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Mr. Embree next obtained the floor, but gave way for

Mr. Haralson, who moved that the Committee rise.

Mr. Greeley appealed to the gentleman from Georgia [Mr. Haralson] to withhold his motion, while he might, by the courtesy of the gentleman from Indiana [Mr. Embree], make a brief reply to the allusions which had been made to him and his course upon this subject. He asked only for five minutes But

Mr. Haralson adhered to his motion, which was agreed to.

So the Committee rose and reported, “ No conclusion.”

Jan. 10th. The slave-trade in the District of Columbia was the subject of discussion, and the part which Mr. Greeley took in it, he thus described:

Slave-trade in the district: Mr. Greeley's remarks in defence of Mr. Gott's resolution, (suppressed.)

[Throughout the whole discussion of Wednesday, Mr. Greeley struggled at every opportunity for the floor, and at first was awarded it, but the speaker, on reflection, decided that it belonged to Mr. Wentworth of Ill., who had made a previous motion. Had Mr. (G. obtained the floor at any time, it was his intention to have spoken substantially as follows—the first paragraph being suggested by Mr. Sawyer's speech, and of course only meditated after that speech was delivered.]

Then follows the speech, which was short, eloquent, and convincing.

Jan. 11th. The third debate on the mileage question. Mr. Greeley, who ‘had been for three days struggling for the floor,’ obtained it, and spoke in defence of his course. For two highly autobiographical paragraphs of his speech, room must be found in these pages:

The gentleman saw fit to speak of my vocation as an editor, and to charge me with editing my paper from my seat on this floor. Mr. Chairman, I do not believe there is one member in this Hall who has written less in his seat this session than I have done. I have been too much absorbed in the (to me) novel and exciting scenes around me to write, and have written no editorial here. Time enough for that, Sir, before and after your daily sessions. But the gentleman either directly charged or plainly insinuated that I have neglected

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