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Philadelphia's mayor instructed to transmit recent city resolutions for conciliation to South Carolina

Alexander Henry, 1859, detail
12/15/1860
A massive meeting estimated at around fifty thousand people assembled in Independence Square in Philadelphia two days before.  The gathering passed a number of resolutions that declared Philadelphians for the Union but also demanded that conciliation with the South take place, especially in the areas of rhetoric attacking slavery and the enforcement of the federal Fugitive Slave Law.  The City Council deputized Mayor Henry to forward a full report on the meeting to the South Carolina government.  (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
Thomas Scharf and Thompson Wescott, History of Philadelphia 1609-1884, in three volumes (Philadelphia, PA: L.H. Everts & Co., 1884), 1: 739. 

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