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"The people of Alabama, in convention assembled, have forever prohibited slavery — in so doing they have forever established Liberty.
Let us boldly, watchfully, and with unfaltering purpose, pursue the grand idea."--Governor Parsons to the Legislature of Alabama.
There is something surpassingly tasteful, as well as sugAlabama.
There is something surpassingly tasteful, as well as suggestive, in this short sentence.
The Governor is evidently a man of brilliant imagination, and knows how to express his conceptions. "Liberty" is here described, first, as a fixed and immovable monument, deep- rooted in the earth, and rearing its head toward the clouds.
A man of dull fancy would have been satisfied with advising unto itself and fleeing away.
But the genius of the Governor had no sooner planted Liberty than it uprooted her, and put her in motion, with the whole people of Alabama in full cry at her heels, like a pack of hounds.
This beats any metamorphosis in Ovid in the suddenness and startling character of the change.
The Governor, we
The constitutional amendment adopted.
Alabama has adopted the constitutional amendment abolishing slavery.
This is the twenty-seventh State which has ratified it, and thus we have the requisite number of three-fourths to give it effect.
The following are the States concurring: Illinois, Rhode Island, New York, Maryland, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Michigan, Maine, Ohio, Kansas, Minnesota, Virginia, Indiana, Nevada, Alabama, Louisiana, Missouri, Wisconsin, Vermont, Tennese Island, New York, Maryland, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Michigan, Maine, Ohio, Kansas, Minnesota, Virginia, Indiana, Nevada, Alabama, Louisiana, Missouri, Wisconsin, Vermont, Tennessee, Arkansas, Connecticut, Iowa, (one house,) New Hampshire, South Carolina and North Carolina.
The Legislatures of the following States have rejected it: Delaware, Kentucky and New Jersey.
But New Jersey, it is anticipated, will concur in the amendment at the coming session of its Legislature.