ives from Service or Labor.
In the House of Representatives, on the ninth of July, 1861, Mr. Lovejoy, of Illinois, introduced the following resolution, and demanded the previous question upon its passage: That in the judgment of this House, it is no part of the duty of the soldiers of the United States to capture and return fugitive slaves.
Mr. Mallory, of Kentucky, moved to lay it upon the table — yeas sixty-six; nays, eighty-one.
The question recurring on agreeing to the resolution, Mr. Logan, of Illinois, demanded the yeas and nays, and they were ordered — yeas, ninety-three; nays, fifty-five.
In the Senate, on the fourth of December, 1861, Mr. Wilson, of Massachusetts, gave notice of his intention to introduce a bill to punish officers and privates of the army for arresting, detaining, or delivering persons claimed as fugitive slaves.
Mr. Lovejoy, of Illinois, in the House of Representatives, on the fourth of December, 1861, introduced a bill, making it a penal offence to