all the citizens and residents thereof, and for no further end whatever.
On motion of Mr. Sumner, of Mass., the resolution was laid over.
On motion of Mr. Wilson, of Mass., the resolution asking the Military Committee to inquire whether any further legislation is necessary to prevent officer returning fugitive slaves, was (Ky.) asked where he got that account.
Mr. Sumner replied, from a newspaper in New York.
Mr. Davis said that there was no doubt of its falsity.
Mr. Wilson (Mass.) said he had abundant evidence of the disgraceful treatment of fugitive slaves by portions of the army.
Mr. Sumter also referred to the return of a t would have them punished to the full extent of the law.
The morning hour having expired, the Confiscation bill was taken up.
Mr. Wilson, of Mass., offered an amendment to the sixth section of Mr. Collamer's substitute, authorizing the President to make proclamation and tried the slaves of those