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accompanying adopted agreed amendment answer arms arsenal authority bill BRANCH Captain Chairman charge Charleston citizens Cochrane collection Colonel command committee met pursuant communication Congress consider consideration Constitution convention copy December deem defence demand desire directed duty executive exercise existing favor February federal force forts further give governor harbor held honor hostile House House of Representatives HOWARD instant instructions JAMES January JOHN laws letter limits Major Anderson meet members present military militia Navy necessary obedient servant officer opinion Ordnance peace person Petition port possession present President proceeded proper proposition protection pursuant to adjournment question re-enforcements received referred regard relation reply request resolutions respectfully Reynolds seceded secession Secretary secure seized senators ship South Carolina submitted Sumter surrender taken thereof tion to-morrow Treasury Union United vessel Washington witness
Page 15 - THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA." We, the People of the State of South Carolina, in Convention assembled, do declare and ordain, and it is hereby declared and ordained. That the Ordinance adopted by us in Convention, on the twentythird day of May, in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and eighty-eight, whereby the Constitution of the United States of America...
Page 16 - Constitution of the United States of America was ratified, and also all acts and parts of acts of the General Assembly of this State ratifying amendments of the said Constitution, are hereby repealed; and that the union now subsisting between South Carolina and other States, under the name of the "United States of America,
Page 4 - INCOMPATIBLE WITH THE EXISTENCE OF THE UNION, CONTRADICTED EXPRESSLY BY THE LETTER OF THE CONSTITUTION, UNAUTHORIZED BY ITS SPIRIT, INCONSISTENT WITH EVERY PRINCIPLE ON WHICH IT WAS FOUNDED, AND DESTRUCTIVE OF THE GREAT OBJECT FOR WHICH IT WAS FORMED.
Page 38 - that in all cases of insurrection or obstruction to the laws, either of the United States or of any individual State or Territory, where it is lawful for the President of the United States to call forth the militia for the purpose of suppressing such insurrection or of causing the...
Page 15 - An ordinance, to dissolve the union between the State of South Carolina and other States united with her, under the compact entitled "The Constitution of the United States of America.
Page 5 - States and the laws made in pursuance thereof are the supreme law of the land, anything in the Constitution or laws of any State to the contrary notwithstanding.
Page 19 - I would have done had I entered into a positive and formal agreement with parties capable of contracting, although such an agreement would have been, on my part, from the nature of my official duties, impossible. The world knows that I have never sent any reinforcements to the forts in Charleston Harbor, and I have certainly never authorized any change to be made " in their relative military status.
Page 16 - Carolina, and also for an apportionment of the public debt, and for a division of all other property held by the Government of the United States as agent of the confederated States of which South Carolina was recently a member; and generally to negotiate as to all other measures and arrangements proper to be made and adopted in the existing relation of the parties, and for the continuance of peace and amity between this Commonwealth and the Government at Washington.
Page 20 - Under these circumstances it is clear that Major Anderson acted upon his own responsibility, and without authority, unless, indeed, he had " tangible evidence of a design to proceed to a hostile act" on the part of the authorities of South Carolina, which has not yet been alleged.