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XXII. Secession. Legislature called Gov. Gist's Message Senator Chesnut's speech Boyce Moses Trenholm McGowan Mullins Ruffin Judge Magrath resigns military Convention in Georgia votes to secede facilities to Disunion Houston Letcher Magofiln Conway C. F. Jackson Alex. H. Stephens S. C. Convention Ordinance of Secession immediately and unanimously passed Georgia follows — so do Alabama, Florida, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Texas Arkansas, North Carolina, Virginiquire: this information is perfectly authentic. Thus, it will be seen that foreign intrigue was already hand-and-glove with domestic treason in sapping the foundations of our Union and seeking peculiar advantages from its over-throw. Mr. Edmund Ruffin, of Virginia, had for many years been the editor of a leading Agricultural monthly, and had thus acquired a very decided influence over the planters of the South. A devotee of Slavery, he had hastened to Columbia, on the call of the Legisl
Sumter--to ally herself with the Rebellion, or to stand committed to any scheme looking to Disunion in whatever contingency. Her Democratic Governor and Legislature of 1860-61, with most of her leading Democratic, and many of her Whig, politicians, were, indeed, more or less cognizant of the Disunion conspiracy, and were more or less intimate and confidential with its master-spirits. But they looked to very different ends. The Southrons proper, of the school of Calhoun, Rhett, Yancey, and Ruffin, regarding Disunion as a chief good under any and all circumstances, made its achievement the great object of their life-long endeavor, and regarded Slavery in the territories, fugitive slaves and their recovery, compromises, John Brown raids, etc., only as conducive to or impeding its consummation; while the State-Rights apostles of the Border-State school contemplated Secession, and everything pertaining thereto, primarily, as means of perfecting and perpetuating the slaveholding ascendenc
Territory, organized, 388. Columbia, Pa., fugitive-slave case at, 216. Columbia, S. C., Legislature convenes at, 330; Chesnut's speech at, 331; Boyce's 332; Ruffin's. 335. Columbus, Christopher, implicated in the Slave-Trade, 26; discovers cotton in the West Indies, 57. Columbus, Ohio, President Lincoln at, 419. Comerry, 525; attempts to surprise the Rebels at Gauley Mount, 526. Rousseau, Louis H.,of Ky., speech of, 494-5. Ruatan, Island of, Walker lands there, 277. Ruffin. Edmund, of Va., speech of, at Columbia, S. C., 335-6; fires the first shot at Sumter. Ruffin. M R., of N. C., in Peace Conference, 402. Runnels, Hardin R.Ruffin. M R., of N. C., in Peace Conference, 402. Runnels, Hardin R., of Texas, beaten for Governor, by Houston, 339. Rusk, Thomas J., of Texas, on Nebraska, 226. Russell, Col. Wm. H., of Mo., to Rollins, 80. Russell, Lieut., destroys schooner Judah, 602. Russell, Majors, and Waddell, their complicity in the Bailey defalcations, 410. Russell, Wm. 11., of The London Times, his opinio