TUESDAY, Jan. 28.
SENATE. Mr. Foote offered an amendment to Davis Pacific Railroad Bill, favoring a northern route.
On motion of Mr. Hamlin, a resolution was adopted instructing the committee on Commerce to enquire into the expendiency of repealing the law creating the Light House Board.
The Senate then took up the bill to in-crease the army.
Mr. Toombs said there was no necessity for the passage of the bill on account of the Indian hostilities for there had not been an embodiment of Indians within the country for 25 years past which was capable of fight-ing 2000 men.
With regard to the Mormon troubles he deemed it ridiculous to suppose that Brig-ham Young Was able to compete with 3000 U S. troops, hence there is necessity for the increase on that score.
Mr. Pearce ridiculed the idea of some that the expedition of Gen. Walker was of a military and illegal charecter.
Mr. Slidell disapproved of the act of Com-modore Paulding, and denounced Gen. Walker as incompetent.
Mr Fessenden in the course of his re-marks denied that rebellion existed in Kansas—because some of the government despatch-es so called is, that did not make it so. The organization at Lawrence was simply a civ-il one, to clear the streets, &c , and did not propose to restrict anybody or anything, It had the entire concurrence of all the citizens and to call that rebellion was like making it out a case of constructive treason.
Click tabs to swap between content that is broken into logical sections.