"Another Strong Blow for the Union," Fayetteville (NC) Observer, February 14, 1861, p. 3: 1.
Fayetteville Semi Weekly Observer
Another Strong Blow for the Union
Don Sailer, Dickinson College
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ANOTHER STRONG BLOW FOR THE UNION. - Tennessee was treated as politely as her Southern sisters have been, and was invited to disunion by all sorts of sensation despatches [dispatches ] received and published just in time to affect her election on Saturday last. But Tennessee has not only given an overwhelming majority for the Union candidates, but voted down the Convention itself.
All hail, Tennessee! Virginia, Kentucky, and Tennessee have done their duty. It is North Carolina's turn next.