The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 39, July 1935 - April, 1936 Page: 48
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on the subject of substitution. I voted against it on final pas-
sage because although the evil of substitution is now great, the
remedy would but make the evil greater. It was wrong to begin
it but it cannot now either justly or safely be abandoned. A
resolution was passed to adjourn (the Senate concurring) on the
20th inst. I voted against it. Believe we ought to finish our
business. Garnett moved for night sessions at 7--adopted.
They will do no good. Adjourned at 3 P.M. I took tea at Mr.
Tabbs', the acquaintance of my young cousin's Nerwents. Clever
people and gave me an excellent cup of coffee. Got to bed at 91.
Found as I expected that nothing good had been accomplished.
Miles224 moved to adjourn over until Saturday because tomorrow
is good Friday. Voted with him but incline to think I voted
wrong. It is never best to do anything hastily & I always try
to avoid it.
Feel a little sad tonight. Our country is passing a dark period
in its history. Vain is the help of man. Oh, God, have mercy
upon us! "Cause thy face to shine upon us and we shall be
saved!" "In thee we have trusted; let us not be confounded."
Let not our enemies triumph over us! It is now 11 P.M. & I
must write to Eliza tonight.
Friday April 3d The voters made some very faint demonstra-
tions again today. Worked hard in the Department. Sent Col.
James Truit a draft for $79 & odd. Wrote to Eliza & to Judge
Wheeler, Guinn, etc. by Col. Hendricks of Harrison Co.225 Met
T. M. Com. at night. Agreed to report a bill prohibiting pay-
ment of commutation to officers for transportation unless they
actually travel etc. Also a bill prohibiting the employment or
detail of soldiers for servants etc. etc.
Saturday 4th Procured from the P.A. General the allowance of
Nelson Taylor's226 claim for pay due him from the U.S. Govt. for
carrying the mails from the time of the secession of Louisiana
and Texas until the C.S. Govt. took charge of postal affairs-
amt. some $5,000 & odd dollars. Sent him draft on Jackson,
Miss. by one Newcomb. Sent also Wm. Clark227 a draft for
2"Miles-See above, note 20.
22"Judge Wheeler-Must be Chief Justice Royall T. Wheeler.
"'Wm. Clark-Probably William Clark of Nacogdoches.
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