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Orr, James L.:

THE CINCINNATI CONVENTION. LETTER FROM JAMES L. ORR, OF SOUTH CAROLINA, TO HON. C.W. DUDLEY, ON THE PROPRIETY OF HAVING THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA REPRESENTED IN THE DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION, TO BE HELD IN CINCINNATI.

Printed at H. Polkinhorn's Steam Book and Job Printing Office, [Washington: 1855] 7, [1 blank] pp. Caption title [as issued], printed in double columns. Foxed and some spotting [light chipping at blank outer margin of first page]. Good or so. A scarce and interesting prelude to secession. South Carolinians' loyalty to the Union had become conditional by 1855. As its Senator Orr says here, should the President "be Seward, or any other Black Republican, and an effort should be made to carry out their platform, then I see no means whereby the Government itself can be preserved. Such an election must produce disunion, bloodshed, and anarchy. Are we prepared for it?" To avert the calamity, Orr urges cooperation with "the true men of the North" in order to elect a Democrat who will respect the South's right to carry their slaves anywhere in the Nation's Territories. Turnbull 204. OCLC 884917 [12]. Not in Sabin, LCP.


Book Id: 22101

Price: $175.00

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