The Rebellion Record; A Diary of American Events, with Documents, Narratives Illustrative Incidents, Poetry, Etc Volume 3
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: ...not in accordance with the will of the Governemont at Washington, they would meet the fate of the Legislatures of Missouri and Maryland. On the other hand, we know that these resolutions and laws are in conflict with their public pledge, and with the expectations of the peoplo. It is more charitable to believe that the members at Frankfort, or a majority of them, are actuated by a fear of the military power rather than by a perverse design to violate the will of their constituents, and degrade the State to the condition which it is attempted to bring down Missouri and Maryland. If any thing were wanting tostrengthen this view, it will be found in attendant events. The resolutions they adopted on the 8th of September, sanctioning the entrance of General Anderson's forces, were accompanied by one declaring that no person should be touched in his life, liberty, or property on account of his political opinions. Yet, on tho very day, I believe, that these resolutions passed, the agents of the Federal Government seized the printing establishment of the Louisville Courier, the only offence of whoso proprietor was that he criticized with freedom the usurpations of the Government at Washington. At the same time, and ever since, citizens of Kentucky have been imprisoned or compelled to fly from their homes and families, against whom there was no accusation but of holding opinions either unfriendly to Mr. Lincoln's Government or friendly to neutrality. It is impossible to suppose that a free Kentucky Legislature, in view of recent proceedings in other States, would have turned this State over to the posssession of a Federal military force, or betrayed the people by throwing the State into the arms of Mr. Lincoln, to bo used for Southern subjugation, or...
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