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icted in palpable violation of each and of all the cited clauses of the Constitution. One can scarcely anticipate such effrontery as would argue that due process of law meant an act of Congress, that judicial power could thus be conferred upon the President, and private property be confiscated for party success, without violating the Constitution which the actors had sworn to support. The unconstitutionality of the measure was so palpable that when the bill was under consideration Thaddeus Stevens, a member of Congress from Pennsylvania, said: I thought the time had come when the laws of war were to govern our action; when constitutions, if they stood in the way of the laws of war in dealing with the enemy, had no right to intervene. Who pleads the Constitution against our proposed action? Congress of the United States, July, 1861. This subject is further considered in subsequent chapters on the measures of emancipation adopted by the United States government. It is to be
starboard engine again broke down and the vessel was run ashore. The work of repair was resumed, and next morning the Federal fleet was seen coming up. The Arkansas was moored head downstream and cleared for action. The Essex approached and opened fire; at that moment the engineers reported the engines able to work half a day. The lines were cut, and the Arkansas started for the Essex, when the other—the larboard—engine suddenly stopped, and the vessel was again secured to the shore stern-down. The Essex now valiantly approached, pouring a hot fire into her disabled antagonist. Lieutenant Stevens, then commanding the Arkansas, ordered the crew ashore, fired the vessel, and, with her flag flying, turned her adrift—a sacrificial offering to the cause she had served so valiantly in her brief but brilliant career. Lieutenant Reed, of the ram Arkansas, in his published account of the affair, states, After all hands were ashore, the Essex fired upon the disabled vessel most furiou
proceedings in Arkansas novel method adopted to amend the state Constitution perversion of republican principles in Virginia proceedings to create the state of West Virginia acts sustained by the United States government assertions of Thaddeus Stevens east Virginia government. But to resume our narration: on December 3d, in compliance with an order of the military governor, Shepley, a so-called election was held for members of the United States Congress in the first and second state d add to the multitude of deeds which constitute the crime committed against states and the liberties of the people. When the question of the admission of West Virginia was before the House of Representatives of the United States Congress, Thaddeus Stevens of Pennsylvania declared, with expiatory frankness, that he would not stultify himself by claiming the act to be constitutional. He said, We know that it is not constitutional, but it is necessary. It now became necessary for the governm
6, 218. Pemberton, 332. Pillow, evacuation, 62; capture by General Forrest, 458-59. Powell, 173. Pulaski, 65. Randolph, evacuation, 62. St. Philip, 178, 179, 180, 181, 182, 183, 184, 185. Steadman, 552; Gordon's report on attack, 552-55. Stevens, 446. Sumter, 63, 171, 352, 533-34. Walker, 63. Warren, 406, 421. Fortress Monroe, 7, 8, 67, 68, 82, 87, 128, 134, 420, 497. France, attempted arbitration, 318-20. Franklin, General, 73, 78, 79, 275, 286, 456. Benjamin, 229. Tenn., Batteneral, 264. Stellwagen, Captain, 172. Stephens, Alexander H., 501, 503, 515, 597. Letter from Davis concerning prisoners and non-combatants, 501-02. Member of Confederate peace commission, 521. Report of commission to Davis, 522-23. Stevens, Thaddeus. Remarks on Confiscation act, 6-7. Remarks on admission of West Virginia, 258. Col. W. H., 205, 424. Stevenson, Dr., 505. General, 336, 337, 340, 341-42, 343, 534. Extract from report on siege of Vicksburg, 347-48. Stewart, Gen. A.