Action on Dissolution of Union Petitions

April 7, 1848

The Committee on the Judiciary  “have reported ‘leave to withdraw’. “Of course, in the present inert state of public sentiment,  it was not expected that  they would make a favorable report; and as they could neither deny nor refute any of the reasons put forth by the petitioners for Secession, they wisely concluded to say nothing…”   Then follow seven of those reasons  “for the consideration of all who revere liberty, and for the inspection and verdict of posterity.”

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