Timeline of West Virginia: Civil War and Statehood
January 21, 1861

Acts of the General Assembly of the State of Virginia passed in 1861
Richmond: William F. Ritchie, public printer, 1861


No. 2.:Joint Resolution concerning the position of Virginia in the event of the Dissolution of the Union.

Adopted January 21, 1861.

Resolved by the general assembly of Virginia, that if all efforts to reconcile the unhappy differences existing between the two sections of the country shall prove to be abortive, then, in the opinion of the general assembly, every consideration of honor and interest demands that Virginia shall unite her destiny with the slaveholding states of the south.

Timeline of West Virginia: Civil War and Statehood: January 1861

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