solutions in the Senate, when Clarke's substitute
See page 221. was reconsidered and rejected, for the purpose of obtaining a direct vote on the original proposition.
After a long debate, continuing until late in the small hours of Sunday morning,
March 3, 1861. the Crittenden Compromise was finally rejected by a vote of twenty against nineteen.
The vote was as follows:--
ayes.--Messrs. Bayard, Bright, Bigler, Crittenden, Douglas, Gwin, Hunter, Johnson of Tennessee, Kennedy, Lane, Latham, Mason, Nicholson, Polk, Pugh, Rice, Sebastian, Thompson, Wigfall--19.
noes.--Messrs. Anthony, Bingham, Chandler, Clarke, Dixon, Doolittle, Durkie, Fessenden, Foote, Foster, Grimes, Harlan, King.
Morrill, Sumner, Ten Eyck, Trumbull.
Wade, Wilkinson, Wilson--20. It might have been carried had the conspirators retained their seats.
The question was then taken in the Senate on a resolution of the House of Representatives, to amend the Constitution so as to prohibit forever any amendment o