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" But this momentous question, like a firebell in the night, awakened and filled me with terror. I considered it at once as the knell of the Union. It is hushed, indeed, for the moment. But this is a reprieve only, not a final sentence. "
The United States Democratic Review - Seite 372
1849
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For Liberty and Glory: Washington, Lafayette, and Their Revolutions

James R. Gaines - 2007 - 533 Seiten
...Jefferson wrote from Monticello in April 1820. "I considered it at once as the knell of the Union. It is hushed, indeed, for the moment. But this is...every new irritation will mark it deeper and deeper." Even as he wrote, the central government's assertion of its right to enforce such a determination on...
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The Missouri Compromise and Its Aftermath: Slavery and the Meaning of America

Robert Pierce Forbes - 2009 - 384 Seiten
...the Missouri Compromise line of 36°3o' did, as Thomas Jefferson mournfully observed to John Holmes: "A geographical line, coinciding with a marked principle,...obliterated; and every new irritation will mark it deeper and deeper."133 Educated southerners had been schooled in the same values as their northern counterparts;...
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What Hath God Wrought: The Transformation of America, 1815-1848

Daniel Walker Howe - 2007 - 928 Seiten
...in the night, awakened and filled me with terror. I considered it at once as the knell of the union. It is hushed, indeed, for the moment. But this is a reprieve only, not a final sentence. ... I regret that I am now to die in the belief, that the useless sacrifice of themselves by the generation...
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All Honor to Jefferson?: The Virginia Slavery Debates and the Positive Good ...

Erik S. Root - 2008 - 255 Seiten
...awakened and filled me with terror. I considered it at once as the knell of the Union. It is husked, indeed, for the moment. But this is a reprieve only,...every new irritation will mark it deeper and deeper." With such a friendly member of the South in Holmes, we might surmise that Jefferson would be candid....
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