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ere soon dressed and mounted on the horses of two troopers, who, yielding their saddle seats to their captives, rode behind out of the city. The Revere house party penetrated that hotel without further trouble than disarming the careless sentry and having the door opened by an agitated little negro, who exclaimed: What kind of men is you, anyhow? General Crook's room was entered after a courteous knock at the door, and the curt reply, Come in, from the general. Vandiver, Gassman, Daily, Tucker and others promptly accepted the invitation. With the air of a general in authority Vandiver addressed the surprised Federal officer by saying: General Crook, you are my prisoner! By what authority, sir? said Crook, who had not yet risen from his bed. General Rosser, sir; Fitzhugh Lee's division of cavalry, was Vandiver's emphatic reply. General Crook rose out of his bed in astonishment, saying: Is General Rosser here? Yes, sir, said Vandiver without a moment's hesitation; I am General
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 16. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.35 (search)
ation of the Federal government or by that of any other State, and that each retains the power to withdraw from the confederacy and dissolve the connection, when such shall be its choice, and may suspend the operations of the Federal government and nullify its acts within its own territorial limits whenever, in its own opinion, the exigency of the case may require. These conclusions may not always be avowed, but they flow naturally from the doctrines which we have under consideration. Judge Tucker, professor of law in the University of William and Mary in Virginia, and one of the earliest commentators on the Constitution, in 1803, wrote the Constitution of the United States, then, being that instrument by which the Federal government hath been created, its powers defined and limited, and the duties and functions of its several departments prescribed, the government thus established may be pronounced to be a confederate republic, composed of several independent and sovereign democra
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 16. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.40 (search)
e part in the campaign that opened at Dalton on the 7th of May, 1864. You remember the effort made by the enemy on the New Hope church line on the 27th of May, 1864, to turn our right flank, in which Cleburne's division by a dash defeated the enemy. In that engagement, Granbury, having formed his brigade rapidly on the right of Govan, had nothing but a few cavalry on his right, and these were rapidly giving away before heavy columns of Yankee infantry. My brigade, then being in reserve to Tucker's brigade, was ordered at 5 P. M. to move rapidly to the right. We went about a mile and a half, most of the way in double-quick. General Cleburne met me on the way, and with his usual calmness told me that it was necessary to move rapidly. He then explained to me the situation, and as he left hastily he said, Secure Granbury's right. Granbury was hotly engaged, and the enemy had already passed to the rear of his right flank, and was pressing on. I found the Eighth Arkansas, of Govan's b
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 17. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Life, services and character of Jefferson Davis. (search)
American sovereignty was hydra-headed, and each State had its own statute, defining and punishing treason against itself. No man could have an independent citizenship of the United States, but could only acquire citizenship of the federation by virtue of citizenship of one of the States. The eminent domain of the soil remained in the State, and to it escheated the property of the intestate and heirless dead. Was not this the sovereign that had the right to command in the last resort? Tucker had so taught in his commentaries on Blackstone, writing from old Williamsburg; so Francis Rawle, the eminent lawyer whom Washington had asked to be Attorney-General, writing on the Constitution, in Philadelphia; and so DeTocqueville, the most acute and profound foreign writer on American institutions. No arbiter to decide the question of secession. Where could an arbiter be found? There was no method of invoking the Supreme Court; it had no jurisdiction to coerce a State or summon i
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 22. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Address of honorable R. T. Bennett, late Colonel 13th North Carolina Infantry, C. S. A. (search)
danger and gave the alarm. Mr. Crawford, of Georgia, advised secession on the part of the South as early as 1820. There was no doubt then about the right of a State to secede from the Union. Rawle, the Pennsylvanian, in his book on the Constitution, says: The secession of a State from the Union depends on the will of the people of such State. The States then may wholly withdraw from the Union, but while they continue they must retain the character of representative republics. Tucker, of Virginia, is as explicit as Rawle on this point. President Jefferson Davis wrote me, July 1st, 1886: Rawle on the Constitution, was the text-book at West Point, but when the class of which I was a member entered the graduating year, Kent's Commentaries were introduced as the text-book on the Constitution and international law. Though not so decided on the point of State sovereignty, he was very far in advance of the consolidationists of our time. The University of North Carolina,
