upon Mr. Calhoun raised the question of reception, declaring that the petitions just read contained a gross, false, and malicious slander on eleven States represented on this floor.
That Congress had no jurisdiction over the subject, no more in this District than in the State of South Carolina.
After a long and spirited debate, mainly by Southern senators, Mr. Calhoun's motion to reject was defeated by a vote to receive the petition — Yeas 35, Nays 10, as follows:
Yeas: Messrs. Benton, Brown, Buchanan, Clay, Clayton, Crittenden, Davis, Ewing of Illinois, Ewing of Ohio, Goldsborough, Grundy, Hendricks, Hill, Hubbard, Kent, King of Alabama, King of Georgia, Knight, Linn, McKean, Morris, Naudain, Niles, Prentiss, Robbins, Robinson, Ruggles, Shepley, Southard, Swift, Tallmadge, Tipton, Tomlinson, Wall, Webster, Wright.
Nays: Messrs. Black, Calhoun, Cuthbert, Leigh, Moore, Nicholas, Porter, Preston, Walker, White.
In the House,
February 5, 1836. Mr. Henry L. Pinckney, of Sout
16; Nays 116: and the debate went on, simultaneously with that on John Brown and his doings in the Senate.
A second ballot for Speaker was nowere 14 scattering.
And still the two Houses continued to debate John Brown and Helper, by way of discouraging Slavery agitation, intersperseYeas 36; Nays 19.
Yeas--Messrs. Benjamin, Bigler, Bragg, Bright, Brown, Chesnut, C. C. Clay, Clingman, Crittenden, Davis, Fitzpatrick, Greson and Toombs, of Georgia, C. C. Clay and Fitzpatrick, of Alabama, Brown and Davis, of Mississippi, Benjamin and Slidell, of Louisiana, Mall Trumbull, Wade, and Wilson--26.
Nays--Messrs. Benjamin, Bright, Brown, Chesnut, Clay, Davis, Fitzpatrick, Green, Hammond, Hunter, Iversonupon the adoption of the first resolve, with the subtraction of Messrs. Brown and Thomson, and the addition of Mr. Ten Eyck.
6. Resolved, so adopted, as follows: Yeas 33--same as on the first resolve, less Brown, Mallory, and Pugh; Nays 12--Bingham, Chandler, Dixon, Foot, Foster
look like infatuation?
If the wisdom that comes to-morrow were the genuine article, every man would be a Solomon.
Remember that, for more than seventy years, no man had seen an American hand lifted against the symbol of our Nationality.
Neither Shays's Rebellion,
In 1786-7. in Massachusetts, nor the Whisky Rebellion,
In 1795. so called, in western Pennsylvania, had really purposed aught beyond the removal or redress of temporary grievances which were deemed intolerable.
Even old John Brown — fanatic as he was; madman as many held him — never dreamed of dividing the country which he sought to purge of its most flagrant wrong; his Canada Constitution expressly stipulated
See pages 287-8. that the Union should be preserved, and its flag retained and cherished by his adherents.
Since the close of our Revolutionary struggle, no man had seen, in the Free States, any other banner floating over a regiment of our people than the Stars and Stripes; though the waves of party spirit
John, referred to in one of John Brown's letters, 296; his treatment of old Brown, s, Preston S., assails Senator Sumner, 209.
Brown, Aaron V., sends T. W. Gilmer's letter to Gen.its Buchanan, 277: his interview, 278; 373.
Brown, B. Gratz, at Chicago Convention, 321.
Browwn, Frederick, killed by Martin White, 284.
Brown, Gov. Joseph E., of Ga., speech at Convention,dent, 466.
Brown, Milton, of Tenn., 171.
Brown, Oliver, killed at Harper's Ferry, 292.
Bron, 277-8; offers a reward for the capture of John Brown, 286; 338; his Message in the S. C. Conventiacuated, 462; evacuated by Rebels, 535.
See John Brown.
Harrisburg, Pa., fugitive-slave arrests gi, J. H., a liberator of slaves, 286; rejoins Brown at Topeka, 287; is Brown's Secretary of War, 2. Robert E., brings reenforcements against old Brown at Harper's Ferry, 293; takes command( of Rebe
Vallandigham, C. L., of Ohio, catechises old Brown, 293; his opinion of Brown, 294; his Peace pro