Southern students from Philadelphia's medical schools meet and vote to leave for the South
Southern medical students at the University of Pennsylvania and the Jefferson Medical School in Philadelphia met to consider quiting their studies en masse and return to the South in protest at Northern anti-slavery support. They telegraphed Governor Wise who promised them places in Virginia schools should they do so. The head of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad offered to pay their fares. The following night 160 students left for Richmond. (By John Osborne)
John Bach McMaster, A history of the people of the United States: from the Revolution to the Civil War, Volume 8 (New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1913), 432.