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with deliberation that which is written, execute quickly — the day is far spent, the night is at hand.
Out names and honor summon all citizens to appear on the parade-ground for inspection.
Frantic appeals were now made to the politicians of other Southern coast States to seize the forts and arsenals of the Republic within their borders.
The organs of the South Carolina conspirators begged that Fort Pickens, and the Navy Yard and fortifications on the shores of Pensacola Bay, and Forts Jefferson and Taylor, at the extremity of the Florida Peninsula, might be seized at once — also Fort Morgan, near Mobile; for a grand scheme of piracy, which was inaugurated a hundred days later, was then in embryo.
Speaking for those who, true to the instructions of their ancestral traditions, were anxious to revive that species of maritime enterprise which made Charleston so famous and so rich in far back colonial times, the Mercury shouted, Seize those forts, and then the commerce of the Nort