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South Carolina's commissioners to the United States arrive and take up residence in Washington

352 K Street, South Carolina Commission Residence, Washington DC, 1860, artist's impression
12/26/1860
 Robert W. Barnwell, James Orr, and J.H. Adams had been appointed as "Commissioners" to the United States from the newly independent South Carolina. They arrived in Washington DC and took up residence in what they hoped to be their permanent house on K Street.  They communicated with the President of the United States two days later, announcing their arrival. Buchanan's response was cordial in its non-recognition.  (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), 143.

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