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John Dimitry , A. M., Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 10.1, Louisiana (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 7 1 Browse Search
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e ordered to be printed. Then the opposition to immediate secession gave voice. Changing the countersign without mercy, Rozier of Orleans and Fuqua of East Feliciana could not have been more courteous or freer from prejudice. Against immediate secession the opposition moved for delay—a weak device. Mr. Rozier, true son of Louisiana through all of his deep love for the Union, offered an ordinance as a substitute for that reported by the committee of fifteen. No difference of opinion, he arguelay, ending in a general convention to be held at Montgomery, Ala., in co-operation with other Southern States. After Rozier and Fuqua had ceased, the voice of a profound jurist was heard. This was a voice never listened to without respect—the back of the committee of fifteen. The ordinance of secession was passed by a decisive vote of I 13 ayes to 17 nays. The Rozier substitute was rejected by 24 ayes to 106 nays; the Fuqua substitute by 47 ayes to 68 nays. The ceremonies attending the
n, Esq., Superintendent of Education. Hon. A. A. Atocha, State Auditor. W. R. Crane, Esq., Attorney-General. The "Conservative Union" men — J. Q. A. Fellows, Julian Neville, H. M. Summers, and others — invite Christian Roselius and J. Ad. Rozier to address them at the St. Charles Theatre. Rosells accepts the invitation in a brief notes, saying: "I will always be ready and willing to do everything in my power for the support of the Constitution of the United States and the Union created thereby." Rozier's note of acceptance is more to the point. He says: You judge me right; I am a Conservative Union man. I inhabit the temperate zone of politics; the frigid and torrid zones I avoid Madison truly wrote that the purposes of this Government are "to support the Constitution, which is the cement of the Union, as well in its limitations as in its authorities; to respect the rights and authorities reserved to the States and to the people, as equally incorporated with and essen
e Secessionists and registered enemies, who were not sent over the lines because they would be of service to The wealthier citizens have left largely for Europe and the North, and some three thousand registered enemies are reported to have been sent over the lines in May last. A great many have run the blockade and multitudes left with Governor Moore. Of the permanent residents remaining in the city, a large number are foreigners. Add to them the staunch Union men, like Rozelins and Rozier, who refused to take the "iron clads." and the staid and quiet men who are yet Secessionists in principle, who would not vote, and I do not believe that there were as many as two thousand voters under the Constitution whose votes were cast on Monday. By whom then were the ten thousand and upward of votes given? You can obtain your answer in par by the votes polled at Fort Jackson, Fort Macomb, Fort Butler, and Madisonville, Franklin, and various other points where troops are stationed,