ast his vote for Pennington, and elected him — he having the exact number necessary to a choice.
John W. Forney, anti-Lecompton Dem., was soon after elected Clerk by a close vote.
The majority in the Senate was not merely Democratic of tile Lecompton or extreme pro-Slavery caste; it was especially hostile to Senator Douglas, and determined to punish him for his powerful opposition to the Lecompton bill, by reading him out of the party.
To this end, Mr. Jefferson Davis submitted
Feb. 2, e hold and enjoy the same while the territorial condition remains.
The discussion of the series consumed a large share of the time and attention of the Senate during the entire session.
It ultimately transpired that they were the work of a Lecompton or regular Democratic caucus, and that their ulterior object was the reading of Mr. Douglas, and other tenacious champions of Popular Sovereignty, out of the Democratic party.
May 24, 1860. the Senate came to a vote on the first
To swell the resistless tide, Minnesota and Oregon--both in the extreme North--each ok position in line with the dominant party--Minnesota by a small, Oregon by an overwhelming, majorhe two swelling by four Senators and four
Minnesota chose three Members to the House, on the ass under an equivocal organization; bring over Minnesota by a close vote; and swell their majority inlly, until it numbered twenty-four. Indiana, Minnesota, California, and Oregon, were still represeney, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Wisconsin, Iowa, and Minnesota, decidedly hostile to the Administration; anew Jersey, Bigler, of Pennsylvania, Rice, of Minnesota, Bright, of Indiana, Gwin and Latham, of Cal, of California, Fitch, of Indiana, Rice, of Minnesota, and perhaps one or two others, had been knoMissouri, 4 1/2; Tennessee, 11; Kentucky, 9; Minnesota, 1 1/2; Oregon, 3--105.
Nays--Maine, 5; Nois, 11 ; Michigan, ; Wisconsin, 5; Iowa, 4; Minnesota, 2 1/2; California, 4--198.
last named by one increased to nearly 6,000. California and Oregon still adhered to Democracy of theit numbered twenty-four. Indiana, Minnesota, California, and Oregon, were still represented by Democpoorer middle class, who, having migrated to California, and spent some time in the Northern States,ota, Bright, of Indiana, Gwin and Latham, of California, Lane, of Oregon--in all, seven from Free St said Committee from all the Free States but California, Oregon, and Massachusetts--States entitled h of the fifteen Slave States, with those of California and Oregon. Mr. Avery, in introducing it, ve, ; Wisconsin, 5; Iowa, 4; Minnesota, 2 1/2; California, 4--198.
The question was next taken on Missouri. 5; Tennessee, 11; Kentucky, 9 1/2; California, 4; Oregon, 3--138.
Hereupon, Mr. L. P. see, Mr. Johnson, of Maryland, Mr. Smith, of California, Mr. Saulsbury, of Delaware, Mr. Caldwell, oates--Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Connecticut, California, and Oregon--the leaders of the Democracy in