The Southern Convention

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    “The Southern Convention,” New York Daily Times, 15 August 1857, p. 1.
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    The Southern Convention.

    KNOWVILLE, Wednesday, Aug. 12.

    The Business Committee reported today, against Free-trade and direct taxation; against the South receiving goods from States no upholding the Fugitive Slave Law; against any discrimination of the Government in favor of foreign mail lines from Northern ports; in favor of the exemption of one slave to each slaveholder from seizure for debt; in favor of erecting Arizona into a territory; in favor of recovering certain lands lost by recent treaty with Mexico; also reported that the time had not yet arrived for the calling of a Convention in reference to the African Slave-trade.

    Resolutions in favor of Montgomery as the next place of meeting for the Convention, and in favor of the withdrawal of the squadron from the African coast were adopted.

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