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then existing condition of things in Charleston harbor would, in the excited state of feeling at home, inevitably precipitate a collision. The impression made upon us was, that the President was wavering, and had not decided what course he would pursue. He said he was glad to have had this conversation with us, but would prefer that we should give him a written memorandum of the substance of what we had said. This we did on Monday, the 10th. It was in these words: To His Excellency James Buchanan,President of the United States: In compliance with our statement to you yesterday. we now express to you our strong convictions that neither the constituted authorities, nor any body of the people of South Carolina, will either attack or molest the United States forts in the harbor of Charleston, previously to the action of the Convention, and we hope and believe not until an offer has been made through an accredited representative, to negotiate for an amicable arrangement of
o, or die for her if necessary. He could see no hope for the future, but through our own united opposition to wrong. The circumstances of the election of Mr. Buchanan were adverted to, as well as his subsequent acts as President. He had been true to his political pledges, true to the Constitution, and true to the South. Buss in his hands, that it might be said, "this man has done his duty." It was due to the truth of history to say, that in the terrific controversy through which Mr. Buchanan was going, he had not been quite so strongly sustained by the South as he ought to have been. But perhaps it was natural that he could not come quite so near alluded to the two policies set forth in the annual Message Mr. Attorney Black said we must execute the laws. I, said Mr. Floyd, could not quite bow to that, Mr. Buchanan said, this question of the forts is a question of property. I agreed to that. I said more. I said, I am your Secretary, and have in my hands this property o