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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 16. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 2 0 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: December 16, 1861., [Electronic resource] 2 0 Browse Search
Jefferson Davis, The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government 1 1 Browse Search
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, inasmuch as you state that we (you) have no hesitation in expressing an entire confidence that no reenforcements will be sent to Fort Sumter, nor will the public peace be disturbed within the period requisite for full communication between yourself (myself) and your (my) Government, in compliance with our previous understanding, I withhold the communication with which I am at present charged, and refer the whole matter to the authorities of South Carolina, and will await their reply. Mr. Gourdin, of South Carolina, now in this city, will leave here by the evening's train, and will lay before the Governor of South Carolina and his Council the whole correspondence between yourselves and myself, and between you and the Government of the United States, with a communication from me, asking further instructions. I can not, in closing, but express my deep regret that the President should deem it necessary to keep a garrison of troops at Fort Sumter for the protection of the property