to Congress, for the purpose of having the same submitted by that body, according to the forms of the Constitution, to the several States for ratification. Resolved, That if said Commissioners cannot agree...
Σελίδα 8 - Gentlemen, the eyes of the whole country are turned to this assembly, in expectation and hope. I trust that you may prove yourselves worthy of the great occasion. Our ancestors, probably, committed a blunder in not having fixed upon every fifth decade for a call of a general convention to amend and reform the Constitution. On the contrary, they have made the difficulties next to insurmountable to accomplish amendments to an instrument which was perfect for five millions of people, but not wholly...

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