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ould give no assurance of his immediate return the Committee declined to defer action on account of his absence. Messrs. Davis, Toombs and Hunter discussed the present unhappy condition of the country with unsurpassed ability, and whilst manifn was as follows: For the proposition--Messrs. Bigler, Crittenden, Douglas. Rice and Powell--5. Against it--Messrs. Davis, Doolittle, Collamer, Wade, Toombs, Grimes and Hunter--7. Messrs. Hunter, Toombs and Davis, nevertheless, intimaDavis, nevertheless, intimated an inclination to go for it if the Republicans would propose it in good faith. The second proposition submitted by Mr. Crittenden, denying the right of Congress to abolish slavery in the dockyards and arsenals, was voted against by Messrs. Ce offered and voted upon, but none of leading importance — none that would meet the great exigencies of the times. Mr. Davis submitted a resolution expressly recognizing property in slaves, but no vote was taken on it. Mr. Toombs submitted
rade. Referred to the Committee on Judiciary. The Kansas bill being up, Mr. Nicholson, of Tenn, replied to Mr. Wade's recent speech.--He highly eulogized the Democracy of the North. The South, he said, feared, however, when that Democracy was powerless, and three-fourths of the North were controlled by antislavery sentiment; Congress would abolish slavery in the States. Against this, an amendment to the Constitution was the only security. He advocated a consultation among the Southern States, and declared that an attempt to coerce South Carolina would bring war. Mr. Doolittle said the admission of Kansas was the duty of Congress and would bring peace to the border. The bill was further discussed and made the special order for Monday next. Mr. Davis, of Miss, submitted a resolution, looking to an amendment of the Constitution, declaring slaves to be considered property in any State, and in all relations to the Federal Government. Adjourned until Thursday.
Hector Davis, Auctioneer, for Sale of Slaves, Richmond, Va., gives particular attention to Selling Slaves, both publicly and privately. R. D. James has an interest in the business from this day. e23--5m
Davis, Deupree & Co., will give their entire attention to the Sale of Negroes, Publicly and privately. Odd Fellows' Hall, Corner Mayo and Franklin streets, Richmond, Va. Ro. H. Davis, Wm. S. Deupree, S. R. Fondren. Rufus G. Maddux, Clerk. 1--