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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 25. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 13 1 Browse Search
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y, made to constitute the Committees of Safety for the respective counties of the Commonwealth, in accordance with the joint resolution of the General Assembly, adopted February 25, 1865; and they are earnestly invoked to organize forthwith for the faithful and zealous discharge of their patriotic duties: Amkerst.--Paulus Powell, John Dudley Davis and Jacob Warwick. Amelia.--E. C. Robinson, William Old, jr., and S. R. Seay. Appomattox.--James G. Patterson, Samuel J. Walker and James Calhoun. Alleghany.--Andrew Fudge and William H. McDANIEL. Barbour.--Albert G. Reger, L. D. Monel and Henry R. Sturin. Bath.--Stephen A. Porter, William H. McDonald and Osborn Hamilton. Bedford.--Edward C. Burkes, William L. Goggin and Thomas Campbell. Bland.--William M. Bishop, Gordon C. Thom and Franklin Grayson. Botelourt.--James M. Figgatt, Isaac Hinkle and Captain John J. Allen. Brunswick.--Thomas Flournoy, Dr. E. B. Jones and George Harrison. Buchanan.--James H. Fuller
ulterior purpose went much farther. On the 12th of December, 1831, Mr. J. Q. Adams presented fifteen petitions, from numerous inhabitants of Pennsylvania, for the abolition of slavery in the District and of the slave trade therein. The petition was referred to a committee, which asked to be discharged from its consideration. Several petitions for the same object from citizens of Ohio were presented to the Senate by Mr. Morris, of that State, January 7, 1836. An animated debate ensued. Mr. Calhoun and Mr. Buchanan opposed the reception of the petitions on the ground that they slandered one-half the Union, and because they aimed at a violation of the Constitution. Mr. Buchanan said: "If any one principle of constitutional law can, at this day, be considered as settled, it is that Congress had no right, no power, over the question of slavery in those States where it exists. The property of the master in his slave existed in full force before the Federal Constitution was adopt