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on now made is an offer only. I hope it may be esteemed no offence to ask whether the pecuniary consideration tendered would not be of more value to the States and private persons concerned than are the institution and property in it, in the present aspect of affairs. While it is true that the adoption of the proposed resolution would be merely initiatory, and not within itself a practical measure, it is recommended in the hope that it would soon lead to important practical results.--In full view of great responsibility to my God and to my country. I earnestly beg the attention of Congress and the people to the subject. [Signed]Abraham Lincoln. As a sequel to the message of Lincoln, Mr. Conkling, of New York, moved, for the adaption of the House of Representatives, the resolution sketched in the message. After considerable debate, in which Mr. Crittenden as usual, employed and talked about the effect at this time, &c, the resolution was adopted — yeas 88, pays $1.