XXVTH CONGRESS--1ST SESSION.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 18.
SENATE.—Mr. Green from the Committee on Territories reported a bill for the admis-sion of Kansas, submitting therewith a long report which was not read.
Messrs. Douglas and Collamer severally presented minority reports.
The reports were all ordered to be refer-red.
Mr. Green gave notice that he should call up the matter at an early day. The army bill was taken up, and the 4th section of the original bill stricken out by a vote of 24 to 23.
Mr. Wilson offered an amendment, to the effect that a reduction at the end of two years, shall not operate on any officer at the date of the approval of this act which was adopted.
The Tennessee Senators arguments seemed to defend polygamy. If these volunteers entertained similar opinions, they would be the last men to send to Utah. Instead of whipping the Mormons they would be more likely to join them, especially, if Brigham Young gave them half a dozen wives apiece.
Mr. Hamlin of Maine, submitted a mo-tion that in no case shall the force created by this act continue in service over two years, which was agreed to.
A desultory discussion ensued upon the comparative merits of the different substi-tutes.
The Senate was but thinly attended.
Mr. Brown of Mississippi said if volun-teers were sent to Utah, war would follow. Brigham Young would not fight unless he was forced to do so. Adj.
HOUSE.—Mr. Davis of Maryland made a Know Nothing speech, in answer to a news-paper attack.
Mr Shorter of Alabama spoke in favor of Lecompton, others spoke against it. Adj.
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