Washington, Feb. 12.
presented a Union memorial from Massachusetts
, signed by 22,000 names.
attacked the memorial.
He said the day for compromise had passed.
The signers did not know what they signed their names to.
responded, and Mr. Sumner
The Naval Appropriation bill was resumed.
made a speech against the steam sloop amendment.
He defended the right of secession.
The amendment was agreed to and the bill passed.
sent to the Clerk
's desk a letter from the Secretary of the Treasury
, showing its bankrupt condition, there being only $500,000 subject to draft, and $9,000,000 or $10,000,000 would be required before the 4th of March.
suggests that a bill be passed to enable him to accept any State guarantee for Government stock which may be issued for the amount deposited with the States in 1836.
He further says he will be compelled to advertise the new loan this week.
reported a bill in accordance with the Secretary
, of Va.
He would place the Government
in the condition of a mendicant.
. of III.,from the committee for investigating the Indian Trust Bond Defalcation
, reported, placing Gov. Floyd
in an unenviable position.
are censured for the loose manner in which the bonds were kept.
inquired how many of the committee concurred in the report?
A voice cried out, ‘"All.".’
said he had understood differently.
The Senate's amendment to the Pacific Raillroad
bill was resumed.
protested against the bill.
No warrant for it was to be found in the Constitution
Besides; it should not be attempted at this time, owing to the bankruptcy of the Treasury.
He moved that the amendments be tabled.
The motion was disagreed to.
After a long debate on the subject, the House