, That the existing war is the attack of rebels
upon the peerless Constitution and the liberties of the common country, and that they are to be regarded as the assassins of liberty — enemies
in war, in peace friends
, That the only method of settling the present controversy is by maintaining the integrity of the Government
against the machinations of demagogues, or the insidious traps of oily politicians.
, That, in the present state of American affairs, compromise is treason to the Government
of both God and man; and the least to demand at the hands of rebels is unconditional obedience to the Constitution
and the laws, as expounded by the legally-constituted tribunals of the country; that upon this platform we stand, and, by the grace of God, will abide the issue.
, That the present Administration, in the high position they have taken to preserve the integrity of the Government
, have our sympathy and our undivided support, and that with the country
we will stand or fall; and to this we pledge our lives, our fortunes
, and our sacred honor
, That, in the recent spectacle presented to us in the so-called Union
meetings held throughout the country under the auspices of Messrs. Wood
& Co., we recognize a more subtle foe than open hostility, and that such enactments, under the shelter of the American
flag, are only suggestive of a touching inquiry contained in the Holy Writ
, “Betrayest thou the Son of Man with a kiss
, That the proceedings of this meeting, together with a copy of the resolutions, be published in all the county papers.