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dying. How sad it is to see a noble young man giving up life--
not on the battle field where some hope of sacrificing one's self
for the country might mitigate the pangs of death--but to the
ravages of disease, away from home and dear ones. He, how-
ever, has had every possible attention. At night went to hear
Rev. Mr. Duncan.232 He preached a good sermon, but I blush to
own that I was so drowsy that I lost its effect. Felt disappointed
in not getting a letter from home today. Came home & found
Hodge, Wilson, & D drinking wine.
Monday 6th Recd a long & good letter from Anna. Heaven
bless her & all my dear ones. Disgraceful scene occurred in the
House between Foote & Keenan of Georgia.238 K. called F.
"coward" & "miserable creature" etc. etc. Bill to provide for
elections in States & Districts portions of which were occupied
by the enemy came up & was not disposed of. I voted for Curry's
amendment to strike out "from" & insert "for." I do not be-
lieve Congress has any constitutional power to provide that Mem-
bers of Congress must live in any particular District. The States
can do this. Met T. M. Com. at night. Had some bad develop-
nents in Woods case. Came to room at 25 mins. to 11 & wrote
until 12j. Wrote to Anna & to Col. Ward.234
Tuesday 7th Veto message of the President to the bill trans-
ferring 1st Regt. of S. Carolina Infantry to Artillery was con-
sidered. Veto [of] the President was sustained. I voted to sus-
tain. Bill providing for Elections in States occupied in whole
or in part by the enemy was taken up & considered. At night
passed a bill increasing pay of Route Agents in P.O. Department
& also establishing a preferred mail across the Miss. River. I
voted for both. The Election bill was further discussed & finally
Jones of Tenn.235 moved to postpone it till 2 Monday of next
""Rev. Mr. Duncan (James Armstrong Duncan)-Born in Norfolk, Vir-
ginia, April 14, 1830. Died in Ashland, Va., September 23, 1877. James
graduated at Randolph-Macon College, Ashland, Va., and later joined
the Virginia Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church. During the
Civil War he was pastor of the Broad Street Methodist Church in Rich-
mond. From 1868 until his .death he was president of Randolph-Macon
College, Ashland, Va.
288Kennan of Georgia-See above, note 164.
"Jones of Tennessee (M. C.)--George W.; 1862-1864.
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