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The Daily Dispatch: April 11, 1862., [Electronic resource] 4 0 Browse Search
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suspend the rules so as to proceed with the call of the committees. Mr. Wright, of Texas, asked leave of absence for his colleague, Mr. Herber; which was granted. Mr. Welch, of Miss., asked leave of absence for his colleague, Mr. Clapp; which was also granted. Mr. Foster, of Ala., submitted a paper in relation to a Government directory; which was referred to the Committee of Ways and Means. Mr. Gartrell, of Ga., introduced a bill to confer the rights of citizenship upon Barnett Phillips, of Georgia. Referred. Mr. Conrad, of La., offered a resolution in relation to the appointment of an additional number of cadets. Referred to Military Committee. Also, a resolution requiring the Military Committee to inquire into the expediency of conferring some badge of distinction upon officers of the army and navy for distinguished services. Referred. Also, a resolution to authorize the suspension of sales of property of alien enemies under the sequestration act. Refer
States deals with slavery as a fact, and gives it, as such, certain rights" Such, then, is a very brief but accurate outline of the extraordinary argument of Wou Phillips in favor of the legality of slavery by the common law of England, by the common law and charters of all the recognized by the articles of Confederation, expressly protected by the Constitution of the United States, and not in the slightest degree by the Declaration of Independence!