Vermont--Baxter, Morrill, Woodbridge.
New York — A. W. Clark, Freeman Clark, Davis, Frank, Ganson, Griswold, Herrick, Hotchkiss, Hulburd, Kellogg, Little-john, Marvin, Miller, Morris, Nelson, Odell, Pomeroy, Radford, Steele, Van Valkenburg.
Pennsylvania--Baily, Broomall, Coffroth, Hale, Kelley, McAllister, Moorhead, A. Myers, L. Myers, C. O'Neill, Schofield, Stevens, Thayer, Tracy, Williams.
Maryland--Cresswell, Henry Winter Davis, F. Thomas, Webster.
West Virginia--Blair, Brown, Whaley.
Kentucky--Anderson, Randall, Smith, Yeaman.
Ohio — Ashley, Eckley, Garfield, Hutchins, Schenck, Spaulding.
Indiana--Colfax, Dumont, Julian, Orth.
Illinois--Arnold, Farnsworth, Ingersoll, Norton, E. B. Washburne.
Missouri--Blow, Boyd, King, Knox, Loan, McClurg, J. S. Rollins.
Michigan--A. C. Baldwin, Beaman, Driggs, F. W. Kellogg, Longyear, Upson.
Iowa — Allison, Grinnell, A. W. Hubbard, Kasson, Price, Wilson.
Wisconsin--Cobb, McIndoe, Sloan, Wheeler.
California--Cole, Higby, Shannon.--Total, 119.
New York — Brooks, Chanler, Kalbfleisch, Kernan, Pruyn, Townsend, Ward, Winfield, Ben. Wood, Fernando Wood.
New Jersey--Perry, W. G. Steele.
Pennsylvania--Ancona, Dawson, Dennison, P. Johnson, W. H. Miller, S. J. Randall, Stiles, Strouse.
Maryland--B. G. Harris.
Kentucky--Clay, Grider, Harding, Mallory, Wadsworth.
Ohio — Bliss, Cox, Finck, Wm. Johnson, Long, J. R. Morris, Noble, J. O'Neill, Pendleton, C. A. White, J. W. White.
Indiana--Cravens, Edgerton, Harrington, Holman, Law.
Illinois--J. C. Allen, W. J. Allen, Eden, C. M. Harris, Knapp, Morrison, Robinson, Ross, Stuart.
Wisconsin--J. S. Brown, Eldridge.
Missouri--Hall, Scott.--Total, 56.
Not Voting--Lazear, Pa.; Marcy, N. H.; McDowell and Voorhees, Ind.; Le Blond and McKinney, Ohio; Middleton and Rogers, N. J.--all Democrats.
[By the subsequent ratification of more than two-thirds of the States, this Amendment has become a part of the Federal Constitution
Several informal attempts at opening negotiations for the termination of hostilities were made in the course of this Winter--Hon. Francis P. Blair
, of Maryland
, visiting Richmond
twice on the subject, with the consent, though not by the request, of President Lincoln
At length, upon their direct application, Messrs. Alex. H. Stephens
, John A. Campbell
, and Robert M. T. Hunter
, were permitted to pass Gen. Grant
's lines before Petersburg
, and proceed to Fortress Monroe
; where they were met by Gov. Seward
, followed by President Lincoln
and a free, full conference was had: but it resulted in nothing.
The Confederate Commissioners were not authorized to concede the reunion of the States; President Lincoln
would treat on no other basis; so the parties separated as they met: and a great meeting was held2
on the return of those Commissioners, which was addressed by Gov. William Smith
, of Virginia
, and by Jefferson Davis
, who said:
In my correspondence with Mr. Lincoln, that functionary has always spoken of the United States and the Confederacy as “our afflicted country;” but, in my replies, I have never failed to refer to them as separate and distinct governments; and, sooner than we should ever be united again, I would be willing to yield up every thing I have on earth, and, if it were possible, would sacrifice my life a thousand times before I would succumb.
He concluded by exhorting those at home, who were able to bear arms--
to unite with those already in the army in repelling the foe; believing that thereby we would compel the Yankees, in less than