Entry by Edward Bates, March 17, 1860

Source citation
Howard K. Beale, ed., The Diary of Edwards, 1859-1866 (Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1933), 109-110.
Type
Diary
Transcriber
Transcription adapted from The Diary of Edwards, 1859-1866 (1933), edited by Howard K. Beale
Adapted by Matthew Pinsker, Dickinson College
The following transcript has been adapted from The Diary of Edwards, 1859-1866 (1933).

[March 17, 1860]

...The So: Carolina Resolutions to destroy the Union meet with but little sympathy. S.C. I think, stands alone in the real wish to dissolve the Union. Every where else in the South the threat seems to be only a political trick, used in terrorem to frighten timid people into the support of favorite southern measures. In So: Ca[rolina]: I do believe the leaders are silly enough to be in earnest, and self-conceited enough to imagine that other people may mistake their wicked folly for wisdom and honor....

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