By Terry Wise
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A contemporary of his, George Washington Smyth, had come to Texas in 1830 and held jobs ranging from teaching school to surveying land for the republic; he later represented Texlls in the United States Congress. As the sectional crisis heated up during the late 1850s, Smyth deplored the "little issues"-which for him included the questions of slavery in the territories and the African slave trade-with which dema gogues sowed discord between the sections. "We live under the best government and the happiest institutions in the world," he wrote to Thomas McKinney in 1859, "and we have nothing to mar our future prospects, were it not for those restless spirits north and south who seem to do nothing but brood over mischiefand hatch evil.
20 Yet such displays were the exception. Loyalty to section usually pre vailed over loyalty to nation, and most Unionists ruled out any sort of challenge to the new order. Some came to believe that the federal govern- Antebellum Dissenters 25 ment under the control of the Republicans actually endangered their way of life, others turned into fire-eaters in response to the federal govern ment's decision to force the seceded states back into the Union, and many others simply resigned themselves to accepting the South's fate as their own.
Their state and region needed their talents and experience, and they naturally took their places as leaders and public servants. They opposed secession, but their hatred of radicalism also led them to condemn aboli tionism. In their fight against the latter, they refused to acquiesce to what they saw as abuses by men who initiated the former. They acquired roles as watchdogs of the Confederacy, trying to keep the war on a course consis tent with their own perceptions of the southern cause. In 1860 and 1861 they expected fellow conservatives in the North to slow the sectional strife sown by Republicans, but were disappointed.