Speech of T. L. Clingman, of North Carolina, in Defence of the South Against the Aggressive Movement of the North

Speech of T. L. Clingman, of North Carolina, in Defence of the South Against the Aggressive Movement of the North : Delivered in the House of Representatives, January 22, 1850 (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from Speech of T. L. Clingman, of North Carolina, in Defence of the South Against the Aggressive Movement of the North: Delivered in the House of Representatives, January 22, 1850 If gentlemen mean that the Union, upon the principles of the Constitution, is desirable, I will not controvert that opinion. But the Union never could have been formed without the written Constitution. So, if you now, by your action, practi cally destroy the Constitution, those injured, if able to resist, will not submit. That instrument was ordained, in its own language, to establish justice, insure_ domestic tranquillity, and secure the blessings 'of liberty to all parties to it - namely, the freemen of the Union. If, therefore, under its form, gross, injustice is done, insur rections excited, and the citizens of part of the States politically enslaved, then the Union ought not to stand, as an instrument of wrong and oppression. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.show more

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  • Paperback | 20 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 1mm | 41g
  • Forgotten Books
  • United States
  • English
  • , black & white illustrations
  • 0243213646
  • 9780243213641