Washington, Feb'y 1.
presented the New Jersey
resolutions, praying for the adoption of the Crittenden resolutions.
He look occasion to say that he dissented from the motive of the petition.
The President's Message was taken up.
, of California
, attributed our present troubles to the Northern
fanatics, but denied that secession was a constitutional remedy.
The South could not be subdued.--He deprecated coercion, and said California
would remain in the Union
He made an eloquent appeal in behalf of the Union
The Indian Appropriation bill was reported, amended and made the special order for to-morrow.
tariff bill was made the special order for next Wednesday.
, of Ark.explained that his motion yesterday, relative to the election of Conway
, was for the purpose of settling the question, whether a State had a right to elect Congressmen before being admitted into the Union
He said the precedent was a bad one if legal.
offered a substitute for the recommendations of the Committee
of Thirty-Three, proposing amendments to the Constitution
on the subject of slavery.
was glad he had introduced it, knowing his affinity to Lincoin
wished it distinctly unders tood that he did it as an act of duty, hoping that it might avert the impending calamity to the country.
No one was responsible for it but himself.
The resolutions were ordered to be printed
presented a memorial in behalf of a Constitutional Union from New Hampshire
, and asking that the slavery question be ignored by Congress.
Referred to a Select Committee.
reported a bill authorizing a loan of $25,000,000 before the 1st of July.
The report of the Committee
of Thirty-Three was resumed.
, of Texas
, made a strong Union speech, eliciting applause.
, of Tenn.
made a similar speech.
He would rather be called a submissionists than a rebel and traitor.
He would agree to any compromise for peace.
He was occasionally applauded.
took a recess until 7 o'clock.
, of Pa.
, a conciliatory speech.
He was willing to make a compromise on the Border State
He spoke strongly against secession.
, of Tenn.
,made a Union speech.
He advocated Crittenden
He said if they passed the seceded States would return, and peace would be restored.