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The Daily Dispatch: June 18, 1863., [Electronic resource], A small mistake in the date. (search)
A small mistake in the date. --Dr. Francis Lieber, editor of the Encyclopedia Americana, in 14 volumes, and formerly Professor in the South Carolina College, stated at a late meeting of the New York Historical Society, to honor the memory of Mr. Pettigrew, of Charleston, that the Nullifiers in 1832 had prepared to massacre t
anation and turn of the difficulty the battle would have been tolled in Charleston and the bloody drama would have opened.
All these facts were related by Prof. Lieber as occurring within his own knowledge.
Unfortunately for his reputation, a Columbia paper (the South Carolinian) asserts that Prof. L. was not in the State during the nullification excitement, and did not remove there until 1835, when, through the influence of General Hamilton, he obtained a chair in the College. Dr. Lieber resided fourteen years in Columbia, and in 1849 voluntarily signed the State Rights Association, the object of which was to protect slavery from Federal encroachmen
The Daily Dispatch: June 16, 1863., [Electronic resource], The Yankee martial Code. (search)
The Yankee martial Code. That Yankee Grotius, Francis Lieber, has been enlightening the world upon the laws of war, as will be seen by reference to another column. Among other things, he tells us that slaves are property only by virtue of the municipal law, and that if they escape during war to the belligerent opposed to their masters they become free: "Therefore, in a war between the United States and a belligerent which admits of slavery, if a person held in bondage by that belligerent be captured by or come as a fugitive under the protection of the military forces of the United States, such person is immediately entitled to the rights and privileges of a freeman." So, after all, the Confederacy is a belligerent power, is it? How long has it been since Yankee-doodle threatened to pitch into John Bull for acknowledging us as belligerents?
The Daily Dispatch: June 16, 1863., [Electronic resource], Additional from the