offer, which was silently acquiesced in by the other members.
The Black Republican members of this Committee of Thirteen are representative men of the party and section, and, to the extent of my information, truly represent them.
The Committee of Thirty-three on Friday adjourned for a week, without coining to any vote, after solemnly pledging themselves to vote on all the propositions then before them on that day. It is controlled by the Black Republicans
, your enemies, who only seek to amuse you within delusive hope until your election, that you may defeat the friends of secession.
If you are deceived by them, t shall not be my fault.
I have put the test fairly and frankly.
It is decisive against you now. I tell you, upon the faith of a true man, that all further looking to the North
for security for your constitutional rights in the Union
ought to be instantly abandoned.
It is fraught with nothing but ruin to yourselves and your posterity.
Secession by the 4th day of March next should be thundered froin the ballot-box by the unanimous vote of Georgia
on the 2d day of January next.
Such a voice will be your best guarantee for liberty, security, tranquillity, and glory.