It enacts, also, that the President shall appoint the officers — a clear and palpable violation of the rights of the States reserved in said 10th clause.
In this view I am sustained by the President of the Confederate States himself.
The fact is recorded in his life, written by John Savage, contained in a book entitled "Our Living Representative Men," page 172, as follows:
"The term of enlistment of the handful that remained of the Mississippi regiment, expired in July, 1847. and Col. Davis was ordered name.
While in New Orleans he received from the President Polk the commission of Brigadier General Volunteers, but declined the honor on the ground that neither Congress nor the President had a right to make such an appointment.
The Constitution reserved to the States, respectively, the appointment of officers of the militia, and consequently the mption of this duty by the Federal Government was a violation of the rights of the States."
The Constitution he was then livi
Robert--, free, Maryland.
L Hawkins, slave of John Milchail Maryland.
R. B. Wilson, free, Ohio.
Wm Jos Burk, free, boy, New York.
Wm H Richards, free, Baltimore Md.
Jno Cox, slave of Richard Eyond King and Q- co.
Chas Montgomery, free, D C.
Reed Harrison, free, Prince William co, Va.
Thos Jackson, free, New York State.
Carter Freeman, slave of John Wood, Fauquier co, Va.
Jas Harns, free, Pennsylvania.
Chas Boswell, slave of Wm Davis, Princes William co, Va.
Richmond Roane, slave of Dr Fontleroy, Hanoval
Dan, slave of Samuel Humphreys, Stafford co, Va.
Alex Johnson, free, New York.
Mary Cook, slave of Mrs Randolph, Fredericksburg.
John, slave of Capt Stevens, Fredericksburg.
Abram Spencer, free Strasburg, Va.
Charley--, free, Prince William co, Va.
Samuel Hill, free, Washington.
John Read, slave of Mrs Stillston, Front Royal Va.
Esau, slave of Wm Bowen, Fauquier co, Va.