Compromise 1850 (King, 1986)

David C. King, et al., United States History: Presidential Edition (Menlo Park CA: Addison–Wesley Publishing Company, 1986), 266.
John C. Calhoun warned that agitation over slavery and the North's actoion would snap "the cords which bind these states together…nothing will be left to hold the states together except force." He would rather see the South secede from the Union, and prayed that the separation would be peaceful.
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