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m, showing him the way by which they might get rid of this institution as soon as possible. Mr. Kellogg (Ill.) was in favor of the postponement of the resolution, so that the true spirit and purpose of the President's recommendation might be known. It should be considered calmly. In this view he believed that it would meet with the approbation of three-fourths of the members of the Ubuse. There was no occasion for raising questions which could only result in antagonisms. Mr. Wickliffe (Ky.) while advocating a full chance for the discussion of this measure, said he must have a better commentator than Mr. Bingham to satisfy him of the constitutional power of the Government to purchase the slaves of rebels or any other parties. Mr. Diven (N. Y.) was in favor of a postponement. Congress should consider such subjects as these like patriots and not partisans. He called the message as a bow of hope and promise. Mr. Thomas (Mass.) said he was in favor of the resolution