France and the Confederate States ...

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Robert Hardwicke, 1865 - United States - 37 pages
 

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Page 40 - Do, in the name and in behalf of the people of Virginia, declare and make known that the powers granted under the Constitution, being derived from the people of the United States, may be resumed by them whenever the same shall be perverted to their injury or oppression...
Page 37 - States' anxiety that individual liberties be guaranteed and that State powers be preserved. The following excerpts reflect the spirit of the time: STATE OF VIRGINIA Virginia to wit We the Delegates of the People of Virginia duly elected in 24 pursuance of a recommendation from the General Assembly and now met in Convention having fully and freely investigated and discussed the proceedings of the Fcederal Convention and being prepared as well as the most mature deliberation hath enabled us to decide...
Page 35 - Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia, to be free, sovereign, and independent States...
Page 18 - ... territory of the Union. The cry for war, he says, is raised by the clamorous traders of the seaport towns, — men who cannot properly be said to belong to America, and who, at any rate, drive a commerce uncertain and transitory in its own nature, liable to be terminated at once by a peace in Europe, and much inferior both in respectability and solidity, to those regular branches of industry which consist in the cultivation or the exchange of American produce.
Page 37 - Convenion, having fully and fairly investigated and discussed the proceedings of the Federal Convention, and being prepared, as well as the most mature deliberation hath enabled us to decide thereon, do, in the name and on behalf of the people of Virginia, declare and make known...
Page 39 - ... monarchy of these two great kingdoms doth comprehend the whole island, with the dependencies and pertinents of the same, so it shall keep in all ensuing ages the united denomination of the invincible monarchy of Great Britain ; and therefore, by the force of our royal prerogative, we assume to ourselves the style and title of King of Great Britain, France, and Ireland, Defender of the Faith, as our just and lawful style, to be used in all proclamations, missives, treaties, leagues, dedications,...
Page 13 - ... of self-respect, coarseness of self-assertion, insensibility to the opinions of others, utter callousness to right, barbarous delight in wrong, and thoroughly moral ruffianism, which is now fully revealed~ to the world as the genuine Yankee nature ; and of which Butler, Seward, etc., who are pure representative Yankees, afford such finished examples.
Page 13 - The narrow, fanatical, and originally sincere puritanism of their ancestors has, in the course of six generations, degenerated into that amalgam of hypocrisy, cruelty, falsehood, unconsciousness of the faintest...
Page 36 - Conference desires that the protocols of these sessions shall be addressed by their President to the Government of the United States of North America, and to the different aid committees which exist in that country." That step unfortunately remained without results. The society which had its seat at New York, comprehending that its existence would be unnatural and its position false so long as the government refused to sign the convention, finished by dissolving...
Page 36 - Smith declared, is always ready at five minutes notice either to take the command of the Channel Fleet, or to cut for the stone, on the other part.

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