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Elected as a Whig — afterward a Democrat. of Kentucky, had given due notice that, whenever this bilnd, Messrs. Dawson, of Georgia, and Dixon, of Kentucky, were ready to sustain Mr. Douglas throughoutic party.
It was said that I was a Whig from Kentucky, and that the amendment proposed by me should
I never thought that the great Senator from Kentucky (Mr. Clay), when he advocated that measure, dlanation.
I am glad to hear the Senator from Kentucky say that the bill, as it now stands, accompliThe explanation of the honorable Senator from Kentucky shows that his meaning was not what many supplorida; Houston and Rusk, of Texas; Dixon, of Kentucky; Bell and Jones, of Tennessee; Atchison, of M of Delaware, Cass, of Michigan, Thompson, of Kentucky, Geyer, of Missouri, Thomson, of New Jersey, ng a large Democratic majority, Linn Boyd, of Kentucky, was elected Speaker.
Mr. Buchanan, in his Aubstitute, prepared by Senator Crittenden, of Kentucky, and proposed in the House by Mr. Montgomery,
Sumner, Wade--10. Nays 30.
So far, the bill had been acted on as in Committee of the Whole.
On coming out of Committee, Mr. Clayton's amendment, above mentioned, was disagreed to--22 to 20--and the bill engrossed for its third reading by 29 to 12--and, at a late hour of the night
March 3d.--or rather, morning — passed: Yeas 37; Nays
Messrs. Bell, of Tennessee, Houston, of Texas, and Walker, of Wisconsin, who had voted against Mr. Chase's amendment above cited, and Mr. James, of Rhode Island, who had not voted on it at all, now voted Nay. Messrs. Bayard, of Delaware, Cass, of Michigan, Thompson, of Kentucky, Geyer, of Missouri, Thomson, of New Jersey, who did not vote for or against Gov. Chase's amendment, whereon we have given the Yeas and Nays, were now present and voted for the bill. 14: whereupon the Senate, exhausted by struggle and excitement, adjourned over from Friday to the following Tuesday.
In the House, this bill was not taken up for more than two months after