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In Pennsylvania, a Carlisle courthouse meeting debates the Crittenden Compromise

Borough of Carlisle, Pennsylvania, 1872, zoomable map
01/14/1861
A meeting took place at the courthouse in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, with leading citizens from all parties in attendance, to debate the Crittenden Compromise. Frederick Watts and James Hamilton spoke in favor of the proposal to allow the permanent extension of slavery into the southern territories, while Lemuel Todd, R.M. Henderson, and Judge Watt's own son, William Watts spoke against.  All men but the younger Watts were Dickinson College alumni.    (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
Merkel Landis, "Civil War Times in Carlisle: An Address Delivered at Hamilton Library, Carlisle, Pa., February 12th, 1931," in Carlisle in the Civil War (Carlisle, PA: Hamilton Library and Historical Association, n.d.), 3. 

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