The Southern Convention

Source citation
“The Southern Convention,” New York Daily Times, 15 August 1857, p. 1.
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New York Times
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The Southern Convention
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1
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Newspaper
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Exact
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Meghan Fralinger
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The following text is presented here in complete form, as it originally appeared in print.  Spelling and typographical errors have been preserved as in the original.

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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