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Doc. 207. Col. Leadbetter's proclamation to the citizens of East Tennessee. Headquarters, Greenville, E. T., November 30, 1861. To the Citizens of East Tennessee: So long as the question of Union or Disunion was debatable, so long you did well to debate it and vote on it. You had a. clear right to vote for the Union, but when secession was established by the voice of the people you did ill to distract the country by angry words and insurrectionary tumult. In doing this you commit the highest crime known to the laws. Out of the Southern Confederacy no people possess such elements of prosperity and happiness as those of East Tennessee. The Southern market which you have hitherto enjoyed only in competition with a host of eager Northern rivals, will now be shared with a few States of the Confederacy, equally fortunate, politically and geographically. Every product of your agriculture and workshops will now find a prompt sale at high prices, and, so long as cotton grows on