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Peace Resolutions

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In the rebel ITonse of Represen tatives, ou the 25tb, J T. Leacb, of Korth Carolina, otfercd tho following resolutions, vrith a prcamble : Whereas, The unfriendly interferenco of citizens of non flaveholding States with reserved rights of' States was the cause of this social, bloody and relent .ess war; and, whereas the citizens of tho slave States, in an unguarded moment, iindtr the influonce of uowise counsels without mature deliberation as to the 'eaiful consequences, made the election oi Abraham Lincoln the occasion for pre cipitating the Confedérate States, out of the Uiiion, folliwed by fearful train of consequeiifies ; and, whereae, we the representatives of the people, desire to place 3ur8elves fairly before the civilized world ts ansious to secure an honorable and oermanent peace; therefore, Resolved, That any atterapt to infringe ipon the reserved rights of the States, hold be resisted by all lawful means. Resolved Iliat when the United States shaJl slgnify its wilingness to recognizc theso rights, and guarantee citizens their rights of property, as provided by the Oön-titutiun and Law of (:ongress, we ■vill agreo to treat for peaee on such tcrms as uiay be agreed upon by commissioners, or by States aeting in their sovereign charncter, and ratiüed by a majority of the people, which shall constitute the 'mud of peace between tiie North and South, Air. Leach sustained these nesolutions in a speech, and then they Were voted down almost unanimously.


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