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Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1., Chapter 11: the Montgomery Convention.--treason of General Twiggs.--Lincoln and Buchanan at the Capital. (search)
treaty for surrender, adequate means of transportation for the troops in the interior were withheld; and officers born in Slave-labor States, such as Lieutenant Thornton Washington, Major Larkin Smith, and others, in whom he confided, betrayed their trusts in a most shameful manner, and joined the insurgents. Captain Hill, who A duty devolves upon me which is, perhaps, greater than that Mr. Lincoln's residence at Springfield. which has devolved upon any other man since the days of Washington. Hie never would have succeeded, except for the aid of Divine Providence, upon which he at all times relied. I feel that I cannot succeed without the same Divhty and of this, his most chosen people, as the chosen instrument-also in the hands of the Almighty — for perpetuating the object of the great struggle in which Washington and his compatriots were engaged. Mr. Lincoln was in Philadelphia on Washington's birthday, February 22. and with his own hands, in the presence of an immen