Gov. Andrew's Address to the Massachusetts Legislature : May 14, 1861 (Classic Reprint)


Excerpt from Gov. Andrew's Address to the Massachusetts Legislature: May 14, 1861 Gentlemen, this is no war of sections, - no war of North on South. It is waged to avenge no former wrongs, nor to perpet uate ancient griefs or memories of conflict. It is the struggle of the people to vindicate their own rights, to retain and in vigorate the institutions of their fathers, - the majestic effort of a National Government to vindicate its power and execute its functions for the welfare and happiness of the whole; and therefore, while I do not forget, I will not name to-day that subtle poison which has lurked alwavs in our national system. And I remember, also, at this moment, that, even in the midst of rank and towering rebellion, under the very shadow of its torch and axe, there are silent but loval multitudes of citizens of the South who wait for the national power to be revealed and its protecting flag unfurled for their own deliverance. The guns pointed at Fort Sumter on the twelfth day of April, while they reduced the material edifice and made prisoners of its garrison, announced to Anderson and his men their introduc tion into the noble army of heroes of American history; and the cannon of the fort, as they saluted the American flag, when the vanquished garrison - unconquerable in heart - retired from the scene, saluted the immortal Stripes and Stars, flaming out in ten times ten thousand resurrections of the flag of Sumter, on hilltop, staff, and spire, hailed by the shouts and the joyful tears of twentv millions of freemen. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at 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.


John Albion Andrew
Hardback | 20 pages
152 x 229 x 6mm | 186g
Publication date
03 Jan 2019
Forgotten Books
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2 Illustrations; Illustrations, black and white