If any one attempts to haul down the American flag shoot him on the spot. John A. Dix.Telegraph from Washington, Jan. 29, 1861, ordering the arrest, at New Orleans, of Capt. Breshwood, commander of the revenue cutter McClennand, which it was feared he would turn over to the rebels.
Hail, Columbia! happy land! Hail, ye heroes! heaven-born band! Who fought and bled in Freedoms cause, Who fought and bled in Freedoms cause, And when the storm of war was gone, Enjoyed the peace your valor won. Let independence be our boast, Ever mindful what it cost; Ever grateful for the prize, Let its altar reach the skies! Joseph Hopkinson.Hail, Columbia.
Our hearts, our hopes, are all with thee, Our hearts, our hopes, our prayers, our tears, Our faith triumphant oer our fears, Are all with thee,are all with thee! Longfellow.The Building of the Ship.
Our Country,whether bounded by the St. Johns and the Sabine, or however otherwise bounded or described, and be the measurements more or less,still our Country, to be cherished in all our hearts, to be defended by all our hands. Robert C. Winthrop.Toast at Faneuil Hall, on the 4th of July, 1845.