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farther degradation, or shall we seek redress ? If the latter, bow is
it to be obtained? "
WImsii the assembled the wmt da/, a committee of
twenty was appointed. They drew ap a series «f itsedattoM which
reaffirmed their devotion to the Wnicmt but as II was: #rigfep0l||t|r fori®ed
aad net as fke present engine of oppression. .'The ttiebtei also
asserted the right of Mississippi i& the territories; reeocmaaeaded that
the legislators pass laws to eaeoorage fee carrjriag; of slaves therein;
and embodied the govemr with the power to call a general convention
@1 the people upon the passage, hf Congress, of the Wflaaot f^ovts®
m mtf law aholisM^g slavery, The seventh resolution stated that the
tittMi had arrived when the soufchera states timid MtsiJsm cooasel together
for f&eir common. safety! aad lhat a convention of the siave haidii*g
States should he held at Nashville, Tennessee, oa the first MosMftay
ia Jane Beast, to devise and adopt some mod® of resistance to- these
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to the people of the South which icvited the states to send detpgatee
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Chappell, Ben A. The Southern Unity Movement, thesis, 1956; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc107898/m1/26/: accessed June 22, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .