CLOSING OF THE CONGRESS OF THE CSA PART THREE HISTORY

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CLOSING OF THE CONGRESS OF THE CSA PART THREE
HISTORY - '.-.'..... '.-.'..... , .- .- . ,. Mr. Speaker...
'.-.'..... '.-.'..... , .- .- . ,. Mr. Speaker I have waited for some older member member of the Virginia delegation to respond. to the el" onuen remarks of the gentleman from Sooth Caro lina?' I eaanot llo.v thie occasion to ' psssj' sirvwltny out a word for the people whom I have the honor to represent, Mr. Speaker, I take proud V'easure in reiterating that Virginia is true to iho cause of a noble patriotism. "It is true, Mr. Speaker, that Virginia did not hurry herself out of the old Union. She, sir, was not boastfully ambitious to ahed fra- fra- tern al blood. &he paused, she calmly confridftrect wisely deliberating upon- upon- thegrcat issues pending. . upon her action. -s -s sir," he paused; rshe stood in the breach belween'" the contending sections of this excited nation, beating back the tide of war, laboring to appease and reconcile the contending factions. Yea, Ifr. Speaker, ah faithfully-labored faithfully-labored faithfully-labored by attempts at compromise, and by. every means to conciliate to reconcile, the interests and feelings , of our enemy, and thus tt prevent a war. j ' But sir nothing would avail. Our national dishonor' or our blood the North was resolved to'have. Vh ginia paused, Mr. Speaker, not to oonaider, selfish- selfish- iy, ner owb ln-ereata, ln-ereata, ln-ereata, out we good of the whole country, and eeptcially that of ber Southern Sisters She passed, not because she was timid and unde cided as ta her position she sir, had no sympathy with the North, nor with- with- Northermisrule but, air, Virginia saw the terrible Consequences that wouia ineviitDiy ioiiow Dtr. act ot secession, and she desired, if possible, to prevent that terrible re suit If , this good old .- .- Sute bad been timid or meanly eelnah, or had she been controlled at all by popular -clamor, -clamor, she would have staid in the, Union and saved ber desolated fields and homes from the men which she knew would come upon them: or. sne wouia nave gone out sooner, and thereby roin- roin- ed herself and th cause of the South. .' ' But, air, Virginil waa wise, and came out at the

Clipped from The Daily Conservative11 Apr 1865, TuePage 1

The Daily Conservative (Raleigh, North Carolina)11 Apr 1865, TuePage 1
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