,Feb. 14.-- House.
, of Virginia
, asked (but was refused) permission to introduce a resolution for the appointment of a select committee, to inquire whether the Superintendent
of the Census Bureau has not abused his position, by sending speeches to the heads of families in Virginia
, or elsewhere.
, rising to a question of privilege, submitted a preamble, reciting the statement of the Washington
correspondent of the New York Times, charging certain seceding members of Congress with having stolen books from the Congressional Library for the Southern Confederacy, and concluding with a resolution appointing a committee to investigate said charge.
, of Ohio
, made some personal remarks relative to his colleague, Mr. Cox
, in the Committee
, of the ‘"Conspiracy"’ Committee, reported that there was no evidence of any intention on the part of lawless persons to seize the public buildings at Washington
made a minority report from the same committee, concluding with a resolution that the troops be removed hence, because productive of evil.
He addressed the House
in support of his right to make a minority report, and moved the previous question.
The motion was tabled.
and Dakota Territorial bills were introduced.
presented a memorial signed by every Republican member of the Legislature of Minnesota, favoring coercion and against compromise.
He urged its reception as indicating the true sentiment of the mining and agricultural region of the North
, which was for the Union
peaceably, and opposed to any compromise with armed traitors.
and all the Southern States
are arming for war. Mr.
W. was opposed to any compromise under such circumstances.
, of Minn.
, presented a memorial from the same State, in favor of compromise.
presented, with others, a memorial for the Union
from the New York Democratic Convention.
's tariff bill was up.
, of Va.
, defended the present tariff and opposed the new one.
A slight modification of the former would remodel the revenue sufficient for an economical administration.
The new bill was in favor of New England
, against the interest of every other State.
defended his bill.
The Senate then went into Executive session.