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 Posted: Tue Dec 1st, 2009 07:12 pm
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Lincoln could have called a special session of the new Congress one minute after his inauguration.

Agreed, Hank, and nevermind that extending the terms of a few might be thin-ice treading. But. (There's always a but or a however.) How would that look in Montgomery?

I see nothing nefarious in not retaining Congress. Others' mileage may vary. Lincoln hoped that no one would do anything stupid, like firing on Ft. Sumter, and that a peaceful summer would bring some of the secesh to their senses.

It's a complicated process, trying to get into Lincoln's brain.

Ole

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