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WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 11, 1865 (Journal of the Confederate Congress, Vol. 7, p. 442)

Mr. [William P.] Miles submitted the following series of resolutions; which were referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs and ordered to be printed:

Resolved That all attempts to make peace with the United States by the action or intervention of the separate States composing this Confederacy are unauthorized by the Constitution, in contravention of the supreme law of the land, and therefore “revolutionary.”

Resolved, That we, the Representatives of the people of the Confederate States, are firmly determined to continue the struggle in which we are involved until the United States shall acknowledge our independence; and to this determination, with a firm conviction of the justice of our cause and an humble reliance upon the Supreme Ruler of nations, we do solemnly and faithfully pledge ourselves.

 

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