The treaty was carried, after debate, by thirty-nine to eight.
The House passed at this session a bill concerning the rights of naturalized citizens.
It came up for consideration late in January, and was voted upon April 20, 1868. N. P. Banks, chairman of the committee on foreign affairs, reported it, and led in the debate.
He had been a conspicuous Know-Nothing, and was elected to Congress in 1854 by that secret order.
He made a speech the next winter in the House in favor of irt for liberal institutions, with an appeal for the abolition of slavery;
Dec. 17 and 19, 1868 (Congressional Globe, pp. 122,145). He reported against the resolution after the House had added a recognition of the independence of Cuba.-one of Mr. Banks's projects,—March 2 and 3, 1669 (Globe, pp. 1819, 1828, 1864). the maintenance of mixed courts in Africa for the suppression of the slave-trade under the treaty with Great Britain, and the payment of salaries to the judges.
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