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others who would wait until the objectionable measures had bees
enacted Into a Saw, hm became the logical person to write the address.
Many *«*t that he had catted the meeting lor that i^tciflc purpose, to
have am avenue lor voicing Ma thoughts on the issue of «lAv«rf and
southern rights, tad it must be admitted that it afforded him aa ex-
cellent opfortenity to fat before the combined people of the South
Me theories of the dispute* -theories which he JumI grm to believe
were the only solution. Ms work was approved by a majority o£ the
fifteen committeemen and was to be read to the assembled southern
congressmen the following January.1
The address typified Calhoun's thoughts and actions of' the past -
eighteen mouths. It was a candid, concise* and logical analysis of
the points of dispute between the two sections. There was «|o im-
passioned appeal to arms* in fact so appeal at all except for -one of
unity, which to Calhoun meant success for the South. In showing how:
the situation had evolved* he traced in the speech the history of the
dispute between the North and the South back to the days of the fram-
ing of the Constitution and described the provisions that were made
for slavery therein. He then showed* one by one# how these pro-
visions had been violated.
* Charles Jul. Wittse, John C. Calhoun* Sectionalism 1840- -
I1S§ (Mew York, 1931}* HI, 378-588,
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Chappell, Ben A. The Southern Unity Movement, thesis, 1956; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc107898/m1/30/: accessed June 25, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .