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it which the proceedings of in prevents us from After some discussion and the introduction of and the introduction of which were immediate the various committees.

Alabama, offered a preamble as follows:

United States are waging war Confederate States, with the of compelling the latter to under the same Constitution and whereas, the with such an object is in to the sound Republican all government rests upon the governed," and can only tend in the General Government, destruction of the rights and whereas, this result the two sections can only the relation of the oppressor because of the great pre in the Northern section, military of interests; and representatives of the people Confederate States, in Congress presumed to know the sen people, having just been and people, having just been Therefore, be it.

at this Congress do solemnly to the world that it is amination of the people States (in humble reliance God to suffer all the calami protracted war, but that they terms, politically who are guilty of an invasion of the butchery of their citizen

and says upon this resolution and it was unanimously calling upon the President to to Congress what additional us are necessary for the public inquiring into the existing re- this Government and the accredited to the United in the Confederate States to.

was also agreed to, instruct- on Naval Affairs to in- expediently of placing at the President five millions of purpose of building gun- defence of the Confederate

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