opping Supplies to Fort Pickens,42
47.Confederate Commissioners to Seward, and Reply,42
48.A. H. Stephens' Speech on the Corner Stone, 44
49.Vessel fired into at Charleston,49
50.U. S. Fleet at Chs,133
85.Baltimore--Attack on Massachusetts Troops,133
86.Baltimore, An Embargo at,134
87.A. H. Stephens' Speech at Richmond, April 22,134
88.New York Bar, Meeting of,135
89.John Bell and E. H. E Davis' Message, April 29,166
118.The Weverton Letter,175
119.A Sign of the Times,175
120.A. H. Stephens' Speech at Atlanta, Ga., Ap. 30,175
121.The Palmetto Guard, &c.,177
122.28th Regiment N. Y8
146 1/2.Motley's Letter on Causes of the War,209
147.Secession Military Act,219
147 1/2.A. H. Stephens' Union Speech at Milledgeville, Ga., Nov. 14, 1860,219
148.The English Press on the Fall ofVolunteers, 2d Regiment,269
188 1/2.Dr. McClintock's Speech at Exeter Hall, London,269
189.A. H. Stephens' Speech at Atlanta, Ga., May 23,270
190.New York Volunteers, 5th Regiment, (Duryea's Zouave
of the new confederacy, in his inaugural speech delivered on the 18th of February, declares that it is an abuse of language to call it a revolution.
Mr. Vice-President Stephens, on the contrary, in a speech at Savannah, on the 21st of March, pronounces it one of the greatest revolutions in the annals, of the world.
The question was not that upon which the Convention of South Carolina relied.
You will hardly believe it; posterity will surely not believe it. We listened, said Mr. Vice-President Stephens, in his reply, to my honorable friend last night, (Mr. Toornbs,) as he recounted the evils of this Government.
The first was the fishing bounties paid mo, the arsenals emptied, and the mints plundered.
The second of the grievances under which the South is laboring, and which, according to Mr. Stephens, was on the occasion alluded to pleaded by the Secretary of State of the new Confederacy as a ground for dissolving the Union, is the Navigation Laws, which gi
ry it has borne the brunt of a hurricane as fierce and pitiless as ever raged.
At the North, and in Europe, they cried havoc, and let loose upon us all the dogs of war. And how stands it mow?
Why, in this very quarter of a century our slaves have doubled in numbers, and each slave has more than doubled in value.
The very negro who, as a prime laborer, would have brought $400 in 1828, would now, with thirty more years upon him, sell for $800.
Equally strong admissions were made by A. H. Stephens, now Vice-President of the Confederacy, in that carefully prepared speech which he delivered in Georgia in July, 1859, on the occasion of retiring from public life.
He then said:--
Nor am I of the number of those who believe that we have sustained any injury by these agitations.
It is true, we were not responsible for them.
We were not the aggressors.
We acted on the defensive.
We repelled assault, calumny, and aspersion, by argument, by reason, and truth.
But so far from the