was observed that persons suffered no pain in the operation, and that no inconvenience resulted from the administration of the vapor.
It was the opinion of Robert Rantoul and other members of the Congressional Committee that Doctor Jackson suffered from a heated and disordered imagination, and that is the most charitable view or Morton's favor, calling attention to the fact that the government had been pirating his patent, and proposing that the subject be referred to a committee.
Robert Rantoul seconded the motion, and the step was taken.
It was considered better for the chances of success that the proposition should come from a Western man.
About the same time it happened that the Massachusetts State House was reconstructed, and William Endicott, as Commissioner, and a near relative of Robert Rantoul, had Morton's name emblazoned in the Hall of Fame with those of Franklin, Morse, and Bell.
This may be said to have decided the controversy; but, like many a