ution, with the hope or expectation of constructing a new one, are dangerous, illusory, and destructive; that, in the opinion of the Senate of the United States, no such reconstruction is practicable; and, therefore, to the maintenance of the existing Union and Constitution should be directed all the energies of all the departments of the Government, and the efforts of all good citizens.
The vote was now taken on this substitute, which was adopted, as follows:
Yeas.--Messrs. Anthony, Baker, Bingham, Cameron, Chandler, Clark, Collamer, Dixon, Doolittle, Durkee, Fessenden, Foot, Foster, Grimes, Hale, Harlan, King, Seward, Simmons, Sumner, Ten Eyck, Trumbull, Wade, Wilkinson, and Wilson-25 [all Republicans].
Nays.--Messrs. Bayard, Bigler, Bragg, Bright, Clingman, Crittenden, Fitch, Green, Gwin, Hunter, Johnson, of Tennessee, Kennedy, Lane, of Oregon, Mason, Nicholson, Pearce, Polk, Powell, Pugh, Rice, Saulsbury, and Sebastian-23 [all Democrats, but two Bell-Conservatives, in i
f Mr. Douglas, voted-Yeas 25; Nays 11-to postpone the consideration of this, in favor of the House proposition of amendment, already referred to, and which had passed that body; providing
that no amendment shall be made to the Constitution which will authorize or give to Congress the power to interfere, within any State, with the domestic institutions thereof, etc.
This proposed amendment was finally concurred in by the Senate: Yeas 24; Nays 12: as follows:
Yeas--Messrs. Anthony, Baker, Bigler, Bright, Crittenden, Dixon, Douglas, Foster, Grimes, Gwin, Harlan, Hunter, Johnson, of Tennessee, Kennedy, Latham, Mason, Morrill, Nicholson, Polk, Pugh, Rice, Sebastian, Ten Eyck, and Thomson-24.
Nays--Messrs. Bingham, Chandler, Clark, Doolittle, Durkee, Foot, King, Sumner, Trumbull, Wade, Wilkinson, and Wilson--12.
And then the Senate returned to the consideration of the Crittenden proposition, for which Mr. Clark's proposition, already given,
See page 382. was again offe
nstead of aiding the effort that may be made for peace, they will prolong the civil war that is now raging in the country.
Mr. Mcdougall, of Cal. I wish merely to amend the remark made by the Senator from Virginia.
He says this proposition would be inopportune.
I say it would be intensely cowardly.
Mr. Johnson's proposition was rejected by the following vote:
Yeas--Messrs. Bayard, Breckinridge, Bright, Johnson, of Mo., Latham, Pearce, Polk, Powell, and Saulsbury--9.
Nays--Messrs. Baker, Browning, Carlile, Chandler, Clark, Collamer, Cowan, Dixon, Doolittle, Fessenden, Foot, Foster, Grimes, Harris, Howe, King, Lane, of Ind., Lane, of Kansas, McDougall, Morrill, Rice, Sherman, Sumner, Ten Eyck, Trumbull, Wade, Wilkinson, Wilmot, and Wilson--29.
The bill increasing the pay of soldiers being that day under consideration, Mr. Wilson, of Mass., moved to add the following:
And be it further enacted, That all the acts, proclamations, and orders of the President of the U
nt. unsupported, he fell back again nearly to the edge of the bluff, where he was soon after reenforced, as he had been promised, by the California regiment, Col. E. D. Baker,
U. S. Senator from Oregon; formerly in Congress from Illinois, and a Colonel in the Mexican War. who, being the ranking officer, assumed command — havingorders, found in his hat after his death, deeply stained with his life-blood, are all the foundation for this charge:
Edwards's Ferry, Oct. 21st, 1861. Col. E. D. Baker, Commander of brigade:
Colonel: In case of heavy firing in front of Harrison's Island, you will advance the California regiment of your brigade, or retiredeath of Col. Baker, who had put it in his hat without reading it. It is as follows:
Headquarters Corps of observation, Edwards's Ferry, Oct. 22d, 11.50. E. D. Baker, Commanding brigade:
Colonel: I am informed that the force of the enemy is about 4,000, all told.
If you can push them, you may do so as far as to have a s
of the city; fight between the mob and the soldiers, 490-91; Fremont fortifies it, 554.
St. Louis Democrat, The, allusion to, 490.
St. Louis Observer, The, 130; extract from, 131; removed to Alton, 134; comments from.
186; its press destroyed, 137; the editor slain, etc., 141.
St. Louis Republican, The, citation from, 131; stigmatizes The Observer, 136.
Storrs, Henry R., vote on Mo. Compromise, 80.
Stone, Gen. Chas.
P., McClellan's order to, 620-21; 621; 622; his orders to Col. Baker, 624.
Stout, Mr., of Oregon, tenders a minority report in the Committee of Thirty-three, 387.
Stringfellow, Gen., a Border Ruffian, 243; 283.
Stringham, Com. S. H., 599; 627.
Stuart, A. H. H., of Va., a Commissioner to President Lincoln, 452; his letter to The Staunton Spectator, 478; allusion to, 509.
Stuart, Lieut.-Col., (Rebel,) at Bull Run, 543-4.
Stuart, Gen. J. E. B., at Dranesville, 626.
Sturgis, Major, 579;: in the battle of Wilson's Creek, 590 to 582; tries to