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Senator Robert A. Toombs recommends that his Georgia constituents vote for secession

Robert Augustus Toombs, detail
12/23/1860
On the day before the election for delegates to his state's secession convention, Senator Robert A. Toombs of Georgia telegraphed his constituents from Washington that, drawing from his dealings in the Congress with those seeking a compromise to the crisis, "all looking further to the North for security for your Constitutional rights in the Union, ought to be instantly abandoned."  The next day mostly pro-secession delegates were elected.  (By John Osborne) 
Source Citation: 
Orville J. Victor, The History, Civil, Political, and Military, of the Southern Rebellion ... Volume I (New York: James D. Torrey, 1861), 118. 

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