Statistics for occurrence #1 of “South Carolina” in chapter 146 of Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 2.:
...icalities, and the distinction that you have got no war till Congress declares it. Congress could legalize it, or could make war, it is true; but that was practical war. Who began it?
Then, sir, if South Carolina secedes, withdraws from the Union, becomes our common enemy, is it not the duty, the constitutional duty, of the Government and of the President of the United States to make war, or to resist the att...
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