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Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1., Chapter 7: Secession Conventions in six States. (search)
North Carolina, where there was no pretense of secession until four months later, May, 1861. the Governor, John W. Ellis, seized the forts within its borders, January 8. and the Arsenal at Fayetteville (into which Floyd had lately thrown seventeen thousand small arms, with accouterments and ammunition), under the pretext of secude to submit the question of Convention or no Convention to the people. It failed; and an election of delegates to a convention was ordered to be held on the 8th of January, the anniversary of the battle of New Orleans, in 1815. No efforts, fair or unfair, were spared to excite the people against the Government, and elect secesstle our difficulties to the satisfaction of both the North and the South. Annual Cyclopedia for 1861, page 428. The popular vote at the election on the 8th of January was small. It was of such a complexion, however, that it made the secessionists confident of success — so confident that on the following day, January 9, 18
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1., Chapter 8: attitude of the Border Slave-labor States, and of the Free-labor States. (search)
r the purpose of coercing any Southern State, as an act of invasion, which would be repelled. In support of this assertion, the Legislature passed resolutions, January 8. declaring that any attempt to coerce a State would be resisted by Virginia. Governor Letcher was at first opposed to a State Convention, but the Legislature ophists, coercing a Sovereign State, and therefore, they said, it must not be tolerated. At a convention of Union and Douglas men of the State, held on the 8th of January, 1861. it was resolved that the rights of Kentucky should be maintained in the Union. They were in favor of a convention of the Slave and Free-labor Border Sappointed five commissioners to confer with sister States on the great topic of the time. The Legislature of New Jersey met at Trenton, the capital, on the 8th of January. The Governor, Charles S. Olden, in his message, expressed a hope that the compromise measures in Congress might be adopted; if not, he recommended a convent
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)
his Cabinet, from allowing his fears or his inclinations to do the Republic serious harm. And when the National Fast-day which he had recommended had been observed, January 4, 1861. he spoke some brave words in a message sent in to Congress, January 8. saying, it was his right and his duty to use military force defensively against those who resist the Federal officers in the execution of their legal functions, and against those who assail the property of the Federal Government; yet he refusenan seemed determined to get through with the remainder of his term of office as quietly as possible, and as innocent of all offense toward the conspirators as a decent respect for the opinions of mankind would allow. In his Message on the 8th of January he said:--At the beginning of these unhappy troubles, I determined that no act of mine should increase the excitement in either section of the country. If the political conflict were to end in civil war, it was my determined purpose not to c