Reply To: Right to Secession


We should also not forget that Northern states grumbled about secession several times, at the Hartford Convention during the War of 1812 most notably. Several abolitionists also advocated Northern Secession (William Lloyd Garrison, among others) so that the North could more effectively counter slavery and avoid enforcing the Fugitive Slave laws. States debating secession is not unique to the south, nor to the 1860’s.