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right of secession. Our people did not want to meddle with the Northern States-- only wanted the latter to let them alone. When did Virginia ever ask the assistance of the General Government? If there is sin in our institutions, we bear the blame — and will stand acquitted by natural law, and the higher law of the Creator.--We stand upon the law of God and Nature. --The Southern States did not wish a resort to arms after secession. Mr. Stephens alluded to the negotiations between Maj. Anderson and the authorities of the Confederate States, to demonstrate the proposition. History, he said, if rightly written, would acquit us of a desire to shed our brothers' blood. The law of necessity and of right compelled us to act as we did. He had reason to believe that the Creator smiled on it. The Federal flag was taken down without the loss of a single life. He believed that Providence would be with us and bless us to the end. We had appealed to the God of Battles for the justnes
rvice of the United States and taken up that of his native State. He was in nearly all the battles of the Mexican war, and distingushed himself in all. Another again! "What? will the line stretch out to the crack of doom?" Major Samuel Anderson has resigned and takes service under his native State. Major Anderson is a native of Buckingham county, in this State. He is a most gallant officer, worthy to rank with the bravest in our service. He was in most of the Mexican battles,State. He was in nearly all the battles of the Mexican war, and distingushed himself in all. Another again! "What? will the line stretch out to the crack of doom?" Major Samuel Anderson has resigned and takes service under his native State. Major Anderson is a native of Buckingham county, in this State. He is a most gallant officer, worthy to rank with the bravest in our service. He was in most of the Mexican battles, and received two brevets for gallantry and good conduct.