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In Congress, Representative Long of Ohio is censured for suggesting the recognition of the Confederacy

Alexander Long, detail
04/14/1864
During a debate in the House of Representatives on April 9, 1864, Democratic Congressman Alexander Long of Ohio had told the body the Union should recognize the Confederacy and make peace.  Speaker Schuyler Colfax immediately made a motion to expel Long from Congress. Five days later, Pennsylvanian J.M. Broomhall offered a substitute motion for censure and Colfax accepted.  The motion to declare Long "an unworthy member of the House of Representatives" passed by a voted of 80 to 70, largely along party lines. (By John Osborne) 
Source Citation: 
Edward McPherson, The Political History of the United States of America, during the Great Rebellion.... (Washington DC: Philp and Solomons, 1865), 387-388.

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