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bly and manfully exerted their utmost effort to prevent the catastrophe of dissolution, our sincere gratitude and highest admiration. 6. Resolved, That the most sincere thanks are justly due to that distinguished patriot and veteran, Lt. Gen. Winfield Scott, for the prompt and decisive steps he has taken to stay the tide of revolution, and for the determined spirit he has evinced in maintaining the honor of our Government. 7. Resolved, That we never will consent or submit to the obstrucsissippi river, from its source to its mouth, by any power hostile to the Federal Government. 8. Resolved, That the Governor of this State is requested to transmit a copy of these resolutions to the President of the United State, to Lieut. Gen. Winfield Scott, to each of our Senators and Representatives in the Congress of the United States, and to the Governors of the several States. On motion of Mr. Haymond, the first Kentucky resolutions were laid on the table and printed. On mot
The Daily Dispatch: February 5, 1861., [Electronic resource], The secession question to be Tested in Court. (search)
es, are all, all hard at work, and many of these gentlemen, who at home live on the fat of the land, now take "pot luck," on the same bench, out of wooden trays, along with the laborers, and in many cases master and slave dipping from the same platter. This is no fancy sketch — it is so daily. And yet those silly Yankees talk about "coercing" such men. Why, they could never subjugate the little "Game Cock," alone. They might give us trouble, but what of that. I have heard that Gen. Scott said, after the war with Mexico, "Give me the Palmetto Regiment, and I could whip the d--1." The same stuff remains here still. Our cotton market is very brisk, and at advanced prices. The panic about taking it for breastworks and fortifications is about over, and the receipts have largely increased. The rice crop is large and fine, and selling at highly remunerative figures, and when the war panic is ever, confidence will be restored, and all will be well again; for the country