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The Washington Peace Conference is meeting at Willard's Hotel in Washington DC

Peace Convention, Washington D.C., February 4, 1861, artist's impression, zoomable image
02/04/1861 to 02/27/1861
The Washington Peace Conference met at Willard's Hotel in the capital.  Made up of 132 delegates from twenty-one states, but lacking any representation from seceding states, with former president John Tyler in the chair, the gathering fashioned a set of constitutional amendments designed to appease the South and preserve the Union.  Its proposals were voted down in Congress on March 1, 1861.  (By John Osborne)  
Source Citation: 
David Morris Potter and Don E. Fehrenbacher, The Impending Crisis, 1848-1861 (New York: Harper Collins, 1976), 546-550. 

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