Down South, Or, An Englishman's Experience at the Seat of the American War

Paperback | February 5, 2012

bySamuel Phillips

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1862. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VIII. THE SOUTHERN CONFEDERACY. Government Out-and-Out--The Inauguration--Roll of the Convention--Provisions of the Constitution--The Hon. Jefferson Davis--The Hon. Alexander H. Stephens--The Hon. Robert Mercer Taliaferro Hunter--The Hon. Howell Cobb--Extent of Territory--Opening of Congress--Con-federate State Bonds--The President's Proclamation--Act of Sequestration--Capability of Self-Sustenance--Wide Field for Enterprise--Destiny of the Republic. The American Union, that "Model Government of the World," has, notwithstanding the numerous predictions of its stability, only survived eighty-five years. But for the stimulus of "outside pressure," it would have died long before. Brought into beiDg by the necessities and exigences of the times, so soon as those creative and sustaining influences departed, it perished with them. Al-though never strictly a Government, it was, like all governments, a natural outgrowth. After the Revolutionary war the Southern States, feeling too weak to stand alone, formed an alliance with the North, in order to preserve the independence they had fought for and won. The Constitution, in equivocal terms, invited the larger section to oppress the smaller; while the latter feeling itself aggrieved, and strong enough to assert and maintain a separate independence, has thrown off the yoke of the dominant and domineering power, and formed a separate Confederacy. Governments and confederacies alike grow up by imperceptible degrees. Individuals unite together in society from natural impulse, and not from contract, or preconcerted arrangement. Laws should but give expression, expansion, and enforcement to man's natural relations and duties. Small States unite together in the same manner, and for mutual advantages. Constitutions ...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1862. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VIII. THE SOUTHERN CONFEDERACY. Government Out-and-Out--The Inauguration--Roll of the Convention--Provisions of the Co...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:72 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.15 inPublished:February 5, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217829104

ISBN - 13:9780217829106

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