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[367] of what in their inmost souls they felt to be their sacred and inalienable birthright.

Traitors and rebels verily they were not. They were true-hearted patriots, worthy to rank with the noblest souls that ever battled for freedom. They fought for home and country, and to maintain the fundamental principle of all free government—that the right to govern arises from and is coexistent with the consent of the governed.

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