most unanimous vote of the Republicans.
Mr. Crittenden's Compromise, which received the vote of every Southern member upon this floor, excepting one from Arkansas, never on any one occasion received one solitary vote from the Republicans in the Senate or House.
The so-called Adams' Amendment, moderate as that was, was carried through this chamber by the bare majority of one, after a severe struggle.
Sixty-five Republicans voted to the last against it.
Up to twelve o'clock on the 4th of March, peace seemed to be the policy of all parties, when Mr. Lincoln delivered his inaugural, and which left thirty millions of people in doubt whether it meant peace or war. Under this confidence in the restoration of peace, the prosperity of the country revived, Secession in the past languished, and Secession in the future was arrested by the course of Virginia, North Carolina, and Tennessee, all of which declared for the old Union.
The national heart beat high with hope — the elections i