The Comprehensive History of the Southern Rebellion and the War for the Union

The Comprehensive History of the Southern Rebellion and the War for the Union

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1862 edition. Excerpt: ...with her honor, avoid initiating hostilities between her and the United States, or any other power.' To initiate snch hostilities against Fort Sumter, would, beyond question, be an act of war against the United States. " lu regard to the proposition of Col. Hayne, ' that no reenforcements will be sent to Fort Smnter, in the interval, and that the public peace will not be disturbed by any act of hostility toward South Carolina, ' it is impossible for me to give you any snch assurances. The President has no authority to enter into snch an agreement or understanding. Ag an executive officer, he is simply bound to protect the public property, ao far as this may be practicable; and it would be a manifest violation of his duty either for an indefinite or a limited period. At the present moment, it is not deemed necessary to reenforce Major Anderson, because he makes no snch request, and feels qnite secure in his position.--Should hia safety, however, reqnire reenforccinents, every effort will be made to supply them. " In regard to an assurance from the President ' that the public peace will not be disturbed by any act of hostility toward South Carolina, ' the answer will readily occur to yourselves. To Congress, and to Congress alone, belongs the power to make war, and it would be an act of usurpation for the Executive to give any assurance that Congress would not exercise this power, however strongly he may be convinced that no snch intention exists. " I am glad to be assured, from the letter of Colonel Hayue, that' Major Anderson'and his command do now obtain all necessary supplies, inclnding fresh meat and vegetables, and, I believe, fuel and water from the city of Charleston, and do now enjoy communication, by post and special...show more

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  • Paperback | 398 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 21mm | 708g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236571126
  • 9781236571120