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set on foot by Virginia, the General Assembly of which state, on January 19, 1861, adopted a preamble and resolutions, deprecating disunion and inviting all such states as were willing to unite in an earnest endeavor to avert it by an adjustment of the then existing controversies to appoint commissioners to meet in Washington on February 4 to consider, and, if practicable, agree upon some suitable adjustment. Ex-President John Tyler, along with William C. Rives, John W. Brockenbrugh, George W. Summers, and James A. Seddon—five of the most distinguished citizens of the state—were appointed to represent Virginia in the proposed conference. If they could agree with the commissioners of other states upon any plan of settlement requiring amendments to the federal Constitution, they were instructed to communicate them to Congress, with a view to their submission to the several states for ratification. The border states in general promptly acceded to this proposition of Virginia, and o
. State-Rights party (See Democratic party). States. Admission to Union, 34-35, 153-54. Committee of, 7, 75. Stephens, Alexander H., 204, 205, 206. Elected vice-president of Confederate States of America, 197. Remarks on Confederate Constitution, 223. Stewart, Gov. of Missouri, 359. Story, Judge, Joseph, 100,108, 110, 112, 140. Extract from Commentaries, 98-99. Remarks on sovereignty, 120-21. Stuart, Gen. J. E. B., 299, 325. Sturgis, General, 365, 370. Summers, George W. Delegate to Peace Congress, 214. T Talbot, Lieut., 236. Talleyrand, —, 186. Taney, Chief Justice, 70, 71, 231, 293. Tappan, Colonel, 345. Tariff, 28, 428-29. Act of 1828, 161, 430-31. Act of 1816, 428-29. Taylor, General, 33. Gen. Zachary, 294. Teneyck, —, 38. Tennessee. Admission, 34. Defense preparations of Johnston, 348-52. Gov. Harris' reply to U. S. call for troops, 354. Territorial government, 34-35. Texas, 12, 28, 214. Annexati