Life and Times of Andrew Johnson: Seventeenth President of the United States. Written from a National Stand-point

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D. Appleton and Company, 1866 - 363 стор.

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Сторінка 141 - Congress, banishing all feelings of mere passion or resentment, will recollect only its duty to the whole country ; that this war is not waged upon our part in any spirit of oppression nor for any purpose of conquest or subjugation, nor purpose of overthrowing or interfering with the rights or established institutions of those States, but to defend and maintain the supremacy of the Constitution, and to preserve the Union with all the dignity, equality and rights of the several States unimpaired ;...
Сторінка 80 - Resolved, That the Committee on Military Affairs be instructed to inquire into the expediency of...
Сторінка 144 - Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, (two-thirds of both houses concurring), That the following article be proposed to the legislatures of the several States as an amendment to the constitution of the United States...
Сторінка 141 - That the present deplorable civil war has been forced upon the country by the disunionists of the Southern States, now in revolt against the constitutional Government...
Сторінка i - A MAN'S first care should be to avoid the reproaches of his own heart ; his next, to escape the censures of the world. If the last interferes with the former, it ought to be entirely neglected ; but otherwise there cannot be a greater satisfaction to an honest mind, than to see those approbations which it gives itself seconded by the applauses of the public.
Сторінка 151 - I say let the battle go on — it is Freedom's cause — until the Stars and Stripes (God bless them !) shall again be unfurled upon every cross-road, and from every house-top, throughout the Confederacy, North and South. Let the Union be reinstated ; let the law be enforced ; let the Constitution be supreme.
Сторінка 144 - No amendment shall be made to the Constitution which will authorize, or give to Congress the power to abolish or interfere, within any State, with the domestic institutions thereof, including that of persons held to labor or service by the laws of said State.
Сторінка 164 - I must be permitted to say that I have been almost overwhelmed by the announcement of the sad event which has so recently occurred. I feel incompetent to perform duties so important and responsible as those which have been so unexpectedly thrown upon me.
Сторінка 152 - Jefferson, and all the other patriots who are lying within the limits of the Southern Confederacy. I do not believe they would stop the march until again the flag of this Union would be placed over the graves of those distinguished men. There will be an uprising. Do not talk about Republicans now; do not talk about Democrats now; do not talk about Whigs or Americans now ; talk about your country and the Constitution and the Union. Save that; preserve the integrity of the Government; once more place...
Сторінка 164 - As to an indication of any policy which may be pursued by me in the administration of the Government, I have to say, that that must be left for development as the administration progresses. The message or declaration must be made by the acts as they transpire. The only assurance that I can now give of the future, is by reference to the past.

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