Suggestion for mediation
Extract from an editorial in the Lynchburg Daily Virginian, December 22, 1860.
Two days after South Carolina seceded, Charles William Button, editor of the Lynchburg Daily Virginian, advised the state to take the lead in settling the sectional crisis. Button cited Virginia's historic role in founding the United States and preserving the Union during the Nullification Crisis in the 1830s. In December 1860 he was convinced that "it is quite probable that the voice of Virginia would be heard, and that her counsels would receive that consideration to which they are justly entitled."