d and hoped that an adjustment might yet be achieved.
No member of extreme anti-Slavery views was associated with them.
But it was soon evident that no concession or conciliation was desired by a large portion of the pro-Slavery members.
Mr. Clingman of N. C.--who came into Congress as a Whig of very moderate views regarding Slavery, but had finally turned Democrat under the impulse of zeal for Southern Rights, and been thereupon promoted from the House to the Senate, and who had changed dler, Clark, Collamer, Dixon, Doolittle, Durkee, Fessenden, Foot, Foster, Grimes, Hale, Harlan, King, Seward, Simmons, Sumner, Ten Eyck, Trumbull, Wade, Wilkinson, and Wilson-25 [all Republicans].
Nays.--Messrs. Bayard, Bigler, Bragg, Bright, Clingman, Crittenden, Fitch, Green, Gwin, Hunter, Johnson, of Tennessee, Kennedy, Lane, of Oregon, Mason, Nicholson, Pearce, Polk, Powell, Pugh, Rice, Saulsbury, and Sebastian-23 [all Democrats, but two Bell-Conservatives, in italics].
States, such portion of our volunteer forces now, or that may be hereafter, under his command, as may not be necessary for the immediate defense of North Carolina.
The Legislature proceeded at once to call a Convention; delegates to be elected on the 13th, and the Convention to assemble on the 20th.
On that day, the Convention assembled — having been elected under the influence of the Fort Sumter effervescence and of such assertions as are contained in the preamble just quoted.
Mr. Thomas L. Clingman, late of the U. S. Senate, having been delegated by the Legislature to the Confederate Congress at Montgomery, on the 14th, submitted to that body the following:
Resolution, authorizing the Governor to use all the powers of the State, civil and military, consistent with the Constitution, to protect the persons and property of our citizens, and to maintain and defend the honor of North Carolina.
Whereas, The Constitution of the United States has been entirely subverted, an
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Clayton, John M., of Del., 190.
Clemens, Hon. Jere., at Huntsville, Ala., 632.
Cleveland, Ohio, Gov. Seward's speech at, 199; John Brown's proceedings at, 288.
Clingman, Thomas L., of N. C., 308; 329 ; his prescription for free debaters, 373; allusion to, 406; 487; in Confederate Congress, 485-6; allusion to, 514.
Clinton, De Witt, allusion to, 18; 394.
Clinton, George, allusion to, 42; 264.
Clinton, George W., speech at Albany, 394-5.
Clinton Hall, N. Y., proposed meeting at, 125.
Clinton, Miss., against Abolitionists, 128.
Clover, Rev. L. P., letter to Gov. Letcher, 397.
Cobb, Howell, of Ga., chosen Speaker, 203; 222; 253; resigns th