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18481230-examiner - Mr. Stewart of Michigan aaid he waa opposed to...
Mr. Stewart of Michigan aaid he waa opposed to the abolition of slavery in the District without Ihe consent of the people, and deaired that the resolu tion should be emended. A motion was made lo lay the resolution on the table, which waa negatived. Mr. Benton moved that Uie further confedera tion of the resolutions be postponed lor two weeks. Mr. Sawyer rose to a privilege qneetion which related to an article published ia the New York Tribune respecting the mileage received by mem bera. He remarked that h thought hia honeaty had been attacked. Mr. Turner also spoke censuring Mr Greely very severely for having written the article. He offer ed a resolution instructing the mileeg committee to report to the House whether any member had received any excess of mileage, and whether the article referred to in th N.York Tribun amount. ed to an allegation of fraud, and if it did, aaid com mi i lee were empowered to send for persona and pariers- A motion to lay the resolntion on the Uble waa lost. Mr. Greely explained and admitted that he wrote the arUcle in question. He waa interrupted and interrogated by different members. The question wss eajled on the resolution, and it waa adopted. ' ' The House then adjourned.

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  1. The Examiner,
  2. 30 Dec 1848, Sat,
  3. Page 3

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