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Harpers Weekly April 27, 1861
In Response To: Harpers Weekly March 30 1861 ()

So Does Missouri

The State Journal publishes the following reply from Governor Jackson to Secretary Cameron:

“Executive Department,

“Jefferson City, Missouri, April 17, 1861

“Sir, Your dispatch of the 15th instant, making a call on Missouri for four regiments of men for immediate service, has been received. There can be, I apprehend, no doubt but these men are intended to form a part of the President’s army to make war upon the people of the seceded States. Your requisition, in my judgment, is illegal, unconstitutional, and revolutionary in its objects, inhuman and diabolical, and can not be complied with. Not one man will, of the State of Missouri, furnish or carry on such an unholy crusade.

“C.F. Jackson, Governor of Missouri.”

HW pg 263

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