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must hold the reins for the ensuing four years, and its decided ascendency in both Houses of the next Congress was already amply secured. There were the usual editorial thunderings; perhaps a few sermons, and less than half-adozen rather thinly-attended public meetings, mainly in Massachusetts, whereat ominous whispers may have been heard, that, if things were to go on in this way much longer, the Union would, or should, be dissolved. This covert menace was emphatically rebuked by Mr. Robert C. Winthrop, of Boston, speaking the sentiment of the great majority of leading Whigs. Our country, however, bounded, was declared by him entitled to his allegiance, and the object of his affections. The great majority, even of the murmurers, went on with their industry and their trade, their pursuits and their aspirations, as though nothing of special moment had happened. Yet it did not escape the regard of keen observers that our country had placed herself, by annexing Texas under the cir
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
deration for surrendering the alleged right to plant Slavery therein. There was an Opposition majority in the Senate; and the House, after a tedious contest, wherein the especial Free soil or Buffalo Platform members refused to support either Mr. Winthrop (Whig), or Mr. Cobb (Democrat), for the speakership, was finally organized under the Plurality rule, whereby, after taking three more ballots, the highest number of votes was to elect. This rule was adopted, December 22, 1849. by 113 Yeas to 106 Nays. after nearly three weeks fruitless balloting, and under it Howell Cobb, of Georgia, was chosen Speaker on the 63d ballot, receiving 102 votes to 99 for Winthrop, and 20 scattering (mainly on the Buffalo platform). Mr. Cobb Since, a Confederate Major-General. was one of the most determined Democratic advocates of Slavery Extension, and constituted the Committees of the House accordingly. Gen. B. Riley, the Military Governor of California, had issued June 3, 1849. a Proclama
0. 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