Statistics for occurrence #1 of “confederate States” in chapter 23, page 273 of Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 8.:

...the paramount duty of effecting its intent, by laying and collecting taxes, duties, imposts, and excises necessary to pay the debts, provide for the common defence, and carry on the government of the confederate States . None would pretend that the Constitution is violated because, by reason of the presence of hostile armies, we are unable to guarantee a republican form of government to those States or portions...
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