ly opposed to its exercise there.
The question of power is certainly as clear in respect to the Territories as it is in regard to the District; and, as to the Territories, my opinion was also made known in a still more solemn form, by giving the Executive approval required by the Constitution to the bill for the organization of the Territorial Government of Iowa, which prohibited the introduction of Slavery into that Territory.
The XXXth Congress assembled December 6th, 1847, when Robert C. Winthrop (Whig), of Massachusetts, was chosen Speaker of the House by a majority of one; and, on the 28th of February ensuing, Mr. Harvey Putnam, of New York, having moved an independent resolve embodying the substance of the Wilmot Proviso, Mr. Richard Brodhead, of Pennsylvania, moved that the same do lie on the table, which prevailed — Yeas 105, Nays 93--twenty-five Democrats and one Native (L. C. Levin) from the Free States voting with the entire South to lay on the table; all the Whigs and
Wigfall, Lewis T., of Texas, 373; 448.
Wilcox, Col., wounded at Bull Run, 545.
Wild Cat, Ky., Rebels defeated at, 615-16.
Wilkes, Capt., seizes Mason and Slidell, 606-7.
Wilkesbarre, Pa., fugitive-slave case at, 216.
Williams, Euphemia, the case of, 216.
Williams, Col. John S., at Piketon, Ky., 616.
Wilmot, David, of Pa., 189; 319.
Wilson, Senator, of Mass., 309; 571-2.
Wilson's Zouaves, at Santa Rosa Island, 602.
Wilson's Creek, battle of, 578 to 582.
Winthrop, Major Theo., killed at Bethel, 531.
Winchester Virginian, The, J. M. Mason to, 478-9.
Wise, Henry A., his prescription for Abolitionists, 128; 144; 146; his speech in the House, 1842, 158; opinion of John Brown, 293; 294; 329; commands the Rebels in West Virginia, 522; 524; outranked by Floyd, etc., 525.
Wisconsin, 215; 300; 301.
Wistar, Lieut.-Col., at Ball's Bluff, 623.
Witherspoon, Rev. T. S., 128.
Wool, Gen., succeeds Gen. Butler, 531.
Wood, Col. A. M., wounded at Bu