Sunday, August 12, 2012
"You are not content with the vast millions of tribute we pay you annually under the operation of our revenue laws, our navigation laws, your fishing bounties, and by making your people our manufacturers, our merchants, our shippers.
You are not satisfied with the vast tribute we pay you to build up your great cities, your railroads and your canals.
You are not satisfied with the millions of tribute we have been paying you on account of the balance of exchange, which you hold against us.
You are not satisfied that we of the South are almost reduced to the condition of overseers of northern capitalists.
You are not satisfied with all this; but you must wage a relentless crusade against our rights."… John Reagan, Postmaster General of the Confederacy."