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 22. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.24 (search)
ered to report to General Patton Anderson to be brought before Examining Board, Aug. 31, ‘63, unattached, Sept. 30, ‘63, 44th Mississippi Regiment, Nov. 25, ‘63, captured at Missionary Ridge, Dec. 31, ‘63, 9th Mississippi Regiment, April 30, ‘64, Tucker's Brigade Sharpshooters. Griffiths, Geo. Riggs, Surgeon, passed Board Aug. 16, ‘62. Dec. 31, ‘62, 30th Mississippi, reported from Murfreesboro Feb. 18, ‘63, Feb. 20th sick, sent to G. Hospital, Jan. 31, ‘64, 29th, 30th and 34th Mississippi. 30ddy Sept. 7, ‘63. Sept. 30, ‘63, Roddy's Brigade Hospital, Oct. 31, ‘63, Terrell's Battalion. Contract annulled Nov. 13, ‘63. Toole, B. M., Surgeon. Sept. 30, ‘63, Acting Chief Surgeon Stevenson's Division. Oct. 31, ‘63, 31st Tennessee. Tucker, W. D., Assistant Surgeon, com'd Oct. 1, ‘63. Dec. 31, ‘64, 154th Tennessee, March 5, ‘63, on duty to the Hospitals in E. Tennessee, Mobile and Mississippi, Feb. 12, ‘63. Inspector of Vaccination Polk's Corps, May 3
The writings of John Greenleaf Whittier, Volume 7. (ed. John Greenleaf Whittier), Zzz Missing head (search)
. The funds necessary for carrying on this suit were raised among the blacks themselves. Other suits followed in various parts of the Province; and the result was, in every instance, the freedom of the plaintiff. In 1773 Caesar Hendrick sued his master, one Greenleaf, of Newburyport, for damages, laid at fifty pounds, for holding him as a slave. The jury awarded him his freedom and eighteen pounds. According to Dr. Belknap, whose answers to the queries on the subject, propounded by Judge Tucker, of Virginia, have furnished us with many of the facts above stated, the principal grounds upon which the counsel of the masters depended were, that the negroes were purchased in open market, and included in the bills of sale like other property; that slavery was sanctioned by usage; and, finally, that the laws of the Province recognized its existence by making masters liable for the maintenance of their slaves, or servants. On the part of the blacks, the law and usage of the mother co
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 3. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), Book I:—the war on the Rapidan. (search)
s. The scalding steam is rushing through every part of the vessel; more than one-fourth of the crew have either been killed or wounded, and the disabled ship is left at the mercy of her adversary. The latter riddles her with shot, to which, owing to the short distance that separates them, she is not, as was the case with the Mercedita, in a condition to reply: the ship is on fire, the water is pouring in from every direction, and Levy Commander W. E. Le Roy.—Ed. lowers his flag; but Captain Tucker, who is in command of the Chicora, believing this to be a ruse of the enemy, refuses to recognize the signal and renews the fight, which has been interrupted for an instant. It was a fortunate chance for the Keystone State, for at this moment the Memphis comes to her assistance, and in spite of the enemy's projectiles succeeds in taking her in tow before the Chicora, whose movements are very slow, has been able to get up to her. The Quaker City has come in her turn to exchange shots wit
mesal, Hist. de Chiappa, l. III. c. XVI. XVII. imprecated a 1537. June 10. curse on the Europeans who should enslave Indians, or any other class of men. It even became usual for Spanish vessels, when they sailed on a voyage of discovery, to be attended by a priest, whose benevolent duty it was, to prevent the kidnapping of the aborigines. T. Southey's West Indies, i. 126. The legislation of independent America has been emphatic Walsh's Appeal, 306—342. Belknap's Correspondence with Tucker, i. Mass. Hist. Coll. IV. 190—211. in denouncing the hasty avarice which entailed the anomaly of negro slavery in the midst of liberty. Ximenes, the gifted coadjutor of Ferdinand and Isabella, the stern grand inquisitor, the austere but ambitious Franciscan, saw in advance the danger which it required centuries to reveal, and refused to sanction the introduction of negroes into Hispaniola; believing Irving, III. 374, 375. that the favorable climate would increase their numbers, and infa
Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 4., Medford Historical Society. (search)
hultis, Mark. Shultis, Mrs. Kate D. Simpson, James B. Start, Prof. Edwin A. Start, Mrs. Philena C. Stetson, George W. Stickney, Allison M. Stickney, Mrs. Allison M. Stone, Miss Katherine H. Street, John D. Street, Miss Mary B. Sturtevant, James S. Deceased.Swan, Charles H. Swift, Miss Caroline E. Symmes, Amelia M. Symmes, Arthur C. Tay, Mrs. Anna J. Teele, Edward W. Thompson, Abijah. Thompson, Mrs. Susan B. Thompson, William A. Tucker, Charles D. Tufts, James W. Wait, William Gushing. Wait, Francis A. Wait, Miss Hetty F. Wait, Miss Sarah H. Washburn, Miss M. L. Weitz, Herbert A. Wellington, Mrs. H. E. Wheeler, Joseph H. Deceased.Whitmore, William H. Wilber, Nahum E. Wilber, Mortimer E. Wilcox, Miss E. J. Wilcox, Miss Martha C. Wild, Miss Helen T. Winkley, William H. Williams, Lombard. Withington, Henry. Wood, Joseph W. Woolley, Fred H. C. Wright, Thomas.
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