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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. Mr. Crittenden 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. Mr. Crittenden 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 and Wigfall, which lasted until midnight.

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