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Doc. 72.-recurring to First principles. The Fourth of July. The Confederate States of 1861 are acting over again the history of the American Revolution of 1776
hese fundamental truths are still devoutly cherished in the Southern States of America.
The people of the South are in arms to defend them against the aggressions a f a corrupt generation from the faith of their fathers, the people of the Confederate States of the South alone remain loyal to the principles of the Revolution — the f Independence.
They are the sole guardians left of constitutional liberty in America.
They alone have kept unimpaired their inheritance in the glories of the Revo y of principles between the struggle of the colonies then and that of the Confederate States now, and new weapons for the defence of the great conservative doctrine o cted them in the value of independence and enabled them to win it.
The Confederate States, in resisting these abominable doctrines, and the atrocious acts by which
Doc. 72.-recurring to First principles. The Fourth of July. The Confederate States of 1861 are acting over again the history of the American Revolution of 1776. The actions of the British King, which were recited in the Declaration of Independence as a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute tyranny over these States, have been repeated in spirit, and literally copied in many of the measures of the Government at Washington. Tho same despotic purpose to suppress political rights and destroy civil liberty by the employment of armies of invasion, already begun with circumstances of cruelty and perfidy scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous ages, and totally unworthy of the head of a civilized nation, is as distinctly marked in the movements of the Federal Executive as it was in those of the British monarch, rendered more atrocious in character by the violent assumptions in the prosecution of the will of the Ame