Monday, June 6, 2011

One Northerner's Opinion about the Reason for the War

The Covington Journal of June 8, 1861 printed this story.

"An Albany, N.Y.,  newspaper says a clergyman of that place, while recently discussing our present national troubles, used the following language:

"I disapprove of the principles of the Revolutionary war. It was waged against lawful authority. I regard the war of 1812 as still worse. The Mexican War I opposed with all my heart; but the present war I approve.It is a holy war. It is a war for the extinction of slavery.

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