The Road to Civil War

Senate Special Committee of Thirteen on the Condition of the Country

A committee formed through a resolution submitted by Mr. Powell on December 6, 1860 and adopted on December 18, 1860. The role of the committee was to examine the conflict between slaveholding and non-slaveholding States and provide solutions and concessions to avoid secession.

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The Road to Civil War, Date: 21 Dec 1860, 00:00

Appointment of the Committee of Thirteen



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The Road to Civil War, Date: 22 Dec 1860, 10:00

Motion to Lay Upon the Table and Print


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The Road to Civil War, Date: 22 Dec 1860, 10:00

S. No. 50



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The Road to Civil War, Date: 26 Dec 1860, 10:00

Resolution on the Prosecution and Punishment of Armed Rebellion

People: William H. Seward


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