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er. Another of the commissioners (Forsyth) having arrived in Washington on March 12—eight days after the inauguration of Lincoln—the two commissioners then presen The letter of the commissioners to Seward was written, as we have seen, on March 12. The oral message above mentioned was obtained and communicated to the commishe commissioners forbore to make any further demand for reply to their note of March 12. Five days having elapsed in this condition of affairs, the commissioners ito the new administration and its reception by them, as follows: On the 12th of March I received a telegram from Postmaster—General Blair to come to Washington. he commissioners immediately applied for a definitive answer to their note of March 12th, which had been permitted to remain in abeyance. The paper of the Secretary requested the delivery of an answer to their official communication of the 12th of March, and the reply, dated on the 15th of the previous month, was obtained, from<
to them for twenty-seven days after it was written. The paper of Seward, in reply, without signature or address, dated March 15, Ibid. was filed, as he states, on that day, in the Department of State, but a copy of it was not handed to the commiss agency of two judges of the Supreme Court of the United States—Justices Nelson of New York and Campbell of Alabama. On March 15, according to the statement of Judge Campbell, See letter of Judge Campbell to Colonel George W. Munford in Papers ofses of his government—of the intention of that government to order the evacuation of Fort Sumter within a few days from March 15, and not to disturb the existing status at Fort Pickens. Moreover, this was not the mere statement of a fact, but a pleo their note of March 12th, which had been permitted to remain in abeyance. The paper of the Secretary of State, dated March 15th, was thereupon delivered to them. This paper, with the final rejoinder of the commissioners and Judge Campbell's lette
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