--Andrew Jackson Donnellson
, candidate for Vice President
on the American
ticket for 1856, was addressed, a few days since, by Gen. Foote
, in a letter inquiring as to his political views.
In his reply, Mr. Donnellson
"My plan of action for the Border States
is to meet in Council at Frankfort
, or any other central point, by the instrumentality of delegates, who will represent the wishes of the people, whose duty it will be, after due consultation, to unite upon some measures which will secure their rights, and that this measure shall be submitted in kindness and good feeling to our brethren of the other States, including those that have seceded; and that it shall be made a part of the Constitution
, as an amendment, if it be accepted by them.
"If this effort should fail, and not be accepted by our Northern friends, after they have had a reasonable time to examine its provisions, then there is no other alternative for the Border States
but to call a General Convention of all the Southern States
, for the purpose of forming such a Federal Government as any be deemed necessary to promote their happiness, prosperity, and independence, as a separate Confederacy.