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Saturday, January 6, 1849.+-

Washington, DC.

After acrimonious sectional debate, House votes on committee report favoring bill granting $1,000 compensation to slaveowner whose slave, joining Florida Indians in 1835, was captured by U.S. troops and sent west. Vote is close, and speaker and clerk disagree on count. Lincoln votes nay and asks how his vote was recorded. Globe; Remarks in United States House of Representatives, 6 January 1849, CW, 2:19.