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delegation of thirty-three. Pennsylvania, intent on getting rid of her fealty to the Democratic party as quickly as she could, had chosen one Republican for the Senate, and ten out of twenty-five representatives-these latter to be augmented in the Thirty-sixth Congress to twenty.
Ohio had furnished an anti-slavery majority to the House, while Indiana and Illinois were, each, within one of a Republican majority.
Missouri elected one Republican (Francis P. Blair, Jr.); Michigan, Iowa, and Wisconsin contributed unbroken delegations against slavery.
The results of the contests for the Speakership in these two Congresses were significant.
In the Thirty-fifth Congress, James L. Orr, Democrat, of South Carolina, had been elected on a single ballot, by 128 votes against 84 for Galusha A. Grow, the Republican candidate.
In the Thirty-sixth Congress, at the opening of the first session, the roll stood, 109 Republicans to 101 Democrats — a gain ominous for those who had hoped agai