107.Washington--Oath of Allegiance,158
108.Women of New York, Address to,158
109.Gov. Hicks' Message to Maryland Legislature,159
110.Blockade of Virginia and North Carolina,161
111.Edward Everett's Speech, Boston, April 27,161
112.Fort Pickens, Reinforcement of,162
113.N. Y. S. M. 5th Regiment,163
114.Vice-President Hamlin's Speech, New York, April 24,163
115.New Orleans, Review of Confederate Troops at,164
116.N. Y. Firemen Zouaves, Departure of,165
117.Jefferson Davis' Message, April 29,166
118.The Weverton Letter,175
119.A Sign of the Times,175
120.A. H. Stephens' Speech at Atlanta, Ga., Ap. 30,175
121.The Palmetto Guard, &c.,177
122.28th Regiment N. Y. S. M.,178
123.Philadelphia Letter to Gen. Scott,178
124.Baptist Convention in Georgia,179
125.Gen. Harney's Letter,179
126.Albany Burgess Corps,181
127.South Carolina College Cadets,181
128.Religious Press on the War,181
129.Gov. Letcher's Proclamation, May 3,184
130.New York to be Burned,185
h solemn announcement of motives and causes to be made, when in the course of human events it becomes necessary for one People to dissolve the political bonds which have connected them with another.
Mr. Jefferson Davis, in his message of the 29th of April, deems it important to remark, that, by the treaty of peace with Great Britain, the several States were each by name recognized to be independent.
It would be more accurate to say that the United States each by name were so recognized.
Suchle of the United States, but the war by which it was sustained was carried on by their authority.
A very grave historical error, in this respect, is often committed by the politicians of the Secession School. Mr. Davis, in his message of the 29th of April, having called the old Confederation a close alliance, says: under this contract of alliance the war of the revolution was successfully waged, and resulted in the treaty of peace with Great Britain of 1783, by the terms of which the several S
crease on the old stock and the new comers, will account for the entire population of the province.
A very able and instructive discussion of the statistics of this subject will be found in the Boston Courier of the 9th of July.
It is there demonstrated that the assertion that the Northern States got rid of their slaves by selling them to the South, is utterly unsupported by the official returns of the census.
Appendix D, p. 37.
In his message to the Confederate Congress of the 29th April last, Mr. Jefferson Davis presents a most glowing account of the prosperity of the peculiar institution of the South.
He states, indeed, that it was imperilled by Northern agitation, but he does not affirm (and the contrary, as far as I have observed, is strenuously maintained at the South) that its progress has been checked or its stability in the slightest degree shaken.
I think I have seen statements by Mr. Senator Hunter of Virginia, that the institution of slavery has been benefit