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Doc. 176.-resolutions of the Convention of Western Virginia. August 10, 1861.

Whereas, a portion of the people of the Southern States, in violation of their constitutional obligations, have attempted a dissolution of this Union, and have thus precipitated the country in a civil war; therefore,

Resolved, That the action of Congress, in voting the men and money to suppress this rebellion and preserve the Union, receives the hearty approval of this Convention.

Resolved, That we are unalterably opposed to any compromise with the rebels short of laying down their arms and returning to their allegiance to the United States Government, and that we will hold all who aid and abet in such compromise as enemies not only to the Government of our fathers, but as enemies to human liberty throughout the world.

Resolved, That we will aid the Administration at Washington in suppressing the rebellion with all our power, both morally and physically, and sedulously guard against all acts and doings that would militate in the least degree against the Union cause, or embarrass the Administration in putting down the rebellion.

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