On this date 150 years ago, the Peace Conference deliberations resulted in six proposed constitutional ammendments. Although the proposals had no chance of acceptance, they were sincerely conceived. Meanwhile, the United States representatives struck down plans for a constitutional convention, voted against ammendments to interfere with slavery and against the Crittenden Compromise.
That same day, Jefferson Davis, now head of the Confederacy, appointed three men to approach officials in the Federal capital with offers of peaceful negotiation of differences. Davis also received missives from Governor Pickens in Charleston, South Carolina; the head of that states observed the need for Confederate takeover of Fort Sumter to preserve "honor and safety."