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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.

New Jersey--Starr.

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.

OhioAshley, 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.

IowaAllison, Grinnell, A. W. Hubbard, Kasson, Price, Wilson.

Wisconsin--Cobb, McIndoe, Sloan, Wheeler.

Minnesota--Donnelly, Windom.




California--Cole, Higby, Shannon.--Total, 119.

Nays--[All Democrats.]


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.

OhioBliss, 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;1 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 at Richmond 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

1 Feb. 3, 1865.

2 Feb. 6.

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