Date: November 1, 1860
...But Sir, I would go further. I would suspend all social and commercial intercourse between Florida and the North during the Administration of Mr. Lincoln. I would import nothing from the North. I would send nothing to the North. I would open a direct export and import connection with Europe, and I would employ no Northern ships in that commerce. Ours is a small community, and from our geographic position we can open a direct trade with Europe more conveniently than any other State, and better than by connecting ourselves with any other. Let the People of Florida will it, and it can be done.