Statistics for occurrence #1 of “United States” in chapter 1.1 of Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 30.:
...ainst the United States is specifically defined in the Constitution as levying war against it, or adhering to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort.
That Robert E. Lee did levy war against the United States can, I suppose, no more be denied than that he gave aid and comfort to its enemies; and to the truth of this last proposition, I hold myself, among others, to be a very competent witness.
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