Monday, June 24, 2013

Speeches, Arguments, Addresses, and Letters of Clement L. Vallandigham by Clement L. Vallandigham

Status: One Round of QC (06.24.2013)


Tom DiLorenzo was promoting this book over the past few weeks. Example here:

I found out this book is in the Public Domain. No EPUB/MOBI edition exists on the internet, and all that is available for sale on Amazon are physical reprints.

I based this EPUB off of this PDF scan:

I also spotted a slightly different PDF on Google Books, this helped with some scanning artifacts:

Fix Notes:

Page 12: par. 2: political

His first effort at extempore speaking was in a politicial debate at Calcutta, in his native county; where he spoke for an hour with such success, that his Democratic friends bore him off in triumph upon their shoulders.

Page 13: very bottom of page: political

2. To avoid, with persevering resolution, all connection or mingling with the petty factions or personal jealousies and quarrels of politicial friends; and of [...]

Page 51: end of par. 2: justified

But he knew them to be well founded, and events since have more than justifed him:

Page 59: right after chapter break: permitted

From Mr. Vallandigham’s private note-book we are permittted to copy the following, dated in August, 1843.

Page 118: near middle of page: renowned

In April, 1776, the American Congress resolved against the importation of any more slaves. But England continued the traffic, with all its accumulated horrors, till 1808; for so deeply had it struck its roots into the commercial interests of that country, that not all the efforts of an organized and powerful society, not the influence of her ministers, not the eloquence of all her most renowed orators, availed to strike it down for more than forty years after this, its earliest interdiction in any country, by a rebel congress.

Page 123: par. 1: vortex

The Whig party, bargaining with, courting, and seeking to absorb it into its own ranks, has, itself at last, been swallowed up and lost. Political Temperance and Know-Nothingism are rapidly drifting into the same voxtex.

Page 135: par. 1: point

Up to that piont, they were acting plainly “in pursuance of a law of the United States, and the process of a judge thereof.”

Page 153: par. 1 (about 2/3 of the way down page): nevertheless

Upon pretexts and by appeals and seditious declarations such as these are, the people, or a part of the people, I trust a very small part, but enough, nevertheleless, to do, or to threaten, great mischief—have been stirred up to the madness and folly of setting themselves in array against the Government of the United States, and under the color and forms of State statutes and State process, of resisting the execution of its laws and the process of its courts, and thus of precipitating upon us the crisis which wicked and designing men have so long labored to bring about.

Page 163: end of par .3: Missing left parenthesis (to match the rest of the quotes on that page)

Lord Eldon, 13 Vesey, 514.)

Page 166: par. 2: improbability

“The extreme improbabiity of their falsehood.”

Page 166: par. 2: freedom

“It is true,” he adds, “that the ordinary and highest tests of the fidelity, accuracy and completeness of judicial evidence are here wanting; but their place is in some measure supplied by the circumstances of the declarant; and the inconveniencies resulting from the exclusion of the evidence having such guaranties for its accuracy in fact, and for its freedem from fraud, are deemed much greater, in general, than any which would probably be experienced from its admission.”

Page 167: par. 4: Missing right single quotes before second year (to match the rest of the book)

I refer especially to Easton vs. Scott, 1816, Cont. Elects., 272, 276; the Broad Seal case, 1840; Farlee vs. Runk, 1845-46; Monroe vs. Jackson, 1847—48; and the case of H. R. Kneas, district attorney, whose election was contested in 1851, on behalf of William, B. Reed, in one of the judicial courts of Philadelphia.

Page 212: par. 1: forlorn

You were only put forward to be killed off; you were merely detailed as a follorn hope, to be shot down in front of that Malakoff which you never will capture.

Page 213: end of par. 0: condemn

Pardon me, but I despise and contemn your vassalage to the North as much as you can contemn and despise any man’s servility to the South.

Page 214: about 3/4 of the way down the page: always

Sir, I listened the other day, as I alway listen, with very great pleasure, to the genial and gushing eloquence from the lips of that gentleman, touched, as they are, as with a live coal from the altar of oratory.

Page 214: end of page: leader

Pardon me—he is not only not a eader, but not even a respectful follower of the Republican party in [...]

Page 231: par. 1 (quote): themselves

“These considerations render it important that we should at every session continue to amend the defects which from time to time show themselses in the laws for regulating the militia, until they are sufficiently perfect.

Page 372-375: At the end of each blockquote: Missing right single quotes before second year (to match the rest of the book)

Page 372: End of third blockquote: Should end in "’62" to match the rest of the book.

“What they will be when that great day shall arrive—if it shall ever arrive— when our eyes shall be gladdened with the sight of the Army in motion, I do not know.”—Congressional Globe, 1861-2, vol. 2, p. 299.

Page 376: par. 1: Missing right single quote before second year

I pass next to the “ appropriations.” What further deficiencies are to come in, or are now pending, I know not; but the amount of appropriations already made by Congress for the fiscal year ending today (June 30th), is $608,126,496; and for the coming fiscal year, 1862-63, the appropriations provided for in bills now between the two Houses, [...]

Page 417: end of chapter: missing period right before '*'

Page 426: par. 3: withholding

I go further, and regard the witholding supplies, with a view of forcing the country into a dishonorable peace, as not only to be what it has been called, moral treason, but very little short of actual treason itself.”

Page 451: par. 1: withholding

And now, sir, whatever may have been the motives of England, France, and the other great powers of Europe, in witholding recognition so long from the Confederate States, the South and the North are both indebted to them for an immense public service.

Page 454: The first "Mr." right in the beginning of chapter should be smallcaps to match the rest of the book (first words of every chapter are smallcaps).

Page 479: par. 1: Vallandigham

Luke F. Cozans, President of the Association, in a few remarks introduced the orator of the evening, Hon. C. L. Vallandingham, who on rising was received with loud and protracted cheers. When silence was restored he spoke as follows:

Page 535: par 2. under "The Benevolent institutions...": Vallandigham

“The youngest Democratic member in the House, Mr. Valllandigham, made his debut today, on a resolution to print documents. It was a brilliant effort, and produced an electric effect upon the House. He is a splendid young man.”


Page 45 needs new scan. I marked page 45 with @@@ just to make sure I double check it when I get the scan.

Middle of page 67, there is a spot that is missing a word. (Marked with @@@)

I am not too sure about * * * * until the end of line. Does this mean the next line is still a part of the same paragraph? (See page 164 for one example). There are a few others where the * * * * do not reach the end of line.

Not too sure about the $ numbers in the table on page 383 (This also happens throughout the book). Was this an old style of doing things, with a space instead of a period between the dollars and cents? This happened 44 times total in the book (I have marked forced an   between them).

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