Restricted Debate The creation of West Virginia


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OpnCoronet

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Along with the coal, almost half of these counties had voted along with the rest of Virginia to leave the Union. Why would Virginia want to lose them?

Almost half hou say, so the majority must give way to the minority? More importantly, I think, is the fact, that Va. seceded to protect the business interests of Cotton magnates and Slave Factors? If so, why not Coal for W. Va. ?
 
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Almost half hou say, so the majority must give way to the minority? More importantly, I think, is the fact, that Va. seceded to protect the business interests of Cotton magnates and Slave Factors? If so, why not Coal for W. Va. ?
What majority? Look at the % of votes from those southern and eastern counties, why were they even included in West Virginia? They didn't want to be part of West Virginia
 



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