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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. 86 38 Browse Search
Frank Preston Stearns, Cambridge Sketches 50 2 Browse Search
Wendell Phillips, Theodore C. Pease, Speeches, Lectures and Letters of Wendell Phillips: Volume 2 41 7 Browse Search
Raphael Semmes, Memoirs of Service Afloat During the War Between the States 40 20 Browse Search
C. Edwards Lester, Life and public services of Charles Sumner: Born Jan. 6, 1811. Died March 11, 1874. 36 10 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. 31 1 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) 27 3 Browse Search
Archibald H. Grimke, William Lloyd Garrison the Abolitionist 24 0 Browse Search
Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 22. 14 10 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 16. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 14 6 Browse Search
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r and Joseph Story, both from Massachusetts. Webster was, for a long time, a Senator in Congress, e use they intend to make of the argument. Mr. Webster's doctrine of the Constitution, chiefly relt at pleasure, even though, in the words of Mr. Webster, it might be one of its stipulations that ie several States, to be by them exercised. Webster and Story had not yet arisen in Massachusettsut it is admitted, on the other hand, by both Webster and Story, as we have seen, that if they did ellow-citizens of the North have in accepting Webster's and Story's version of the preamble of the a falsification of the facts of history. Mr. Webster, in his celebrated speech in the Senate, in From that day to this, this declaration of Mr. Webster has been the chief foundation on which all rue character, there might be some force in Mr. Webster's position; but, unfortunately for him and his being so, we have the admission of both Mr. Webster and Justice Story that any one of the State[6 more...]
and the Federal Government; and that their services, as well as their sympathies, belonged to the former in preference to the latter. What with the teachings of Webster and Story, and a host of satellites, the dazzling splendor of the Federal Government, and the overshadowing and corrupting influences of its power, nearly a wholehe centre. General Jackson succeeded Mr. Adams in 1828, and was reelected in 1832. It was during his administration that the heresy was first promulgated by Mr. Webster, that the Constitution was not a compact between the States, but an instrument of government, ordained, and established, by the people of the United States, in ok place in the political creed of that section. New England orators and jurists rose up to proclaim that the Constitution was not a compact between the States. Webster thundered in the Senate, and Story wrote his Commentaries on the Constitution. These giants had a herculean task before them; nothing less than the falsifying of
uld forbear to do the same things. As plain as this seems, no less an authority than that of Mr. Webster has denied it; for, in his celebrated argument against Mr. Calhoun, already referred to, he tople of the United States, a common superior, ordained and established the Constitution, says Mr. Webster, and imposed restraints upon the States! However some might wish they had been left without might whirr on, and the shuttle dance from side to side of the loom. Following the idea of Mr. Webster, that the people of the United States gave constitutional law to the States, instead of recethey were all to go into the new Union, on precisely the same footing. In the extract from Mr. Webster's speech, which has been given above, it is alleged among other things, that the States are nonly free to contract with each other, but to do and perform all the other acts enumerated by Mr. Webster; the act of declaring war included, even though this war should be against their late confede
a Southern man to venture into the North, in pursuit of his fugitive slave. Mr. Webster sought, in vain, in the latter part of his life, when he seemed to be actuatNorthern States; and penalties were annexed to any attempt to execute them. Mr. Webster, in speaking on this subject, says: These States passed acts defeating the labout which there was not, and could not be any dispute. Let us again put Mr. Webster on the witness stand, and hear what he says, was the effect of this wholesalist. The reader cannot fail to see what a full recantation we have here, of Mr. Webster's heresy, of 1833, when he contended that the Constitution had been ordainedhed, by the people of the United States, in the aggregate, as one nation. Mr. Webster now calls the States, the parties to the instrument, and claims that the infll, it seems, a federal compact; and if it be such, we have the authority of Mr. Webster, himself, for saying that the States may withdraw from it, at pleasure, with