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Doc. 32.--delegates to the Montgomery Convention, Alabama, Feb. 4. Alabama. Robert H. Smith,Richard W. Walker, Colin J. McRae,John Gill, W. R. Chilton,S. F. Hale, David P. Lewis,Thomas Fearn, J. L. M. Curry. Florida Jackson Morton,J. Patton Anderson, James Powers. Georgia. Robert Toombs,Howell Cobb, Francis Barton,Augustus R. Wright, Martin Crawford,Thomas R. Cobb, Judge Nesbitt,Augustus Keenan, Benjamin Hill,A. H. Stephens. Louisiana. John Perkins, Jr.,A. Declomet, C. M. Conrad,E. Sparrow, Duncan F. Kenner,Henry Marshall. Mississippi. Wiley P. Harris,Walker Brooke, W. S. Wilson,W. S. Barry, A. M. Clayton,J. T. Harrison, J. A. P. Campbell. North Carolina. J. L. Bridgers,M. W. Ransom, Ex-Gov. Swann. South Carolina. T. J. Withers,W. W. Boyce, R. B. Rhett, Jr.,James Chestnut, Jr., L. M. Keitt,R. W. Barnwell, G. G. Memminger.
uch a policy? Will not all the Northern States come again into a Union with us? Why should they not? They are satisfied with the Constitution of the United States as it is, open to their interpretation. It establishes a capital despotism under their power. Of course they will seek to reconstruct the Union. And will it not be done? Yes, certainly, under this scheme. After all, we will have run a round circle, and end where we started. The Augusta (Ga.) Chronicle recommends the Hon. A. H. Stephens as provisional President, because he bears no stain of the prevalent corruption, and because he is Southern by birth and education, patriotic beyond question, calm, sound, and mature in judgment, with a reputation that was national when we had a nation, and a favorite, at one time or another, with all parties. Such a nomination, the Chronicle says, would reconcile the feelings of our friends at the North, and also the Union men of the South. It then says: Disguise it as we ma
Doc. 48.--speech of A. H. Stephens. Mr. Mayor and gentlemen of the Committee, and fellow-citizens — For this reception you will please accept my most profound and sincere thanks. The compliment is doubtless intended as much, or more, perhaps, in honor of the occasion, and my public position in connection with the great events now crowding upon us, than to me personally and individually. It is, however, none the less appreciated by me on that account. We are in the midst of one of the greatest epochs in our history. The last ninety days will mark one of the most memorable eras in the history of modern civilization. [There was a general call from the outside of the building for the speaker to go out, that there were more outside than in. The Mayor rose and requested silence at the doors, that Mr. Stephens' health would not permit him to speak in the open air. Mr. Stephens said he would leave it to the audience whether he should proceed in-doors or out. There was a general
Doc. 87.--speech of A. H. Stephens at Richmond, Va., April 22. The distinguished gentleman was introduced to the throng by Mayor Mayo, and received with hearty cheers. In response, Mr. Stephens returned his acknowledgments for the warmth of the personal greeting, and his most profound thanks for it as the representative of the Confederate States. He spoke of the rejoicing the secession of Virginia had caused among her Southern sisters. Her people would feel justified if they could hear it as he had. He would not speak of the States that were out, but those who were in. North Carolina was out, and did not know exactly how she got out. The fires that were blazing here he had seen all along, his track from Montgomery to Richmond. At Wilmington, N. C., he had counted on one street twenty flags of the Confederate States. The news from Tennessee was equally cheering — there the mountains were on fire. Some of the States still hesitated, but soon all would be in. Tennessee was n
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 1. (ed. Frank Moore), Doc. 102.--Gov. Letcher's proclamation. (search)
vernment, as above contemplated, shall be consummated, shall be met and provided for by said Confederate States. This Convention, entered into and agreed to in the city of Richmond, Virginia, on the twenty-fourth day of April, 1861, by Alexander H. Stephens, the duly authorized Commissioner to act in the matter for the said Confederate States, and John Tyler, William Ballard Preston, Samuel McD. Moore, James P. Holcombe, James C. Bruce, and Lewis E. Harvie, parties duly authorized to act in atification of the proper authorities of both Governments respectively. In testimony whereof, the parties aforesaid have hereto set their hands and seals the day and year aforesaid and at the place aforesaid, in duplicate originals. Alexander H. Stephens, [Seal,] Commissioner for Confederate States. John Tyler, [Seal,] Wm. Ballard Preston, [Seal,] S. Mcd. Moore, [Seal,] James P. Holcombe, [Seal,] James C. Bruce, [Seal,] Lewis E. Harvie, [Seal,] Commissioners for Vi
