South Carolina statehouse raises the idea of a "Southern Confederacy"

The South Carolina House of Representatives voted through a resolution that "South Carolina is ready to enter, together with other slaveholding States, or such as desire present action, into the formation of a Southern Confederacy."  They went on to request that Governor William Henry Gist transmit this message to other southern state governors.  (By John Osborne) 
Source Citation
The American Almanac and Repository of Useful Knowledge (Boston: Crosby, Nichols, Lee and Company, 1861), 403.
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