My confidence in the two facts stated in my note of the 15th, to wit: that Fort Sumter is to be evacuated, and that provisions have been made for that purpose and will be completed without
any delay or any disposition for delay, is unabated.
2d. That no prejudicial movement to the South is contemplated as respects Fort Pickens. I shall be able to speak positively to-morrow afternoon.
J. A. C.
21st of March, 1861.
SOURCE: Samuel Wylie Crawford, The Genesis of the Civil War: The Story of Sumter, 1860-1861, p. 331