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ated by the couplet of the spider and the fly. If Virginia got into such a Convention, she would never get out again.
It would not do for Virginia to told her arms in slumber — she must do something.
The probable evacuation of Fort Sumter was here touched upon, and he spoke of his efforts with President Buchanan in that direction.
He thought the proceeding commendable in Lincoln, even though the necessity was forced upon him. He wished that the same policy might be pursued in regard to Fort Pickens, and that the Southern Confederacy might be recognized, in order to save the fragments of the Union.
But events portended that something else was in contemplation, and it would not do for Virginia to rest idly under a delusion.
All eyes were now turned towards her. If chicanery or cajolery were practiced, it would be well for her to look to it with suspicion; if it were found necessary to increase the garrison at Fortress Monroe, it would be well for her to look to it, and prepare for a