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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 45 1 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 32. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 10 0 Browse Search
Jefferson Davis, The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government 8 0 Browse Search
Emilio, Luis F., History of the Fifty-Fourth Regiment of Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry , 1863-1865 4 0 Browse Search
C. Edwards Lester, Life and public services of Charles Sumner: Born Jan. 6, 1811. Died March 11, 1874. 4 0 Browse Search
Cambridge History of American Literature: volume 1, Colonial and Revolutionary Literature: Early National Literature: Part I (ed. Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939., Erskine, John, 1879-1951., Sherman, Stuart Pratt, 1881-1926., Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950.) 4 0 Browse Search
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rotracted discussion. The first of these resolutions, as amended before a vote was taken, was in these words: Resolved, That it is the opinion of this committee that a national Government ought to be established, consisting of a supreme legislative, executive, and judiciary. This was followed by other resolutions—twenty-three in all, as adopted and reported by the committee—in which the word national occurred twenty-six times. The day after the report of the committee was made, Ellsworth of Connecticut moved to strike out the words national Government in the resolution above quoted, and to insert the words Government of the United States, which he said was the proper title. He wished also the plan to go forth as an amendment of the Articles of Confederation. See Elliott's Debates, Vol. V, p. 214. This reference is taken from The Republic of Republics, Part III, Chapter VII, p. 217. This learned, exhaustive, and admirable work, which contains a wealth of historical an
sovereignties. Ibid., Vol. II, p. 443. Gouverneur Morris, who was, as well as Wilson, one of the warmest advocates in the convention of a strong central government, spoke of the Constitution as a compact, and of the parties to it as each enjoying sovereign power. See Life of Gouverneur Morris, Vol. III, p. 193. Roger Sherman of Connecticut declared that the government was instituted by a number of sovereign States. See Writings of John Adams, Vol. VII, letter of Roger Sherman. Oliver Ellsworth of the same state spoke of the states as sovereign bodies. See Elliott's Debates, Vol. II, p. 197. These were all eminent members of the convention which formed the Constitution. There was scarcely a statesman of that period who did not leave on record expressions of the same sort. But why multiply citations? It is very evident that the men of those days entertained very different views of sovereignty from those set forth by the new lights of our day. Far from considering it a
supposed practicability of using force against the unconstitutional proceedings of the States, would prove as visionary and fallacious as the government of Congress. Ibid., p. 822. Every proposition looking in any way to the same or a similar object was promptly rejected by the convention. George Mason of Virginia said of such a proposition: Will not the citizens of the invaded State assist one another, until they rise as one man and shake off the Union altogether? Ibid., p. 914. Oliver Ellsworth, in the ratifying convention of Connecticut, said: This Constitution does not attempt to coerce sovereign bodies, States, in their political capacity. No coercion is applicable to such bodies but that of an armed force. If we should attempt to execute the laws of the Union by sending an armed force against a delinquent State, it would involve the good and bad, the innocent and guilty, in the same calamity. Elliott's Debates, Vol. II, p. 199. Hamilton, in the convention of New
32, 33-34, 38, 39-40, 45, 58, 59, 177, 178. Nominated for president, 43, 44. Resolution regarding forts, 242-43, 250. Drayton, —, 430. Dred Scott case. Decision of Supreme Court, 70-71. E Early, Gen. Jubal A., 305, 306, 330. Extracts from narrative of Bull Run, 322-28. Extracts on retreat from Centreville, 401. Elgin, Col., Gustavus, 369. Ellis, Gov. of North Carolina. Reply to U. S. call for troops, 355. Restoration of forts to U. S. government, 355. Ellsworth, Oliver, 84, 123. Opposition to armed force against states, 150-51. Elzy, General, 305,328. Evans, Gen. N. S., 376, 377. Everett, Edward, 44, 101, 108, 111, 112, 125, 145. Extracts from address, July 4, 1861, 100-01, 110. Ewell, General, 323. F Fairfax Court House. Conference between Davis and generals and correspondence thereon, 383-91. Featherston, Colonel, 376. Federal Constitution (See Constitution Federal). Federal party (See Whig party). Fes