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This eBook from the Gutenberg Project consists of approximately 377 pages of information about Abraham Lincoln, a History Volume 02.

CHAPTER XXIII.  THE CHARLESTON CONSPIRATORS

Debate on the Message.  Adverse Criticisms.  Buchanan’s Doctrines and
Policy.  Movements of Secession.  South Carolina Legislation.  Magrath’s
Comments.  Non-Coercion and Coercion.  Fort Moultrie.  Intrigue for its
Capture.  Governor Gist’s Letter.  South Carolina’s Complaints and
Demands.

CHAPTER XXIV.  MR. BUCHANAN’S TRUCE

Return of the Brooklyn.  The President’s Interview with the South Carolina Delegation.  Mr. Buchanan’s Truce.  Major Buell’s Visit to Anderson.  The Buell Memorandum.  Character of Instructions.

CHAPTER XXV.  THE RETIREMENT OF CASS

Failure of the Concession Policy.  Movements towards Secession.  Resignation of Secretary Cobb.  Cobb’s Secession Address.  Resignation of Secretary Cass.  The Buchanan-Floyd Incident.  The Conspirators advise Buchanan.  Cass demands Reenforcements.  The Cass-Buchanan Correspondence.

CHAPTER XXVI.  THE SENATE COMMITTEE OF THIRTEEN

Secession Debates in the Senate.  Speeches of Clingman, Brown, Iverson,
Wigfall, Mason, Jefferson Davis, Hale, Crittenden, Pugh, Douglas. 
Powell’s Motion for a Select Committee.  Speeches of King, Collamer,
Foster, Green, Wade.  Senate Committee of Thirteen Appointed.

CHAPTER XXVII.  THE HOUSE COMMITTEE OF THIRTY-THREE

The President’s Message in the House.  Compromise Efforts.  Motion to
Appoint a Committee of Thirty-Three.  Committee Appointed.  Corwin made
Chairman.  Sickles’s Speech.  Vallandigham’s Speech.  McClernand’s
Speech.  Compromise Propositions.  Jenkins’s Plan.  Noell’s Plan.  Andrew
Johnson’s Plan.  Vallandigham’s Plan.

CHAPTER XXVIII.  THE CONSPIRACY PROCLAIMED

Hopes of Compromise.  Party Pledges to the Union.  President Buchanan’s
Advice.  Nullification and Secession.  Estrangement between North and
South.  Cabinet Treachery and Intrigue.  The Congressional Debates. 
Compromise Committees.  The Conspirators’ Strategy.  Elements of
Disturbance.  Hopes of Peaceable Secession.  Dunn’s Resolution.  Mr.
Buchanan’s Proclamation.  Secession Proclaimed.

CHAPTER XXIX.  THE FORTY MUSKETS

Captain Foster.  His Arrival in Charleston.  Condition of Fort Moultrie. 
Temporary Defenses.  Foster Requests Forty Muskets.  The Question of
Arming Workmen.  Foster Receives Forty Muskets.  Their Return Demanded. 
The Alleged Charleston Excitement.  Floyd Orders the Muskets Returned. 
Foster’s Compliance and Comment.

CHAPTER I

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