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Virginia Democrats urge participation in the proposed convention of southern states

Richmond, Virginia, circa 1851, from the east
02/18/1860
The turbulent Virginia Democratic Convention in Richmond had just adjourned and many members immediately convened a mass meeting.  The meeting heard from Mississippi representative to Virginia Peter B. Starke, who urged that Virginia attend a southern convention that coming June.  The gathering then agreed to a strongly worded resolution recommending that the Virginia Legislature accept the invitation.  (By John Osborne)  
Source Citation: 
"The Virginia State Democratic Convention," New York Times, February 20, 1860, p. 4.

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