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Secretary of the Treasury Howell Cobb resigns from the Buchanan Cabinet

Howell Cobb, detail
12/08/1860
Howell Cobb, Secretary of the Treasury in the Buchanan Cabinet, stated in his letter of resignation that he must now look to the needs of his home state of Georgia and told President Buchanan that once his views on that were known, his further service to the United States Government would be impossible. He told Buchanan that the "evil has now passed beyond control, and must be met by each and all of us, under our responsibility to God and our country..."  (By John Osborne)  
Source Citation: 
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial History of the Civil War in the United States of America (Mansfield, OH: Estill & Co., 1866), 44.
Samuel Wylie Crawford, The Genesis of the Civil War: The Story of Sumter, 1860-1861 (New York: Charles L. Webster and Company, 1887), 37.

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