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William H. Herndon, Jesse William Weik, Herndon's Lincoln: The True Story of a Great Life, Etiam in minimis major, The History and Personal Recollections of Abraham Lincoln by William H. Herndon, for twenty years his friend and Jesse William Weik 1,765 1 Browse Search
Abraham Lincoln, Stephen A. Douglas, Debates of Lincoln and Douglas: Carefully Prepared by the Reporters of Each Party at the times of their Delivery. 1,301 9 Browse Search
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 947 3 Browse Search
John G. Nicolay, A Short Life of Abraham Lincoln, condensed from Nicolay and Hayes' Abraham Lincoln: A History 914 0 Browse Search
Francis B. Carpenter, Six Months at the White House 776 0 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events, Diary from December 17, 1860 - April 30, 1864 (ed. Frank Moore) 495 1 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 1. (ed. Frank Moore) 485 1 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 27. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 456 0 Browse Search
Hon. J. L. M. Curry , LL.D., William Robertson Garrett , A. M. , Ph.D., Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 1.1, Legal Justification of the South in secession, The South as a factor in the territorial expansion of the United States (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 410 0 Browse Search
Horace Greeley, The American Conflict: A History of the Great Rebellion in the United States of America, 1860-65: its Causes, Incidents, and Results: Intended to exhibit especially its moral and political phases with the drift and progress of American opinion respecting human slavery from 1776 to the close of the War for the Union. Volume I. 405 1 Browse Search
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such as the South could subscribe to, and fix a time for the limitation of negotiations; not keep the people in this present ruinous state of uncertainty. The best plan, he conceived, would be to adopt the report submitted by the gentleman from Amelia, (Mr. Harvie,) and take the State out of the Union at once. -- With regard to the causes which ought to induce such a step, he went on to show that the prime object of the Republican party was to abolitionize the country, and read from one of Lincoln's speeches, wherein he said that any man who held a slave ought to be himself a slave, and by the help of God such a result would be attained. Though the Inaugural had said that he did not mean to interfere with slavery where it exists, the tendency of the Republican doctrine was, he argued, to exterminate it everywhere. The entire experience of history taught that when a Government was abolitionized, the doom of slavery was sealed. The conversion of the iron-bound fanaticism of the Nort
instructions, to report as early as possible, Committee: Messrs. Neeson, Paxton, August, Logan, Douglass, and Brannon. Communication from the Governor.--The President laid before the Senate a message from the Executive, transmitting a communication from Oliver P. Morton, Governor of Indiana, enclosing a joint resolution adopted by the General Assembly of that State, calling for a Convention to amend the Constitution of the United States. Also, transmitting a communication from Abraham Lincoln, President of the United States, communicating an authenticated copy of a joint resolution to amend the Constitution of the United States, adopted by Congress, and approved on the 2d day of March, 1861, by James Buchanan, President. Tax Bill.--The consideration of the unfinished business of yesterday was resumed. A number of amendments of minor importance were concurred in. Mr. Nash moved to amend the 31st section, so as to provide that auctioneers should in no case exceed $
Retention of a public officer. --A petition is in circulation in Richmond, and has been very extensively signed, asking Mr. Lincoln to retain Col. Thos. B. Bigger as Postmaster. It is signed by members of all parties, and states that the Colonel has given satisfaction, as head of postal arrangements in Richmond, to five Presidents of the United States--a fact the public will readily admit. The Whigs protested against his removal when General Taylor was elected, and he was retained. Col. B. is a veteran of the war of 1812. He also, from his long connexion with the post-office, understands its workings better, we suppose, than anybody that the President might be induced to put in his place.
to the Committee of Courts of Justice. The Speaker laid before the House a communication from the Governor, enclosing a letter from the Governor of Indiana, transmitting a joint resolution adopted by the General Assembly of that State in reference to a call of a Convention to amend the Constitution of the United States; which was read, laid on the table, and ordered to be printed. The Speaker also laid before the House a communication from the President of the United States, (Abraham Lincoln,) enclosing a resolution adopted by Congress in relation to an amendment of the Constitution; which was read, laid on the table, and ordered to be printed. The House passed the bill amending the charter of the Bank of Charleston. The State Penitentiary.--The following report was returned and ordered to be printed: The Joint Committee on the part of the Senate and House of Delegates, to examine the Penitentiary, having discharged that duty, ask leave to submit the followin