Washington, Jan. 23.
--The report of the Committee
of Thirty-Three was taken up.
, of Tenn.
, argued that there is no reason for disunion.
He did not apprehend danger from Republican rule.
His speech was an eloquent one for the Union
, of III., made a strong coercion and anti-compromise speech.
The Speaker communicated the letters of withdrawal of the Georgia
, of Pa.
, proposed that every member of the House
resign, and thus bring the question directly home before the people on their re-election.
, (Rep.)of Pa.
, characterized the Southern
movement as a conspiracy, diabolical in its character, originating from disappointed ambition and natural inequality.
, of N. C.
, obtained the floor, and the House
, of Georgia
, was discharged, at his own request, from further serving on the Committee of Claims.
A bill providing for the removal of the St.Louis Arsenal, and sale of the land on which it is located, was passed.
's resolutions were laid aside, and the Tariff bill taken up and referred to a special committee.
The Pacific Railroad bill was discussed.
A warm debate ensued between Messrs. Douglas
, and subsequently between Douglas
The name of John Wentworth
, as one of the corporators of the road was stricken off, and a large number of railroad men added, including James S. Barbour
, of Va.
, suggested that the names of Wendell Phillips
and John Brown, Jr.
, be added, as agents of the underground railroad.
Pending this suggestion, the Senate adjourned.