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Gen, Scott. --The Norfolk (Va.) Herald states "on pretty good authority," that Lieut. Gen Scott has said that in the event of Virginia seceding, it was his determination to resign his commission in the army, and make Virginia his place of residence for the remainder of his days.
The Daily Dispatch: January 26, 1861., [Electronic resource], To J. M. Estes. W. M. Caldwell, J. B. Ferguson, and others. (search)
precisely together. Constitutional liberty was thought by both of the candidates too dear a legacy from our fathers to be sacrificed at the expense even of the Union, which, formed for the eventual good and benefit of the whole, has now become synonymous with coercion and a constitutional despotism, which finds no equal save in the constitutional despotism of Louis Napoleon; for it must be recollected that France, as far as the parchment goes, has almost as good a Constitution as ours. General Scott must forget that Virginia was as ready to resent the quartering of troops in Boston in the days of the Revolution, as she will be now the quartering of troops in Baltimore and Washington. He forgets, further, and thinks that the spirit of the land of Patrick Henry will even brook the insult offered to the people of her own soil; and hence, though before the eyes of the setting State Legislature, he is gradually increasing the garrisons at Fort Monroe and the "trusted" employees at Harpe