Article Title

Nebraska Bill Passed Finally.

Authors

Newspaper Title

Morning Herald

Publication Date

5-25-1854

Publication Place

Harrisburg,Pennsylvania

Event Topic

Nebraska Bill (Jan-May 1854)

Political Party

Whig

Region

free state

Quote

The struggle on the Nebraska-Kansas bill has finally terminated by its passage by both Houses.

Document Type

Article (Journal or Newsletter)

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The struggle on the Nebraska-Kansas bill has finally terminated by its passage by both Houses. The principal question in the Senate on the return of the bill from the House of Representatives, was on the motion of Mr. Pearce, of Md., to replace the amendment previously offered by Mr. Clayton, and adopted originally in the bill, by the Senate, but which had been stricken out by the House -- and which is as follows:

Provided, That the right of suffrage and of holding office shall be exercised only by citizens of the United States.

Late on Thursday night the Senate refused to replace this, after which the bill was ordered to be engrossed by a vote of thirty-five yeas to fourteen nays, and passed finally at a quarter past one o'clock. The bill now only needs the signature of the President, which of course it will readily get, to become a law. It confers the right of suffrage and eligibility to office at the first election, and the formation of government, upon every free white male inhabitant above the age of twenty-one years, who shall be an actual resident of said territory. But the qualifications of voters and of holding office at all subsequent elections shall be such as shall be prescribed by the legislative assembly.

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Nebraska Bill Passed Finally.

The struggle on the Nebraska-Kansas bill has finally terminated by its passage by both Houses.