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believed by many to be equivalent to the "white basis"1'9 advo-
cated by the abolitionists in the old U. S. Congress. I do not
think Jones intended to be so understood. He is a very honest
man & I think a good Southerner. He is however somewhat
agrarian in his notions and thinks that property or wealth ought
not to enter into representation at all. In this he is clearly
wrong I think.180
(Today I paid Joe Haills8 the amount of arrears of pay etc.
due his brother Jessie viz $103.23)
Friday 13th House discussed the tax bill still. A vote was
taken on Machen's resolution with Russell's amendment (which
declares that the law shall only be operative for 3 years or until
an enumeration be made whichever shall first occur). I voted
No. It was lost by a tie. Feeling in the House not good. Pros-
pects not encouraging. Had a long talk with Gray & Marshall.' "
I believe I am right about the apportionment.-I trust in God.
Saturday 14th Consideration of the Tax bill continued in the
House. A motion to strike out the first section (as a test of
Constitutionality) failed by 40 odd to 30 odd. I voted to strike
out. The main battle is now over. If the bill passes in its
present shape I shall consider it my duty as a patriot in the
present circumstances of the Country, to acquiesce in it & to de-
fend the bill before the Country. Mrs. Motley invited Graham
& myself to supper. Saw some very interesting ladies. Sat up
till after 12. Bought some calico for A & E at 2.50 a yd. Hor-
Sunday March 15th Visited, in company with Graham & Judge
Reagan, the Texas Brigade encamped 6 or 7 miles from Rich-
mond. Saw many acquaintances. Dined with Capt. Massey.84
170"White basis" (in U. S. Congress)-voting population.
A reference to the old slave and anti-slave views and their reflection
in the contest for representation in Congress.
~0"clearly wrong." An interesting Southern view of slaves.
"'Joe Hail and Jessie Hail-sons of Jonas Hail of San Augustine,
who kept hotel in San Augustine.
"'Marshall (M. C.), Henry; Louisiana; 1861-1864.
188Present price of calico. A deranged currency, speculation, weak
industries, interrupted foreign trade resulted in soaring prices in the
"'Captain Massey-John Massey, who succeeded Captain Benton in
command of Company K, First Texas. Was killed in the Battle of the
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