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Harper's Weekly, May 30, 1868, page 350

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During the secret session which immediately precede the vote the lobby of the Senate was crowded with Representatives, reporters, and citizens anxious to learn the nature of the speeches made by the several Senators. Every hall and corridor, every stairway and lobby, and every yard of tenable space from the rotunda to the farthest corner of the Senate wing was occupied. The hungry crowd was "voracious for news." Occasionally a Senator came out to get his lunch at the adjoining refreshment saloon. He was at once surrounded by his friends, and scrap by scrap the news was wrenched from his reluctant lips.

Reporters and Citizens in the Senate
Lobby Seeking Information
during the Secret Session.
May 30, 1868 page 340

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