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noble effort to restore harmony. 80th April, 7th day, p. 126. Mr. Russell, their chairman, addressed the Convention in a solemn and impresh the South, and her common destiny with the entire Republic. Mr. Russell was not then prepared to answer, in behalf of his delegation, whed by Congressional or Territorial legislation. Page 136.* Mr. Russell, as chairman of the delegation from Virginia, rose to express thme Court, and going no further. On a subsequent day (May 3d), Mr. Russell informed the Convention that this resolution had, he believed, rd to save the Democratic party, the Convention, on the motion of Mr. Russell, of Virginia, resolved to adjourn to meet at Baltimore on Mondayfirmace of the decision of the Supreme Court. In advocating it, Mr. Russell, of Virginia, whose ability and spirit of conciliation had been s effects which must have been foreseen by all. Page 212. Mr. Russell rose and stated, It has become my duty now, by direction of a la
terior Department by Godard Bailey, the clerk in charge of them, and had been delivered to William H. Russell, a member of the firm of Russell, Majors & Waddell. Upon examination, it was discovered tRussell, Majors & Waddell. Upon examination, it was discovered that this clerk, in lieu of the bonds abstracted, had from time to time received bills of corresponding amount from Russell, drawn by the firm on John B. Floyd, Secretary of War, and by him accepted aRussell, drawn by the firm on John B. Floyd, Secretary of War, and by him accepted and indorsed, and this without any lawful authority. In consequence there was found in the safe where the Indian bonds had been kept, a number of these accepted bills, exactly equal in amount to $870 rendered impossible by the action of the committee itself, in examining John B. Floyd and William H. Russell as witnesses. For this reason they were relieved from all criminal responsibility by the or any fact or act touching which he shall have testified. In this manner both Mr. Floyd and Mr. Russell escaped without trial. To return from our digression. Secretary Floyd's apparent complicity