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Do we not all know that the cause of our casualties is the vicious intermeddling of too many of the citizens of the Northern States with the constitutional rights of the Southern States, cooperating with the discontents of the people of those states? Do we not know that the disregard of the Constitution, and of the security that it affords to the rights of States and of individuals, has been the cause of the calamity which our country is called to undergo? And now, war! war, in its direst shape war, such as it makes the blood run cold to read of in the history of other nations and of other times war, on a scale of a million of men in arms war, horrid as that of barbaric ages, rages in several of the States of the Union, as its more immediate field, and casts the lurid shadow of its death and lamentation athwart the whole expanse, and into every nook and corner of our vast domain. Franklin Pierce

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Do we not all know that the cause of our casualties is the vicious intermeddling of too many of the citizens of the Northern States with the constitutional rights of the Southern States cooperating with the discontents of the people of those states Do we not know that the disregard of the Constitution and of the security that it affords to the rights of States and of individuals has been the cause of the calamity which our country is called to undergo And now war war in its direst shape war such as it makes the blood run cold to read of in the history of other nations and of other times war on a scale of a million of men in arms war horrid as that of barbaric ages rages in several of the States of the Union as its more immediate field and casts the lurid shadow of its death and lamentation athwart the whole expanse and into every nook and corner of our vast domain Franklin Pierce

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