The Programme of Peace: By a Democrat of the Old School (Classic Reprint)

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There is land enough in the slave States to endow its entire agricultural population, together,with its landless population now unemployed, with the average northern farm of 128 acres to a family, and leave about acres. By laying the tax above proposed, the government, after reorganizing by means of the already improved land, Southern industry, and providing for the order, loyalty, and good conduct of the poor whites, the debris of the rebel armies, and the freed slaves, and also endowing any of our own brave soldiers who might choose to remain at the South, would still find itself in possession an amount of unimproved land which, as soon as it should f the full in?uence of the free system, would be worth a millions of money.

If the Federal Government, under its war power, has a right to charge batteries with projectiles that sweep down the and passive rebels alike, destroying a score of deluded, untary enemies, to reach one who is an intelligent and tary foe, can it not charge a battery with an agrarian law will only annihilate without killing the real rebels and c the artificial ones into friends? Hundred pounder Parrott guns alone cannot conquer a peace in the Slave States. They may destroy a certain percentage of men and scatter all the large armies, but they cannot prevent these armies from filling the wildest and biggest part of the country with will prey equally on master and slave, and cost more to e minate than ten times as many Indian savages; Let the rank and file be tempted to cultivate land of their own before such habits are established.

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Publisher - Forgotten Books

Language - English

Author(s) - Elizur Wright


Published Date - August 22 2019

ISBN - 9780332197395

Dimesions - 22.9 x 15.2 x 0.5 cm

Page Count - 24

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