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A national convention of workingmen meets in Philadelphia

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02/23/1861
Organized union members from Maryland, Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee, Indiana, Ohio, and Delaware met in a national conference at the Wetherill House on Sansom Street in Philadelphia.  A permanent committee was established, and resolutions adopted endorsing the Crittenden Compromise or any other congressional recognition of "the equal rights of the South in the Territories," together with clear rejection of civil war to solve the differences.  (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), 751-752.

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