Article Title

Congress and the Nebraska Bill.

Authors

Newspaper Title

Morning Herald

Publication Date

11-23-1854

Publication Place

Harrisburg,Pennsylvania

Event Topic

Nebraska Bill (Jan-May 1854)

Political Party

Whig

Region

free state

Quote

The debate on the Nebraska-Kansas bill terminated in the House on Saturday at 12 o'clock, prior to which as arrangement was agreed upon for gentlemen who had not spoken on the subject to be permitted to print their speeches.

Document Type

Article (Journal or Newsletter)

Full Text Transcription

The debate on the Nebraska-Kansas bill terminated in the House on Saturday at 12 o'clock, prior to which as arrangement was agreed upon for gentlemen who had not spoken on the subject to be permitted to print their speeches. The House refused to come out of the committee of the whole by a vote of 62 to 92. The reading of the bill was then commenced, and Mr. Edgerton proposed, as a substitute, the bill for organizing Nebraska which passed the House during last Congress. Other amendments were offered and debated under the five minutes rule, and rejected, until three o'clock, when the committee rose and the House adjourned. The Sentinel foots up as follows the which as been done: -- Speeches for the principle of the bill in the Senate, 17, in the House, 45 -- total, 62. Speeches against the bill in the Senate, 12; in the House, 55 -- total ,66. Besides the speeches actually delivered, Messrs. Bliss, Cook, Everhart, Sabe, Howe, Stuart, of Ohio, and other gentlemen (at least twelve in all), obtained permission to publish their speeches, not having been successful in their efforts to obtain the floor to deliver them.

It is now evident that the bill as originally reported, that is without the Clayton proviso, will pass by a majority of from ten to fifteen votes.

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Entered by Lloyd Benson. Proofed by Katie DeLong

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Congress and the Nebraska Bill.

The debate on the Nebraska-Kansas bill terminated in the House on Saturday at 12 o'clock, prior to which as arrangement was agreed upon for gentlemen who had not spoken on the subject to be permitted to print their speeches.