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ys after the vote of the Electoral Colleges was cast for Mr. Lincoln, and two months and a half before he could be inaugurateroke up that party, and thereby rendered the defeat of Mr. Lincoln impossible. At the very moment when the Anti-Slavery agitam, and retain their representation there. In that case, Mr. Lincoln would have been this day, and certainly for two years tos not an event of a day. It is not any thing produced by Mr. Lincoln's election, or by the non-execution of the fugitive slavnce, that the controversy of the revolted States is with Abe Lincoln; when those States are in arms against the supreme consttrivance to excite odium against the Government, because Abe Lincoln is, in accordance with the Constitution, at the head of horror at the exercise of alleged unauthorized powers by Abe Lincoln, to preserve and defend the Constitution, and in the nexy to aid in the fiendish work of its utter destruction. Abe Lincoln, fulfilling his sworn duty to protect the Constitution,
are and share alike ? No law, then, has been passed applying the Wilmot Proviso. Has any been enacted abolishing slavery in the District of Columbia? No. Even Mr. Lincoln assures us that he will approve no such law, except with the consent of the slaveholders of the District, and then not without compensation to the owners. Has any law been passed interfering with slavery in the States? Not at all. Such a doctrine is not even in the Chicago platform. Mr. Lincoln, Mr. Seward, Mr. Caleb B. Smith, Attorney-General Bates, Senator Wilson, and all the chief men of the Republican party repudiate it — none maintain it but professed and extreme Abolitionists, suver have been even heard of as causes for disruption. Patiently and meekly we bore these grievances when Democratic Presidents held sway; but under the rule of Mr. Lincoln they became wrongs so enormous and intolerable that for them we must in an instant shiver this blessed Union into fragments. But the practical inquiry here a
Doc. 66.-message of President Lincoln. July 4, 1861. Fellow-citizens of the Senate and House of Representatives:--Having been convened on an extraordinary occasion, as authorized by the Constitution, your attention is not called to any ordinary subject of legislation. At the beginning of the present Presidential term, four months ago, the functions of the Federal Government were found to be generally suspended within the several States of South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Florida, excepting only those of the Post-Office Department. Within these States all the Forts, Arsenals, Dock-Yards, Custom-Houses, and the like, including the movable and stationary property in and about them, had been seized, and were held in open hostility to this Government, excepting only Forts Pickens, Taylor, and Jefferson, on and near the Florida coast, and Fort Sumter in Charleston harbor, South Carolina. The forts thus seized, had been put in improved condition, n