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Mr. Spinola withdrew the appeal.

Mr. Mather moved to amend the amendment by striking out the words “ Wednesday evening next," and inserting in lieu thereof the words “ Tuesday evening, March 22d."

Mr. Spinola was proceeding to debate the amendment, and having been called to order, and having been decided out of order by the President, he could not proceed under the rule without leave of the Senate.

On motion of Mr. Mather, and by unanimous consent, the rule was suspended and Mr. Spinola was allowed to proceed fifteen minutes.

The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to said amendment of Mr. Mather, and it was decided in the negative, as follows:

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17 When the name of Mr. O. B. Wheeler was called, that gentleman asked to be excused from voting.

The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to excuse Mr. O. B. Wheeler, and it was decided in the negative.

Mr. Mather moved to lay the whole subject on the table.

The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to said motion, and it was decided in the negative, as follows:

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The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to said amendedment of Mr. Spinola, and it was decided in the negative, as follows:

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17 Mr. Scott moved to amend the resolution by striking out “Wednesday” and inserting “ Thursday.”

The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to said amendment of Mr. Scott, and it was decided in the negative, as follows:

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J. A. Willard 15 Mr. Ely moved to amend the resolution by striking out “ Wednesday evening next, at 9 o'clock," and inserting 6 a week from next Wednesday, at 10 o'clock P. M."

The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to said amendment of Mr. Ely, and it was decided in the negative, as follows:

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Mr. Schell moved to amend the resolution by striking out“ Wednesday next” and inserting “one week from Thursday.”

The President put the question whether the Senate would agrea to said amendment of Mr. Schell, and it was decided in the negative, as follows:

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Mr. Brandreth moved to amend by striking out “ Wednesday" and inserting “Friday.”

The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to said amendment of Mr. Brandreth, and it was decided in the negative, as follows:

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Mr. Pratt moved to amend the resolution by striking out “Wed. nesday evening next, at 9 o'clock," and inserting “Friday of next week, at 11 o'clock a. M."

The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to said amendment of Mr. Pratt, and it was decided in the negative, as follows:

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Mr. Smith moved to amend the resolution by striking out the words “ 9 o'clock," and inserting the words “10 o'clock."

Mr. Mather moved to lay said amendment on the table.

The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to said motion, to lay on the table, and it was decided in the negative, as follows:

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Williams 15 The President then put the question whether the Senate would agree to said amendment of Mr. Smith, and it was decided in the negative, as follows:

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When the name of Mr. Mather was called, that gentleman asked to be excused from voting.

The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to excuse Mr. Mather, and it was decided in the negative.

Mr. Pratt moved that the Senate now adjourn.

The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to said motion, and it was decided in the negative, as follows:

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Mr. Mather moved to amend the resolution by striking out Wednesday evening next, at 9 o'clock," and inserting “Saturday of next week, at 12 o'clock.'

Mr. Diven moved to amend the amendment, by striking out “Wednesday evening next, at 9 o'clock," and inserting the follow: ing: 66 that the vote be now taken."

Mr. Mather moved to lay that motion on the table.

The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to said motion, to lay on the table, and it was decided in the negative, as follows:

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16 Mr. Diven withdrew his amendment.

The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to said amendment of Mr. Mather, and it was decided in the negative, as follows:

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Mr. Spinola moved to amend the resolution by striking out nesday evening next, at 9 o'clock," and inserting “ Friday evening, at 11 o'clock."

Mr. Smith moved to amend the amendment, by striking out “Friday evening, at 11 o'clock," and inserting “ Thursday evening, at 91 o'clock.

The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to the said motion of Mr. Smith, and it was decided in the negative, as follows:

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The President then put the question whether the Senate would agree to said amendment of Mr. Spinola, and it was decided in the negative, as follows:

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Mr. Brandreth moved to amend the resolution by striking out “ Wednesday evening next, at 9 o'clock," and inserting “one week from Saturday next, at 12 o'clock."

The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to said amendment of Mr. Brandreth, and it was decided in the negative, as follows:

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Mr. Sloan moved to amend the resolution by striking out 6 Wednesday evening next, at 9 o'clock," and inserting - Thursday next, at 12 o'clock M."

The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to said amendment of Mr. Sloan, and it was decided in the negative, as follows:

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Mr. Ely moved to amend the resolution by adding thereto the following: "but said question shall not be declared carried, unless a majority of all the Senators elected shall vote in the affirmative.”

The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to said amendment of Mr. Ely, and it was decided in the negative, as follows:

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