he age of twenty-five years. This motion brought the slavery question again before Congress most conspicuously.
After a three days vehement debate, it was carried, 87 to 76.
As a companion to the Missouri bill, another to organize the Territory of Arkansas was introduced (Feb. 16). When it was taken up, John W. Taylor, of New York, moved to add a provision that neither slavery nor involuntary servitude should hereafter be introduced into any part of the Territories of the United States north of lat. 36° 30′ N., the northern boundary of the proposed new Territory of Arkansas.
Arthur Livermore, of New Hampshire, who had been zealous for the Missouri restrictions, conceived that this proposition had been made in the true spirit of compromise, but thought that line of division not sufficiently favorable to freedom.
Gen. W. H. Harrison agreed to the necessity of some such partition.
but he proposed a line due west from the mouth of the Des Moines River, thus giving up to slavery th