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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 586 0 Browse Search
Horace Greeley, The American Conflict: A History of the Great Rebellion in the United States of America, 1860-65: its Causes, Incidents, and Results: Intended to exhibit especially its moral and political phases with the drift and progress of American opinion respecting human slavery from 1776 to the close of the War for the Union. Volume I. 136 0 Browse Search
Hon. J. L. M. Curry , LL.D., William Robertson Garrett , A. M. , Ph.D., Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 1.1, Legal Justification of the South in secession, The South as a factor in the territorial expansion of the United States (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 126 0 Browse Search
C. Edwards Lester, Life and public services of Charles Sumner: Born Jan. 6, 1811. Died March 11, 1874. 124 0 Browse Search
George Ticknor, Life, letters and journals of George Ticknor (ed. George Hillard) 65 1 Browse Search
George Bancroft, History of the United States from the Discovery of the American Continent, Vol. 10 58 0 Browse Search
Cambridge History of American Literature: volume 3 (ed. Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939., Erskine, John, 1879-1951., Sherman, Stuart Pratt, 1881-1926., Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950.) 58 0 Browse Search
Bliss Perry, The American spirit in lierature: a chronicle of great interpreters 56 0 Browse Search
Abraham Lincoln, Stephen A. Douglas, Debates of Lincoln and Douglas: Carefully Prepared by the Reporters of Each Party at the times of their Delivery. 54 0 Browse Search
George Bancroft, History of the United States from the Discovery of the American Continent, Vol. 8 44 0 Browse Search
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There was a time when nearly all the intelligence of Virginia was opposed to slavery. Jefferson has left his opinion upon record; Washington provided in his will for the emancipation of his slaves, and St. George Tucker (the elder) devoted to the subject sixty pages of his notes upon Blackstone, in which he decidedly condemned it. Indeed, so general was the feeling that it may be said all Virginia, during the first thirty years after the Revolution, was anti-slavery. The only stumbling block in the way of emancipation seems to have been the difficulty of disposing of the emancipated negroes. Jefferson himself thought the two races ought not to live together. That great, but eccentric genius, John Randolph of Roanoke, though one among the largest slaveholders in the State, and though wont to resent any interference In 1803 he was chairman of a committee upon a memorial from Indiana to dispense, temporarily, with the ordinance of 1787 so far as it was applicable to that St
ibility to describe all and more than the eyes have seen. Charlottesville, again, has in its neighborhood, only three miles distant, Monticello, the seat of Thomas Jefferson, and his tomb, which the pilgrims of liberty will visit for ages with the devotion of Mahometans to Mecca. On the other hand, Staunton, if she choose, can recall the fact, not generally known, that Washington looked to that region as the citadel of the Independence about which Jefferson only wrote, and that he declared, "Give me but a standard, and let we plant it on the mountains of West Augusta, and I will yet rescue the cause of my country from its enemies." We are not certain thatesville, with one hundred and eighty cavalry of his legion and seventy mounted infantry, with directions to surprise the General Assembly and seize the person of Jefferson, then the Governor of the Commonwealth. Charlottesville may exult that she did not permit the Legislature to be surprised, but that the Governor and all the mem