Statistics for occurrence #1 of “United States” in chapter 1.1 of Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 30.:
...fore in a speech at the Charleston Hotel had said, I will tell your governor what will put Virginia in the Southern Confederacy in less than an hour by Shrewsbury clock.
Strike a blow!
(Rhodes, United States , Vol.
III, p. 349.) The blow was to be in reply to what was accepted as the first overt effort at the national coercion of a sovereign State—the attempted relief of Sumter.
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