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a......Dec. 21, 1860 [On their arrival at Washington they addressed a diplomatic letter to the President, Dec. 28. The President replied, Dec. 30, but persistently refused to receive them officially.] Maj. Robert Anderson, in command at Fort Moultrie, Charleston Harbor, South Carolina, abandons that fort and, with its garrison, consisting of seven officers, sixty-one non-commissioned officers and privates, and thirteen musicians, occupies Fort Sumter......night of Dec. 26, 1860 Ralph Farnham, last survivor of the battle of Bunker Hill, dies at Acton, N. H., aged 104 1/2......Dec. 27, 1860 Castle Pinckney and Fort Moultrie seized by South Carolina State troops......Dec. 27, 1860 United States arsenal, with 75,000 stands of arms, seized by South Carolina State troops at Charleston......Dec. 30, 1860 Edward D. Baker, of Oregon, answers the plea of Judah P. Benjamin, of Louisiana, in the Senate for the right of secession......Jan. 2, 1861 Fort Pulaski, at the mouth o