on 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 South Carolina, submitted the following
n the Senate, the Yeas--for the Proposition as amended — were as follows — the names in italics being those of Whigs:
Messrs. Allen, Ashley, Atchison, Atherton, Bagby, Benton, Breese, Buchanan, Colquitt, Dickinson, Dix, Fairfield, Hannegan, Haywood, Henderson, Huger, Johnson, Lewis, McDuffie, Merrick, Niles, Semple.
Sevier, Sturgeon, Tappan, Walker, Woodbury--27.
The Nays--against the proposed Annexation — were :
Messrs. Archer, Barrow, Bates, Bayard, Berrien, Choate, Clayton, Crittenden, Dayton, Evans, Foster, Francis, huntington, Jarnagin, Mangum, Miller, Morehead, Pearce, Phelps, Porter, Rives, Simmons, Upham, White, Woodbridge--25.
Yeas: From Free States, 13; Slave States, 14.
Nays: From Free States, 12; Slave States, 13. and the proposition being returned to the House, the amendment of the Senate was concurred in by 134 Yeas to 77 Nays — a party vote: so the Annexation of Texas was decreed, in the following terms:
Resolved, by the Senate and House of Repres
Yeas--Messrs. Benjamin, Bigler, Bragg, Bright, Brown, Chesnut, C. C. Clay, Clingman, Crittenden, Davis, Fitzpatrick, Green, Gwin, Hammond, Hemphill, Hunter, Iverson, Johnson, of Ark., Johnsoamin and Slidell, of Louisiana, Mallory and Yulee, of Florida, Hemphill and Wigfall, of Texas, Crittenden and Powell, of Kentucky, A. Johnson and Nicholson, of Tennessee, Green and Polk, of Missouri, is grave proposition was made up of the twenty Republicans aforesaid, and Mr. Pugh.
Neither Mr. Crittenden, nor either of the Maryland Senators, had the courage to oppose a proposition whereby Mr. JeYeas 26; Nays 23.
Yeas--Messrs Bigler, Bingham, Bragg, Chandler, Clark, Clingman, Collamer, Crittenden, Dixon, Doolittle, Foot, Grimes, Hale, Hamlin, Harlan, Johnson, of Tennessee, Kennedy, Latham,nt S. Prentiss, of Mississippi, Edward Bates, of Missouri, George W. Summers, of Virginia, John J. Crittenden, of Kentucky, and James L. Petigru, of South Carolina, as the exponents of its principles,
n, 387-8; 405.
Cotton Gin, history, 53-66.
Cox, Gen., (Union,) captures Barboursville, Va., and pursues Wise, 524-5.
Cox, Rev. Samuel H., his church mobbed, 126.
Cox, Samuel S., of Ohio, offers a Peace resolution in the House, 570.
Cranch, Judge, signs an Abolition petition, 142.
Crandall, prudence, persecuted for teaching colored children, 127.
Crawford, Martin J., a Confederate Commissioner at Washington, 430 to 436.
Crawford, Wm. H., of Ga., 91.
Crittenden, J. J., of Ky., 308; pleads for Conciliation in the Senate, 373; introduces his Compromise, 376-7; reflections on its nature, 378 to 81 ; 883; 402; 403; presides over the Kentucky Convention, 495; 555; offers a resolution in the House, 568.
Croghan, Col. St. George, (Rebel,) killed, 526.
cross-Lanes, Va., Federals defeated at, 525.
Cruse, David, a Missouri slaveholder, slain, 286.
Cuba, 268 to 272; its acquisition demanded by the Democratic Convention of 1860, 278.