Virginia rejects South Carolina's call for a convention of southern states
Christopher Memminger had earlier been dispatched from South Carolina to Richmond, Virginia to urge the legislature there to join in a convention of southern states designed to make a concerted response to the sectional crisis. The Virginia legislature appointed a committee to study the matter and the group produced resolutions declining the invitation and holding that separate state action would be more useful to the Union. (By John Osborne)
Francis Vincent, Vincent's Semi-Annual United States Register.... 1st of January and 1st of July, 1860 (Philadelphia: Francis Vincent, 1860), 107.