ered not only Democratic opposition, led by Buckalew, Hendricks, and Reverdy Johnson, but also resistance from a number of Republican senators, led by Sherman and Foster, who sought to save the statute of 1793.
Sherman's amendment, excluding this early statute from repeal,—legislation which in his view was constitutional and presg.
The repeal of both Acts was then consummated by a vote of twenty-seven to twelve.
The nays were mostly Democrats; but among Republicans, Collamer, Doolittle, Foster, and Sherman withheld their votes.
President Lincoln signed the bill on the 28th.
Full notes to Sumner's Works (vol.
VIII. pp. 403-406, 415-418) state the fiecurring.
At the next session, Jan. 17, 1865, Sumner moved his amendment to an Act incorporating another company, and Democratic senators alone voted against it. Foster and Sherman now joined him, and Grimes and Trumbull did not vote.
A few days later he carried a general provision, forbidding exclusions on account of color on t