Life And Public Services Of William Pitt Fessenden; United States Senator From Maine 1854-1864…

Paperback | July 8, 2012

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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. 1907 edition. Excerpt: ...in hideous ruin and combustion down from heaven's crystal battlements, that even in his fall ' he had not yet lost all his original brightness, nor appeared less than archangel ruined.' " The master-key to the whole history of his administration, which has involved not a mere harmless difference of opinion, as one of his counsel seems to think, on a question where gentlemen might afford to disagree without a quarrel, but one long and unseemly struggle by the Executive against the legislative power, is to be found in the fact of an early and persistent purpose of forcing the rebel States into the Union by means of his executive authority, in the interests of the men who had lifted their parricidal hands against it, on terms dictated by himself, and in defiance of the will of the loyal people of the United States as declared through their representatives. To accomplish this object, how much has he not done and how much has a long-suffering people not passed over without punishment, and almost without rebuke? Let history, let our public records, which are the only authentic materials of history, answer, and they will say that, for this, instead of convening the Congress in the most momentous crisis of the State, he had issued his royal proclamations for the assembling of conventions and the erection of state governments, prescribing the qualification of the voters, and settling the condition of their admission into the Union. "For this he had created offices unknown to the law, and filled them with men notoriously disqualified by law, at salaries fixed by his own mere will. " For this he had paid those officers in contemptuous disregard of law, and paid them, too, out of the contingent fund of one of the departments of the government. "For this he...

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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. 1907 edition. Excerpt: ...in hideous ruin and combustion down from heaven's crystal battlements, that even in his fall ' he had not yet lost all ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:118 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.25 inPublished:July 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217503306

ISBN - 13:9780217503303

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