"We Are Enemies"
Speech of Senator Alfred Iverson of Georgia, December 4, 1860, Congressional Globe, 2 Session, p. 12
Sir, disguise the fact as you will, there is enmity between the northern and southern people that is deep and enduring, and you never can eradicate it! You sit upon your side, silent and gloomy; we sit upon ours with knit brows and portentous scowls...We are enemies as much as if we were hostile States. I believe that the northern people hate the South worse than ever the English people hated France; and I can tell my brethren over there that there is no love lost upon the part of the South.