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 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 43 - ... in the election of Abraham Lincoln to the Presidency of the United States, or from any other existing cause, to justify its dissolution...
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 437 - I am the person to advise Mr. Davis; and if I were he, I would die or be hung before I would submit to the humiliation that Congress intended him.
Page ii - CO., in the Clerk's office of the District Court of the United States, in and for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. PREFACE. THE unwonted favour extended to " Bead's Female Poets of America...
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 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 45 - Lincoln's election or the non-execution of the fugitive slave law. It is a matter which, has been gathering head for...
Page 47 - 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 197 - Battles have been fought, sieges have been conducted, and, although the contest is not ended, and the tide for the moment is against us, the final result in our favor is not doubtful. 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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