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THE PERIL AND PROTECTION OF THE CAPITAL,
Prediction of Rebel Secretary of War. - Secession purposes. - Letter to Gov.
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
Rebel disclaimers. — Davis and Stephens. — Anxiety still ex-
ists. — Rumors. --Meeting in Willard's Hall. — Precautions. — Facts 161-172
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
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