On Tuesday following Lincoln’s victory, a special dispatch to the New York Times from Baltimore, Maryland shows how divisive the results were.
North Carolina, Georgia, Florida and Texas are confidently expected to unite in secession. A communication is to be sent to the Governors of Maryland and other States, asking their cooperation. The Charlestonians think Baltimorians will refuse to allow LINCOLN’s officers in Baltimore to hold their places.
Conservative Virginians are taking a strong stand against the precipitate action of the extremists in the South. Indications are now increasing that the Union people of the South are determined to take a stand against disunion, and will soon call public meetings to express the public sentiment. It is believed that the South will be prominently divided on the subject, preponderating against a dismemberment of the States.
– Submitted by Tom Ledoux