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Re: secession vote
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I have the figures for both elections. Below is the recap for the state on the Feb. ballot, secession, no secession.

I have the talley county by county for both. But, I cannot at this late hour seem to locate. I am sure I have them in my files.

However, I do have them on hard copies from the Athens [Tenn.] Post newspaper. Give me some time and I'll get back to you. Perhaps you would send me your address and I can hardcopy to you as the list is much too long for me to copy without a scanner.


George Martin

02 09 1861 [Saturday]

The state of Tennessee decides against holding a State convention to address the issue of secession. (29)

The following recapitulation of the vote on the question of calling a State Convention for the state of Tennessee was:

For Convention No Convention

East Tennessee 7,667 33.239

Middle Tennessee 27,228 27,885

West Tennessee 22,623 7,864

Total, 57,518 68,988

Majority againt Convention 11,470

Total Vote,

Of East Tennessee 40,906

Of Middle Tennessee, 55,113

Of West Tennessee 30,487

Of the State 126,506

(Knoxville Daily Register, Wednesday Morning, June 5, 1861)

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