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Wednesday, April 19, 1848.+-

Washington, DC.

Seat from 6th New York district is contested on ground that 157 inmates of Blackwell's Island and city almshouse voted illegally for Jackson, Democratic candidate. Whig majority of Committee on Elections recommends that Monroe, Whig, be declared entitled to seat. Lincoln votes against giving seat to either candidate, and in favor of resolution declaring neither entitled to it.Journal.