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I.--REVIEW OF THE LATE WAR.-STATESMANSHIP OF

THE SOUTH,

A question at the front of the Historical review-How far President.

Davis' mal-administration was responsible for the results of the

War-Lack of a distinct inspiration in the South-Puerilities of Mr.

Davis His first design to take personal command of the armies-

How it was defeated-An incident of Manassas–Resignation of

Mr. Hunter from the Confederate Cabinet-Richmond, a Chinese

copy of Washington—Mr. Seward, the arch-intelligence of the

war-European opinions of Mr. Davis and his Administration-A

glance at Senator Benjamin-Mr. Davis in the prophet's robe

How he betrayed and lost public confidence-The Emancipation

Proclamation not an act of statesmanship—The two notable

triumphs of Northern statesmanship-Inattention of the South to

the Anti-Slavery measures at Washington-Peculiar crime of

Negro enlistments A reflection on the Confederate finances -

Errour of the Impressment law-Analysis of the opposition to Mr.

Davis-Mr. Toombs' explanation—Wreck of the Confederate

transportation-Private design of Mr. Davis—John M. Daniel's

commentary on Yankees-His suspicion of Mr. Davis-Curious

mitigation of animosity towards the North—Mr. Stephens' suppres-

sion of a proposition from Abraham Lincoln-Par nobile of Georgia

demagogues-Curious delusion of the South as to the recovery of

Slavery-The African Church revivals "-A remark of Mr.

Hughes of Virginia-Historical value of the fact that the South

expected generous terms of restoration-What Reconstruction has

revealed,

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The three arguments for the Reconstruction scheme of Congress-

Senator Sumner's early discovery of “dead States"-A clear and

fundamental proposition-Decision of Justice Sprague of Massachu.

setts—Estoppel of Congress from the doctrine of State forfeiture

Important decision of Chief Justice Chase on the North Carolina

circuit-The argument of a "conquered country"-Extract from an

English statesman-"Occupatio bellica"— The Constitutional guar-

a republican form of government–Senator Sumner's

ignorance of history-Analysis of the Constitution with respect

to suffrage—The general argument for universal suffrage-Recent

anty of

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