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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 36. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.6 (search)
were epitomized in those soul-stirring words uttered by Patrick Henry, almost within the sound of our voice, when, from the hVirginia may be justly called the Cradle of Liberty and Patrick Henry its apotheosis. It was in Virginia that was first hen, James Madison and John Marshall. The opponents were Patrick Henry, George Mason, William Grayson, James Monroe. These weto trespass upon you sufficiently to be more prolix. Patrick Henry. The most conspicuous character in the Convention was, unquestionably, Patrick Henry—the Demosthenes of America, the seer of the Revolution. He had made himself popular and famher gods than those he worshipped in his younger days. Patrick Henry, the man of the people, he who declared himself the seriants. Washington recognizing the man for the occasion—Patrick Henry—wrote and requested that he would be a candidate for Reeneral convention from Virginia were George Washington, Patrick Henry, Edmund Randolph, John Blair, James Madison, George Mas<
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 36. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.13 (search)
of war? He will find that the Southern soldier not only fought for home and fireside, to repel invasion and to resist usurpation, all of which are, in a sense, what may be expected of any animal in the defense of his home; but that the seeds of the great conflict were sown in the compromises by which the Federal Constitution itself was adopted. That the South fought for the preservation of State sovereignty, for local self-government, and for that kind of individual liberty of which Patrick Henry had said, Give me liberty or give me death! It is not my intention within the brief time at my disposal to attempt to investigate the arguments advanced by the parties to this discussion. The people of the South have long since conceded that the war has settled for all time that the United States are a nation, to use the constitutional phrase. More than this, I venture to assert that in no section of our country are the people any more ready to-day to serve in the nation's army or n
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 36. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Constitution and the Constitution. (search)
all the adverse strokes of time? The negro felt himself subject to higher powers, to a government which was in sympathy with the governed. With what measure of sympathy it was meted out, with that measuse it was meted back by the slave in the stress of war. It was a high, not a low, ideal of supremacy which was loved, honored and obeyed. The sincerity of a common cause had been wrought into the heart and habit of a race. Not quite two years ago, hard by the plantations once owned by Patrick Henry and John Randolph, I could have pointed you to the home of one, whose former slaves, with a reverence not assumed, but real, still addressed as Mistis the venerable lady of the manor, who, like another queen, might have celebrated her reign of three score years over a loyalty which had never wavered, never faltered. A higher force had so far counteracted the lower as to convert the lower into sympathy with the higher. How does the higher accomplish this? By taking merit from the lowe