srs. Blow and Dorman, and rejected — yeas 44, nays 67.
The second section was then adopted, without amendment.
The third section was then taken up:
2. Neither the Constitution, nor any amendment thereof shall be construed to give Congress power to legislate concerning involuntary servitude in any state or Territory wherein the same is acknowledged, or may exist, by the laws thereof; nor to therefore with, or abolish, the same in the District of Columbia without the consent of Maryland and Virginia, and without the consent of the owner or making the owners, who do not consent, just compensation; nor the power to interfere with, or prohibit, representatives and others from bringing with them o the District of Columbia, re and taking away, persons so held to labor of service; nor the power to interfere with, or abolish, involuntary service in places under the exclusive jurisdiction of the United States, within those States and Territorial where the same is established or r