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possible of restoring tike Constitutional rights of the South,
and if not to provide fear their Mfcty and independence.
The resolutions wer e adopted by * vote of six to one, Tibmhm voting
in the negative. Delegates from that state then submitted a minority
report that also recognised the rt^it of secession but endorsed the
Compromise d 1S50 as the solution to &« current problem. ^2
The convention adjourned cmce more; the members wound their
weary way homeward, unhonored and unsung. I. D. Freeman described
the preveJUiaA In kttirisii^l as to the results!
The second session was reassembled by one having
no authority to do so. It urns sparsely attended and is all
respeets. a beggarly account of empty Inmens* The whole
delegation from Mississippi refused to attend this second
session. Governor Quitman, withowt any authority of law*
appointed throe delegates to represent him in that con-
vention. The people of Mississippi had no part nor lot In
There was little difference in the attUndos of other southern
states, since the compromise measures, now adopted by Congress, had
rechanneled interest and emphasis away from an unconditional fight for
southern right*. The Nashville convention had been called largely to
consider the problem of the rights of slaveholders with reference to
slavery in the territories. As to the fulfillment of that purpose, both
3%ee Hemdon, pp. 232-233 for the adopted resolutions.
^Brown1 e Speeches, p lit has the Ml text of the Tennessee
^Congressional Globe, 32nd Congress, 1st Session,
Appendix, p. 338.
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Chappell, Ben A. The Southern Unity Movement, thesis, 1956; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc107898/m1/97/: accessed October 17, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .