An Address at the Funeral of Hon. Roger Sherman Baldwin, February 23, 1863

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T.J. Stafford, 1863 - 36 páginas
 

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Página 22 - States ; and whereas it is believed to be the opinion of the people of other States that amendments to the Constitution are, or may become, necessary to secure to the people of the United States...
Página 4 - Rebecca (Sherman) Baldwin. He was of the best New England stock on both the paternal and the maternal side. His father, who passed away from among us only twelve years since, in his ninetieth year, universally respected and beloved for his sound judgment, fairness, candor, integrity, benevolence, and piety, was Representative of the State in the Congress of the United States, and for many years was one of the Judges of the Superior Court and the Supreme Court of Errors ; the third in the line of...
Página 20 - State, to whom was referred the consideration of the resolutions of the State of Virginia and the other States represented, and all propositions for the adjustment of existing differences between the States, with authority to report what they deem right, necessary, and proper to restore harmony, and preserve the Union...
Página 13 - I therefore proceed immediately to say that, in a consideration of this case, I derive, in the distress I feel both for myself and my clients, consolation from two sources — first, that the rights of my clients to their lives and liberties have already been defended by my learned friend and colleague in so able and complete a manner as leaves me scarcely anything to say, and I feel that such full justice has been done to their interests, that any fault or imperfection of mine will merely be attributed...
Página 22 - This Convention does therefore recommend to the several States to unite with Kentucky in her application to Congress to call a Convention for proposing amendments to the Constitution of the United States, to be submitted to the Legislatures of the several States, or to Conventions therein, for ratification, as the one or the other mode of ratification may be proposed by Congress, in accordance with the provision in the fifth article of the Constitution.
Página 21 - The undersigned, for the reasons set forth in the accompanying resolution, and others which have been herein indicated, is of opinion that the mode of adjustment by a general Convention, as proposed by Kentucky, is the one which affords the best assurance of an adjustment acceptable to the people of every section, as it will afford to all the States who may desire amendments an opportunity of preparing them with care and deliberation, and in such form as they may deem it expedient to prescribe, to...
Página 15 - Let us now consider the course and character of Governor Baldwin as a Statesman. This can be done more briefly, because his official service was much more brief than his service in the law, and because the moral and intellectual qualities, already described, which characterized him as a lawyer, characterized him also as a statesman. Governor Baldwin's ruling principles in political life were justice, humanity, patriotism, and fidelity to the Constitution and the laws ; of which, as well as of the...
Página 21 - Whereas, it is the deliberate opinion of the General Assembly of Virginia that unless the unhappy controversy which now divides the States of this confederacy shall be satisfactorily adjusted, a permanent dissolution of the Union is inevitable...
Página 22 - Baldwin's report was a recommendation " to the several States to unite with Kentucky in her application to Congress to call a Convention for proposing amendments to the Constitution of the United States, to be submitted to the Legislatures of the several States, or to Conventions therein, for ratification, as the one or the other mode of ratification may be proposed by Congress, in accordance with the provisions in the fifth article of the Constitution.
Página 21 - ... unhappy controversy which now divides the States shall be satisfactorily adjusted, a permanent dissolution of the Union is inevitable ; and being earnestly desirous of an adjustment thereof, in concurrence with Virginia, in the spirit in which the Constitution was originally formed, and consistent with its principles, so as to afford to the people of all the States adequate security for all their rights, the attention of the undersigned was necessarily led to...

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