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Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year. one thousand eight hundred and sixiy-four,
By S. D. CARPENTER,
in the Clerk’s Office of the District Court of the united States, for the State of Wisconsin.
possible, without perverting the sentiments
uttered. The task has been an herculean one. The difficulty has not been what to insert, but what to leave out, lest I should compile a volume of too ponderous proportions, for it would have been much easier to have compiled 2,000 pages, without diminishing the interest. My whole aim has been to present to the conservatives of the country a useful and convenient digest of the sayings and doings of the Northern Disunionists for the last sixty-five years, together with a synopsis of the slavery agitation and results of emancipation, from the halcyon days of Rome down to the present time— embracing a statistical, didactic and editorial compendium of that restless spirit of meddling agitation that has ruined the fairest govern
ments on earth. I have presented the evidence
of Northern disunion and treason, in a convenient and tangible form, that the same may be demonstrated to the people who now suffer in
consequence of these causes:–
such as to be aspersonally offensive as possibléto
all conservatives, by the use approbious epithets, such as “Traitor”—“Copperhe ad,” &c. With this work in his possession, no Democrat need fear these epithets, for if he will compel his assailant to endure the infliction to read or listen to a few choice paragraphs herein, the insult will hardly be repeated; for, the following pages constitute a bomb-proof battery—an “iron clad” torpedo—that will be dangerous to trifle with. For fifteen years I have been selecting and preserving in scrapbook form, the within evidences of republican guilt, until I had created quite a “library” of scrap books. I was aware years ago that these scraps would one day become valuable. I was offered, during the political canvass of 1863, a large sum for my first volume of Scraps, and it occurred to me that if one of my many volumes was prized so highly, there were few that would not es. teem it a privilege to pay $1.50 for the cream of them all. All the libraries in the “Union as it was,” might be searched in vain for the contents of this book. The same might be found mostly in the newspaper files of the last seventy years, but it would require a practiced antiquarian years of research to hunt up and codify these : extracts from original sources, at an expense wholly inadequate to any probable remuneration. Possessing these extraordinary facilities, I have compiled this work both from the dictates of duty and hope of reward. I do not warrant it free from errors; for, in addition to my other duties of publishing a Daily and
|Weekly Newspaper, &c., I have without assis-
tance, copied, codified and arranged the work each evening, as needed for the printers the next day, nor have I been able to re-exam
ine a single sheet of “ copy,” previous to its.
graphical, errors, that readily, suggest them- og”** . . . . . power—fatten on the sweat of honest toil, and
While I have endeavored to link together the various extracts in argumentative arrangement,
I have, with but, few exceptional cases, em
ployed no more of my own language and sentiments than were necessary to a proper application and introduction of the sentiment or Another reason for presenting this work, is, that during the canvass of 1863, I printed the first edition of 10,000 copies in pamphlet form, which were soon disposed of in all parts of the North, with no effort on my part, save a notice that a work of that character was for sale, and even after the last copy was sent as per order, I continued to receive orders from Wisconsin,
Pennsylvania, Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Indi
ana, New York and other States, until calls for more than 6,000 accumulated on my table, beyond my power to fill. I commenced this edition in November last, to meet this demand, and already, before the first copy is bound, I have orders for more than two-thirds of my entire edition. I am making arrangements for issuing a 3d edition to supply the general demand, which I am in hopes to issue some time in June or July next. : * . . ! To the conservatives of the country this work is especially dedicated, as the aggrega. tion of guilt and treason of seventy years accumulation—to be by them exhibited aS a
nets of power must not be permitted to deceive
the people with their “stop thief” cry of “we : . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . * . . . . * . . . . * - - - - - || the work to all those who would study the great
are loyal”—“you are disloyal”—when the
evidences of their own guilt are so overwhelm
ing. A sure antidote to their poison is to be
insults of that reptile tribe of arrogant, selfrighteous bores, who breed in the sunshine of
ism, believing that the latter combines the trinity of the former. I have no apology to offer for the rebellion, and am in favor of punishing all traitors—am opposed to any peace purchased at the expense of the honor and inalienable rights of loyal people, and am in favor of any peace—the sooner it comes the better—that shall secure the Union of our fathers, and be honorable in its terms, and believe that any sensible, conservative man would be an improvement on Mr. Lincois for President. .
The “Shakesperean Irrepressible Conflict,” which follows the general order of this work, I offer gratis—not as a specimen of literary genius, but in accordance with a promise made at the repeated requests of many of my friends. I attach no particular importance to it, for it was all prepared during the three last evenings of 1862, as a “message” for the cars riers of my paper. It was only intended as a humorous salmagundi, to represent the “rise,
i progress and decline of the one idea,” I may,
without arro gance, however, claim for it this merit—a truthful, even though crude, reflex of transpiring facts.
With the foregoing “explanations,” I offer
cause of all the evils that now afflict this sorely
oppressed people. S. D. CARPENTER. MADIsoN, Wis., February, 1864. .
PROOFS OF FEDERAL TREASON.—CONTINUEp.
Tone of the Federals when in Power...Similar to the Tone.
of Those now in Power...Congregational Ministers’ Ad-
dress to President ADAMs...Extract from Sermon ef Rev.
JEDIDAH MORSE...Extracts from Sermon by Rev. F. S.
F, GARDNER, 1812...Extracts from Discourses of Rev.
Dr. Osgood, 1810...The Clamors of New England for Sep-
aration and Dissolution... “Extracts of Treason”...From
Boston Centinel, Dec. 10, 1814...From same Dec. 14,
1814...Sundry other extracts from same...Ipswich Me-
morial...Deerfield, (Mass.) Petition...From the Crisis,
No. 3...From the Federal Republican, 1814...Extract
from Address to the Hartford Convention, &c...From
Boston Daily Advertiser, 1814...From Federal Republi-
can, 1814...Extracts from proceedings of a Treasonable
Meeting in Reading, Mass...Also from Memorial of citi-
zens of Newburyport to the Legislature—From Federal
Republican, Nov. 7, 1814...From Boston Gazette...From
Sermon of Rev. DAVID Osgood... Also from his Address
before the Legislarure...Extracts from a treasonable let-
ter from Federals to JAMES MADISON...Trom Boston Re-
pertory...From New York Commercial Advertifier.