Resolutions, Union League of Philadelphia, August 22, 1866, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

    Source citation

    "United States," The American Cyclopedia and Register of Important Events of the Year 1866 (New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1873), 758.

    Author (from)
    Union League of Philadelphia
    Recipient (to)
    People of Philadelphia
    Date Certainty
    John Osborne, Dickinson College
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    Resolved, That the thanks of this League be, and they are hereby cordially presented to the loyal representatives in Congress from this and other States, who, faithful to justice, to liberty, to the Constitution, and the Union, have saved the country from the humiliation, danger, and disgrace of admitting into the public councils unpunished traitors, whose hands are stained with the blood of her loyal children.
    Resolved, That - in the extraordinary sympathy recently manifested by Andrew Johnson, under the guidance of William H. Seward, with the prominent traitors of the country, and their political adherents;
    In his treachery to a loyal people, who trusted and raised him to power;
    In his recent declaration that he will so use that power as to compel every man who holds office under the Government to support his policy or give up his bread;
    In his denial of the right of the people of the loyal States to exercise legislative powers in Congress in the present condition of the country;
    In his indecent and ribald attacks upon their representatives for endeavoring to establish justice, and protect a weak and helpless race from persecution, oppression, and slaughter;
    In his fraternity with the rebels of New Orleans resulting in a horrible and causeless massacre of loyal, peaceful, and virtuous citizens, wicked in conception and fiendish in execution -
    We recognize with profound disappointment and sorrow a degree of moral and political depravity which has no parallel in our history; and we are thus admonished that the utmost vigilance is now required on the part of those by whose votes and arms the nation was saved, in order to secure the fruits of their victory - justice with peace, and liberty with union.

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