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On the other h«ad the of the South were not idle, fo ,
Virginia the legislature la gpaw«l echoed the s«**tlme*it« contained la
the Calhoun resolatiom of ft* preceding month. la addition I© seconding
the fundsomental views @1 the CayrollailB** the General A«««gaUf resolved
that only two choices would lie left to them II the Provis© were pmrnmA*** :
either lilwlHim or determined resistance. They «lw deemed It file
inty #1 every man I© whoai the Union was dear to oppose passage and .
they called on the citizens of the slave-holding stales to take "tan,
onited and concerted action in this emergency.« These were not only
favorably received but were also echoed in other southern states. The
AUtarn Democratic convention approved them la. May# I§47, and a few
weeks later Georgia did the same, Testae declared AaI A# prohibition
of slavery was anconstittttional and lluxh U« IS#®* tmttoi that the
state would not salmi* to saeh a restriction. -
While this controversy was ragtag thronghont the states,.. advo-
cates of ft# Qregl« Bill were still trying desperately to get that KttMm
pt«l tike Senate. As the second session of the tsre ty*nimih CMgmi
drew to a dose, it was pointed oat that any new disenssion woald lact -
long past adjournment. A motion to taMe the Mil waa mad® by James
Westcott, of Florida, and was passed 26 to It. Th® Oregon BUt
^Ifeid,, pp. 4 7.
l^Fhilip M. Hamer, Tfco Secession Movement to garth Carolina
(Allentowii, 1918)# pp. i4 !T. r-ir rrr'm
^Congressional Cllobe, Wft Congress, Session* p. ifl
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Chappell, Ben A. The Southern Unity Movement, thesis, 1956; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc107898/m1/17/: accessed November 23, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .