Life of Jefferson Davis, with a Seceret History of the Southern Confederacy, Gathered "behind the Scenes in Richmond.": Containing Curous and Extraordinary Information of the Principal Southern Characters in the Late War, in Connection with President Davis, and in Relation to the Various Intrigues of His Administration

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National Publishing Company, 1869 - 536 pages

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Page 510 - Virginia, with the help of the people, and by the blessing of Providence, shall be held and defended, and no peace ever be made with the infamous invaders of her territory. If, by the stress of numbers, we should ever be compelled to a temporary withdrawal from her limits, or those of any other border State, we will return until the baffled and exhausted enemy shall abandon in despair his endless and impossible task of making slaves of a people resolved to be free. Let us, then, not despond, my countrymen,...
Page 197 - With humble gratitude and adoration, acknowledging the Providence which has so visibly protected the Confederacy during its brief but eventful career, to Thee, O God! I trustingly commit myself, and prayerfully invoke Thy blessing on my country and its cause.
Page 466 - Hon. Mr. Seward, Secretary of State of the United States. It continued for several hours, and was both full and explicit. " We learned from them that the Message of President Lincoln to the Congress of the United States, in December last, explains clearly and distinctly, his sentiments as to...
Page 118 - Reverently let us invoke the God of our fathers to guide and protect us in our efforts to perpetuate the principles which by his blessing they were able to vindicate, establish, and transmit to their posterity.
Page 48 - I here assert, that never will I take less than the Missouri compromise line extended' to the Pacific Ocean, with the specific recognition of the right to hold slaves in the territory below that line ; and that, before such territories are admitted into the Union as States, slaves may be taken there from any of the United States at the option of the owners.
Page 466 - We understood from him that no terms or proposals of any treaty or agreement looking to an ultimate settlement, would be entertained or made by him with the authorities of the Confederate States because that would be a recognition of their existence as a separate power which under no circumstances would be done; and for like reasons that no such terms would be entertained by him from the States separately.
Page 222 - standing in a corner telling his beads and relying on a miracle to save the country, instead of mounting his horse and putting forth every human power to defeat the enemy." His indecision, his religious melancholy, his equivocal speeches were texts of almost savage complaint in the newspapers. For once Mr. Davis bowed to popular opinion; and after a visit of a committee of the Virginia Legislature, it became generally known that the fiat had been distinctly written out that...
Page 437 - I think I am the proper person to advise Mr. Davis and if I were he, I would die or be hung before I would submit to the humiliation.
Page 80 - That the provisions of the Constitution are ample for the preservation of the Union, and the protection of all the material interests of the country : that it needs to be obeyed rather than amended ; and that an extrication from...
Page 197 - The period is near at hand when our foes must sink under the immense load of debt which they have incurred, a debt which in their effort to subjugate us has already attained such fearful dimensions as will subject them to burdens which must continue to oppress them for generations to come.

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