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Tennessee General Assembly
Published:<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">  </span><span style="color: rgb(102, 102, 102); font-family: Helvetica, sans-serif;">E. G. Eastman & Co., Nashville, Tennessee, 1861.</span>
E. G. Eastman & Co., Nashville, Tennessee, 1861. viii, 127, [1 blank] pp. Original period binding. The large folding chart at the front is present and there are several newspaper clippings at the rear from the period. Signed by a Colonel for the 31st Regiment of Tennessee Militia. The foldout chart appears to be blank forms that were never used. Interesting piece. This Confederate Imprint leads with Governor Harris's Message of January 7, 1861, denouncing the North's "systematic, wanton, and long continued agitation of the slavery question," and its "actual and threatened aggressions." Deeply resentful of attempts to exclude slavery from the Western Territories, which were "acquired by the blood and treasure of all the States," he employs his oratory to swing sentiment to the Confederacy. But Tennessee did not secede until June 1861, the last State to leave the Union. West Tennessee heavily favored secession; East Tennessee was equally opposed. It came down to Middle Tennessee, which voted to cast the State's lot with the Confederacy. The Acts include a referendum on calling a Convention "to consider the then existing relations between the government of the United States and the government and people of the State of Tennessee." Resolution Number 14 proposes a convention of the slaveholding States for the purpose of amending the U.S. Constitution to guarantee the protection of slave property in all the Territories, and otherwise to protect the security of slavery. The State's detailed Militia Law is also printed. Parrish & Willingham 4129 [1- CA State Lib.]. Allen 5345 [2- T … [Click Below for Full Description]
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