A Report of the Debates and Proceedings on the Secret Sessions of the Conference Convention,

New York: Appleton, 1864. First. hardcover. for proposing Amendments to the Constitution of the United States, held at Washington, D. C. , in February, A. D. 1861. 626pp. + 6pp. of publisher's ads. 8vo, original brown cloth, top and bottom of spine worn and repaired with modern cloth. Pages 339-364 chipped on the lower right corner margin. New York: D. Appleton, 1864. First Edition. good.

The author was a member of the Peace Convention of 1861. "...the Peace Convention or Conference...on call by the Virginia legislature, in an attempt to satisfy the states of the far South on the slavery issue. Twenty-one states were represented, with the border states most active...The recommendations, submitted to Congress on Feb. 27, 1861, constituted the last attempt at conciliation on the slavery question..." Dictionary of American History, volume I, p. 219. Signed twice by Henry S. White, a Union chaplain from Rhode Island. White spent ten weeks in Confederate prisons, after being captured in North Carolina in 1864.

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