Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Seward moves to sink Crittenden Compromise

Sen. William Seward
  • Upon hearing that President-elect Lincoln is immovably against the renewal and extension of the Missouri Compromise line, Senator William Seward, the Republican leader in the Committee of Thirteen and his fellow Republicans vote against the adoption of the Crittenden Compromise. Southerners vote likewise because the Republicans rejected it, although they are willing to accept the Compromise. Seward will be rewarded with a Cabinet post in the Lincoln Administration./1860  
  • [SC SECESSION CONVENTION] In secret session, the Convention discusses a resolution regarding the transfer of the US garrison from Forts Moultrie to Sumter. Also they consider an ordinance recommending a Convention of Slaveholding States for a Constitution of a Southern Confederacy/1860

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