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Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1., Chapter 8: attitude of the Border Slave-labor States, and of the Free-labor States. (search)
party, should, in a special manner, View in Independence Square. in this view, at the end of the avenue of trees is seen the Walnut Street front of the venerable State Rouse,in whose great hall the Declaration of Independence was discussed, adopted, and signed. avow their unfailing fidelity to the Union, and their abiding faith in the Constitution and laws. The meeting was opened with prayer by the thoroughly loyal Bishop of the Protestant Episcopal Church of that diocese, Right Rev. Alonzo Potter, and was addressed by men of all parties. The tone of every speech was deprecatory of war; and nearly every one expressed a willingness to make every possible concession to the demands of the Oligarchy necessary for the preservation of Union and peace. The troubled aspect of the nation was generally attributed to the interference of the North with Slavery, such as the misplaced teachings of the pulpit, the unwise rhapsodies of the lecture-room, and the exciting appeals of the press,