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The Peace Congress, The intelligent Washington correspondent of the Philadelphia American (Republican) says that Mr. Guthrie's plan is not acceptable, in many respects, to the Republicans in that body or in Congress, as will be disclosed whenever a test vote is reached. The members of the committee on behalf of the Republican party, says the correspondent, are not, strictly speaking, representative men, and hence are more disposed to concession or compromise than their political friends are prepared to sustain. Any recommendation emanating from this Convention, which cannot be carried through Congress, will do more harm than good, and only serve to intensify the feeling between the two sections. Thus far the compromising policy has only produced one practical result — and that is to split the Republicans into two wings, and to develop an antagonism which cannot be easily reconciled.
the various propositions to be printed and laid before them, met Saturday morning, and launched out upon an interminable sea of debate. Mr. Baldwin, of Connecticut, moved to substitute his proposition for a National Convention, In lieu of Mr. Guthrie's proposition, reported from the committee. He sustained his motion in an elaborate speech, in which he reviewed the condition of affairs and the causes which had produced them. He believed that the only remedy now was a National Convention. Any other proposed remedies would fail to meet the wishes of the two Houses of Congress. Mr. Guthrie, of Kentucky, opposed the motion in a speech of great power, and sustained the report of the committee, of which he was chairman. He urged upon the Convention speedy action. There was no time to be lost. If the Convention really intended to adopt measures which would restore peace and good brotherhood between the States, they ought to do so at once. Mr. Curtis, of Iowa, followed n