The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 39, July 1935 - April, 1936 Page: 40
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Southwestern Historical Quarterly
Gray of Texas197 offered an amendment providing for 28 mil-
lions of dollars by direct taxation & requiring it to be appor-
tioned among the states according to the representation in the
present Congress. This amendment provided also for the tax to
be on all (or nearly all) species of property (lands, slaves, houses,
cattle, sheep, horses, hogs, clocks, watches, gold and silver plate,
money, etc). I voted for Gray's amendment as a substitute for
Hartridges-it failed. I then voted for Hartridges and it failed.
Chambers offered an amendment for a tax of 2 cents per pound
on ginned cotton the growth of any year prior to 1863 & of
[omitted in diary] on unginned cotton--& of 4 cents on ginned
cotton grown in 1863 and [omitted] cents on unginned cotton
same year. Similar proportions as to tobacco of same years. It
failed. I voted against it.
Ashe of N. C.198 offered an amendment providing to tax cot-
ton in hands of producers growth of any year prior to 1863-5
per cent. It was adopted. I voted against it.
I offered an amendment providing that the term credits as
used in the 1st section should only include the credits of the
taxpayer in excess of his liabilities. It failed on ayes & noes-
Pugh199 offered an amendment proposing to exempt from tax-
ation all the real & personal property of every person in the mili-
tary or naval service (a piece of demagoguery). I vote no on this.
The previous question was called & ordered. I voted against
it. Adjourned without finishing the bill.
Gen. Hood, Gen. McQueen of S. C., Judge Dupre & Mr. Villen
of La., Mr. Wilcox and Judge Reagan of Texas200 dined with us.
Had a pleasant time.
Sunday 22nd Three months today since I left home. Wonder
how my dear ones are & how they are employed. Happy I hope
& happily engaged. May God preserve them all & bless them.
m7Judge Gray of Texas. Probably Judge Peter W. Gray of Houston.
See note 32.
m"Ashe of North Carolina; Thomas S.; M. C.; 1862-1864.
"Pugh. See above, note 174.
o'General 1VcQueen of South Carolina; John; 1862-1864.
Judge Dupre-Lucius J.; Louisiana; 1862-1865.
Mr. Villen of Louisiana--Charles J.; 1862-1865.
Judge Reagan-See note 56.
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