The Causes for the Secession of Virginia

The Causes for the Secession of Virginia

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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. 1911 edition. Excerpt: ...the glory of achievement if they could snatch from ruin a great and glorious confederation, preserve the govenment and invigorate the constitution." He said, "I confess myself to be ambitious of sharing in the glory of accomplishing the great and magnificent result." The great bulk of his speech was a meaningless comment upon the delegates present and the States they represented. "Yes," he said, "Virginia's voice as in olden time, has been heard." This recitalvvas threaded thru with Virginia's relation to the other states. "And here, too, is Delaware, whose soil at Brandywine was moistened by the blood of Virginia's youthful Monroe," and again: "Four daughters of Virginia also cluster around the council board on the invitation of their ancient mother." In closing his speech, Tyler suggested that an error had seen made in not provid 1 Chittenden, 14. 2 Ibid., l35. 3 Ibid., 98, 138. ing for the call of a convention for constitutional revision every fifth decade.l Beyond these few platitudes, Tyler said nothing. Read in the light of subsequent history, his speech appears like a grand-stand display. He went home from the I" Convention and threw all his energies into the securing Virginia's secession. The day following the passage of the secession ordinance in Virginia Mr. Tyler wrote his wife: "Well, my deaiest one, Virginia has severed her connexion with the Northernalive of abolitionists."2 The sincerity of Mr. Tyler hardly stands the test of History. From beginning to end the Gonvention appears to have been instinct with failure. It consumed itself in disagreement, burned out its strength in peify debate, and-ggigggng itself behind sectional barriers, rendered mutual...show more

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  • Paperback | 28 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 68g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236780701
  • 9781236780706