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tea slave-holdiag slate# from Maryland to JUouisiaaa, which indicated
that not more than fifteen journals gave the movement decided support, *9
la other southern states, the reaction was ol the name moderate
tone. Tennessee ignored the unapproved delegates from Davidson
County. labeling their attempt to represent that state as a "rldiculou#
trespass on the rights of their fellow citiaens. " The Nashville Banner
asked these delegates, 'Has it ever occurred to amy of you that the
State governmeats . . . aye quite adequate to protect their citises®
from harm, internal or external, without the aid of your volunteer
wisdom?2® Florida's attitude wa* manifested i the senatorial
election between Steph«m It. Mallory and ©avid L. Yulee, The latter,
although a protege of Calhoun awl a critic of the Compromise, lost to
the comparatively unknown Mallory %ho favored the Compromise and
the Onion.21 ■ Even la South Carolina, wfeers supposedly all thoughts
ware turned toward disunion and. "rights for the South' , the drafter of
the convention's address and successor to Calhoun as political magnate,
Robert £. Rhett, gradually lost control of his party and Bubse%uently
resigned in protest of the increasing co~op«rationist sentiments of
^jlohaso©* i#'. f4-9S' Shryock, pp. 27J 174j
C or respondent, p 153.
2@Hatioaal Intelligencer, June 13, 1850.
21Dorothy Dodd, "The Secession Movement in Florida, 18S0-1861,
The Florida lilatorlcal Society Quarterly, XEL (July. I9S9$ 6*14.
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