Illinois State Constitutional Convention of 1862 (Classic Reprint)

Illinois State Constitutional Convention of 1862 (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from Illinois State Constitutional Convention of 1862 Before the delegates could be elected, however, moment )us things had happened. The storm of civil war burst upon the country and party issues were forgotten. The southern half of the state was overwhelmingly Democratic and at the same time intensely op posed to abolition. The position of the majority appears to have been that slavery was all right in the south, that the southern states had a perfect right to keep slaves, and that property rights in these slaves should be protected; but they were not willing that negroes should enter Illinois, and few probably favored any measure that would introduce slavery into any territory already free uh less the people of such section were in favor of its introduction. While they would not support any measure looking toward interfer ence with slavery wherefit existed, and even looked with favor upon slavery as an institution, the great majority would not support the slavery men in their attempt to destroy the Union. They were, in 1861, in a humor heartily to support a war for the maintenance of the Union, but would not have supported such a war if they had seen that the logical and inevitable result would.be the destruo tion of slavery. Because of their loyalty to the government, and because of the excitement following the fall of pt.sumter, party controversies were almost forgotten. There was but one party and. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.show more

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  • Paperback | 144 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 8mm | 200g
  • Forgotten Books
  • United States
  • English
  • , black & white illustrations
  • 0243293380
  • 9780243293384