1857, p. 6.
President Buchanan vs. Prof. Silliman and Others.
Washington Correspondence Philadelphia Press.
The President, a short time ago, received a letter from Professor Silliman and others, including several Doctors of Divinity, of New Haven, objecting to the employment by him of the United States military forces to execute the so-called laws of Kansas, and assuring him they will cease not to pray that he may have proper course of duty pointed out to him, or something to that effect.
To this letter the President has just replied, briefly, but pointedly, denying their premises, questioning their knowledge of those laws, and after acknowledging their validity, he calmly assures them that, by the help of God, he will inforce them, in accordance with his oath of office.