- Apr 15, 2016
I think both of those links are the open floor debate like the proceedings the Charleston Mercury covered and that I've been posting. But I believe committees prepared the Ordinance of Secession, Declaration of Causes and Address to the Slaveholding States, and then presented them to the full convention for debate, and it is those committee proceedings I'd like to see. Do you have a link to what the Charleston Courier covered? I'd really like to read that.
The successor to the Courier, the Post and Courier, has an online archive. It really was 4 different newspapers over the years. The Charleston Courier debuted in 1803, but they only have digitized the archive since 1859. Fortunately, that's the time period you want.
You'll need to create an account. I haven't checked this one out yet, my comments were based on the transcripts posted on Furman, but as so often the case these days vast amounts of the civil war documentation is now online. Have fun!