4 May 1861: “The secession movement everywhere scorns all legal forms, & with revolutionary violence siezes on all the national property it can lay its hands on.”

Item description: W. Allen Johnson, New York, to William M. Blackford. Trip from Maryland to New York; problem of getting out of the South; troops and military preparations in New York; favorable description of Lincoln by a man from Illinois; mood and views of North regarding secession.

Item citation: From folder 79 of the Blackford Family Papers #1912, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.


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