Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Virginians” in chapter 70 of Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 2.:
...after all, is not all this outcry about these guns one in a series of devices designed to precipitate Virginia into secession?
Sir, I verily believe it; for I have too much respect for Virginia and Virginians to suppose that they can be frightened by the moving of a few guns from Bellona Arsenal to Fortress Monroe.
No; it is nothing more nor less than the driving of a peg to hang excitement and panic ...
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