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Sketches of the Rise, Progress, and Decline of Secession William Brownlow

Sketches of the Rise, Progress, and Decline of Secession

William Brownlow

Published December 19th 2008
ISBN : 9781429015769
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500 pages
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1862 Excerpt: ...the avenues of unrecorded time. 8. IMoreThis historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1862 Excerpt: ...the avenues of unrecorded time. 8. I protest against a surrender of the navigation of the Mississippi River, and would not, if elected to the office of Governor, agree to relinquish the right Tennessee has to the free navigation of that great inland sea, if even the General Government should basely surrender its rights and the rights of the several Western and Northwestern States. Nor am I willing to recognize the act of Secession on the part of Florida, Louisiana, and Texas in any other light than that of dishonesty and treason, meriting the scorn and contempt of the civilized world. I say this because of the vast amount of money paid by our Government, to say nothing of the sacrifice of human life, for the exclusive benefit of these three States. Louisiana, (purchased of France, ) $15,000,000- interest paid, $8,385,353- Florida, (purchased of Spain, ) $5,000,000- interest paid, $1,430,000- Texas, (boundary, ) $10,000,000- Texas, (for indemnity, ) $10,000,000- Texas, (for creditors, last Congress, ) $7,750,000- Indian expenses of all kinds, $5,000,000- to purchase navy, pay troops, $5,000,000- all other expenditures, $3,000,000- Mexican War, $217,175,575- soldiers pensions and bountylands, $100,000,000- Florida War, $100,000,000- soldiers pensions, $7,000,000- to remove Indians, $5,000,000- paid by treaty for New Mexico, $15,000,000- paid to extinguish Indian titles, $100,000,000- raid to Georgia, $3,082,000- total cost, $617,822,928. Ought these three rebellious States to be tolerated in their mad schemes of plunder and treason, after costing the people of the other States six hundred and eighteen millions of dollars? I say, No- and, as the Executive of this State, I could never do an act that would in the remotest degree tolerate this wholesale ...