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

D. Appleton and Company, 1866 - 363 páginas

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Página 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 ;...
Página 151 - Freedom's battle once begun, Bequeathed from bleeding sire to son, Though baffled oft, is ever won.
Página 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...
Página 27 - Lift up now thine eyes to the north and to the south, to the east and to the west, for all this is thine.
Página 80 - Resolved, That the Committee on Military Affairs be instructed to inquire into the expediency of...
Página 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...
Página 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.
Página 266 - This being the case, it is very evident that the common laws of war — those maxims of humanity, moderation, and honor — ought to be observed by both parties in every civil war.
Página 265 - When a party is formed in a State who no longer obey the sovereign, and are possessed of sufficient strength to oppose him — or when, in a Republic, the nation is divided into two opposite factions, and both sides take up arms — this is called a civil war.

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