favor of concurrent action with other Southern States on the general question of secession.
It was understood that Governor Moore
himself advocated this course.
Such an understanding strengthened the hands of conservative citizens who believed, with him, that union of action among the seceding States would go far to secure, through co-operation, the full success of the movement.
Gov. T. O. Moore
, as one of the most important factors of 1860-61, merits a good word.
He proved a safe and careful pilot of the State
through the troubled waters of secession.
During his term, he was never quite out of sight of his people; nor was he ever too far off to hearken to their appeals.
's response, through her executive, to the vote of her citizens, November 6th-7th, was uncompromising.
's proclamation convening the general assembly was the first authentic protest of the State
to Mr. Lincoln
's election; the first voice of the civil war spoken within her borders; the first beat of her war drum; the first blare of her trumpet, sounding its defiance with no uncertain note.
As a material paper—material both from position of the writer and the gravity of the situation—the proclamation gains a place here.