Did you notice all the blank spaces in the Northern states?
Geographically, the only place you find a number in the census records are in the south - the border states.
Would it kill you to say how many millions there were in the South, as opposed to the handful in the North?
Yes. Numbers do matter.
He said it in late January 1861, baby.
After states had seceded.
Even if he *had* said it earlier, (which he didn't) does that change the fact he held those feelings about the Union being perpetual?