for action was not ripe.
It stood on guard, awaiting the summons with brave eyes sweeping the front.
The answer of Louisiana to the conflict of convention nominations was prompt.
This promptness was specially marked in her chief city in the shg under what banners soever or shouting what party names in the canvass of 1860, none able to go was found lacking when Louisiana needed his services on the field.
With the progress of the campaign, bad news came to render the timid anxious and ts, on November 7th, the telegraph flashed to the Union of divided minds the result of the election held on the 6th.
In Louisiana the election of Mr. Lincoln, the candidate of the Republican party and the first of that party to snatch victory from t had said: In the Southern States of the Union a few are, perhaps, per se disunionists—though I doubt if they are.
For Louisiana, the eternal truth of history justifies Mr. Breckinridge's doubt.
Lincoln's election did more than divide the Union.