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e arrested secession in the cotton States Mr. Crittenden proposes to refer his amendment to the peo proposition of the Senator from Kentucky (Mr. Crittenden), pray tell us what you are willing to do.ccept it, etc., etc. Ibid., p. 270.t Mr. Crittenden did not despair of ultimate success, notwiion of the compromise measures proposed by Mr. Crittenden. Senate Journal, 1860-61, p. 218. It maings in the Senate upon the proposition of Mr. Crittenden to refer his amendment to a vote of the peoted in its favor. Ibid., p. 409.4 Thus Mr. Crittenden's proposition to refer the question to theix New England States was in opposition to Mr. Crittenden's resolution. These consisted of Mr. Clarpeaceful compromise, like that proposed by Mr. Crittenden, there was imminent danger that all the bosanction entitling them to consideration. Mr. Crittenden's reasons failed to convince the Senate, at in succession came the memorable vote on Mr. Crittenden's own resolution, and it was in its turn d[11 more...]
f volunteers, to suppress insurrections against the United States, whenever or wherever they might occur. This was a precautionary measure which, independently of existing dangers, ought long since to have formed a part of our permanent legislation. But no attempt was ever made in Congress to adopt it until after the President's special message of the 8th January, 1861, and then the attempt entirely failed. Meanwhile the aspect of public affairs had become more and more threatening. Mr. Crittenden's amendment had been defeated before the Committee of Thirteen, on the last day of December; and it was also highly probable that his proposition before the Senate to refer it to a vote of the people of the States, would share the same fate. South Carolina and Florida had already seceded, and the other cotton States had called Conventions for the purpose of seceding. Nay, more, several of them had already seized the forts, magazines, and arsenals within their limits. Still all this fa
he should have fallen back on his opinion expressed in the Views (29th October, 1860), that a smaller evil [than such a civil war] would be to allow the fragments of the great Republic to form themselves into new Confederacies. The General, however, in the same letter to Secretary Seward, presents his alternative for. all these evils. He advises Mr. Lincoln's administration to throw off the old and assume a new designation—the Union party; adopt the conciliatory measures proposed by Mr. Crittenden, or the Peace Convention, and my life upon it, we shall have no new case of secession, but, on the contrary, an early return of many if not all of the States which have already broken off from the Union. Without some equally benign measure, the remaining slaveholding States will probably join the Montgomery Confederacy in less than sixty days, when this city, being included in a foreign country, would require a permanent garrison of at least thirty-five thousand troops. His advice to a