expect war; but we will be prepared for it; and we are not a feeble race of Mexicans either.
Messrs. Crittenden, of Kentucky, and Saulsbury, of Delaware, both spoke pleadingly for conciliation and the Union, but to deaf ears.
A caucus of Sout. Sickles of New York; Thomas B. Florence, of Pennsylvania.
On the same day, a resolve, by Mr. Lazarus W. Powell, of Kentucky, proposing a Committee of Thirteen on the absorbing topic, came up in the Senate, and Mr. Benjamin F. Wade, of Ohio, utt friends, any other verdict would be as fatal to you as to us.
The venerable and Union-loving John J. Crittenden, of Kentucky--the Nestor of the Bell-Everett party — who had first entered Congress as a Senator forty-four years before — who had se20 [Republicans]; as before.
Several more Southern Senators had meantime seceded and left.
Mr. Lazarus W. Powell, of Kentucky, having moved
December 5, 1860. the appointment of a Select Committee of Thirteen on the crisis at which the country
nto four sections, as follows:
The States of Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island. Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania ; and all new States annexed and admitted into the Union or formed or erected within the jurisdiction of said States, or by the junction of two or more of the same or of parts thereof, or out of territory acquired north of said States, shall constitute one section, to be known as the North.
The States of Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, and Kansas, and all new States annexed or admitted into the Union, or erected within the jurisdiction of any of said States, or by the junction of two or more of the same, or of parts thereof, or out of territory now held or hereafter acquired north of latitude 36° 30′ and east of the crest of the Rocky Mountains, shall constitute another section, to be known as the West.
The States of Oregon and California, and ceive the wisdom of dividing a legislature in