The Record of Hon. C. L. Vallandigham on Abolition, the Union, and the Civil War

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J. Walter & Company, 1863 - United States - 256 pages
 

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Page 167 - to raise and support Armies" and "to provide and maintain a Navy.
Page 130 - And several grants and promises made of fines and forfeitures, before any conviction or judgment against the persons, upon whom the same were to be levied. All which are utterly and directly contrary to the known laws and statutes, and freedom of this realm.
Page 131 - That the freedom of the press is one of the great bulwarks of liberty, and can never be restrained but by despotic governments.
Page 146 - That the people have a right to assemble together in a peaceable manner to consult for their common good, to instruct their representatives, and to apply to the legislature for redress of grievances.
Page 65 - I regret that I am now to die in the belief, that the useless sacrifice of themselves by the generation of 1776, to acquire self-government and happiness to their country, is to be thrown away by the unwise and unworthy passions of their sons, and that my only consolation is to be, that I live not to weep over it.
Page 131 - No person can in any case be subjected to law martial, or to any penalties or pains, by virtue of that law, except those employed in the army or navy, and except the militia in actual service, but by authority of the legislature.
Page 130 - By issuing and causing to be executed a commission under the great seal for erecting a court called The Court of Commissioners for Ecclesiastical Causes; 4.
Page 65 - But this momentous question, like a fire-bell in the night, awakened and filled me with terror. I considered it at once as the knell of the Union. It is hushed, indeed, for the moment. But this is a reprieve only, not a final sentence. A geographical line, coinciding with a marked principle, moral and political, once conceived and held up to the angry passions of men, will never be obliterated ; and every new irritation will mark it deeper and deeper.
Page 240 - All courts shall be open, and every person, for an injury done him in his land, goods, person, or reputation, shall have remedy by due course of law ; and justice administered without denial or delay.
Page 131 - That all power of suspending laws, or the execution of laws, by any authority without consent of the representatives of the people, is injurious to their rights and ought not to be exercised.

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