nd Mr. Williams, of Pennsylvania, addressed the House in its favor, and Mr. Stiles of that State opposed it. Mr. Holman's amendment to strike out of the original bill the commutation clause was rejected — yeas, twenty-six; nays, seventy-three. Mr. Baldwin, of Michigan, moved to amend the bill by striking out the maximum of four hundred dollars instead of three hundred dollars, and it was agreed to.
On the eighth, the bill was amended on motion of Mr. Rice, of Massachusetts, so as to allow soStates represented in Congress, charged to award a just compensation to each loyal owner of any slave who may volunteer into the service of the United States, payable out of the commutation money.
The amendment to the amendment was agreed to. Mr. Baldwin, of Massachusetts, moved to strike out the words owner of any slave, and insert the person to whom the colored persons may owe service ; and the amendment was agreed to. Mr. Webster, of Maryland, moved to insert after the word certificate, in
n twelve and two o'clock P. M., on the thirtieth, Brigadier-General Baldwin, with his brigade of Smith's division, had crossen in position three miles south of Port Gibson — that General Baldwin was entering the latter place.
On the same day Generato the support of Loring and Bowen, at the bridge, leaving Baldwin's and Moore's brigades to protect your right.
In consequenk movements on my left, by Bridgeport, and on my right by Baldwin's or other ferries, might reach Vicksburg almost simultanes division, guarded the river-front of the city.
Brigadier-General Baldwin's brigade, with Waul's Legion attached, guarded tbuild a bridge there, and hold that ferry; also Hall's and Baldwin's to cover my crossing at Hankinson's. I shall not be ablevision and brigade commander, with one exception (Brigadier-General Baldwin), who, without offering any objection to them, in L. Smith's brigade commanders, Brigadier-Generals Shoupe, Baldwin, and Vaughn; to Colonels Gates, Dockery, and Cockrell, of