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The Daily Dispatch: November 25, 1861., [Electronic resource], Letter from George N. Saunders to Louis Kossuth. (search)
excited alarm South Carolina, more watchful and sagacious than the other States, declared her separation from a Union, the power of which was so soon to be used for her enslavement. It would have been imbecility and cowardice of the lowest character to have awaited the forging of the chains. But, even after South Carolina had so wisely taken the initiative President Davis, then Senator from Mississippi, Senator Hunter, of Virginia, Confederate States Secretary for Foreign Affairs, and Senator Toombs, of Georgia, now a General in the Confederate army, asked only for reasonable constitutional guarantees and pledges from the Lincoln administration, that the rights and interests of the Southern States and people should be held inviolable. Instead, however, of receiving such assurances they were met with nothing but jeers and defiant menace. The Republican aders, intoxicated by their success and thirsting to unlimited power, had not the patriotism of the common honesty to submit the u