Opinions of Prominent Men Concerning the Great Questions of the Times Expressed in Their Letters to the Loyal National League: On Occasion of the Great Mass Meeting of the League and Other Loyalists at Union Square, New York, on the Anniversary of Sumter

C.S. Westcott & Company, Printers, 1863 - 72 páginas

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Página 35 - Congress shall have power to coin money, regulate the value thereof, and of foreign coin; but no State shall coin money, emit bills of credit, or make anything but gold and silver coin a tender in payment of debts.
Página 15 - Vice is a monster of such frightful mien, That to be hated, needs but to be seen; But seen too oft, familiar with her face, We first endure, then pity, then embrace.
Página 24 - I do solemnly swear that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the United States of America...
Página 72 - Thou, too, sail on, O Ship of State! Sail on, O UNION strong and great! Humanity with all its fears, With all the hopes of future years, Is hanging breathless on thy fate. We know what master laid thy keel; What workmen wrought thy ribs of steel; Who made each mast and sail and rope ; What anvils rang, what hammers beat; In what a forge and what a heat Were shaped the anchors of thy hope.
Página 72 - Tis of the wave and not the rock; 'Tis but the flapping of the sail, And not a rent made by the gale ! In spite of rock and tempest's roar, In spite of false lights on the shore. Sail on, nor fear to breast the sea! Our hearts, our hopes, are all with thee.
Página 34 - privilege' of the writ of habeas corpus is secured by our national and state constitutions to every citizen. It can only be suspended or withheld in cases of rebellion or invasion, when the public safety may require it.
Página 35 - ... to make rules for the government of the land and naval forces...
Página 45 - It is no loose, unorganized insurrection, having no defined boundary or possession. It has a boundary, marked by lines of bayonets, and which can be crossed only by force. South of this line is enemy's territory, because it is claimed and held in possession by an organized, hostile, and belligerent power.
Página 59 - They stand, therefore, in precisely the same predicament as two nations who engage in a contest, and, being unable to come to an agreement, have recourse to arms.
Página 34 - Corpus in cases of rebellion or invasion, when the public safety may require it, the question is narrowed to the inquiry whether rebellion or invasion is a fact. In the present condition of the country, no...

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