Session of the U. S. Senate, Sunday night.
--When the Senate re-assembled Sunday night at seven o'clock the galleries were so densely packed with spectators that much confusion was caused.
presented the credentials of his successor, Mr. J. C. Breckinridge
, and proceeded to address the Senate for the last time, the joint resolution from the House
proposing an amendment to the Constitution
being under consideration.
declared that all that was necessary to preserve the Union
was a guarantee from the Republicans that they would no use their power to disfranchise the South
of its rights in the Territories
; that they would agree to leave New Mexico
as it is until that Territory shall have sufficient population to be admitted as a State.
He regarded this as the vital point necessary to retain those States now in the Union
, if not to bring back those that have gone.
He declared himself still for the Union
and against secession, and would say to Kentucky
, ‘"stand by the Union
until necessity forces you out of it."’ A debate followed between Senators Trumbull
, which lasted until midnight.