Interview with Thomas R. Waring
QUESTION 16
INTERVIEWER:

DO YOU REMEMBER IT AS A – AS A – AS A THEORETICAL POINT – DO YOU THINK THAT IT WAS A THREAT TO THE – TO THE SYSTEM OF GOVERNMENT? OR DO YOU THINK THAT – I THINK THAT THE OTHER ARGUMENT MIGHT BE THAT IT WAS CENTRAL TO OUR SYSTEM.

Thomas R. Waring:

Well, of course you might say the um, end result would be secession. And I don't think anybody in the South thought for one moment about secession or resumption of a Civil War. I think they hoped to keep the, uh, the conflict on the level of legal procedures, in which interposition was one.