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Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 10: the last invasion of Missouri.--events in East Tennessee.--preparations for the advance of the Army of the Potomac. (search)
e, emboldened the Unionists, who finally met, by delegates, in a State Constitutional Convention, Jan. 8. at Little Rock, in which forty-two of the fifty-four counties in the State were represented. A State Constitution was framed, whereby slavery was forever prohibited. Isaac C. Murphy, the only stanch Unionist in the Secession Convention of that State [see page 474, volume I.], was chosen Provisional Governor, and duly inaugurated, Jan. 22. with C. C. Bliss Lieutenant-Governor, and R. J. T. White Secretary of State. The Constitution was ratified March 14. by a vote of the people of the State, there being 12,177 in favor of it, and only 226 against it. Representatives in Congress and State officers were chosen under it, and the Legislature elected April 25. United States Senators. By every usual form the State was restored to its proper situation in the Union, in partial accordance with the terms of the President's Proclamation. See page 232. Such was its position when the mi