South Carolina, Mississippi, Florida, Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, and Texas had already legally and peacefully seceded from the Union before Lincoln takes office.
April 14 1861...Lincoln violates the US Constitution by illegally calling for states to raise 75,000 troops to invade the South. Only Congress can do this, not the President.
His Secretary of State, William Seward, writes up this Illegal proclamation which will later prove to have many lies contained therein...
http://www.alternatewars.com/ACW/ACW_Do ... Troops.htm
Here is a highlight of the lies. "...and in every event the utmost care will be observed, consistently with the objects aforesaid, to avoid any devastation, any destruction of or interference with property, or any disturbance of peaceful citizens in any part of the country".
He has his Secretary of War, Simon Cameron send telegrams to each states Governor asking for volunteer soldiers.
He gets these replies from Southern Governors...
North Carolina- John W. Ellis, Governor of North Carolina, to Simon Cameron, U.S. Secretary of War, 15 April 1861...
"Your dispatch is received, and if genuine, which its extraordinary character leads me to doubt, I have to say in reply that I regard the levy of troops made by the Administration for the purpose of subjugating the States of the South as in violation of the Constitution and a gross usurpation of power. I can be no party to this wicked violation of the laws of the country and to this war upon the liberties of a free people. You can get no troops from North Carolina."
Kentucky- B. Magoffin, Governor of Kentucky, to Cameron, 15 April 1861...
"Your dispatch is received. In answer I say emphatically Kentucky will furnish no troops for the wicked purpose of subduing her sister Southern States."
Virginia- John Letcher, Governor of Virginia, to Cameron, 16 April 1861...
"I received your telegram of the 15th, the genuineness of which I doubted. Since that time I have received your communication, mailed the same day, in which I am requested to detach from the militia of the State of Virginia 'the quota designated in the table' which you append, 'to serve as infantry or riflemen for the period of three months, unless sooner discharged.'
In reply to this communication I have only to say that the militia of Virginia will not be furnished to the powers at Washington for any such use or purpose as they have in view. Your object is to subjugate the Southern States, and a requisition made upon me for such an object--an object, in my judgement, not within the purview of the Constitution or the act of 1795--will not be complied with. You have chosen to inaugurate civil war, and having done so, we will meet it in a spirit as determined as the Administration has exhibited toward the South."
Tennessee-Isham G. Harris, Governor of Tennessee, to Cameron, 17 April 1861...
"Your dispatch of 15th instant, informing me that Tennessee is called upon for two regiments of militia for immediate service, is received. Tennessee will not furnish a single man for purpose of coercion, but 50,000, if necessary, for the defense of our rights and those of our Southern brethren."
Missouri- C.F. Jackson, Governor of Missouri, to Cameron, 17 April 1861...
"Your dispatch of the 15th instant, making a call on Missouri for four regiments of men for immediate service, has been received. There can be, I apprehend, no doubt but the men are intended to form a part of the President's army to make war upon the people of the seceded States.
Your requisition, in my judgement, is illegal, unconstitutional, and revolutionary in its object, inhuman and diabolical, and cannot be complied with. Not one man will the State of Missouri furnish to carry on any such unholy crusade."
Arkansas- H.M. Rector, Governor of Arkansas, to Cameron, 22 April 1861...
"In answer to your requisition for troops from Arkansas to subjugate the Southern States, I have to say that none will be furnished. The demand is only adding insult to injury. The people of this Commonwealth are freemen, not slaves, and will defend to the last extremity their honor, lives, and property against Northern mendacity and usurpation."
Delaware- William Burton, Governor of Delaware, to Cameron, 25 April 1861...
"I have the honor to receive your communication of the 15th instant, requesting me to cause to be immediately detached from the militia of this State one regiment, consisting of 780 men, 'to serve as infantry or riflemen, for the period of three months, unless sooner discharged.'
The laws of this State confer upon the Executive no authority whatever enabling him to comply with your requisition, there being no organized militia in the State nor any law authorizing such organization.
There are volunteer companies formed and their officers commissioned by the Executive, and others are being formed, but it is altogether optional with them to offer their service to the U.S. authorities, the Executive having no power vested in him to order them into its service.”
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And in addition to this fine piece you sent us here in The Confederate Society (below herein), let me add this to the Long list of un-Constitutional actions undertaken by King Lincoln that many are equally & probably unaware of:
* As did King George III before him (Lincoln) do, who brought in Hessian Troops to put down the Same Rebels called Colonists only 80 years earlier, so too did King Lincoln.
* We fought his superior numbered forces to a standstill with inferior weaponry & fewer arsenals so what did Sic Semper Tyrannus do- he went to his European ‘friends’ and cut a deal whereby they emptied their jails of the scum they didn’t want giving them their ‘freedom’ providing they would fight for & in Lincoln’s ‘Union’ Army.
* Many of this Scum-Sucking band were members of ‘Uncle Billy’s (Sherman’s) army who raped, pillaged and murdered thousands of civilians in their ‘march to the sea’.
* Lincoln also used his ‘Executive Privilege’ along with his Radical Red RepubliCONS in ‘congress’ to ‘pass’ his Empowerment Act that forcibly conscripted the Irish Immigrants coming to America into the Union Army when in fact they were NOT citizens.
* The Empowerment Act provided him with multi thousands of much needed additional Troops that essentially said this:
“You can be conscripted into our Army even though you are NOT a Citizen because arriving here (in the U.S.), suggests you intended on becoming a citizen allowing us to conscript you.”
* How many I wonder were ever ‘Taught’ about these actions while his Rich Socialist Friends and Families were paying $300.00, the price to be EXCLUDED from conscription, resulting in “A Rich Man’s War and a Poor Man’s Fight” slogan.
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