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The Daily Dispatch: December 28, 1860., [Electronic resource],
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Congressional. Washington, Dec, 27. --Senate.--The Territorial bills were the order of the day. The bill admitting Arizona was taken up and amended. Mr. Brown moved so to amend the bill as to protect slavery in the Territory. Mr. Doolittle, of Wis. made a speech against it. He denied that the Dred Scott decision carried slavery into the Territories, and said there could be no peace if it was intended to change the Constitution into a pro-slavery instrument. Mr. Benjamin, of La. followed in reply.--In reference to the secession of South Carolina, he said the question of her independence would come before the Senate in a tangible shape on Monday. Mr. Brown said if slaves could not be recognized, the slave States would go out of the Union, for there would be no peace if they remained in it. Mr. Green said he was waiting an opportunity to introduce a bill for the admission of Pikes' Peak into the Union. Adjourned until Monday. House.--Mr.