Virginia Democrats urge participation in the proposed convention of southern states

Richmond, Virginia, circa 1851, from the east
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)  
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"The Virginia State Democratic Convention," New York Times, February 20, 1860, p. 4.

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