one month prior to Mr. Lincoln
Thirteen Free States were represented, viz.: Maine
, New Hampshire
, Rhode Island
, New York, New Jersey
, and Iowa
; and seven Slave States, viz.: Delaware
, North Carolina
, and Missouri
. Ex-President John Tyler
, of Virginia
, was called to the Chair.
On motion of Mr. James Guthrie
, of Kentucky
, it was3
Resolved, That a Committee of one from each State be appointed by the Commissioners thereof, to be nominated to the President, and to be appointed by him, to whom shall be referred the resolutions of the State of Virginia, and the other States represented, and all propositions for the adjustment of existing difficulties between States; with authority to report what they may deem right, necessary, and proper, to restore harmony and preserve the Union; and that they report on or before Friday.
This Committee was composed as follows:
Maine, Lot M. Morrill; New Hampshire, Asa Fowler; Vermont, Hiland Hall; Massachusetts, Francis B. Crowninshield; Rhode Island, Samuel Ames; Connecticut, Roger S. Baldwin; New York, David Dudley Field; New Jersey, Peter D. Vroom; Pennsylvania, Thomas White; Ohio, Thomas Ewing; Indiana, Charles B. Smith; Illinois, Stephen F. Logan; Iowa, James Harlan; Delaware, Daniel M. Bates; North Carolina, Thomas Ruffin; Virginia, James A. Seddon; Kentucky, James Guthrie; Maryland, Reverdy Johnson; Tennessee, F. K. Zollicoffer; Missouri, A. W. Doniphan.
, from the majority of said Committee, on the 15th, made a report, recommending several amendments to be ingrafted on the Federal Constitution
; which amendments, as perfected and voted on by the Conference, will hereafter be given.
Gov. Roger S. Baldwin
[Republican], of Connecticut
, made a dissenting report; recommending that, instead of the aforesaid amendments, this body adopt and recommend the suggestion of the Legislature of Kentucky--that of a General Convention of the States.
[His proposition will be given in full, in connection with its disposal by the Conference.]
Mr. James A. Seddon
, of Virginia
, made another minority report, wherein he affirms that the majority report would not be acceptable to Virginia