as to them a blight and a curse — that every prominent and powerful religious organization throughout the South was sternly pro-Slavery, its preachers making more account in their prelections of Ham and Onesimus than of Isaiah and John the Baptist — and he will be certain to render a judgment less hasty and more just.
There were probably not a hundred white churches south of the Potomac and Ohio which would have received an avowed Abolitionist into their communion, though he had been a Jonathan Edwards in Orthodoxy, a Wesley in piety, or a Bunyan in religious zeal.
The Industry, Commerce, and Politics of the South were not more squarely based on Slavery than was its Religion.
Every great national religious organization had either been rendered pliant and subservient to the behests of Slavery or had been shivered by its resistance thereto.
And no sooner had Secession been inaugurated in the South than the great Protestant denominations which had not already broken their connection w
f the bill, as thus amended, which was seconded.
Mr. Holman, of Indiana, moved that the bill be laid on the table; which was beaten: Yeas 47; Nays 66.
The amendment of the Judiciary Committee was then agreed to; the bill, as amended, ordered to be read a third time, and passed, as follows:
Yeas--Messrs. Aldrich, Alley, Arnold, Ashley, Babbitt, Baxter, Beaman, Bingham, Francis P. Blair, Samuel S. Blair, Blake, Buffinton, Chamberlain, Clark, Colfax, Frederick A. Conkling, Covode, Duell, Edwards, Eliot, Fenton, Fessenden, Franchot, Frank, Granger, Gurley, Hanchett, Harrison, Hutchins, Julian, Kelley, Francis W. Kellogg, William Kellogg, Lansing, Loomis, Lovejoy, McKean. Mitchell, Justin S. Morrill, Olin, Pot-ter, Alex. H. Rice, Edward H. Rollins, Sedgwick, Sheffield, Shellabarger, Sherman, Sloan, Spaulding, Stevens, Benj. F. Thomas, Train, Van Horne, Verree, Wallace, Charles W. Walton, E. P. Walton, Wheeler, Albert S. White, and Windom--60.
Nays--Messrs. Allen, Ancona, Joseph Ba
B., 529; at Little Bethel, 531.
Earle, Thomas, biographer of Benj. Lundy. 115.
early, Col., (Rebel,) at Bull Run, 543.
East Tennessee, Declaration of Grievances by the people of, 4,3-4; Unionism in; persecution by the Rebels, 484; her expectations from our forces in Kentucky, 616; her hopes blasted by Schoepf's retreat.
Eddy, Sam., of R. I., on Missouri Compromise, 80.
Edmonds, John W., 166.
Edmundson, Henry A., of Va., abettor of the assault on Sumner, 299.
Edwards, Rev. Jonathan, extract from his sermon on the Slave-Trade, etc., 50; 70; 255; 501.
Edwardsville, Ill., fugitive-slave case at, 217-18.
Elliot, John M., of Ky., in Conf.
Elliot's Debates, extract from, 81.
Ellis, Gov. John W., of N. C., calls a Convention, 348; his seizure of Federal property, 411-12; answers President's call for troops, 459 ; exerts his influence for Secession; seizes Federal property, etc., 435.
Ellsworth, Col., at Alexandria, and deal, 533.