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nd objects of this war are of supreme gravity and importance. The Federal States are, in fact, fighting for the very elements and essence of social order, civic prosperity, and national life. The revolted States pretend, indeed, according to Mr. Stephens' ingenious speech, that all they want is to be allowed to manage their own affairs in their own way. But this is, as every one knows, the merest delusion in the world. So long as their peculiar institution remains, the slave States must adoptde on behalf of the greatest curse that ever afflicted or ever can afflict any people. That this is the true character of the war in the South, is demonstrated by the formal acts and declarations of the secession leaders and representatives. Mr. Stephens, the Vice-President of the Confederate States, publicly declares to all the world, The foundations of our new Government are laid, its corner-stone rests upon, the great truth, that slavery — subordination to the superior race — is the natural
or how they can sustain these for any length of time. Now is the time to put forth all our strength. Our banks should be abolished in favor of individual vidual brokers, who would do all they do for us, and better. Our Government wants money now. It wants to anticipate the revenue, and so much of the growing crop as planters can give up. How can it do it? Your papers are silent on the recent act authorizing a loan. It is not at all understood in the country, and nobody comes here, as Stephens in Georgia, to enlighten the people and stir them up. We all know that our all is on the issue, but we don't know how to make it tell. I know, and all could soon be made to know, that if the Confederate Government goes down we all go down, and that property, and even life, outside of its success, is nothing. It is our mission, I think, to come out of this with negro slavery established and recognized, as the true basis of society and government in all staple-growing countries. I though
Doc. 83.-speech of A. H. Stephens. Delivered at Augusta, Ga., July 11 1861. Mr. Chairman, Ladies and Gentlemen of Richmond County:--I appear before you today in the discharge of a duty assigned me by the Confederate Congress. I am rejoiced to see so many persons out — persons of all classes and ages, men as well as women. It is true, that the subjects upon which I am to address you to — day concern mostly — most directly the men, and a particular class of men at that — I mean the cotton planters — interesting all alike. The questions involved are questions which concern all alike. They involve the peace of the country — her political and social existence. All, therefore, do well to be here. We are involved in a war — the most important war that the country has ever been involved in since the revolution of our fathers — since American Independence was declared. We have had many wars since. We have had Indian wars with the different tribes; we had a small French
to give correct information. Their military officers, however, appear to be well informed, and one of their most important avenues of information seems to be the Baltimore Sun, which is received there with great regularity. There are occasional interruptions of a day or two, but these do not very often occur. Jefferson Davis takes a ride in the evening through the city on a fine gray horse, and excites considerable enthusiasm among the citizens, with whom he is rather popular. Alexander H. Stephens was not in the city when our informant left there, but was expected soon. All the secession Cabinet, and a good many members of the Congress, which is to meet on the 20th of July, had arrived there. The secessionists expressed great indignation at the proposed secession of Western Virginia from the eastern part of that State, and of East from West Tennessee, which they thought entirely unconstitutional and rebellious; but when they heard that there was a disposition upon the part o
Doc. 109.-the Confederate Government. the Executive. President,Jefferson Davis, of Miss. Vice-President,Alex. H. Stephens, of Ga. the Cabinet. Secretary of State,Robert Toombs, Ga. Secretary of Treasury,C. L. Memminger, S. C. Secretary of War,Leroy P. Walker, Ala. Secretary of the Navy,Stephen R. Mallory, Fla. Postmaster-General,John H. Reagan, Texas. Attorney-General,Judah P. Benjamin, La. members of Congress. Virginia.  James A. Seddon.  W. Ballard Preston. 1.R. M. Morton. 2.J. P. Anderson. 3.J. B. Owens. Georgia. 1.Robert Toombs. 2.Howell Cobb. 3.Francis S. Bartow. 4.Martin J. Crawford. 5.Eugenius A. Nisbot. 6.Benjamin H. Hill. 7.A. R. Wright. 8.Thomas R. R. Cobb. 9.Augustus H. Kenan. 10.Alex. H. Stephens. Louisiana. 1.John Perkins, Jr. 2.A. De Clouet. 3.Charles H. Conrad. 4.D. F. Kenner. 5.Edward Sparrow. 6.Henry Marshall. Mississippi. 1.Wiley P. Harris. 2.Walter Brooke. 3.W. S. Wilson. 4.A. M. Clayton. 5.W. S. Barry. 6.James
It was extensively prevalent, though policy prompted its occasional repudiation. At a meeting of the people of Bibb County, Georgia, the subject was discussed, and a constitutional monarchy was not recommended for the Southern States, as recommended by some of the advocates of immediate disunion. Here is evidence that the public mind had been sought to be influenced in that direction; but the people were not prepared for it. Mr. Toombs, of Georgia, during the delivery of a speech by Mr. A. H. Stephens, before the Legislature of that State, did not hesitate to prefer the form of the British Government to our own. Not long since — some time in the month of May--I read in The Richmond Whig, published at the place where their Government is now operating, the centre from which they are directing their armies, which are making war upon this Government, an article in which it is stated that, rather than submit to the Administration now in power in the City of Washington, they would pref