to time until the last days of the session, when many of the conspirators had left Congress and gone home.
On the 2d of March, two days before the close of the session, Mason of Virginia called up the Crittenden resolutions in the Senate, when Clarke's substitute
See page 221. was reconsidered and rejected, for the purpose of obtaining a direct vote on the original proposition.
After a long debate, continuing until late in the small hours of Sunday morning,
March 3, 1861. the Crittenden llows:--
ayes.--Messrs. Bayard, Bright, Bigler, Crittenden, Douglas, Gwin, Hunter, Johnson of Tennessee, Kennedy, Lane, Latham, Mason, Nicholson, Polk, Pugh, Rice, Sebastian, Thompson, Wigfall--19.
noes.--Messrs. Anthony, Bingham, Chandler, Clarke, Dixon, Doolittle, Durkie, Fessenden, Foote, Foster, Grimes, Harlan, King.
Morrill, Sumner, Ten Eyck, Trumbull.
Wade, Wilkinson, Wilson--20. It might have been carried had the conspirators retained their seats.
The question was then taken in t