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Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 2. (ed. Frank Moore) 1 1 Browse Search
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Doc. 152.-debate in the U. S. Senate on the bill for the suppression of insurrection, August 1, 1861. The bill to suppress insurrection and sedition being taken up: Mr. Cowan (of Pa.) moved that it be postponed till December. Mr. Bayard (Del.) thought that was the best disposition that could be made of the bill. He thought it unconstitutional. Mr. Harris (N. Y.) also spoke in favor of its postponement, and thought it very important. The bill was too important to be matured this session in the temper of the Senate and the temperature of the place. He was inclined to think that necessities of a case give a military commander all the power needed. Mr. Breckinridge (Ky.) said he should vote for its postponement. He was glad to see the Senate at last pause before one bill. Hie wished it were published in every newspaper in the country. He thought it would meet with universal condemnation. He thought this would abolish all State Government and destroy the last vesti