Category Archives: Constitutional Union

January 4, 1861: Claiborne Fox Jackson’s inauguration as governor of Missouri

Claiborne Fox Jackson From the Richmond Daily Dispatch: Inaugural address of Gov. Jackson, of Missouri. St. Louis,Jan. 4–Governor Jackson’s inaugural address was almost exclusively devoted to the discussion of Federal relations.–He says the destiny of the slaveholding States are identical, … Continue reading

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November 3, 1860: Watch out for fake ballots!

John Slidell From the West Baton Rouge, LA Sugar Planter of November 3, 1860: Union Men! Examine Your Tickets!             We call upon the Union men TO WATCH THEIR TICKETS.–  See that no DECEPTION IS PRACTISED.  The Yanceyites will stop … Continue reading

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October 31, 1860: Democrats, not Bell voters, for disunion.

From the New York Times, October 31, 1860: Who Threatened Disunion, and Why. It is a well known fact that the Democrats of the South are not the only slaveholders. On the contrary, we believe that in proportion to numbers, … Continue reading

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October 23, 1860: Southern unionists urge restraint

John Bell From the Staunton (VA) Spectator, a Bell and Everett (Constitutional Union) paper. Even though Lincoln should be elected, and should be disposed to commit some aggression upon the rights of the South, he could not do it. The … Continue reading

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Bell and Breckinridge: Quien es mas pro-slavery?

John Bell The New York Times published a card from one of the Bell electors from Georgia: Mr. B.H. HILL, one of the electors at large on the Bell and Everett Ticket for Georgia, in a card just published, gives … Continue reading

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