The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 39, July 1935 - April, 1936 Page: 43
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Diary of a Confederate Congressman, 1869-1868
combe207 introduced a proposition requiring that where owners of
credits (notes etc.) should refuse to accept payment thereof in
treasury notes, they, the credits, should be valued in treasury
notes and that the holders should pay taxes on them according
to that valuation. I voted against Clark's208 amendment requir-
ing tax payers to give in their property at its value in Treasury
notes believing that value must always be determined by time, place,
circumstances & market etc. Of course treasury notes are now
all that is given in exchange for anything; but they fluctuate so
that they can hardly be regarded as a permanent standard of
March 26th Thursday House continued the discussion of the
assessment bill. I offered an amendment to Clapp's amendment
so as to provide that the owner of property in different districts
(or counties) might pay taxes in the county of his residence. It
prevailed. Graham offered an amendment providing that the
Commissioner of Taxes should have authority to extend the time
for paying taxes in states remote from the Confederacy etc. This
also prevailed. At night called with Graham at Judge Reagan's.
Mrs. R. is a thoughtless talker, much impressed with her own
Friday 27th This is a day of public fasting, humiliation &
prayer as appointed by proclamation of the President. I ate noth-
ing until night when I supped with Hodge. Tried to pray sin-
cerely for God's mercy and favor upon our cause. Attended
church at 11. Heard a most eloquent & impressive sermon from
Rev. Dr. Dogget. His theme was the Providence of God in the
desolations & cessation of war. Psalm 46-8 & 9.209 His analysis
of the subject was excellent & his peroration could hardly have
been better. He is a profound theologian and I think a deeply
pious man. Write much to Anna & Eliza today. Oh God have
mercy on us all tonight.
'"Mr. Holcombe (M. C.) J. P. Holcombe of Virginia, member of Judi-
20sClark (M. C.) -William W.; Georgia; 1862-64.
OgPsalm 46, 8 and 9,-Come, behold the works of the Lord, what deso-
lations he hath made in the earth. He maketh wars to cease unto the
end of the earth; he breaketh the bow, and cutteth the spear in sunder;
he burneth the chariot in the fire.
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