The patriotic efforts of the venerable Crittenden have failed to melt the iron obduracy of Lincoln, Seward & Co. It is evident that, confident in their numbers, they are bent on Coercion. Our conciliatory attitude only excites their contempt.
They mistake the calmness and caution of the Border States for fear, the greatest and most fatal mistake they have yet made in their chapter of blunders.
The Daily Dispatch: February 2, 1861. Richmond Dispatch. 4 pages. by Cowardin & Hammersley. Richmond. February 2, 1861. microfilm. Ann Arbor, Mi : Proquest. 1 microfilm reel ; 35 mm.
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