Anti-Secession South Carolina Broadside from 1851. A 9.5" x 14" broadside, titled "Southern Rights and Co-Operation." Lexington [S.C.], October 9, 1851, it contains an appeal to the Voters of the Lexington District to "... elect two deputies to represent this Congressional District in the Southern Congress... Let every voter, opposed to separate secession, attend the polls... In this election, let us look to principles, not men. If we stand firm, and are united, we may yet save the State from the ruin which we believe must inevitably result from separate secession." South Carolina, lead by Senator John C. Calhoun, was in the vanguard of efforts at secession, beginning with the Nullification Crisis of 1833. The status of newly-formed states acquired in the aftermath of the Mexican War further exacerbated the situation, prompting renewed calls for action. Around 1850, many Southern states held conventions to consider their options. Apparently, the one referred to in this broadside was one such event. A group of South Carolinians formed a "Co-Operation Committee" to advance the agenda of remaining in the Union, while asserting "Southern Rights." Despite their prescience in forecasting the dire consequences of secession, that became an actuality when South Carolina became the first Southern state to secede on December 20, 1860. After the Compromise of 1850, things simmered down, only to boil up again with the passage of the Kansas Nebraska Act, Bleeding Kansas, the Dred Scott Decision, and Harper's Ferry.

    Fees, Shipping, and Handling Description: Flat Material, Small (view shipping information)

    Sales Tax information  |  Terms and Conditions

    Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments

    Glossary of Terms

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    June, 2010
    26th Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 1
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 892

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    19.5% of the successful bid (minimum $14) per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Consign to the 2018 June 10 Civil War, Militaria, Arms & Armor - Dallas.

    Learn about consigning with us

    Heritage has gone above and beyond my expectations in handling all of my transactions in a thoroughly professional manner. I would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone worldwide for the exemplary auction and valuation services they provide.
    Richard H.,
    Corsicana, TX
    View More Testimonials receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source:

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2017 September 14 Rare Books Signature Auction - Dallas
    2017 September 14 Rare Books Signature Auction - Dallas
    REALIZED $1,885,076