Saturday, May 21, 2011

Tuesday May 21

Messrs. Cole & Henderson from Virginia called.  They say the union feeling is on the increase.  They are determined to have a new state and to abide by the old flag.  
Kate and Lucy came on the cars.  Lucy is yet feeble.  
Nothing very remarkable has yet occurred.  The whole country is in a state of expectancy, not knowing what a day may bring forth.  The stake is a fearful one --  --  the very existence of the nation.

Editor's comments:
Cole and Henderson are common names, however there were delegates to the First Wheeling Convention from Wood County by those names.  A vote by the people for or against secession was scheduled in Virginia for May 23.

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