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Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 2. (ed. Frank Moore), Doc. 22.-Hudson River Baptist Association, report and resolutions, June 19. (search)
re puts the ruling element uppermost and the masses below, and subject to those elements; That less than this is not a Government; That the right to govern resides with a very small minority, and the duty to obey is inherent in the great mass of mankind; And that man's right of property in man is the true corner-stone of a republic and of all permanent social prosperity; therefore, Resolved, That we solemnly abjure, denounce, and resist these doctrines as being essentially Anti-Christian, Pagan, barbarous, and inhuman. Resolved, That we declare it to be our solemn conviction, as Christian men who take the word of God as our rule of faith and practice, that the cause which the Government of the United States is now sustaining by its arms is the cause of righteousness, of freedom, and of humanity, and that for its support we pledge our toils, our prayers, our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor. Resolved, That in the spontaneous uprising of twenty millions of peo
Doc. 160.-a plan of settlement. The New York Journal of Commerce suggests the following plan of settlement: To return to the question of our interrogator: Without knowing or being particularly anxious to know what was his object in asking it, we can devise a way by which our troubles can be settled without more bloodshed: a way, too, which we deem far more honorable and Christian, as well as far more politic and humane, than this wholesale butchery of brethren and kindred, under the plea of enforcing the laws. It is as follows. 1. Let an armistice be agreed on between the two belligerents for three months. 2. Let the Executives of the two powers, by means of Envoys, arrange for a Convention of delegates from each of the thirty-four States now or lately composing the American Union,--said Convention to be held at Louisville, Ky., at such date as may be agreed on; it being understood that the election and sending of such delegates shall in no way prejudice the claims of