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n time to vote in the latter body on the Compromise measures.
To his credit it should be mentioned that he voted against the Fugitive Slave bill, though putting his objections to it on too narrow grounds,—contending that it should provide a trial by jury for the alleged slave; and he set forth the unjust treatment of colored seamen in Southern ports.
He voted for the Texas boundary bill when standing alone, but against it when united with a bill to establish a territorial government for New mexico.
He admitted the payment to Texas to be enormous, but hoped thereby to remove the only cloud on the peace of the country.
The bill was carried by the lobbying of Texas scrip-holders,
Von Hoist, vol.
III. p. 558; Giddings's History of the Rebellion, pp. 327-332; Horace Mann's Life, pp. 303, 324. Some Whigs, like Rockwell and Mann, both of Massachusetts, who had Free Soil sympathies, were in doubt on the Texas boundary question, and gave conflicting votes.
（Giddings's History of the R