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use at the case. Still, I am quite 'sure I have found in this volume, which will have the good done no injustice to the authors of the extracts, effect to rid the truly loyal possessor of the except, perhaps, in some unimportant typo-insults of that reptile tribe of arrogant, selfgraphical errors, that readily suggest them righteous bores, who breed in the sunshine of selves.
power-fatten on the sweat of honest toil, and While I have endeavored to link together the parrot-like chatter virtues they never possessed. various extracts in argumentative arrangement,
To those who have known me for years, it I have, with but few exceptional cases, em- is unnecessary to offer assurances that I am, ployed no more of my own language and sen- as I have been from the start, in favor of the timents than were necessary to a proper ap- most "vigorous” prosecution of the war to plication and introduction of the sentiment or crush the rebellion. I believe this can be fact quoted.
done under the Constitution, and in the mean Another reason for presenting this work, is, time preserve personal and civil liberty. I that during the canvass of 1863, I printed the
am, as I ever have been, opposed to secession, first edition of 10,000 copies in pamphlet form, disunion, and treason—especially Abolitionwhich were soon disposed of in all parts of the ism, believing that the latter combines the North, with no effort on my part, save a notice trinity of the former. I have no apology to that a work of that character. was for sale, and offer for the rebellion, and am in favor of puneven after the last copy was sent as per order, ishing all traitors-am opposed to any peace I continued to receive orders from Wisconsin, purchased at the expense of the honor and inPennsylvania, Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Indi. alienable rights of loyal people, and am in ana, New York and other States, until calls for favor of any peace—the sooner it comes the more than 6,000 accumulated on my table, be better-that shall secure the Union of our yond my power to fill. I commenced this edi- fathers, and be honorable in its terms, and tion in November last, to meet this demand, believe that any sensible, conservative man and already, before the first copy is bound, I would be an improvement on Mr. LINCOLN for have orders for more than two-thirds of my en- President. tire edition. I am making arrangements for
The “Shakesperean Irrepressible Conflict," issuing a 3d edition to supply the general de- which follows the general order of this work, mand, which I am in hopes to issue some time I offer gratis—not as a specimen of literary in June or July next.
genius, but in accordance with a promise made To the conservatives of the country this at the repeated requests of many of my friends. work is especially dedicated, as the aggrega- I attach no particular importance to it, for it tion of guilt and treason of seventy years was all prepared during the three last eveaccumulation—to be by them exhibited as a nings of 1862, as a "message" for the caro living panorama of "disloyal practices” by the riers of my paper. It was only intended as a opponents of Democracy-lest the treason of humorous salmagundi, to represent the "rise, these marplots may be overlooked, amid the progress and decline of the one idea." I may, din of their pharisaical protestations of "we- without arrogance, however, claim for it this are-holier-than-thou” loyalty. These marti- merit-a truthful, even though crude, reflex of nets of power must not be permitted to deceive transpiring facts. the people with their "stop thief cry of "we
With the foregoing "explanations," I offer are loyal"-"you are disloyal” — when the the work to all those who would study the great evidences of their own guilt are so overwhelm- cause of all the evils that now aflict this sorely
oppressed people. S. D. CARPENTER. ing. A sure antidote to their poison is to be MADISON, Wis., February, 1864.
ers...Numerons Extracts in Proof... Treason of the Clergy
EFFECTS OF ANCIENT SLAVERY AGITATION, ETC.
Application of the "Logic of History”-Effect of Early
DISUNION OF EARLY GROWTH.
tinued... Republican papers and the President's Message
PROOFS OF FEDERAL TREASON.-CONTINUED.
HISTORY OF CAUSES OF WAR.
of Those now in Power... Congregational Ministers' Ad-
JEDIDAI MORSE... Extracts from Sermon by Rev. F. S.
the Absurdity of the Claim that it is...Henry Ward Dr. Osgood, 1810... The Clamors of New England for Sep-
DISUNION OF NORTHERN GROWTH.
Rev. De Los Love... Rev. E. D. Wheelock... Milwaukee
the Trick... Radicals Prophesying an Easy and Early
Sentinel "..."Elkhorn Independent"..."Janesville Ga-
Victory... Seward's Promise to deliver up Sumter.
zette"... Telegraphic Despatches, 1859..." Winsted Her.
ald”...Speech of J. W. Phillips... Laconic Letter and
Reply, between Elder Spooner and an Editor... Massa -
chusetts Resolution... Meeting in Rockford, Ill....100
Guns Fired in Albany, N. Y.... Theodore Parker's For-
mula... Indignation Meeting in Milwaukee : their Reso-
lutions, etc. ... Rev. Geo. W. Bassett, of Ill.... Telegram
from New York... Horace Greeley on John Brown
PROGRESS AND EVIDENCE OF TIIE NORTHERN
“Milwaukee Free Democrat"... Speech of Rev. Mr.
Staplos, Milwaukee... Emerson at Tremont Temple... Rev.
M. P, Kinney..."Menasha Conservator "Milwaukee
The Radicals conspire to overthrow the Government long Atlas "..." New York Tribune" ." Wood County (Wis.)
before the Rebellion of 1861... DOUGLAS' testimony on Reporter"... A Prophetic Article from the “New York
this point...Joux BROWN Raid originated in Kansas.. Horald "... Brown's Character in Kansas, by the “ Her
Col. Jamison's testimony... Col. F. P. Blair on the cause ald of Freedom”—General Conclusions, &c.
of the war... Abolitionists and Secessionists united...Mr.
Seward's testimony... Parson Brownlow on the designs
of the Abolitionists... Thurlow Weed on the "Chief Ar-
chitects'' of the Rebellion... Abvliiionists of New York
Invite Southern Secessionists to join them... Massachu.
States... Wisconsin Bids “Positivo Defiance" to the
1798 to 1863... Thurlow Weed on Greeley... New York
Tribune favors Secession... Greeley advocating Poace
with Rebels... Mr. Lincoln Advocates the right of Se-
cession... The Republican Congress vote down a Resola-
tion against a Dictatorship... T'he Ayes and Noes on that
Subject... The Constitution again the "Cause of all our
Troubles"... Complete overthrow of the Public Liberties
... From the New York World... Republicans Raise a
** Higher Standard than the Stars and Stripes"... Prefer
** Their principles to Fifty Unions"... Who Discourage
Enlistments... Reference to Aboltition Votes in Congress.
ABOLITION DISLOYALTY AND TREASON.
Extracts from Speeches and Sayings : by John A. Bing.
ham... A. G. Riddle...Owen Lovejoy... Wm. Davis...F. A.
Dissolution..... Republicans for “ Extermination and
God and the Negro...
Mr. Seward's Justification for Disunica... The Prefix low Weed on Mob Inciter3... Being for the Union as it
National” Stricken from the Republican Cognomen... was Declared an “Offense"... The Present Programme
of all Governments... General Principles of, Applied...
the " Ronds Swarm '... Greeley Down on Old Abe...
Seward Pronounces the Proclamation l'nconstitutional
alty”... Rules of Testimony, and the Proof of Republic
“ Indianapolis Sentinel" ditto... Thad. Stevens against