Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Mr. Foster” in chapter 1 of Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 10.:
...uggested in the message of the President.
He would vote men enough to protect the Capitol, and defend the States from invasion, and he believed the force he proposed sufficient for that purpose.
Mr. Foster , of Connecticut, thought two hundred thousand men too many to make peace, and too few to make war.
The amendment was defeated — yeas, five; nays, thirty-two.
The bill passed the Senate.
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