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The Daily Dispatch: February 4, 1861., [Electronic resource] 2 0 Browse Search
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some day when the attendance of Senators was greater than at present. Mr. Isbell called up the resolution offered some time since by the Senator from Augusta, (Mr. Stuart,) relative to the contemplated attack upon the forts in Virginia and the Federal capital. On motion of Mr. Isbell, the resolution was subsequently laid on the table. Mr. Pennybacker offered a resolution for an adjournment of the Senate until next Wednesday, to which various amendments were proposed. Mr. Taliaferro moved that the resolution and amendments be indefinitely postponed, and the ayes and noes were demanded — ayes 11, noes 15. Refused to postpone. Mr. Douglas moved to lay on the table, and again called the ayes and noes — ayes 12, noes 14. Mr. Paxton moved to amend, by making it a joint resolution, and providing that when the Senate adjourn to-day, it adjourn to meet again on the 8th of February. Ayes and noes demanded — ayes 12, noes 11--no quorum voting. After several in<