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CHAPTER XII.

THE PERIL AND PROTECTION OF THE CAPITAL,

Prediction of Rebel Secretary of War. - Secession purposes. - Letter to Gov.

ernor Hicks.

Secession banner. – Mr. Stephens. — Statements of South-

ern presses and speakers. — “Richmond Examiner.” – Duff Green.

Secret plot in Baltimore. — Grow's resolution. — Committee. Opinion

of the Secretary of War. — Report of committee. — Presence of troops.

Branch's resolution. Defeated. Cochrane and Kunkel. President's

message.

Rebel disclaimers. — Davis and Stephens. — Anxiety still ex-

ists. — Rumors. --Meeting in Willard's Hall. — Precautions. — Facts 161-172

CHAPTER XIII.

INAUGURATION OF MR. LINCOLN.

Popular apprehension. — Letter of Mayor of Washington. — Counting of

votes. — Anxiety. — Assurance of Hindman. — Statement of Breckin-

ridge. – Mr. Lincoln leaves Springfield. — Speech. — Indianapolis.

Columbus. Pittsburgh. – New York. — Mayor Wood. — Trenton.

Philadelphia. — Flag-raising and speech. — Threats of assassination.

Statement to Mr. Lossing. — Arrival in Washington. — Apprehensions

and precautions. - Inauguration. - Thurlow Weed and General Scott.

Inaugural address. - Conciliatory but firm. - Affecting peroration. -

Variously received. — Southern condemnation

173-183

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