provision that all free persons of color should receive the same pay as other soldiers — yeas, seventy-three; nays, fifty-four.
The Senate, on the third of May, voted to disagree to the House amendments to the amendments of the Senate, and asked a committee of conference. Mr. Fessenden, Mr. Wilson, and Mr. Henderson were appointed managers on the part of the Senate.
The House insisted on its amendments, agreed to the conference, and the Speaker appointed Mr. Stevens, Mr. Schenck, and Mr. Morrison, of Illinois, managers.
The committee reported that they were unable to agree; and a new conference committee, consisting of Mr. Collamer, Mr. Nesmith, and Mr. Grimes, on the part of the Senate, and Mr. Morrill, of Vermont, Mr. Farnsworth, of Illinois, and Mr. Griswold, of New-York, were appointed.
On the twenty-fifth, Mr. Morrill, from the conference committee, made a report, which was disagreed to — yeas, twenty-five; nays, one hundred and twenty-one.
On motion of Mr. Stevens, the