priate representatives, may, if they see fit, prohibit the existence of Slavery therein.
This touchstone of the true nature and intent of the measure was most decisively voted down; the Yeas and Nays being as follows:
Yeas — Fessenden and Hamlin, of Maine; Sumner, of Massachusetts; Foot, of Vermont; Smith, of Connecticut; Fish and Seward, of New York; Chase and Wade, of Ohio; Dodge (Henry), of Wisconsin--10.
Nays — Norris and Williams, of New Hampshire; Toucey, of Connecticut; Brodheafixing a day of election, appointing commissioners to lay off Counties, etc., etc., and enabling the people of these Territories to choose their own Governor as well as Legislature,--which was rejected; Yeas 10;
Messrs. Chase, Fessenden, Foot, Hamlin, Norris, Seward, Shields, Smith, Sumner, Wade--10. Nays 30.
So far, the bill had been acted on as in Committee of the Whole.
On coming out of Committee, Mr. Clayton's amendment, above mentioned, was disagreed to--22 to 20--and the bill engros
ated by the constitutional Union party
Lincoln and Hamlin by the Republicans
Gov. Seward's clos, Doolittle, Fessenden, lost, Foster, Grimes, Hale, Hamlin, Harlan, King, Simmons, Sumner, Ten Eyck, Wade, and
The Nays were--Messrs. Fessenden and Hamlin, of Maine, Clark and Hale, of New Hampshire, Sumner, Crittenden, Dixon, Doolittle, Foot, Grimes, Hale, Hamlin, Harlan, Johnson, of Tennessee, Kennedy, Latham, PoMessrs. Clark, Clingman, Dixon, Foot, Foster, Hale, Hamlin, Latham, Pugh, Ten Eyck, Trumbull, and Wilson, votiwas then adopted ; as follows: Yeas 35; Nays 2--Messrs. Hamlin and Trumbull: the Yeas being as upon the adoption proceeded to ballot for Vice-President, when Hannibal Hamlin, of Maine, received, on the first ballot, 194 vcast for other candidates.
On the second ballot, Mr. Hamlin received 367 votes to 99 for all others, and was a miracle could prevent the success of Lincoln and Hamlin the next month.
Yet the mercantile fears of conv
the retiring and incoming Presidents, who rode in the same carriage, to the Capitol, was quite respectable — unusually so for that non-enthusiastic, and, as yet, strongly pro-Slavery, metropolis.
The Senate had been sitting through most of the preceding forty-eight hours, though this was Monday, and barely concluded the labors of the session in time to allow Vice-President Breckinridge to resign the Chair in a few courteous words, and take his seat on the floor as a member, while Vice-President Hamlin left the floor to take the Chair with as little parade — the two thus exchanging places.
This done, and several other new Senators beside Mr. Breckinridge having been sworn in, the space in the Chamber allotted for this occasion to the Embassadors of Foreign Powers ( Dixie not included) was promptly filled by the diplomatic body in full dress; the magnates blazing with stars and orders.
Soon, the Justices of the Supreme Court entered in a body, and the assemblage rose in silent hom
of N. H., 171; 175; nominated for President, 223; 224; 402; his report on the destruction of the Norfolk Navy Yard, 473-4; 477.
Hall, Willard P., of Mo., 225; chosen Lieut. Governor of his State, 576.
Halleck, Gen. Henry W., succeeds to the command in Missouri, 594.
Hamilton, Alexander, 42; letter from Lafayette to, 51; 82; 107; letter to Madison, 357.
Hamilton, Andrew J., of Texas, 339; 350.
Hamilton, Gen. James, Jr., of S. C., 169.
Hamlet, James, a fugitive slave, 215.
Hamlin, Hannibal, 189; nominated for Vice-President, 321.
Hammet, Wm. H., of Miss., 161.
Hammond, James H., of S. C., 144; 180; 181; 830; 337.
Hamner, Rev. James G., on Slavery, 631.
Hampton, Va., burnt by Magruder's order, 529.
Hampton, Col., wounded at Bull Run, 543.
Hardy, Commander Robert, 603.
Hardwicke, Lord, on Slavery, 29.
Harlan, Mr., of Iowa, 307.
Harney, Gen. Wm.
S., makes a compact with Gen. Price; is superseded, 491.
Harper's Ferry, 414; arsenal fired and