February 2, 1861, "The Tennessee Convention."
The election, be it remembered, takes place on the 9th, and the Delegates meet in Convention on the 25th instant. If you desire to wait until you are tied hand and foot [sic] then vote for the men who advocate the "watch and wait" policy. If you think you have rights and are the superiors of the black man [sic] then vote for the men who will not sell you out, body and soul to the Yankee Republicans-for men who would rather see Tennessee independent out of the Union, then in the Union subjugated.
Nashville Daily Gazette, February 2, 1861.
James B. Jones, Jr.
Tennessee Historical Commission
2941 Lebanon Road
Nashville, TN 37214