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“If the cotton states shall become satisfied that they can do better out of the Union than in it, we insist on letting them go in peace . . . . We hope never to live in a Republic whereof one section is pinned to another by bayonets.”
– Horace Greeley, editorial, December 17, 1860, The New York Tribune
South Carolina became the first southern state to secede three days later.
- The New York Tribune, July 30, 1861