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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 dele
hem, are strong evidence to my mind that they do not intend to hold or defend the place; but to abandon it, after having despoiled and laid it in ruins.
Let them destroy it — savage-like — if they will.
We will rebuild it. We will make the structures more glorious.
Pl.oenix-like, new and more substantial structures will rise from its ashes.
Planted anew, under the auspices of our superior institutions, it will live and flourish throughout all ages.
---Atlanta (Ga.) Confederacy, May