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THIS DAY IN HISTORY Secession Addressed by Leader self | 10/23/2016 | self Posted on 12/18/2018, 11:18:56 AM by PeaRidge South Carolina’s New Governor Addressed the Secession “Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclination, or the dictates of our passions, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence.” —John Adams Shortly before his death in March of 1850, John C. Calhoun wrote the following letter to James Mason of Virginia. Written eleven years before the guns of Sumter, Calhoun’s prediction is eerie in the extreme…………..

THIS DAY IN HISTORY Secession Addressed by Leader
self | 10/23/2016 | self 

Posted on 12/18/2018, 11:18:56 AM by PeaRidge
South Carolina’s New Governor Addressed the Secession
“Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclination, or the dictates of our passions, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence.” —John Adams
Shortly before his death in March of 1850, John C. Calhoun wrote the following letter to James Mason of Virginia. Written eleven years before the guns of Sumter, Calhoun’s prediction is eerie in the extreme.
“The Union is doomed to dissolution, there is no mistaking the signs. I am satisfied in my judgment even were the questions which now agitate Congress settled to the satisfaction and the concurrence of the Southern States, it would not aver, or materially delay, the catastrophe. I fix its probable occurrence within twelve years or three Presidential terms. You and others of your age, will probably live to see it; I shall not. The mode by which it will be is not so clear; it may be brought about in a manner that none now foresee. But the probability is it will explode in a Presidential election.”
On December 18, 1860, Francis Wilkinson Pickens was inaugurated Governor of South Carolina.
Governor Pickens addressed the House as follows:
Gentlemen of the House of Representatives: —
For seventy-three years this State has been connected by a Federal compact with co-states under a bond of Union, for great national objects common to all. In recent years there has been a powerful party organized upon principles of ambition and fanaticism, whose undisguised purpose is to divest the Federal Government from external, and turn its power upon the internal interests and domestic institutions of these States.

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