tless, at the hard necessity of permitting South Carolina and her sisters to escape from their thraldom; but it is a necessity, and they must, perforce, submit to it. So late as the 21st of that month, the astute and rarely over-sanguine Vice-President Stephens
In his speech at Savannah, already quoted. congratulated his hearers that their revolution had thus far been accomplished without shedding a drop of blood — that the fear of deadly collision with the Union they had renounced was nearlemaining Slave States would break away from the Union and join the Confederacy was regarded by him as a matter of course.
They will necessarily gravitate to us by an imperious law.
As to such others as might be deemed desirable acquisitions, Mr. Stephens spoke more guardedly, yet no less complacently, as was previously seen.
See pages 416-18.
This was by no means idle gasconade or vain-glorious presumption.
Throughout the Free States, eminent and eager advocates of adhesion to the new
of Garrison, 122; withdraws from the Democratic Convention, 315; Mr. Gaulden protests, 316; Secession meeting in, 330; Military Convention at Milledgeville, 387; Stephens's Union speech, 342 to 844; her appeal for delay kept secret in the South Carolina Convention, 345; Secession of and vote thereon, 347; population in 1860, 351; bbed at, 137.
Steadman, Capt., of S. C., Port Royal, 605.
Steedman, Col., crosses into Virginia, 521.
Stein, Gen-., one of Jackson's Brigadiers, 574.
H., 191; 233; opposes the Nebraska bill, 234; Union Speech before the Legislature, 342 to 344; votes against Secession, 347; elected Vice-President of the Confederacy, 415; speech at Savannah, 416 to 418; view of the Confederacy, 438; 477.
vote on Mo. Compromise, 801.
Stevens, Aaron D., wounded at Harper's Ferry, 292; 294; 298; is executed, 299.
Stevens, Thaddeus, speech of, 569.
St. Joseph, Mo., American flag lowered at. 491.
St. Lawrence, the, si