hose Democratic members from Free States who felt that the extreme limit of justifiable or tolerable concession to Slavery had already been reached; wherein Messrs. Hamlin, of Maine, George Rathbun, Martin Grover and Preston King, of New York, David Wilmot, of Pennsylvania, Jacob Brinckerhoff and James J. Faran, of Ohio, McClelland, of Michigan, and others, took part; as the result of which, Mr. Wilmot moved to add to the first section of the bill the following:
Provided, That, as an expressMr. Wilmot moved to add to the first section of the bill the following:
Provided, That, as an express and fundamental condition to the acquisition of any territory from the Republic of Mexico by the United States, by virtue of any treaty that may be negotiated between them, and to the use by the Executive of the moneys herein appropriated, neither Slavery nor involuntary servitude shall ever exist in any part of said territory, except for crime, whereof the party shall first be duly convicted.
This Proviso was adopted in Committee by 80 Ays to 64 Noes — only three members (Democrats), it wa
ld be inopportune.
I say it would be intensely cowardly.
Mr. Johnson's proposition was rejected by the following vote:
Yeas--Messrs. Bayard, Breckinridge, Bright, Johnson, of Mo., Latham, Pearce, Polk, Powell, and Saulsbury--9.
Nays--Messrs. Baker, Browning, Carlile, Chandler, Clark, Collamer, Cowan, Dixon, Doolittle, Fessenden, Foot, Foster, Grimes, Harris, Howe, King, Lane, of Ind., Lane, of Kansas, McDougall, Morrill, Rice, Sherman, Sumner, Ten Eyck, Trumbull, Wade, Wilkinson, Wilmot, and Wilson--29.
The bill increasing the pay of soldiers being that day under consideration, Mr. Wilson, of Mass., moved to add the following:
And be it further enacted, That all the acts, proclamations, and orders of the President of the United States, after the 4th of March, 1861, respecting the Army and Navy of the United States, and calling out or relating to the militia or volunteers from the States, are hereby approved, and in all respects legalized and made valid, to the same
.-Col., at Carnifex Ferry, 525.
White, Major frank J., 591-2.
Whitfield, John W., 237; 240; 241; sacks and burns Osawatomie, 245.
Whittier, John G., poem by, 630.
Wigfall, Lewis T., of Texas, 373; 448.
Wilcox, Col., wounded at Bull Run, 545.
Wild Cat, Ky., Rebels defeated at, 615-16.
Wilkes, Capt., seizes Mason and Slidell, 606-7.
Wilkesbarre, Pa., fugitive-slave case at, 216.
Williams, Euphemia, the case of, 216.
Williams, Col. John S., at Piketon, Ky., 616.
Wilmot, David, of Pa., 189; 319.
Wilson, Senator, of Mass., 309; 571-2.
Wilson's Zouaves, at Santa Rosa Island, 602.
Wilson's Creek, battle of, 578 to 582.
Winthrop, Major Theo., killed at Bethel, 531.
Winchester Virginian, The, J. M. Mason to, 478-9.
Wise, Henry A., his prescription for Abolitionists, 128; 144; 146; his speech in the House, 1842, 158; opinion of John Brown, 293; 294; 329; commands the Rebels in West Virginia, 522; 524; outranked by Floyd, etc., 525.