Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Massachusetts” in chapter 1.1 of Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 30.:
...ould enter some plea in excuse of this diversion; but, for me, it may explain itself, or go unexplained.
Confronted with the question what would I have done in 1861 had positions been reversed, and Massachusetts taken the course then taken by Virginia, I found the answer already recorded.
I would have gone with the Union, and against Massachusetts.
None the less, I hold Massachusetts estopped in the case...
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