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    A Northern Confederacy? The Hartford Convention of 1814

    Presented by at Old South Meeting House

    September 12, 2012


    A Northern Confederacy? The Hartford Convention of 1814

    By the fall of 1814, the opposition of New England Federalists to the War of 1812 was so vehement that the Union appeared to be in
    danger. In October, Massachusetts invited the other New England states to send delegates to a meeting in Hartford, Connecticut, to draft
    constitutional amendments and take other measures to protect New England interests. Peter Drummey, Stephen T. Riley Librarian of the Massachusetts Historical Society, will discuss the Hartford Convention and the taint of secession and treason associated with it, and show how debate over the goals of the Convention has persisted for almost two centuries.

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