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ikewise passed two days thereafter: Yeas 27; Nays 10. The other measures embraced in the proposition of compromise were in like manner successively carried with little serious opposition. When these measures reached the House, they encountered a spirited opposition; but the bill organizing the Territory of New Mexico was added as an amendment or rider to the bill defining the Northern boundary of Texas, and paying her ten millions for assenting to such demarkation. This was moved by Mr. Linn Boyd (Democrat), of Kentucky, and prevailed by Yeas 107, Nays 99. The bill, as thus amended, was first defeated — Yeas 99; Nays 107; but Mr. Howard, of Texas, who had voted in the negative, now moved a reconsideration, which was carried — Yeas 122; Nays 84; whereupon the Previous Question was seconded — Yeas 115; Nays 97; and the bill passed September 4th. as amended — Yeas 108; Nays 97. The California bill was next September 7th. taken up and passed — Yeas 150; Nays 56--(all South
success, and was anxious, for urgent local reasons, to have the organization proceed. But he was overborne, and the bill defeated. The XXXIIId Congress met December 5, 1853. There was an over-whelming Democratic majority in either branch. Linn Boyd, of Kentucky, was chosen Speaker of the House. President Pierce, as he in his Inaugural had been most emphatic in his commendation of the Compromise of 1850, and in insisting that the rights of the South should be upheld, and that the laws to eut Slavery,24; Against the Lecompton Constitution,10,226; giving a majority of over 10,000 against the said Constitution in any shape. The XXXVth Congress organized at Washington, December 7, 1857. There being a large Democratic majority, Linn Boyd, of Kentucky, was elected Speaker. Mr. Buchanan, in his Annual, as also in a Special Message, February 2, 1858. urged Congress to accept and ratify the Lecompton Constitution. Senator Douglas took strong ground against it. The Senate Ma
be 11,000 at Warrensburg and 4,000 at Georgetown, with pickets extending toward Syracuse. Green is making for Booneville, with a probable force of 3,000. Withdrawal of force from this part of Missouri risks the State; from Paducah, loses Western Kentucky. As the best, have ordered two regiments from this city, two front Kentucky, and will make up the remainder from the new force being raised by the Governor of Illinois. The Rebels of north-eastern Missouri--reported at 4,500--led by Cols. Boyd and Patton, marched from St. Joseph, on the 12th, toward Lexington, where they doubtless had been advised that they would find Price on their arrival. Two parties of Unionists started in pursuit from different points on the North Missouri Railroad, directed to form a junction at Liberty, Clay county. Lieut. Col. Scott, of the Iowa 3d, reached that point at 7 A. M., on the 17th, and, not meeting there the expected cooperating force front Cameron, under Col. Smith, pushed on to Blue Mills L
ery mob at, 127; repugnance to the Fugitive Slave Law, 215. Boston Courier, The, on Secession, etc., 356. Boston Post, The, on the President's calls, 457. Boteler, A. R., of Va., 372. Boyce, W. W., of S. C., speech at Columbia, 332. Boyd, Col., reinforces Price at Lexington, 587. Boyd, Linn, of Ky., 208; chosen Speaker, 226; again chosen, 250. Bradley, Dr., of Plymouth, Mass., 125. Bragg, Gen. Braxton, his order as to Fort Pickens, 436; 601; attacks Wilson's Zouaves, etc.Boyd, Linn, of Ky., 208; chosen Speaker, 226; again chosen, 250. Bradley, Dr., of Plymouth, Mass., 125. Bragg, Gen. Braxton, his order as to Fort Pickens, 436; 601; attacks Wilson's Zouaves, etc., 602. Braine, Lieut., commanding the Monticello, 601. branch, Adjt., (Rebel,) killed at Bull Run, 545. Branson, Jacob, arrested by Sheriff Jones, 242. Breckinridge, John C., nominated for Vice-President, 246; elected, 248; vote for, in the Douglas Convention, 318; nominated for President, 319; 322; review of the canvass, 323 to 326; classified table of the Presidential vote, 328; allusion to, 376; 402; declares Lincoln duly elected, 418; 421; 437; is answered by Douglas, 441; vote c
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k to Albany......Oct. 8, 1851 Kossuth leaves the Mississippi at Gibraltar and embarks on the Madrid, an English passenger steamer, for Southampton, England......Oct. 15, 1851 President Fillmore issues a proclamation forbidding military expeditions into Mexico......Oct. 22, 1851 Grinnell expedition, sent out in search of Sir John Franklin, May, 1850, returns to New York......October, 1851 Thirty-second Congress, first session, assembles......Dec. 1, 1851 Speaker of the House, Linn Boyd, of Kentucky. Kossuth arrives at New York from England......Dec. 5, 1851 Resolution of welcome to Louis Kossuth by Congress approved......Dec. 15, 1851 Henry Clay resigns his seat in the Senate (to take effect September, 1852)......Dec. 17, 1851 A fire in the library of Congress destroys 35,000 of its 55,000 volumes......Dec. 24, 1851 Kossuth arrives at Washington, D. C., on the invitation of Congress......Dec. 30, 1851 A memorial presented to the Senate from citizens of