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"The Floyd Banquet," New York Herald, January 17, 1861

John Buchanan Floyd, painting, detail
The New York Herald provides an extensive report on a speech the recently resigned Secretary of War John Buchanan Floyd gave at a dinner in his honor five days before after returning home to Richmond, Virginia. Floyd gives a heated justification for slavery and then describes in some detail the discussions in Cabinet over the secession crisis, and then gives a spirited call to Virginia to remember its history and assert its rights. (By John Osborne)

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