The Stars and Bars: Or, The Reign of Terror in Missouri

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A. Williams & Company, 1864 - Missouri - 324 pages
 

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Page 252 - The whole commerce between master and slave is a perpetual exercise of the most boisterous passions, the most unremitting despotism on the one part, and degrading submissions on the other.
Page 253 - The parent storms, the child looks on, catches the lineaments of wrath, puts on the same airs in the circle of smaller slaves, gives a loose to the worst of passions, and thus nursed, educated, and daily exercised in tyranny, cannot but be stamped by it with odious peculiarities. The man must be a prodigy who can retain his manners and morals undepraved by such circumstances.
Page 248 - ... of war upon us, who but this convention will be held responsible for it ; and who but him who shall have given his vote for this unwise and ill-timed measure...
Page 127 - ... death, now and forever, stand by the stars and stripes. They have been unfurled from the snows of Canada to the plains of New Orleans, in the halls of the Montezumas and amid the solitude of every sea , and everywhere, as the luminous symbol of resistless and beneficent power, they have led the brave to victory and to glory. They have floated over our cradles ; let it be our prayer and our struggle that they shall float over our graves.
Page 312 - We live in deeds, not years ; in thoughts, not breaths ; In feelings, not in figures on a dial. We should count time by heart throbs. He most lives Who thinks most, feels the noblest, acts the best.
Page 252 - But' again, gentlemen, what have we to gain by this proposed change of our relation to the General Government ? We have always had the control of it; and can yet, if we remain in it, and are as united as we have been.
Page 133 - Government in the paternal spirit in which a father seeks to reclaim his erring offspring. No conquest, no effusion of blood is sought. In sorrow, not in anger, the prayer of all is, that the end may be reached without loss of life or waste of property. Among the most powerful instrumentalities relied on for re-establishing the authority of the Government, is that of the Union sentiment of the South, sustained by a liberated press. It is now trodden to the earth under a reign of terrorism which has...
Page 249 - What interest of the South has been invaded ? What justice has been denied ? and what claim founded in justice and right has been withheld...
Page 251 - States have been carved, and ample territory to be added in due time, if you, by this unwise and impolitic act, do not destroy this hope, and, perhaps, by it lose all, and have your last slave wrenched from you...

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