Topic Proportions

Topic Percent
secession
63.89%
North
19.44%
legislature
5.56%
military orders to report
2.78%
weather
2.78%
second-hand news
2.78%
real estate sales and auctions
2.78%
From the Fri., Mar. 22, 1861 issue
Washington, March 21.

—Senator Douglas' resolutions were up.

Senator Bayard, of Delaware, continued his remarks. He discussed the cause which had led to the withdrawal of seven States, among which was the formation and triumph of a sectional party, recognizing the equality of all, without regard to race, and hostile to the existence of slavery. Their ultimate purpose was to extinguish it by indirect action on the part of the Federal Government.

After an Executive session, adjourned.