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Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1., Chapter 4: seditious movements in Congress.--Secession in South Carolina, and its effects. (search)
y Gregg, Benjamin Faneuil Duncan, and W. Ferguson Hutson. another to prepare an address to the people of the Southern States; This committee was composed of Robert Barnwell Rhett, John Alfred Calhoun, W. P. Finley, Isaac D. I Wilson, W. F De Saussure, Langdon Cheves, and Merrick E. Carn. another to draft a declaration of the causes that impelled and justified the secession of South Carolina ; This committee was composed of C. G. Memminger, F. H. Wardlaw, R. W. Barnwell, J. P. Richardson B. H. Rutledge, J. E. Jenkins, and P. E. Duncan. and five others, consisting of thirteen persons each, and entitled, respectively, Committee on the Message of the President of the United States, relating to property ; Committee on Relations with the Slaveholding States of North America; Committee on foreign relations; Committee on Commercial Relations and Postal Arrangements ; and Committee on the Constitution of this State. Judge Magrath moved to refer to a committee of thirteen so much of Pr
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1., Chapter 7: Secession Conventions in six States. (search)
olution, by declaring Florida no longer a member of the Union. The Convention assembled at Tallahassee, the capital of the State, a city of less than two thousand inhabitants, on the 3d, when Colonel Petit was chosen temporary Chairman, and Bishop Rutledge invoked the blessing of God upon the wicked acts it was about to perform. The number of its members was sixty-nine; and it was found that not more than one-third of them were Co-operationists. The Legislature, fully prepared to work in har 24-pound howitzers for flank defense. The garrison labored unceasingly in putting every thing in working order, doing guard duty, &c., for an attack was hourly expected. On the 12th, January, 1861. Captain Randolph, Major Marks, and Lieutenant Rutledge, all in military dress, presented themselves at the gate of Fort Pickens, and demanded admittance as citizens of Florida and Alabama. They were not permitted to enter, but were allowed an interview at the gate with Lieutenant Slemmer. We