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This is a bit scary: The "provable fact" is based on what the objective record establishes Lincoln wrote at the time; i.e., "I order you not to 'take that ship' to Charleston Harbor, but instead I order you to take that ship to Pensacola." Given the indisputable fact that this is what Lincoln ordered, and what the captain of "that ship" did, one has to be living in an alternative universe, not to recognize it is a myth to state "that ship was bringing food to American soldiers" at Fort Sumter.So by "provable fact" in this case you mean reading both Lincoln's and Beauregard's minds and thus knowing their intentions. Once again, believing something does not make it so. Calling what you do not agree with myths, is, in my experience rarely persuasive. There was no "foreign power" although the Confederates might have thought there was and, not knowing what the ship held, the Confederates opened fire.