on the following day, retired from their seats in Congress.
The people of the other planting states had been only waiting in the lingering hope that some action might be taken by Congress to avert the necessity for action similar to that of South Carolina.
In view of the failure of all overtures for conciliation during the first month of the session, they were now making their final preparations for secession.
This was generally admitted to be an unquestionable right appertaining to their sod; and how is her concurrence to be obtained?
She must be made the center of the Confederacy.
Vermont and New Jersey would follow of course, and Rhode Island of necessity.
Pickering to Cabot, Life of Cabot, pp. 338-340.
Substituting South Carolina for Massachusetts; Virginia for New York; Georgia, Mississippi, and Alabama, for New Hampshire, Vermont, and Rhode Island; Kentucky for New Jersey, etc., we find the suggestions of 1860-‘61 only a reproduction of those thus outlined nearly si