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, Mississippi, USA - 1861 - January 21 – American Civil War: Jefferson Davis resigns from the United States Senate.

...Mr. Davis, of Mississippi, formally took leave of the Senate in a few eloquent remarks. He wished to part with his late associates with kindness and good feeling, and if at any time he had wounded the feelings of any one by words spoken in debate, he begged pardon therefor...

The Raleigh Register
Raleigh, North Carolina
January 26, 1861

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