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h of December, 1861, Mr. Wilson, of Massachusetts, gave notice of his intention to introduce a bill to punish officers and privates of the army for arresting, detaining, or delivering persons claimed as fugitive slaves. Mr. Lovejoy, of Illinois, in the House of Representatives, on the fourth of December, 1861, introduced a bill, making it a penal offence to capture or return, or aid in the capture or return of fugitive slaves. It was read twice, and its consideration postponed to the tenth of December. In the Senate, on the seventeenth of December, Mr. Sumner, of Massachusetts, introduced, and asked for the immediate consideration of a resolution, providing that the Committee on Military Affairs and the Militia be directed to consider the expediency of providing, by additional legislation, that our national armies shall not be employed in the surrender of fugitive slaves. Mr. McDougall, of California, objecting the resolution went over under the rule; but it came up for considerat