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Missouri's Reply To Lincoln's Request

 
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"Your requisition, in my judgment, is illegal, unconstitutional, and revolutionary in its object, inhuman, and diabolical and cannot be complied with. Not one man will the State of Missouri furnish to carry on any unholy crusade."

Missouri Governor Claiborne Fox Jackson, in response to Lincoln's call for troops needed to attack the South, 1861.
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