The American Annual Cyclopedia and Register of Important Events of the Year Volume 3

The American Annual Cyclopedia and Register of Important Events of the Year Volume 3

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1868 edition. Excerpt: ...of all the impressment offiof this State, and to have appointed in their place w stead, in counties where it may be necessary to make impressments to feed and support our gallant armies, one or more responsible citizens, not liable to military duty, residing in the counties respectively. Liberal arrangements were made throughout tho State for the relief of the families of soldiers and others. As an instance, in Muscagee county, the grand jury made an assessment of sixty thousand dollars for the benefit of the poor. Tho State appropriation to the county amounted to thirty-three thousand dollars for the relief of indigent families of soldiers, whether living or dead. There was also a relief association at Columbus, with a capital of $100,000, which furnished prouisions to soldiers' families at less than the market prices. The election for State officers took place on the first Monday of October. Tho candidates were Joseph E. Brown, who held the office when the ordinance of secession was passed, and Joshua Hill, a member of Congress at the same period. (See Annual Cyclopedia, 1861, pp. 211, 212, 213; also Cyclopedia, 1862, pp. 272.) Gov. Brown, in his letter consenting to a rcnomination, said: "Wo should never, under any circumstances, consent to a reconstruction of the old Union, or to any political union with the Abolition States upon any terms whatever. Nor should we ever lay down our arms till the independence of these Confederate States is unconditionally recognized." The views of Mr. Hill wero also expressed in a letter that was made public. After stating that ho had no desire whatever for the ofiico for which he had been nominated, ho says: Since my resignation of my scat ns a member of tho Congress bf the United States, ...show more

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  • 12-17
  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 44mm | 1,542g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236881559
  • 9781236881557