"Resolved, That the privilege of the writ of habeas corpus is one of the great bulwarks of Freedom, and ought not to be suspended exception extreme cases, where the public safety imperatively demands it: That the people of the Confederacy are engaged in a great struggle for Liberty, and no exigency now exists requiring its suspension."
Mr. Leach asked the yeas and nays, which were ordered, and resulted as follows:
Yeas.--Messrs. Anderson, Bell, Boyce, Branch, Clopton, Colyar, Cruikshank, Darden, Foster, Fuller, Garland, Gilmer, Lamkin, J. M. Leach, J. T. Leach, Lester, Logan, Marshall, Miles, Murray, Orr, Ramsay, J. M. Smith, W. E. Smith, Turner and Wickham--26.
Nays.--Messrs. Akin, Baldwin, Batson, Baylor, Blandford, Bradley, H. W. Bruce, Burnett, Chrisman, Clarke, Cluskey, Conrow, De Jarnette, Dupre, Ewing, Farrow, Gaither, Gholson, Goode, Gray, Hanly, Hatcher, Herbert, Hilton, Holden, Johnston, Keeble, Lyon, Machen, Moore, Norton, Perkins, Read, Russell,