Dec. 21, 1863. to insert--
Provided, That no part of the moneys aforesaid shall be applied to the raising, arming, equipping, or paying of negro soldiers.
Which was likewise beaten: Yeas 41; Yays 105--the Yeas (all Democrats) being
Messrs. Ancona, Bliss, James S. Brown, Coffroth, Cox, Dawson, Dennison, Eden, Edgerton, Eldridge, Finck, Grider, Hall, Harding, Harrington, Benjamin G. Harris, Charles M. Harris, Philip Johnson, William Johnson, King, Knapp, Law, Long, Marcy, McKinney, William II.
Miller, James R. Morris, Morrison, Noble, John O'Neill, Pendleton, Sainuel J. Randall, Rogers, Ross, Scott, Stiles, Strouse, Stuart, Chilton A. White, Joseph W. White, Yeaman.
No other War measure was so strenuously, unitedly, persistently, vehemently resisted by the Opposition, whether Democratic or Border-State Unionists, as was the proposal to arm Blacks to uphold the National cause.
Said Mr. S. S. Cox, of Ohio:
I believe the object of gentlemen, in forcing this bi
Kentucky--Clay, Grider, Harding, Mallory, Wadsworth.
Ohio — Bliss, Cox, Finck, Wm. Johnson, Long, J. R. Morris, Noble, J. O'Neill, Pendleton, C. A. White, J. W. White.
Indiana--Cravens, Edgerton, Harrington, Holman, Law.
Illinois--J. C. Allen, W. J. Allen, Eden, C. M. Harris, Knapp, Morrison, Robinson, Ross, Stuart.
Wisconsin--J. S. Brown, Eldridge.
Missouri--Hall, Scott.--Total, 56.
Not Voting--Lazear, Pa.; Marcy, N. H.; McDowell and Voorhees, Ind.; Le Blond and McKinney, Ohio; Middleton and Rogers, N. J.--all Democrats.
[By the subsequent ratification of more than two-thirds of the States, this Amendment has become a part of the Federal Constitution.]
Several informal attempts at opening negotiations for the termination of hostilities were made in the course of this Winter--Hon. Francis P. Blair, of Maryland, visiting Richmond twice on the subject, with the consent, though not by the request, of President Lincoln.
At length, upon their direct app