Special Committee of Five of the House of Representatives

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.

The Road to Civil War

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Sessions (3)