Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Mr. Breckinridge” in chapter 171 of Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 2.:
... the President authority, to declare a State in a condition of insurrection or rebellion.
Mr. Baker--In the first place, the bill does not say a word about States.
That is the first answer.
Mr. Breckinridge --Does not the Senator know, in fact, that those States compose military districts?
It might as well have said States as to describe what is a State.
Mr. Baker--I do; and that is the reason why...
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