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late in the small hours of Sunday morning,
March 3, 1861. the Crittenden Compromise was finally rejected by a vote of twenty against nineteen.
The vote was as follows:--
ayes.--Messrs. Bayard, Bright, Bigler, Crittenden, Douglas, Gwin, Hunter, Johnson of Tennessee, Kennedy, Lane, Latham, Mason, Nicholson, Polk, Pugh, Rice, Sebastian, Thompson, Wigfall--19.
noes.--Messrs. Anthony, Bingham, Chandler, Clarke, Dixon, Doolittle, Durkie, Fessenden, Foote, Foster, Grimes, Harlan, King.
Morrill, Sumner, Ten Eyck, Trumbull.
Wade, Wilkinson, Wilson--20. It might have been carried had the conspirators retained their seats.
The question was then taken in the Senate on a resolution of the House of Representatives, to amend the Constitution so as to prohibit forever any amendment of that instrument interfering with slavery in any State.
This resolution was adopted.
In the atmosphere of to-day, made clear by the tempest of war, we perceive that this result was most auspicious.