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Georgia Convention of 1850
December 10, 1850 Delegates to a convention in Milledgeville issue the "Georgia Platform" Georgia
  Georgia Platform


The Georgia Convention of 1850

Unhappy with the outcome of the Compromise of 1850, the Georgia legislature passed a series of resolutions condemning the measure. Governor Towns had strongly supported a pro-seccession stance for the Georgia delegates to the Nashville Convention and only Georgia and South Carolina voted for secession. Towns called for a special convention in Milledgeville to consider the options for the state following the Compromise.

As the delegates arrived it quickly became apparent that the convention was decidedly Unionist. Led by future Governor Charles Jenkins, the only measure coming out of the convention was the "Georgia Platform."

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Compromise of 1850
Georgia Platform

Georgia Convention of 1850 was added in 2005





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