As the result of my interviewing of to-day I have to say that I have still unabated confidence that Fort Sumter will be evacuated, and that no delay that has occurred excites in me any apprehension or distrust, and that the state of things existing at Fort Pickens will not be altered prejudicially to the Confederate States. I counsel inactivity in making demands on the Government for the present. I shall have knowledge of any change in the existing status.
J. A. C.
22d March, 1861.
SOURCE: Samuel Wylie Crawford, The Genesis of the Civil War: The Story of Sumter, 1860-1861, p. 331-2