Extract from resolutions adopted by Harrison County Democrats in November 1858 and published in Cooper's Clarksburg Register, November 12, 1858.
On November 8, 1858, Democrats of Harrison County met in Clarksburg, in northwestern Virginia, to elect delegates to the next Democratic Party State Convention. William Pope Cooper, editor of Cooper's Clarksburg Register, was secretary. The meeting adopted resolutions on several subjects. The fifth resolution stressed unity of opinion in favor of slavery throughout eastern and western Virginia.