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, but it was never executed. The scheme of blockade was resorted to, and a falsehood was asserted on which to base it. Seward writes to Dallas: You will say (to Lord John Russell) that, by our own laws and the laws of nature and the laws of nations, this Government has a clear right to suppress insurrection. An exclusion of commerce from national ports which have been seized by insurgents, in the equitable form of blockade, is a proper means to that end. Diplomatic correspondence, May 21, 1861. This is the same doctrine of combinations fabricated by the authorities at Washington to serve as the basis of a bloody revolution. Under the laws of nations, separate governments when at war blockade each other's ports. This is decided to be justifiable. But the government of the United States could not consent to justify its blockade of our ports on this ground, as it would be an admission that the Confederate States were a separate and distinct sovereignty, and that the war was pro
Chapter 6: Removal of the seat of Government to Richmond message to Congress at Richmond Confederate forces in Virginia forces of the enemy letter to General Johnston combat at Bethel Church affair at Romney movements of McDowell battle of Manassas. The provisional Congress, in session at Montgomery, Alabama, on May 21, 1861, resolved that this Congress will adjourn on Tuesday next, to meet again on the 20th day of July at Richmond, Virginia. The resolution further authorized the President to have the several executive departments, with their archives, removed at such intermediate time as he might determine, and added a proviso that, if any public emergency should render it impolitic to meet in Richmond, he should call the Congress together at some other place to be selected by him. The hostile demonstrations of the United States government against Virginia caused the President, at an early day after the adjournment of Congress, to proceed to Richmond and
rnestly solicited by influential citizens of St. Louis to unite with General Harney in a joint effort to restore order and preserve peace. With the sanction of Governor Jackson he proceeded to St. Louis, the headquarters of the Department of the West, and, after some preliminary conference, entered into the following agreement, which, being promulgated to the people, was received with general satisfaction, and for a time allayed excitement. The agreement was as follows: St. Louis, May 21, 1861. The undersigned, officers of the United States Government and of the government of the State of Missouri, for the purpose of removing misapprehension and of allaying public excitement, deem it proper to declare that they have this day had a personal interview in this city, in which it has been mutually understood, without the semblance of dissent on either part, that each of them has no other than a common object, equally interesting and important to every citizen of Missouri—that of