Doc. 120.--speech of A. H. Stephens at Atlanta, Ga., April 30, 1861. My fellow-citizens:--I think the country may be considered safe, since your interest in its welfare has brought you out at this hour of the night. I have just returned from a mission to old Virginia. It will be gratifying to you, I know, to state that she is not only out of the Union, but she is a member of the Southern Confederacy, and has sent delegates to our Congress, now assembled. North Carolina will have her delegates with us, also, in a few days. Her Legislature meets to-morrow, and I doubt not she will be out of the Union before Saturday night. The fires which first kindled the old Mecklenburgh Declaration of Independence are again burning throughout all her domains. From all that we have learned in the last few days, Tennessee will soon put herself on the side of the South, and be a new star in our shining galaxy. The news is also good from Kentucky, though I have nothing official from there. A f
resent Government of the United States, though not without its defects, comes nearer the objects of all good government than any other on the face of the earth. He pronounced it a model republic, the best that the history of the world gives us any account of; and he asked in triumph, Where will you go, following the sun in his circuit round the globe, to find a government that better protects the liberties of the people, and secures to them the blessings which we enjoy? See Speech of A. H. Stephens, Nov. 14, 1861, seq. This, you will observe again, was the language of a very leading Southern statesman, the second officer.of the new Confederacy, no longer ago than last November; and, in truth, the South had and has greater cause than any other part of the Union, to be satisfied with the Government under which she lives and on which she is making war. Respected abroad as an integral portion of one of the greatest powers of the earth, mainly in virtue of the navy of the Union, of
Doc. 147 1/2.-speech of A. H. Stephens, delivered in the Hall of the House of Representatives of Georgia, Nov. 14, 1860. Mr. Stephens entered the Hall at the hour of 7 P. M., and was greeted with long and rapturous applause. He rose and said: fellow-citizens: I appear before you to-night at the request of members of the Legislature and others to speak of matters of the deepest interest that can possibly concern us all of an earthly character. There is nothing — no question or subject connected with this life — that concerns a free people so intimately as that of the Government under which they live. We are now, indeed, surrounded by evils. Never since I entered upon the public stage has the country been so environed with difficulties and dangers that threatened the public peace and the very existence of society as now. I do not now appear before you at my own instance. It is not to gratify desire of my own that I am here. Had I consulted my own ease and pleasure I should
Doc. 189.-speech of A. H. Stephens, at Atlanta, Georgia, May 23. My fellow-citizens:--The time for speech-making has passed. The people have heard all that can be said. The time for prompt, vigorous, decisive action is upon us, and we must do our duty. Upon the surface, affairs appear to be quiet, and I can give you no satisfaction as to their real condition. It is true that threats of an attack on Pensacola have been made, but it is uncertain whether any attack will be made. As you know, an attack was made on Sewell's Point, near Norfolk, but the vessel making it was repulsed and disabled. But the general opinion and indications are that the first demonstration will be at Harper's Ferry, and that there, where John Brown inaugurated his work of slaughter, will be fought a fierce and bloody battle. As for myself, I believe that there the war will begin; and that the first boom of cannon that breaks upon our ears will come from that point. But let it begin where it will, an
rities of our State Government have compromised her honor and dignity and abused the trust and confidence of her people, we make the following extract from the message of the Hon. Jefferson Davis, to which we have before referred: Having been officially notified by the public authorities of the State of Virginia that she had withdrawn from the Union, and desired to maintain the closest political relations with us which it was possible at this time to establish, I commissioned the Hon. Alex. H. Stephens, Vice-President of the Confederate States, to represent its Government at Richmond. I am happy to inform you that he has concluded a convention with the State of Virginia by which that honored Commonwealth, so long and justly distinguished among her sister States, and so dear to the hearts of thousands of her children in the Confederate States, has united her power and her fortunes with ours, and become one of us. The fourteenth article of the Bill of Rights of our State is in
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