pril, 1860. The Hall was densely crowded.
A vote was first taken on Butler's resolution.
It was rejected by a decisive majority.
The minority report — the Douglas platform — which had been slightly modified, was now offered by B. M. Samuels, of Iowa.
It was adopted by a handsome majority.
In the Convention now, as in the Committee, the voices of Oregon and California, Free-labor States, were with those of the Slave-labor States.
Preconcerted rebellion now lifted its head defiantly.
The urbanity of manner, was chosen temporary president of the Convention.
Credentials of delegates were called for, when it was found that almost one-third of all the States were unrepresented.
The States not represented were California, Florida, Iowa, Louisiana, Michigan, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Oregon, South Carolina, and Wisconsin--ten in all.
Toward evening, after a recess, Governor Hunt was elected permanent President.
When the subject of a platform was proposed, Leslie Coombs, o
s voting for it.
On motion of Mr. Curtis, of Iowa, the bill was so amended as to give the Preside
The amendment was rejected.
Mr. Grimes, of Iowa, proposed to amend the bill by adding: In seleced Mr. Wilson, of Massachusetts, Mr. Grimes, of Iowa, and Mr. Rice, of Minnesota, conferees.
In tThe resolution was agreed to.
Mr. Wilson, of Iowa, on the twenty-third of December, offered the ftee of conference, and appointed Mr. Wilson, of Iowa, Mr. Dawes, of Massachusetts, and Mr. Phelps, o
In the House, on the sixteenth, Mr. Wilson, of Iowa, made a report from the conference committee, aent, and Mr. Howe, of Wisconsin, Mr. Harlan, of Iowa, and Mr. Wilkinson, of Minnesota, opposed it.
f Mr. Stevens, was taken up, and Mr. Wilson, of Iowa, moved to amend it by adding a proviso: That norence, and the Speaker appointed Mr. Wilson, of Iowa, Mr. Holman, of Indiana, and Mr. Davis, of New-n the twenty-second of February, Mr. Wilson, of Iowa, reported it without amendment.
Does the gentl
In the last months of the war a bounty of $1,010 was sometimes paid for a single seaman.
Soley, p. 10. The official statistics show that of this vast addition to the numbers of the navy Massachusetts contributed a larger share than any State except New York; indeed, nearly 20,000, or nearly one-fifth of the whole number.
Total number of sailors and marines furnished by the States:—
District of Columbia,1,353
Total,101,207 (Official statement from the Adjutant-General's office, July 15, 1885; Heitman's Historical Register of the U. S. Army, p. 890.) Phisterer, an able statistician, claims, in his New York in the Civil War (p. 43), that the whole number servi