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The Daily Dispatch: March 9, 1861., [Electronic resource], Arrival of Ex-President Buchanan at home (search)
that the hour had arrived for the consideration of the order of the day — the bill "providing for the partial suspension of the sale of State bonds, and for complying with the contracts already made on the Covington and Ohio Railroad." Mr. Baskervill submitted a motion to pass by, to take up the bill for the voluntary enslavement of free negroes, discussed on Tuesday, with a view of making it the order of the day for to-morrow. Mr. Evans inquired whether it would be in order also to suspend the order of the day for the purpose of adopting the joint resolution fixing a day for final adjournment. The Speaker replied that such a motion was not in order. Mr. Baskervill then submitted his motion, and the House agreed to pass by; but, in voting, refused to make the bill the order of the day. The Covington and Ohio Railroad bill being before the House, Mr. Segar submitted a motion that the amount named be reduced from $500,000 to $300,000. The motion was adopted. M