Thus, amid great confusion, Mr. Clark carried the point he was aiming at; and the House, after one more refusal — Yeas 113; Nays 115--consented to adjourn at a little past two o'clock, without taking a second ballot for Speaker.
In the Senate, also, Slavery agitation was commenced from the Democratic side, even before that body had been fairly organized, by a resolve, introduced by Mr. Mason, of Virginia, calling for the most elaborate inquiry into the recent tragedy at Harper's Ferry, and requiring the Select Committee thereon to report what legislation may, in their opinion, be necessary for the future preservation of the peace of the country, etc.; and hereupon the Senate plunged into a discussion, which lasted several days.
Mr. Clark, in like manner, resumed his dissertation on Helper immediately on the assembling of the House next morning, having all manner of documents read from the Clerk's desk; and spinning out his remarks to the utmost length.
When he had
current throughout the month of May, countenanced by the fact that Maryland Hights, opposite Harper's Ferry, were held by Johnston through most of that month, while a considerable force appeared opposhnston, commanding the Rebels, burned the bridge at Point of Rocks on the 7th, and evacuated Harper's Ferry on the 14th, destroying the superb railway bridge over the Potomac.
He retreated upon WinchHagerstown.
The Rebels at once returned to the river, completing the work of destruction at Harper's Ferry, and conscripting Unionists as well as Confederates to fill their ranks.
Patterson recrosseignant about it, and so were all my officers and men; so much so that when, subsequently, at Harper's Ferry, Patterson came by my camp, there was a universal groan — against all discipline, of course, useless, until the 22d; when, learning of the disaster at Bull Run, he fell back hastily to Harper's Ferry;
On the day of McDowell's advance to Centerville, and of the collision at Blackburn's For
o Canada; his Constitution, 287-8; goes to Harper's Ferry, 289; captures the Arsenal, 290-91; the fi298; executed,299.
Coppoc, escapes from Harper's Ferry, 299.
Corcoran, Col. Michael, 533; wounct with Gen. Price; is superseded, 491.
Harper's Ferry, 414; arsenal fired and evacuated, 462; ev27.
Johnston, Gen. Joseph E., evacuates Harper's Ferry, etc., 535; is left at liberty to reinforcy Summit, 527.
Jones, Lieut., evacuates Harper's Ferry, 642.
Jones, sheriff Samuel J., a Bordeginia, 525-6.
Leeman, Wm. H., killed at Harper's Ferry, 292.
Leigh, Benj. Watkins, Comm'r to Sery riots at, 126.
Newby, D., killed at Harper's Ferry, 292.
New Hampshire, 20; slave populatiimony, 536 to 538; Patterson falls back to Harper's Ferry and is superseded, 539; Gen. Scott's dispaise, 801.
Stevens, Aaron D., wounded at Harper's Ferry, 292; 294; 298; is executed, 299.
Stevesent to Baltimore, 462; State troops seize Harper's Ferry, 462; she threatens Western Maryland, 468;