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titude of the governor and the appeals of their leaders, made another effort to pass a bill to arm the State.
The debate was prolonged and bitter.
Some Conditional Union men came to the assistance of the more pronounced Southern men and urged its passage as a matter of duty and necessity—not to aid the South, but to protect the State—but their appeals were in vain.
The bill was voted down.
But in another matter the submissionists overreached themselves.
The term of James S. Green as United States senator expired on the 4th of March.
An attempt had been made before the expiration of his term to elect his successor.
Mr. Green was nominated for re-election by the Southern Rights men, but the submissionists refused to vote for him on the ground that he was a pronounced Secessionist.
Finally, on the 12th of March, Judge Waldo P. Johnson was elected, in part by the votes of the submissionists.
But when war became inevitable Judge Johnson resigned his seat in the Senate, entered the