The Washington Peace Conference presents its proposals to the U.S. Congress
The Peace Convention in Washington crafted a series of proposals in the form an amendment to the Constitution designed to protect slavery where it existed, appease the South and preserve the Union. The United States Senate rejected the proposal on a vote of 28 to 7 four days later. (By John Osborne)
Frank Moore, The Rebellion Record: A Diary of American Events, with Documents, Narratives, Illustrative Incidents, Poetry, Etc. (New York: G.P.Putnam, 1861), I: 18.