Jefferson Davis: Ex-president of the Confederate States of America, Volum 1

Belford Company, 1890
This book examines Jefferson Davis's life as a United States statesman and President of the Confederacy.

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Side 282 - Costly thy habit as thy purse can buy, But not express'd in fancy; rich, not gaudy; For the apparel oft proclaims the man, And they in France of the best rank and station Are most select and generous, chief in that.
Side 662 - States, and that no change of opinion or feeling on the part of the other States of the Union in relation to it, can justify them or their citizens in open and systematic attacks...
Side 661 - Resolved, That, in the adoption of the Federal Constitution, the states adopting the same acted severally as free, independent, and sovereign states ; and that each, for itself, by its own voluntary assent, entered the Union with the view to its increased security against all dangers, domestic as well as foreign, and the more perfect and secure enjoyment of its advantages, natural, political, and social.
Side 228 - Resolved, That the Committee on Military Affairs be instructed to inquire into the expediency of converting a portion of the forts of the United States...
Side 687 - I rise, Mr. President, for the purpose of announcing to the Senate that I have satisfactory evidence that the State of Mississippi, by a solemn ordinance of her people, in convention assembled, has declared her separation from the United States. Under these circumstances, of course, my functions are terminated here, It has seemed to me proper, however, that I should appear in the Senate to announce that fact to my associates, and I will say but very little more.
Side 692 - Senate, and when then the doctrine of coercion was rife and to be applied against her because of the rescue of a fugitive slave in Boston. My opinion then was the same that it is now. Not in a spirit of egotism, but to show that I am not influenced in my...
Side 302 - As the legitimate result of the operations before this place, and the present position of the contending armies, it is agreed that the city, the fortifications, cannon, the munitions of war, and all other public property, with the undermentioned exceptions, be surrendered to the commanding general of the United States forces now at Monterey.
Side 234 - Guilford, and New Orleans and Bunker Hill. Grouped together, they form a monument to the common glory of our common country. And where is the Southern man who would wish that...
Side 460 - I have a part to act, not for my own security or safety, for I am looking out for no fragment upon which to float away from the wreck, if wreck there must be, but for the good of the whole...
Side 693 - ... member of the body politic. These were the great principles they announced; these were the purposes for which they made their declaration ; these were the ends to which their enunciation was directed. They have no reference to the slave...

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