36th Congress > Senate > Vote 601

Date: 1861-03-02

Result: 7-30

Vote Subject Matter: Government Management / Government Organization

Sponsor: CRITTENDEN, John Jordan (A-KY)

Bill number: SJR54

Description: TO SUBSTITUTE FOR S.J.RES. 54, THE BILL S.J.RES. 70, COMPRISING THE VIEWS OF PEACE CONFERENCE OF TWENTY-ONE STATES HELD AT WASHINGTON AS FOLLOWS: THAT NO NEW TERRITORIES SHALL BE ACQUIRED UNLESS IT BE BY A TWO-THIRDS VOTE OF THE SENATE, WHICH TWO-THIRDS SHALL INCLUDE A MAJORITY OF SENATORS FROM SLAVE-HOLDING, AS WELL AS A MAJORITY FROM FREE STATES, IN ORDER TO GIVE SECURITY TO BOTH SECTIONS, AND EQUAL POWER TO MAKE PREVIOUS ARRANGEMENTS IN REGARD TO SLAVERY IN NEW TERRITORIES.

Original source documents: Congresional Globe vol. 56, p. 1405; Senate Journal vol. 52, p. 386;

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