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1 Francis W. Pickens, newly chosen by the Legislature; an original Nullifier and life-long Disunionist, “born insensible to fear.” He was in Congress (House) from 1835 to 1843; sent as Minister to Russia by Buchanan in 1858.
2 November 13, 1860.
3 January 18, 1861.
4 “A sad thing to observe is, that those who are determined on immediate secession have not the coolness, the capacity, or the nerve, to propose something after that. We must secede, it is said; but, what then we are to do, nobody knows, or, at least, nobody says. This is extremely foolish, and more wicked than foolish. All sorts of business are going to wreck and ruin, because of the uncertainty of the future. No statesmanship has ever been exhibited yet, so far as we know, by those who will dissolve the Union. South Carolina considers it her policy to create a collision with the Federal authorities for the purpose of arousing the South from her slumber. Never was there a greater mistake.” --Augusta (Ga.) Chronicls and Sentinel, January 1, 1861.
6 January 11, 1861.
7 December 1, 1860.
8 January 3, 1861.
9 January 10th.
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