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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 1. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Origin of the late war. (search)
are, but to make them so, to resist their execution within their respective borders by physical force, and to secede from the Union, rather than to submit to them, if attempted to be carried into execution by force. On the 2d of March, 1861, Mr. Greeley declared: We have repeatedly said, and we once more insist, that the great principle embodied by Jefferson in the Declaration of Independence, that governments derive their just powers from the consent of the governed, is sound and just, and tr to do so, proves that we did not suspect her wrongfully. The South had either to acquiesce in this oppression tamely and submissively, or fight to avert it. According to Mr. Webster, she had the constitutional right to do this; according to Mr. Greeley, she had the moral right to do this. She fought to avert these injuries, and because she was unwilling to remain under the government of a majority with unlimited powers. What this latter change threatens remains to be seen. Congress has al
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 1. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The treatment of prisoners during the war between the States. (search)
incipal agent in securing the signatures of Mr. Greeley, Gerrit Smith, and others to Mr. Davis's batial point of his present statement is that Mr. Greeley and the other gentlemen whom he approached nville; that Judge Shea, at the instance of Mr. Greeley and Vice-President Wilson, went to Canada tincipal purpose of the letter was imploring Mr. Greeley to bring about a speedy trial of her husbane done, readily vindicated. To this letter Mr. Greeley at once forwarded an answer for Mrs. Davis,rested in behalf of Mr. Davis. I called to Mr. Greeley's attention that, although I was like-minde. Davis on this matter. At the instance of Mr. Greeley, Mr. Wilson and, as I was given to understaand Commodore Vanderbilt were selected, and Mr. Greeley, in case his name should be found necessary been very discouraging to most of men; but Mr. Greeley, and those friends who were acting with himil authority; was at once admitted to bail, Mr. Greeley and Mr. Gerrit Smith going personally to Ri[11 more...]