ressional slave code for the Territories and the recognition of the doctrine of property in slaves.
These last two points they had distinctly formulated in the first session of the Thirty-sixth Congress.
On January 18, 1860, Senator Brown of Mississippi introduced into the Senate two resolutions, one asserting the nationality of slavery, the other that, when necessary, Congress should pass laws for its protection in the Territories.
On February 2 Jefferson Davis introduced another series of substituted for that of the majority of the committee by one hundred and sixty-five to one hundred and thirty-eight delegates — in other words, the Douglas platform was declared adopted.
Upon this the delegates of the cotton States-Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, South Carolina, Florida, Texas, and Arkansas-withdrew from the convention.
It soon appeared, however, that the Douglas delegates had achieved only a barren victory.
Their majority could indeed adopt a platform, but, under the ack