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The U.S. Senate votes 26-14 to confirm Simon Cameron as the new ambassador to Russia

Simon Cameron, detail
01/17/1862
Simon Cameron had resigned under a cloud several days before, with Edwin McMasters Stanton being named in his place.  President Lincoln sweetened the pill for Cameron with a nomination as minister to Russia and the Senate confirmed him on this day.  The vote clearly demonstrated the doubts over Cameron and his service; the vote was 24-14, with four more senators not voting. Seven Republicans voted against.  (By John Osborne) 
Source Citation: 
Senate Vote #149 (Jan 17, 1862), http://www.govtrack.us/congress 
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