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"General Assembly Resolutions submitted and referred to committee", January 1861

Title

"General Assembly Resolutions submitted and referred to committee", January 1861

Description

Four resolutions of the General Assembly submitted to the Senate and/or referred to Senate committee in early January 1861. One resolution states that "unless by the 4th day of March next, the lust of exclusive Northern sectional domination shall be quenched and a reaction in public sentiment at the North upon the subject of slavery shall have taken place...it will be the duty of North Carolina, making common cause with her sister states of the South, to seek safety out of the Union." A second resolution refers the governor's message on "the recruiting of solders among the several counties" to the committee on Military Affairs. A third resolution requests that the governor "inform the Senate if any portion of the citizens of North Carolina have consulted with him upon the propriety of taking possession of the United States forts in North Carolina." A note on the reverse side indicates that this resolution was tabled on 7 January 1861 and a separate note from the reporter requesting to be discharged from further consideration of the subject.

Creator

NC General Assembly

Source

"General Assembly Resolutions submitted and referred to committee", January 1861. NC General Assembly. North Carolina State Archive. Volume 33 Pp 1-7. Accessed April 17, 2012.

Date

1861-01-07

Type

Document

Coverage

Wake County, North Carolina
Raleigh, North Carolina

Original Format

Government Document

Text

Jan. 7, 1861. Resolved that the Governor be requested to inform the Senate if any portion of the citizens of North Carolina have consulted with him upon the propriety of taking possession of the United States forts in North Carolina or any one of others. What propositions were made and by whom and what was his advice and reply. And if he is advised of any plan by which the forts of the United States in North Carolina are to be occupied on or before the 4th of March next by any authority or force other than that of the United States.

Resolved that North Carolina is devotedly attached to a constitutional union of the states the Union of our fathers and still hopes that it may be restored and [perp]. Resolved however that unless by the 4th day of March next the lust of exclusive Northern sectional domination shall be quenched and a reaction in public sentiment at the North upon the subject of slavery shall have taken place [evcutuating ?] in further and ample and complete guaranties for the protection of our rights under the Constitution in this particular and all others it will be the duty of North Carolina, making common cause with her sister states of the South to seek her safety out of the Union.

Resolved: That in the opinion of this general Assembly no person was given under the Constution [sic] of the United States to coerce a Succeeding state, Resolved that a convention of this people ought to be authorized to decide what [?] this state should adopt with reference to remaining in the Union with Free States or form a union with the slave holding states.

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NC General Assembly, "General Assembly Resolutions submitted and referred to committee", January 1861, Civil War Era NC, accessed May 26, 2017, https://cwnc.omeka.chass.ncsu.edu/items/show/535.