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Committees

Created on: 1860-12-03 00:00:00

Dissolved on: None

Description: None

349 members

101 sessions

0 keyword tagged

35, 419, 5,

2

78, 25, 31,

292, 3

521, 168, 49,

92, 5, 14

1010, 288

Created on: 1860-12-04 00:00:00

Dissolved on: 1861-03-04 00:00:00

Description: A select committee formed via resolution in reference to the 1860 annual President's Message tasked with examining the condition of the union, exploring the slavery question, and offering solutions to the crisis of secession. The committee was designed to contain one member from each State.

33 members

3 sessions

0 keyword tagged

0, 33, 0,

0

6, 0, 3,

0, 0

1, 0, 6,

0, 0, 0

0, 0

Created on: 1860-12-03 00:00:00

Dissolved on: None

Description: None

84 members

103 sessions

0 keyword tagged

12, 116, 6,

0

44, 11, 43,

119, 22

430, 50, 24,

35, 3, 14

689, 169

Created on: 1860-12-03 00:00:00

Dissolved on: None

Description: None

7 members

6 sessions

0 keyword tagged

0, 7, 0,

0

2, 0, 3,

0, 0

0, 0, 3,

0, 0, 0

0, 0

Created on: 1860-12-03 00:00:00

Dissolved on: None

Description: None

7 members

6 sessions

0 keyword tagged

0, 7, 0,

0

0, 9, 4,

0, 0

2, 0, 0,

0, 0, 0

2, 0

Created on: 1860-12-03 00:00:00

Dissolved on: None

Description: None

84 members

30 sessions

0 keyword tagged

0, 64, 0,

0

0, 47, 13,

169, 11

184, 38, 11,

33, 0, 4

248, 89

Created on: 1860-12-03 00:00:00

Dissolved on: None

Description: None

9 members

6 sessions

0 keyword tagged

0, 9, 0,

0

3, 0, 2,

0, 0

0, 0, 3,

0, 0, 0

0, 0

Created on: 1860-12-03 00:00:00

Dissolved on: None

Description: None

10 members

5 sessions

0 keyword tagged

1, 10, 0,

0

0, 0, 2,

0, 0

0, 0, 0,

0, 0, 0

0, 0

Created on: 1860-12-03 00:00:00

Dissolved on: None

Description: None

349 members

2 sessions

0 keyword tagged

0, 0, 1,

0

0, 22, 1,

41, 0

11, 21, 0,

3, 0, 0

13, 2

Created on: 1860-12-03 00:00:00

Dissolved on: None

Description: None

9 members

6 sessions

0 keyword tagged

1, 9, 0,

0

0, 1, 2,

0, 1

0, 0, 4,

0, 0, 0

0, 0

Created on: 1860-12-03 00:00:00

Dissolved on: None

Description: None

7 members

3 sessions

0 keyword tagged

0, 7, 0,

0

0, 1, 1,

0, 0

0, 0, 2,

0, 0, 0

0, 0

Created on: 1860-12-18 00:00:00

Dissolved on: 1861-03-04 00:00:00

Description: 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.

13 members

6 sessions

0 keyword tagged

0, 13, 0,

6

17, 42, 3,

0, 0

30, 37, 1,

1, 0, 0

24, 0

Created on: 1860-12-03 00:00:00

Dissolved on: 1861-03-04 00:00:00

Description: None

0 member

12 sessions

0 keyword tagged

0, 0, 0,

0

7, 0, 3,

0, 0

3, 0, 7,

0, 0, 0

0, 0

Created on: 1860-12-03 00:00:00

Dissolved on: 1861-03-04 00:00:00

Description: None

5 members

12 sessions

0 keyword tagged

0, 5, 0,

0

6, 0, 3,

0, 0

0, 0, 9,

0, 0, 0

0, 0

Created on: 1861-01-09 00:00:00

Dissolved on: 1861-03-04 00:00:00

Description: Created via resolution passed by the House on January 9th, 1861, the Special Committee of Five was designed to recieve and consider a message from the President recieved on the aforementioned day regarding the secession crisis, the slavery question, and possible compromises.

6 members

3 sessions

0 keyword tagged

1, 6, 0,

0

0, 0, 2,

0, 0

0, 0, 0,

0, 0, 0

0, 0

Created on: 1861-02-27 00:00:00

Dissolved on: 1861-03-04 00:00:00

Description: A committee created through a resolution passed on February 27th after the Senate receives a message from John Tyler, the President of the Peace Convention.

5 members

1 sessions

0 keyword tagged

0, 5, 0,

0

1, 0, 2,

0, 0

0, 0, 1,

0, 0, 0

0, 0

Created on: 1860-12-03 00:00:00

Dissolved on: None

Description: None

9 members

2 sessions

0 keyword tagged

0, 9, 0,

0

0, 0, 1,

0, 0

0, 0, 0,

0, 0, 0

0, 0